Reliability and capability in one luxurious package....
This spacious luxuriously fitted 4×4 Expedition Vehicle is a world-class camper. The Japanese built Isuzu truck has a reputation for reliability and features incredible off-road capabilities.
The motorhome body is large enough to accommodate a wide variety of floorplans, including island bed with full ensuite and family bunk models. Its list of options are extensive and make it an exceptional choice for any long-term remote touring.
This luxuriously appointed expedition vehicle is available in various configurations, with a floorplan to suit almost any requirement. Its sleek and open interior fit-out creates a sense of spaciousness – and is complemented by a range of quality materials, fixtures and fittings. Take a look at whats inside.
SLRV vehicles can be fitted with an almost endless range of features and appliances, including diesel and gas cooktops, water and room heaters, washing machines, entertainment systems and more. The new under bench ‘side by side’ marine compressor fridge creates a huge amount of additional bench space and adds to the open feel.
The electric lift up bed configuration optimises available internal space by incorporating both the bed and large club lounge into one area. Conveniently located out of the way towards the roof, the bed can be lowered to a sleeping position at the press of a button. An electric bed can be incorporated into any vehicles floorplan – and creates the added space for bunks in a family layout.
If you prefer a separate fixed bed configuration, the FTS800’s floorplans can include island queen, east-west, or single bed designs.
The spacious interior of the FTS800 can easily accommodate bunks beds for the kids. Bunks are fitted in conjunction with the electric lift up bed over the lounge, which gives ample dining room for the whole family. This layout even retains the full ensuite across the rear of the vehicle. What a way for the family to see the world!
The FTS800 features a luxurious ‘full ensuite’ with separate shower, toilet and vanity unit. Generous storage cupboards are situated above the vanity and in the shower.
No matter what your interior style is, SLRV have you covered. With a range of interior finishes including:
You’re sure to find a style that makes you feel right at home.
An Expedition Vehicle by definition, should not only reach remote locations. it must allow its occupants to stay for extended periods. To do this, the vehicle must incorporate a power system that verges on self-sufficiency. Let’s have a look at how the SLRV FTS800 incorporates cutting-edge design and the latest technology to do just that.
SLRV are proud partners with Mastervolt – the world leaders in Lithium battery systems. The MLI Ultra series is designed to enjoy all the best properties of Lithium Ion technology in the harshest conditions. These high-performance batteries are ideal for running heavy loads for long periods and short charge times. The battery actually communicates with the charging system, ensuring safety and performance is maximised at all times. With up to 70% saving in space and weight, these are the ideal choice for any expedition vehicle.
Multiple charging sources are crucial for any expedition vehicles power system. Solar cells play an important role in keeping your system charged when no other source is available. A good array of panels will, in fact, keep the basic appliances in the FTS800 running self sufficiently – given a decent ray of sunshine.
With a high-end Mastervolt Lithium battery system and a good set of solar panels, a generator is not regularly required. It does, however, provide a valuable backup source for charging the batteries during an extended period of overcast or rainy weather. It even comes in handy for running certain appliances – including your air conditioner. Generators can range anywhere from a small Honda 2.0i to a large built-in Diesel unit.
Charging your house batteries from your truck is done via the alternator and a DC DC charger. The amount of charging time available depends a lot on your style of touring. Some move camp every day, while others spend weeks at any particular location. Therefore it is vital to make the most of the available charge time while on the move. The SLRV electrical team have developed a system that can give up to a 100 amp charge. This can charge a Mastervolt lithium battery system from flat to full in as little as 4 hours.
Another way of utilising available power sources is to incorporate diesel appliances. Units such as cooktops, water heaters, room heaters and even diesel-powered ovens can provide a very efficient source of heat for cooking and comfort.
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Water is undoubtedly our most precious commodity when remote touring. An Expedition Vehicle must not only hold ample water for its passengers, it has to aid in the conservation of water. This, in turn, allows you to remain out in the wilderness for longer. The SLRV team have designed a system that will do just that. Let’s have a look how it works!
To store and conserve water, the SLRV system incorporates multiple tanks – arranged in series of separate ‘cells’. By doing this, various quality water can be stored in separate tanks and accessed for specific uses – ultimately enabling you to conserve your water. This intelligent system allows you to select which tank you wish to fill by the press of a switch. Similarly, inside the vehicle, you can select which tank you want to draw from. Depending on configuration, the FTS800 holds approx 500 litres of water – suitable for long-term remote travel
Ensuring you always have a safe source of drinking water is vital. SLRV have a dedicated and totally independent drinking water system – with its own filler, tank, pump, filtration system and mixer outlet. This ensures your quality drinking water remains just that – and is ultimately conserved for extended isolated travel.
