HRZ maximizes house in sporty Mambo journey camper van
Germany’s HRZ Reisemobile reveals one more means of fully remodeling the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter right into a boundless, gear-hauling two-person camper van. The corporate abandons the usual layouts in favor of a flex ground plan that slides and folds out into separate drive, eat and sleep modes. Regardless of its compact sub-6-m (19.7-ft) dimension, the Mambo comfortably carries two individuals and their bicycles, gives kitchen, toilet and eating room house, and provides a longitudinal mattress to stretch out on at day’s finish.
There are a couple of other ways to squeeze most house and luxury out of the finite dimensions of a camper van. You may base your camper across the largest, highest van on the market, like Alphavan has performed. You can begin with a naked cab chassis and construct your individual outsized motorhome field to appear like a van a la La Strada. You may comply with the footsteps of Westfalia and pop a slide-out through the rear window. Or you may depend on sliding, folding and/or swiveling furnishings and parts to place the identical house to make use of two+ other ways, like HRZ does with the Mambo.
At first look, the Mambo seems to have the sideways-sleeping transverse mattress widespread in different 593-cm (233-in) Sprinter camper vans, however a fast take a look at the van’s exterior reveals flush sidewalls, with out the growth flares used to accommodate full-height campers stretched out throughout the rear of the van. As an alternative, HRZ swings sleepers round to extra comfy lengthwise orientation with a easy slide-out mattress body extension that grows the mattress right into a spacious 200 x 166-cm (79 x 65-in) queen that sleeps two, offering superior consolation and the power for each sleepers to stand up off the bed with out rolling over each other.
When not in use, the mattress extension slides away into the rear body, the entrance mattress cushions resting atop their rear counterparts. This clears the dual-bench two-person transverse eating lounge beneath. The tabletop slides out from the center of the drawer stack to carry meals, drinks, board video games and different campsite odds and ends. This format saves house over the four-seat entrance eating space fairly widespread in European camper vans whereas additionally accommodating the increasing longitudinal mattress.
Additionally saving house are the compact toilet and kitchen areas. HRZ goes the slide-out route yet another time within the toilet, conserving ground house with a slide-away drawer sink straight over the bathroom. The rest of the ground is devoted to the bathe.
Just like the kitchen we noticed within the latest ConceptCamper, HRZs compact block features a dual-burner range + sink combo, with fold-down lids serving as the one worktop house. A 69-L fridge is positioned on the entrance of the block for indoor/outside accessibility.
The raised rear mattress leaves a 1-m (3.3-ft)-high cargo house within the rear load space, massive sufficient to retailer a pair of bikes. Homeowners will in all probability want so as to add an exterior rack for fats bikes, massive 29er mountain bikes, thick-framed e-bikes and different cumbersome fashionable two-wheelers, however the under-bed cargo space works okay for extra modestly sized bikes, just like the city commuters pictured within the gallery. There’s additionally a through-loading compartment for skis and different skinny, rectangular cargo.
The Mambo features a 240-Ah battery, Truma Combi gasoline heater/water boiler (diesel model non-compulsory), and a 120-L contemporary water tank and 80-L waste water tank. It is based mostly on the Mercedes Sprinter with 161-hp 2.2-liter CDI engine, and an all-wheel drive “Freedom” package deal is offered optionally. In accordance with a latest Promobil report, pricing begins round €75,000 (approx. US$87,800).
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