Roughing it in comfort
storage. The company is also in the middle of developing another EarthCruiser model, based on the Iveco Daily, but built for more serious off-roading - including front, centre and rear differential locks.
EarthCruiser production and quality manager Michael Gregson says the new OutBack range is designed to give the brand a presence in the smaller ‘‘car-licence’’ motorhome market that has Jayco and Winnebago among the dominant brands. ‘‘Our customers have been telling us that they want to be able to drive them off-road, not on to the beach but into grassed areas – in a motorhome, as soon as they get off the blacktop they get stuck.
‘‘I like to call this a soft-roader – the rear-driver it has a limited slip differential, or if you want to do something more serious there’s the 4x4 model,’’.
Mr Gregson says the OutBack model is price-driven. ‘‘They want to potter around Australia but have the 4WD aspect as well.
‘‘It’s up against Jayco and Winnebago’s small motorhome market – if you want to free-camp, on grassed areas where normal motorhomes can get stuck if there’s a lot of rain,’’ he says.
Right at home: The new EarthCruiser OutBack motorhome models can traverse grassed areas where some others would get stuck