All SLRV water systems incorporate a city water entry – bypassing your tanks and allowing you to connect to the mains water supply whenever available. Pressure fillers used in the SLRV system also provide added security to your water supply.
Additional water filtration, purification and reverse osmosis systems can be custom fitted to your SLRV water system. Reverse Osmosis is the ultimate filtration method, separating water molecules to produce pure water and wastewater, which contains all the eliminated contaminants.
Staying out in the wilderness for longer is the name of the game. With water tanks set up in separate cells, it is possible to isolate and store water from various sources such as creeks, dams or rivers. This can be pumped into a dedicated tank using the ‘Thirsty Boy’ – and used for tasks including showering or doing a washing cycle. The Thirsty Boy can also be used on the ‘city water entry’ circuit – bypassing tanks altogether. The Thirsty Boy comes in its own ‘tough case’ with an internal pump and power supply for complete mobility. Just hook up your water hoses and away you go.
The SLRV FTS800 is constructed using premium materials and components. The monocoque steel frame design is laminated with infused composite fibreglass panelling for ultimate strength. Interior cabinetry is made to the highest standards. Have a look at whats involved.
SLRV use the latest SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to continually develop and evaluate vehicle design. This manufacturing specific software also allows the SLRV design team to develop customised solutions for specific customer requirements. A wide variety of steel and aluminium components are then CNC cut and folded for continual accuracy and quality.
The torsional ‘twist’ of the Isuzu truck chassis in extreme conditions, requires the body to be mounted using a special spring suspension mounting system. This allows the body and truck chassis to twist independently – minimising transfer of these forces into the motorhome body. This also increases off-road performance by allowing the wheels to remain in contact with the ground.
The monocoque chassis and frame design of the FTS800 is one of the strongest construction methods available. With the chassis, walls and roof all welded into one unit, maximum resistance to external forces is achieved.
Externally, the SLRV FTS800 frame is laminated with fully infused 6mm fibreglass composite panels – further strengthening the unit and giving it maximum resistance to the external elements. Infused panels are manufactured under vacuum and injected with resin to maximise strength to weight ratios. These panels are fully self-supporting and along with an additional 25mm of foam, provide excellent insulation for the living quarters.
All wiring throughout the SLRV FTS800 is run in conduit for protection against wear and shorting. In fact, every electrical device has its own wiring, in conduit, the entire way back to the main circuit breaker.
SLRV joinery is constructed using the highest quality materials, fixtures and fittings – and is specifically constructed for rugged off-road travel. Cabinet carcass’ are constructed from an ultralight, waterproof and fire retardant plastic material, giving high strength and durability. Cupboard and drawer fronts are finished in a high-quality ABS plastic and are complemented by soft close drawer runners and Blum overhead stays. SLRV heavy duty compression latches are used throughout.
SLRV manufacture its own range of aluminium hatches. Unlike mass-produced hatch’s, they are dust and waterproof do not degrade in the sun. Composite door panels open with gas strut assist and LED lights automatically turn on inside the hatch area.
The Isuzu FTS800 (or 139-240 as it is now referred to) is an exceptional off-road truck straight out of the factory. SLRV improve upon the vehicles expedition credentials by doing some subtle but necessary modifications. Let’s have a look at whats involved
Super single wheel and tyre combinations offer a greater footprint for improved off-road capability. The front and rear have the same track, allowing the rear to follow the compacted track of the front wheels. The larger diameter offers greater ground clearance for the vehicle and wheels can be rotated to extend the life of the tyre.
The FTS800 factory suspension is already very suitable for its intended purpose. SLRV simply add a shock absorber to the rear for increased performance and the job is done. Time to hit the off road.
The standard steel 200L factory diesel tank is replaced with a 400L aluminium model, extending the range of the vehicle dramatically.
A standard feature on the SLRV FTS800 is the Bozcrome 139-240 Expedition Roof Rack. It features a massive area for storage, tie down bars, windscreen scrub bars, spotlight mounts and an access ladder.
Optional accessories for the front of the Isuzu FTS800 139-240 include an alloy winch bar and Warn electric winch. A range of Narva LED spotlights and bars are also available to suit.
SLRV can supply and fit the Bozcrome rear winch bar, with Warn electric winch for rear recovery and towing. With built-in recovery points, this fixture can be very handy indeed.
This Isuzu truck has a factory fitted air system on board. SLRV can use a take-off point to supply air fittings for tyre inflation and air tool usage.
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