New vehicle and conversion
These have been the first pictures we received from Allrad-Christ, still with the original 70l fuel tank.
Pick up at Allrad Christ
There it is. On the picture, the master of all expedition Bremachs himself - engineer Erich Christ.
So which is uglier one, the old model or the new one?
Filled up with diesel (much cheaper than in Germany, but about twice as much as in OZ or NZ) and straight on to Innovation Campers in the north of Germany.
The main shifting lever is not visible on this picture. You only see the bottom of the dome it is placed on in the middle of the picture. The Bremach has a double transfer case operated by two levers. The red lever selects the 1:3 offroad reduction, while the longer black one is a synchronized 0.8:1 transfer case, which can be switched while driving. This gives us 24 forward and for backward gears. The short black lever engages 4WD.
Some details. the new brakes made by Brembo, are the same as in the IVECO Daily 6.5 ton models.
View on the front axle.
Under the hood.
The last picture with the original roof. The next day already, it has been a convertible. Good thing we haven't been there to watch. A heart attack would have been inevitable.
With popup roof of Innovation Campers
The popup roof is about 3.80m long. At the front end of the "living room" the interior heigth is about 1.70m at the back end 2.50m.
Innovation-Campers' compulsory tests...
Interior conversion at Carmaeleon
Allrad Christ offers special container wheels, so that the Bremach fits into a standard 20' Container. This reduces the vehicle's height by 27cm. (ca. 11")
We use straps to lower the vehicle by another 4cm.
The door of the Carmaeleon workshop is 233cm high so only 5cm higher than the door of a 20' Container (228cm).
Looks like a tram.
Ground clearance 10mm
The interior conversion
Finally the furniture is made.
The stove from ENO marine is much more powerful than the usual camping ones. The sinks are marine equipment aswell, so deeper than the ones that are mostly used in campervans. In the back you se the lid of the fridge. On the left hand side the electronics. The drawers are made of multiplex birchtree. In the middle section we have three drawer runners for cutlery and tucker. The surface of the work space is formica. The wall is covered with brushed stainless steel. On the floor we have industrial quality linoleum.
Our cupboard is removable and divided in the middle. Both parts have the same heigth, so you get an even surface when placing the upper part in the aisle. That way you get the basis of a childs bed in case you can't open the roof. (There are other options for this too.) Also you can leave on or both parts at home if you're only on a small trip and don't need the storage space.