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SLR Expedition Vehicles built this Custom Motorhome for a client who wanted to take his 6 Childern Off Road in a lot of comfort
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Jaw-dropping two-storey, MAN 8x8 off-road motorhome built in Queensland, breaks cover
Queensland expedition vehicle specialist SLRV has ripped the wraps off Australia's most expensive and outrageous RV, displaying its unique SLRV Commander 8x8 motorhome at this month's Outdoor X show at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast, before handing the keys to its lucky new owners.

SLRV took six months to design and around seven months to build one of the world’s most self-sufficient and technologically advanced off-road motorhomes, based on a German-built, military-spec MAN 8x8 truck chassis that by itself costs around $500,000.
SLRV’s Warwick Boswerger told caravancampingsales that the well-heeled and discerning buyer wanted to accommodate his family including six children in complete comfort for months at a time, while accessing some of the more remote deserts and regions of Australia.

Boswerger said just about everything was custom built on the mega motorhome to meet the design brief, from the actuators lifting the ‘second storey’, hard-wall roof section to the $35,000 marine-style ducted air-con system and cutting-edge Mastervolt power system utilizing 8km of wiringThe owner) is pretty much some-one who wants a self-sufficient house on wheels,” he explained.

“The truck itself runs 12V, 24V, 48V, 240V, and three phase… the power system has never been done like this before (on an RV), in order to power all the things the customer wants in .

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Very nice. Better than spending the equivalent on a bus conversion IMO.


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Posted: 09/30/19 08:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wonder what that chassis is ?


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MAN 8x8
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I wonder what that chassis is ?


MAN, German truck manufacturer. Make and sell a lot for various military use.

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With available engines up to 680hp....

But it’s not a dually ... [emoticon]

Like the upper body lift system.

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No doubt about it, custom stuff can be the ultimate when and while it works.

Good luck fixing it yourself out on the far side of beyond, or getting it fixed anywhere but at the original manufacturer when it breaks - and everything does break eventually and anywhere it wants to - often regardless of any "preventative maintenance/service" done beforehand.

(K)eep (I)t (S)imple (S)tupid is the best insurance to cover a remote area expedition-grade RV.

It's always nice to armchair dream, though, and that rig certainly fits the bill.


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Not bad for half million. Seen too many glitzy vegas party buses over a million that I would not be caught dead with.
Would the MAN be considered a C+ or an A?


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time2roll wrote:

Not bad for half million. Seen too many glitzy vegas party buses over a million that I would not be caught dead with.
Would the MAN be considered a C+ or an A?

It is a Class C

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MAN 8x8
T18skyguy wrote:

I wonder what that chassis is ?


MAN, German truck manufacturer. Make and sell a lot for various military use.

Make a,lot more than that. Now part of VW Corporation like Scania the other Swedish Truck maker. both of tbem are looking at taking over Navistar at some stage.
MAN has its own seperate Truck division in South America branded as VW Trucks
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noteven wrote:

With available engines up to 680hp....

But it’s not a dually ... [emoticon]

Like the upper body lift system.

Scania it's fellow VW Corporation Truck Maker has a 730 V8 AND a inline 700hp Diesel roughly 2500lbs ft of torque It has THREE lines of Diesel engines. You wil not see side by side duallies on a proper Off Road vehicle

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