Background introduction: Zhongtian RV is the earliest RV manufacturing company in China. When RVs first entered people’s field of vision, more than half of the RVs that could be seen on the street were “Zhongtian RVs”. After that, for quite a long period of time, it was in a tepid state, and more objectively speaking, it was backward. Today, Zhongtian RV launched the “New Monsoon T-type RV”, can it complete the counterattack of the pursuers?
Name : New Monsoon T-type RV
Model : self-propelled C-type RV
Chassis: IVECO (domestic) manual transmission/automatic transmission
Engine: 3.0 Diesel
Price : Undecided (about 500,000)
Driver’s license : C copy
Background : Design and manufacture of Zhongtian
Advantages : 1. Military background 2. All-aluminum body with skeleton 3. Hammock design 4. Optional automatic transmission
Disadvantages : 1. The design lacks novelty 2. There is a risk of water leakage in the expansion cabin 3. The color of the body (mainly because Lao Bai doesn’t like it very much)
Purchase index : ★★★★☆ (full level is 5★)
Laobai’s comment : As a veteran RV company, it still has a deep technical accumulation. Although the new RV lacks creativity as a whole, it is remarkable in the details. Outdoor kitchens, large water tanks, generators, external submersible pumps, large batteries, etc. all show the accumulation of experience. But in terms of design other than safety and workmanship, it is obviously not inferior to the current stage. (The following is a graphic introduction. If you are interested, you can continue to read. If you are not interested, you can end it.)
The RV adopts the domestic Iveco chassis, which is divided into two types: automatic transmission and manual transmission. Automatic transmission is now the mainstream, nothing to say.
The body adopts a red head and a white body, and is adjusted with black lines and color blocks. To be honest, Lao Bai has too few artistic skills to appreciate such a strong contrasting style. In addition, it should be noted that the fonts on the body are mostly 3M stickers, which will fall off after a long time, which is also a common problem of domestic RVs.
In order to increase the use space of the RV, a rear-expanded module was selected. The expansion position is the main bed inside the caravan. After expansion, the comfort of the interior is greatly increased. Here is a reminder that the expansion cabins of all RVs (including other brands) face a problem. After 4 to 5 years, the sealing strips will age and need to be updated.
220V five-hole power outlet (left) 220V 16A industrial plug mains inlet (right)
Water injection port and 12V DC output port
Outdoor kitchen, toilet outer opening, outdoor water quick connection
As a veteran manufacturer, the details are indeed remarkable. The inlet and outlet of the 220V power supply are given at the same time; a 12V DC power supply is added next to the gravity water inlet, which can not only add water faster with the standard external submersible pump, but also allow car refrigerators, car electric kettles, 12V appliances such as car air pumps and car vacuum cleaners are more convenient to use outside the car. The design of the outdoor kitchen starts from practicality, and the function of the outdoor quick-connect water outlet seems to be somewhat duplicated with that of the outdoor kitchen.
There is a through-type storage compartment at the rear of the vehicle, which can store large items such as skis and folding bicycles. There is also an external generator inside. The generator is essential as a backup power source for the field life of the RV. Zhong Tian was really distracted. But it would be better if it is equipped with a Honda (Honda) generator (cost, cost)
Parts of the car
The rear of the RV is designed with a tow ball joint, which you can use to tow a trailer or a small yacht. But you can’t use it to add a bike rack, because there is an expansion compartment on the sphere.
The cockpit has maintained the original state of Iveco, so that’s it, no more talk.
The interior of the car adopts a brand-new layout mode, with booth sofas and refrigerators on both sides of the front of the caravan, toilets and indoor kitchens on both sides of the middle, and a sleeping area in the extended cabin at the rear. lift bed. Important point: The lift bed has no effect on the indoor height.
Card seat sofa converted to bed
The location of the deck sofa is different from most domestic RV designs in two points: 1. The leg distance is widened. In this way, legs will not touch legs when sitting opposite each other, and the length will increase accordingly when changing the bed at night. 2. The seat is a car seat design with seat belt and headrest. It’s heavy, and that’s the real safety consideration, the seat belts and head restraints are designed to handle emergencies. Again, “Car seat design, it’s important.”
Opposite the card seat sofa is a refrigerator and a safe box. Remember to equip a few more insurances when you travel.
The kitchen area is located in the middle right of the motorhome, next to the bed. I personally don’t like to put the kitchen in this position, because Lao Bai, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, always worries that the oil will splash on the bed when cooking. However, there is a very interesting design here. There are two faucets, and the thinner one is connected to a water purifier, which can directly filter and use the water in the clean water tank.
Microwave ovens and adsorption range hoods, there is no difference between microwave ovens and home appliances. As for the range hood, give up your unrealistic thinking, it’s really not very useful.
The bathroom design is compact, which is probably the case for RVs. The difference between RVs lies in the materials and details. Zhongtian still has unique advantages in this regard. There is also a small washing machine in the bathroom, good news for lazy people, old white savior, but due to the limited amount of water in the caravan, it is more suitable to only use it for drying.
The main bed at the rear, the space after expansion is absolutely OK. The main bed only needs two advantages, large space and comfortable mattress. The space seems to be enough now, as for the mattress, try it yourself.
The bottom of the main bed is connected to the storage compartment at the rear of the car, which is convenient for taking and placing items.
After the lift bed in the middle of the vehicle is put down, the effect is better than expected. There is plenty of space above the bed and it is also very generous in size.
In terms of details, the caravan is also very well done. Each switch and socket is marked with Chinese characters for its purpose and usage.
Did you like the car after seeing it?