With stays increasing, it's no surprise that more of us are considering investing in an RV.
But very few will enjoy traveling in the luxury that this extravagant motorhome offers.
The two-story, 40-foot-long "Commander" model from the Australian company SLRV has 10 bunk beds, four TVs and a fully functional kitchen and offers passengers the comfort they find in a modern city apartment.
There is also no need to visit another toilet block at the campsite as the vehicle is equipped with a spacious shower and toilet.
Families who like to travel together without sitting on top of each other can also breathe a sigh of relief – there is plenty of space to relax on the elegant leather sofas with a view of the polished monochrome kitchen.
But all this luxury comes at a price. It is estimated that the Commander will cost up to $ 2.08 million (£ 1.1 million).
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Go big or go home! The two-story, 40-foot-long "Commander" model from the Australian company SLRV has 10 bunk beds, four TVs and a fully functional kitchen and offers passengers the comfort they find in a modern city apartment
Slim: the polished monochrome kitchen has modern fittings and plenty of space for preparing meals on the go
Tight pressure: there is room for 10 people – perfect for a large family – but you need to sleep from head to toe (above)
No nonsense: the car is mounted on a MAN TGS, a truck made in Germany that is normally used to transport refrigerated containers for medium and long-haul transport. The sturdy base (pictured) makes it perfect for off-road driving
These are dwarfs that Australians typically spend $ 150,000 (£ 82,000) on a motorhome. To make the most of the available space, the designers put a washing machine in a cavity that is accessible from the outside.
Go big or go home! What the Commander motorhome offers
- Two-story accommodation
- Up to 10 beds
- Four televisions
- Modern kitchen with various appliances
- Luxury shower and toilet with cosmetic mirror
- Washing machine
- Up to 475 l freezer space
- Fly screens and double glazed windows for comfort
- Secure the water and fuel tanks
- Roof rack for additional storage space
An aluminum roof rack provides additional storage space above the cab, which also has a side ladder for easy access, headlights for poor visibility and metal side rails to protect the truck from low-hanging branches.
The convenience in the kitchen continues with a 475L freezer space – more than twice as much as in most motorhomes with 40 to 230L.
Meanwhile, cabinets and storage bins are made from high quality plastic with soft-close rails and compression latches that keep drawers from rattling over bumps and potholes, and make for a smoother drive.
As you'd expect from such a luxury offering, the RV can be fitted with almost any device, including induction cookers, convection ovens and microwaves, diesel-powered water heaters, and speaker systems for entertainment.
Buyers can choose from a number of bathroom layouts, all of which include a mirrored vanity, shower, and toilet.
Functionality was also considered.
The trolley is mounted on a truck made in Germany, which is normally used to transport refrigerated containers for medium and long-haul transport. This makes it perfect for longer road trips and terrain conditions.
Every piece is waterproof and fire retardant for safety and durability whether you are exploring rainforest or desert.
The windows are double-glazed to protect the interior from the elements all year round.
Fly screens are installed inside to keep mosquitoes and other insects found deep in the wilderness of the outback away.
Depending on the one or two-story configuration, the Commander can hold between 500 and 1,000 liters of water at the same time – ideal for long-term trips through remote regions.
Smooth ride: Cupboards and storage bins are made of high-quality plastic with soft-close runners and compression latches that prevent drawers from rattling over bumps and potholes
A foretaste of high life: view from the van, which drives easily through dense bushland and along the walls of canyons
Space to relax: the living area in the spacious motorhome is flooded with daylight thanks to the well-placed windows
There is also a city water accessory that allows you to plug directly into the water supply and bypass tanks when you stop in urban areas. A reserve fuel tank with a capacity of 1,000 liters is built into the tank for emergencies.
The demand for RVs and ATVs has increased since the pandemic closed Australia's international and interstate borders, which only reopened in the past few weeks.
Similar trends were seen in other regions, including the UK and the US.
The SLRV engineer Warwick Boswerger believes that interest in luxury caravans will only increase once international travel resumes.
"We continued to have demand for our larger vehicles as they are a luxurious option for traveling the country with all the comforts of home – especially at times when foreign travel is not possible," said Ms. Boswerger.
Unlike standard caravan hatches, the cladding on the outer wall that covers the washing machine is dust and waterproof and does not deteriorate in the sun
Demand for RVs and ATVs like the Commander (pictured) has risen since the pandemic closed Australia's international and interstate borders
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