MAXIMI’S TWO FOLD-UP MOD­ELS HAVE AR­RIVED

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The cre­ator of the Maximi of­froad car­a­van, Frik Oosthuizen, says his FTX fold-up ve­hi­cle is avail­able in two mod­els. The stan­dard car­a­van doesn’t have a nosecone, slid­ing frame for an ice freezer, or a built-in elec­tri­cal sys­tem. Ac­cord­ing to Frik, this car­a­van is aimed mainly at tent campers who want to up­grade to a small car­a­van where you can sleep but who don’t want to fork out a tiny for­tune for the lux­ury. There’s a proper dou­ble bed and the chances of wear­ing out the mat­tress are slim be­cause it’s a com­fort­able 17,5 cm thick. Be­sides the equip­ment that’s added to the stan­dard car­a­van, there’s also a gas bot­tle. The 130 ℓ wa­ter tank with pump (R8 000), geyser (R3 500), and gas stove (R3 000), how­ever, are op­tional ex­tras. Not one of the two car­a­vans have an ice freezer that come stan­dard. The car­a­vans’ bod­ies are made of a steel frame cov­ered in alu­minium plates. Frik is also work­ing on a smaller car­a­van. This model, FT, has smaller wheels than the FTX, and the chas­sis (and the car­a­van) is lighter. The FT is aimed at campers who do not have a tow­ing li­cence (code EB), be­cause you can tow the FT with your or­di­nary light ve­hi­cle driver’s li­cence. The FTX’s fig­ures 3,51 (l) x 1,89 (w)x1,55m(h )– folded out it’s 2,76 m high; tare ± 500 kg; car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity ± 900 kg; GVM 1 400 kg. Price R150 000 (stan­dard) and R170 000 (fully equipped). Con­tact 072 280 8492; info@ maximi.co.za; maximi.co.za >

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