Developed for both on- and off-road use, the
expedition grade camper uses Diab-cored
sandwich composites to achieve a lightweight
body that is extremely strong and durable.
The prototype has already successfully completed
an arduous, year-long testing program
covering 40,000 kilometers (25,000 miles)
across all types of terrain (tarmac, dirt roads,
sand dunes, etc.). Such is the strength of the
camper that when it was subjected to an
unplanned heavy impact with the branch of
a tree it suffered only minor cosmetic damage.
Other benefits of going the sandwich composite route include high levels of thermal and acoustic insulation and the fact that the body is virtually
corrosion and maintenance free. By choosing to
produce the body as a one-piece monocoque, XPCamper has
eliminated any potential weak points or areas
where leaks could occur.
Other North American firsts for the camper
include a patented remote-controlled, hydraulic
pop-up system, the use of all diesel
appliances for safety and efficiency and an
optional fuel cell power system.
The camper is designed to mount easily
and securely onto a flatbed truck with a
payload rating of 900 kilograms
(2,000 lbs.) such as the Ford 250.
XPCamper will be selling the camper in
various configurations. The base level for the
‘do it yourself’ enthusiast includes the camper
body, dual pane windows, doors and the
remote-controlled, hydraulic lifting mechanism.
Additional individual items such as
diesel appliances will be available separately.
A fully loaded and installed turnkey
model (with XPCamper carrying out the
modifications to the customer's flat bed truck)
includes a queen-size bed, full kitchen,
dinette and bathroom facilities, built-in
storage solutions, high-efficiency lighting,
exterior CCTV camera, solar panels and a
fuel cell power system.