New twist on mo­torhomes

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE - By STU­ART MARTIN

MO­TORHOME man­u­fac­turer Sun­liner has re­leased a new spe­cial-edi­tion Twist mo­torhome.

The 7.6m ve­hi­cle has been up­dated from a spe­cialedi­tion Twist model pro­duced by the brand in 2009, with an elec­tric slide-out din­ing/liv­ing area for four among the changes for this year’s model.

A fully equipped kitchen is fit­ted with a two-door 175-litre fridge, a mi­crowave, a cook­top with both gas burn­ers and elec­tric plates, an oven and grill and a pull-out pantry.

The slide-out din­ing area is equipped with a slid­in­grail-mounted din­ing ta­ble to vary the dis­tance from the seats as re­quired, as well as dual swiv­el­ling front cabin seats, a CD sound sys­tem and a TV/DVD player.

The kitchen and sleep­ing quar­ters are both equipped with over­head lock­ers with spring-loaded hinges and LED light­ing.

Sleep­ing is done on a dou­ble bed with in­ner-spring mat­tress and lift-up func­tion for ac­cess to the stor­age space be­neath, as well as roller draw­ers for stor­age and a wardrobe.

The 2013 edi­tion, which starts from $152,990 plus on­roads, also gets a full ‘‘dry’’ en­suite at the rear of the mo­torhome, with a sep­a­rate shower, ce­ramic bowl toi­let, a fan hatch and bath­room win­dow for ven­ti­la­tion.

The sin­gle-hop­per dou­bleglazed win­dows (with screens and blinds) pro­vide good ven­ti­la­tion and can be locked open for travel. All win­dows have pri­vacy blinds and in­sect screens.

The mo­torhome sites on an Iveco 50C15 driv­e­train, which has a 125kW/400Nm three-litre turbo-diesel pow­er­plant and a six-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, as well as a re­vers­ing cam­era and sat­nav.

Among the other fea­tures is a stor­age area with slide mech­a­nism for a gen­er­a­tor, as well as a sin­gle 135W so­lar panel and 1000W in­verter, two 4-litre LPG bot­tles and a handy elec­tric en­try step.

The Twist also has a 120-litre fresh wa­ter and 60-litre grey wa­ter ca­pac­ity, air­con­di­tion­ing and a diesel in­te­rior heater.

Sun­liner has been mak­ing RVs since 1974, is Aus­tralian owned and op­er­ated, and of­fers a 24-month work­man­ship war­ranty.

The Sun­liner Twist fea­tures an elec­tric slide-out din­ing/liv­ing area for four and fully equipped kitchen

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