On the right side of the Bosluis 2, in front behind the top door, is a gas shower that delivers 6 ℓ flow of hot water per minute. There’s enough room next to the shower in the compartment to store a folded-up shower tent. Underneath the top cupboard is a hatch that opens downwards. There is a deep cavity with a 95 ℓ stainless steel water tank with its own automatic water pump inside.
The tank provides water for the shower and taps at the back of the Bosluis 2. To the right of the cupboards there is an electric socket so you can connect the Bosluis to a campsite’s electricity supply. Underneath the socket is a filler hole for the water tank. Right at the bottom, on both sides of the rear wheel, are two toolboxes in which you can lock your camping gear.
The biggest door panel folds downwards and pulls a tent from within the shell. This is where you sleep.
When you fold out the tent in which you sleep and the roof pops up, there’s more than enough room to move inside the Bosluis 2, especially to get dressed. The double bed (mattresses supplied) is to your right and you sleep with your upper body in the pop-out tent and your feet inside the hull. On the right flank of the Bosluis 2’s interior are three compartments, each with shelves and canvas covers that close with Velcro. These are big enough for clothes and shoes. In front, closest to the bakkie’s cabin, is a drawer for private items. The drawer can’t lock, though, and also doesn’t have a latch to secure it. The drawer often slides open while the vehicle is moving, spilling its contents out onto the floor. Above the drawer there’s space for a laptop and other odds and sods, and above and behind this there’s extra storage space for linen as well as camping and photography gear.
At the back, next to the entrance door, is another compartment with a canvas flap for towels and toiletries. This is also where you’ll find the dual battery monitor system’s control panel. Next to the switches and the charge indicator there are 220 V twoand three-pin sockets plus a 12 V Hella and USB socket. The 12 V supply comes from the dual battery system that’s charged by the bakkie’s engine or an optional 140 W solar panel (R7 885), while the 220 V supply comes from the campsite. >
The Bosluis 2’s entrance is at the rear, and you need giraffelike legs to reach it. Luckily, Bush Lapa supplies an Addis stepladder, but if you put your foot down wrong or you weigh more than 100 kg, the plastic step probably won’t last long. Like with the other exterior hatches and doors, the entrance door has a rubber seal to keep dust out. Although it looks durable, you can’t help but wonder how long it’ll last if it keeps getting foot traffic. To the left of the door are hot and cold taps and a bracket for a support frame for two basins. To the right of the door is a gas bottle and a second spare wheel. You have to remove the gas bottle from its bracket first and then connect it to the gas pipe system if you want to use the gas stove or geyser for hot water.