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 Living on the Road :: Wothahellizat Mk1 :: Specifications

Chassis   ::
International ACCO ex-Army vehicle. The chassis has been extended by 2.5m.
Engine   ::
Perkins 6354 diesel. 6 litres, turbo charged.
Gearbox   ::
Eaton SMA 475, 5 speed synchromesh.
Drive train   ::
Hi/lo range transfer case. Six wheel drive. Permanent four wheel drive on rear bogie and selectable drive to front wheels.
Wheels   ::
Split rims with 1200/20 tyres, 1 spare wheel/tyre
Brakes   ::
Standard air over hydraulic enhanced with Jacobs exhaust brake.
Electrical   ::
12v truck, 24v & 12v house. Total re-wire of truck harness performed.
Dimensions   ::
Width 2.5m (8'2"), height 4m (13'), length 10.5m (34').
Ground clearance   ::
350mm under diffs, 500mm under most of chassis.
Angles   ::
Entry - 54 degrees, Exit - 43 degrees, Ramp over - 153 degrees.
Fuel   ::
600 litres (130gals) diesel, 100 litres (22gals) petrol (for motor bikes).
Range   ::
1800k (1125 miles) on-road. Off-road, depends on terrain.
Recovery   ::
20,000lbs (9tonnes) PTO driven winch, pulls to front or rear.
Water   ::
650 litres drinking/fresh, 55litres grey, 80 litres black. Serious filtration on drinking water, use water from anywhere.
Gas   ::
4 x 9kg bottles. Two connected with pigtales, two stored behind them.
Power   ::
8 x 64 watt Unisolar shade tolerant solar panels. 3300 watt inverter is also a 100 amp 24v battery charger. 8 x 215ah deep cycle batteries makes a 10,320wh battery bank.
Appliances   ::
42 litre convection micro wave, three burner Highland gas cook top, 240 litre 24v Fisher & Paykel fridge, Atwood gas hot water system.
Cladding   ::
2mm aluminium tread plate over most of body.
Body   ::
The body is made entirely from steel. It is mounted to the chassis at three points using special rubber mounts. This system allows the chassis to flex without affecting the body and also provides good vibration isolation.
Storage   ::

All floor sections lift to access internal bins plus eight external bins. Provision for about 90 long neck beer bottles and over three months food.
Underfloor storage compartments have removable bottom panels for maintenance of drive train.

Communications   ::
UHF and AM CBs, also hand-held UHF CB.
Safety   ::
Powder and refillable water fire extinguishers accessible from outside. Powder extinguishers inside.
Other features   ::
All heavy items below chassis and most storage as low as possible, it looks top heavy but it's not.

Tropical roof provides shade, also well insulated with Barrier 2000, closed-cell foam and polyester batts.

Massive windows in living room fully open for ventilation.

Poptop over bedroom gives full headroom.

Bedroom has full-length windows at bed level to provide cross ventilation.

All windows have shutters to protect them from damage and provide shade.

Garaging for two Honda SL230 motor bikes. Bikes are winched in/out.

"Expand-a-loo" toilet opens out for use then returns to allow passage through hallway.

Vanity on rear of toilet door, stores over toilet when door closed.

Shower folds away to increase kitchen bench space.

Rear deck folds down to provide outdoor living space.

Body can be pressurised while driving to help keep dust from entering.

Fully self contained in the bush with no facilities for periods of at least one month but probably up to three months.

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