Background introduction: Mica, a domestic brand focusing on pickup truck off-road vehicles and RVs, its products include pickup C-type RVs, piggyback RVs, etc. Because it is a RV brand advanced from off-road players, its products all have a strong personal character-rough, simple and practical. This expedition motorhome demonstrates this to the fullest.
Name: Micah · RVBACK -EXPEDITION (Expedition) · Premium Edition
Model: self-propelled C-type, single-row pickup, roof lift
Measurements: 5470×2060×2225 mm
Chassis: Jiangxi Isuzu D-MAX four-wheel drive pickup
Engine: 4JJ1 3.0T diesel engine
Price: RMB 360,000-400,000
Driver’s License: C
Advantages: 1. Rugged appearance 2. Strong off-road performance 3. Strong personality 4. Roof lifting mechanism with low body and strong wind resistance 5. Gas application 6. Full materials
Disadvantages: 1. Rough appearance (should be “ugly” for those who don’t like this style) 2. Lifting mechanism, weak heat preservation and wind resistance 3. Simple life function
Recommended index: ★★★☆☆ (full level is 5★)
Laobai’s comment: This off-road RV modified based on the Isuzu D-MAX pickup has a rough and unrestrained appearance, and is quite ingenious in the details. Whether it is the design of the sticky curtain function or the combination of perforated boards and cable ties, it has a strong off-road style. . However, the living configuration is slightly insufficient. The 35L refrigerator, 84L clean water tank and small practical space are all a bit cramped. However, we all understand the reason why you can’t have both fish and bear’s paws. Whether you want to go off-road or live depends on your own choice.
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This expedition RV is refitted with the single-row D-MAX pickup chassis that has performed well in the market. In order to enhance its off-road capability, it has been upgraded. Not only has a wading hose, BK customized rear bumper and side bumper been added, but also optional configurations such as a lifting kit, a trap board, and a large fuel tank have been introduced. In terms of off-road performance, it has given the RV a great guarantee.
The appearance belt has a strong punk style and off-road style, and the exposed rivets and metal plates show both strength and practicality. The vehicle adopts the metal frame and skin of aluminum-magnesium alloy, and has two forms of rising roof and non-lifting roof, corresponding to life and driving respectively. As an off-road vehicle, external equipment such as storage boxes, escape boards, and bicycle racks are designed outside the body.
BFGoodrich’s all-terrain tires are not only domineering in appearance, but also wild in heart.
Awnings are standard equipment for RVs, and off-road RVs are naturally indispensable. With the help of THULE brand awnings, an outdoor rest area can be built in a few minutes, and with the external LED lighting equipment, the outdoor life at night is also full of light. (I really can’t make it up anymore, in short, Thule (Thule) brand is very strong.)
The design of the outdoor kitchen is very practical in height and function. There is also a storage compartment above the outdoor kitchen, which can be used to store kitchen sundries. What needs to be paid attention to here is that the gas used in the kitchen is used as energy both indoors and outdoors. It is indeed an old player with seasoned experience.
Outdoor TV stand, you can move the TV outdoors for use. In addition, there is an outdoor waterproof speaker imported from New Zealand on the car body. Lao Bai especially wants to test its waterproof performance, but think about it or forget it.
The cockpit remains the same as the original D-MAX. The 3.0T diesel engine of the original car can produce a maximum power of 130kw and a torque of 430N·M. It is equipped with a 6-speed automatic manual transmission and a part-time four-wheel drive. The driving form of the vehicle allows the vehicle to cope with various road conditions.
When the vehicle is in a driving state, the roof lift system is closed, and the vehicle height is only 2060mm, which increases the passing rate and lowers the vehicle’s center of gravity. When the caravan is in the camping state, the roof lift system on the car needs to be opened, which expands the practical space in the caravan. But Lao Bai always felt that the wind resistance and low temperature resistance of this kind of roof lifting mechanism were not ideal when it was opened.
The structure inside the car is simple, except for the forehead bed at the front, a relatively conventional layout is basically adopted. There are no card-seat sofas on both sides of the front, and the bathroom and storage compartments at the rear. The key point is that the boards in the car are made of Flinger boards imported from Germany, which are environmentally friendly and lightweight.
Although the interior space of the RV is cramped, the booth area is very spacious, and the temporary bed can reach 1000×1800mm. The sofa material is yacht-grade sofa cloth, and the cloth surface is excellent in waterproof and oil resistance.
The internal kitchen system of the RV is much simpler, a 35L car refrigerator, a vegetable sink and a gas stove are all. I have to say that the refrigerator is really small, there is no room for a few cans of beer.
The design of the bathroom is also extremely simple, with a simple curtain, a folding sink, and a Thetford box RV toilet. Because it is next to the sofa, it is a question whether the splash of water can be completely blocked only by the isolation curtain.
The sleeping cabin on the top of the cockpit does not have the oppressive feeling of the sleeping cabin on the top of the traditional C-type motorhome. After opening the expansion module, the main bed can reach 1650×1900 mm, and there is also a certain storage function under the bed board.
The control panel of the RV is placed on the side of the kitchen, which is also simple and practical. The motorhome is powered by a 200AH deep-cycle gel battery, assisted by a 200W solar panel. The power is not small in RVs, but in actual use, it is only reliable to connect 220V externally, which is the same for all RVs.
The RV temperature control consists of a bottom-mounted air conditioner, a fuel heater and a driving air conditioner. Bottom-mounted air conditioners are good at reducing noise, cooling, and heating, but they have two disadvantages. One is too expensive and the other is too large. As for the fuel heater, I actually don’t understand why there is no gas heater since the car is equipped with a gas stove.
The Internet of Things is installed in the car, which can actually surf the Internet. By the way, another interesting configuration is realized, which can control the fuel heater to preheat in advance through mobile phone or network. ; Lao Bai only hopes for one thing, that is, there is a mobile phone signal in off-road places.
RV designers have a special way of thinking about storage details. In addition to a large number of storage items, they also use many Velcro, perforated panels, and fixed locks to increase the utilization of the interior space.
Summary: After reading the RV, it can be seen that the designer of the RV is completely building his own car. The places that should be omitted are omitted, and the ones that should be added are added, especially in terms of materials, they are all brand-name products. I don’t know if this car with full of personality is in line with your taste?
Photo: Trash photographer Lao Bai.
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