The long wheelbase has an additional seat element measuring 38h x 40w x 30l. There is a wardrobe a little more than twice as large behind the driver's seat. The base plate has another subdivision for more comfortable installation and removal.
Yes, that is basically possible. You only need a new base plate. If you change from the lR to the kR, you will need a smaller cabinet.
Yes, you can optionally design the module (the bodies, the work surface, the kitchen back wall and the floor) freely.
In conventional camper construction, you will find MDF, multiplex made of birch and poplar or panels made of composite materials. Each material has advantages and disadvantages. Here it is important to shed light on why manufacturers choose certain materials and what is actually important for you. In addition to the carrier plates, there are various coatings, which then come in a large variety of decorations.
When it comes to motorhomes, weight is often a priority. Contrary to marketing, it is not really about saving fuel, but quite banal about the permissible total weight of your vehicle. It is also clear that light does not necessarily mean strong and durable. The permissible total weight is so crucial because most users only have a driver's license up to 3.5t, or prefer a vehicle up to 3.5t for tax/toll etc. reasons. The issue of lightweight construction is therefore of the utmost importance, especially for fully and partially integrated vehicles, as these quickly reach this weight limit.
With our module you have no problem with the permissible total weight or with the payload. It is therefore perfectly clear that we have chosen the materials that stand for the best stability and durability.
MDF - The medium-density fibreboard consists of defibrated wood, which is glued and pressed into panels. It has a higher bending and breaking strength than chipboard. If MDF is processed with screws, the screws can lose their secure hold in the material due to vibrations. The screw would practically shake itself free. This material is only suitable to a limited extent for vehicle construction.
Multiplex birch/poplar - Multiplex panels are veneered plywood panels that consist of layers of glued veneer of equal thickness. If the top and bottom are additionally coated with a phenolic resin, it is called a screen printing plate.
Screw connections hold much better in multiplex panels than in MDF. Birch plywood is also glued waterproof and is therefore particularly suitable for the base plate. Poplar plywood is much lighter than birch, but it's also quite a bit softer, which has an unfavorable effect on stability and screw connections. We use poplar plywood for the components where we can save weight and where we are not dependent on the stability of a birch plywood panel.
Composite Panels – These are made from either hollow sections or with foam infill. It is true that very light boards are produced, but processing only makes sense from a certain number of pieces, since the edge design in particular is complex. These plates are hardly ever used for smaller builders. They are now the norm for fully and semi-integrated vehicles, since only with such panels can the weight be kept below 3.5 t. In terms of load-bearing capacity, room climate, eco-balance and longevity of the hinges, these panels are rather modest.
What is installed in the Good Life Van
We use a combination of birch plywood and poplar plywood. The panels are coated with HPL decors from Egger. On request, Fenix or even real wood veneer can also be processed.