Mars Campers stuns with locally-made Mars One hybrid

Caravan World — 1 October 2015

The Mars One, which has a Tare of 1180kg and just 80kg on the ball, was made in collaboration with a local offroad camper trailer manufacturer.

The locally-made luxury camper achieves its modest towing weight with the use of composite aluminium panels for the walls, floor and the roof, which Mars’ national sales manager Celso Prado said is strong enough to stand on.

The Mars One’s hot-dipped galvanised chassis rolls on a 2000kg-rated independent trailing arm suspension with 12in electric brakes and offroad tyres delivering a whopping weight carrying capacity of 820kg. Scrub bars and an offroad coupling afford protection and articulation on the tracks, while a toolbox and twin gas cylinders ride up front.

Climate control is managed with reverse-cycle air-conditioning, double-glazed windows, a roof hatch, a pull-out awning and a triple lock entry door. Other comforts include a king-size bed, copious storage inside and out, and an external shower, serviced by two 65L water tanks and a Truma hot water system.

Two fixed 155W solar panels and a twin 100Ah battery system with inverter deliver power to 12V outlets throughout when off the grid, while full 240V wiring affords comfort when camping at powered sites.

Cooking facilities include an internally-fitted 20A microwave and 140L fridge, with an external slide-out barbecue and a plumbed sink, fitted with hot and cold water taps.

The Mars One retails for the special introductory price of $49,990 and is backed by a 60-month warranty.

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