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 Living on the Road :: Wothahellizat Mk2 :: Specifications

Whereas the "Design Criteria" section describes the basic rational behind the major design decisions, this section covers the actual specifications of the motorhome.
Chassis   :: International ACCO Mk 5 ex-Army vehicle. The chassis has been extended by 1 metre.
Engine   :: Perkins 6354 diesel. 6 cyl, 6 litres (354ci), 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, 1 spare tyre.
Brakes   :: Standard air over hydraulic split system enhanced with Jacobs exhaust brake.
Electrical   :: 12v truck, 24v & 12v house. Total re-wire of truck harness performed.
Dimensions   :: Width 2.35m (7'8"), height 3.4m (11'), length 8.1m (26').
Weight   ::
  • Chassis (raw, no tanks etc): 6 tonnes (13,200lbs)
  • Chassis (including tanks, spare wheels, storage bins etc): 6.5 tonnes (14,300lbs)
  • Total: 12,500 kgs (27,500lbs)
  • GVM: 14,020 kgs (30,844lbs)
Ground clearance   :: 350mm (14") under diffs, 500mm (20") under most of chassis.
Angles   :: Entry - 47 degrees
Exit - 47 degrees
Ramp over - 140 degrees.
Fuel   :: 600 litres (130gals) diesel, 100 litres (22gals) petrol (for motor bike & generator).
Range   :: 1800k (1125 miles) on-road. Off-road, depends on terrain.
Recovery   ::

20,000lbs (9 tonnes) PTO driven winch, pulls to front or rear. 2x ground anchors, assorted shovels, chains, straps, snatch blocks etc.

Water   :: 588 litres (130 gals) drinking/fresh in seven tanks, 55 litres (12 gals) grey. Serious filtration on drinking water, use water from anywhere.
LPG   :: 4 x 9kg bottles.
Power   :: 4 x 100w, 2 x 125w and 4 x 250w solar panels giving a total of 1650 watts nominal of panels generating 51 amps @ 24 volts. 3300 watt inverter is also a 100 amp 24v battery charger.
Generator   :: Honda eu20i, 2000-watt 4-stroke inverter style generator. Used only for backing up the solar system.
Batteries   :: 14 x 215Ah 12v deep cycle AGM batteries makes a 36,120Wh battery bank or 1,500Ah @ 24v.
Appliances   :: Three burner Highland gas cook top, 240 litre 24v Fisher & Paykel fridge (120 fridge, 120 freezer), 30 litre Endel drawer fridge, 15 litre Engel chest fridge/freezer. Atwood gas hot water system. Spinflo gas oven/grill. Dometic (aka Eiberspächer) diesel heater.
Cladding   :: 2mm aluminium tread plate over all of body. No protrusions or visible windows/doors.
Body   :: The body is made entirely from steel. It is mounted to the chassis at four points (diamond pattern) using special rubber mounts. This system allows the chassis to flex without affecting the body and also provides good vibration isolation.
Storage   ::

Provision for 65 long neck beer bottles and three months food.

Communications   :: UHF and AM CBs, hand-held UHF, NextG mobile phone.
Safety   :: Powder and refillable water fire extinguishers accessible from outside. Powder extinguishers and fire blanket inside.
Other features   :: All heavy items below chassis and most storage as low as possible.

Tropical roof provides shade, also well insulated with ThermaSheild paint and closed-cell foam.

A small compressor for running air tools and pumping tyres but also used as a backup for the engine's compressor.

Massive windows in living room fully open for ventilation.

Bedroom has full-length "windows" (just openings, no glass) on three sides at bed level to provide cross ventilation.

Garaging for one Honda SL230 motor bike in lounge room.

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

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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