This time we got a call to visit before a new model that had just landed and, having been sold immediately, was heading out of the yard and over to Aussie for the new owners in just a few days. This liner is the Carthago Chic CLine 5.3 four-berth model.
These are German-built luxury liners, with quality and innovation oozing out of every pore. We enjoyed luxuriating in its interior for a few hours so we could share it with readers. We also got quite distracted by a couple of other models on the yard, and couldn’t resist looking through those as well. As it is Christmas time I thought I would share those with you as well in brief.
Carthago Chic C-line 5.3 QB
Segmented side skirts made from aluminium extruded profiles, powder coated. GRP bus rear with insulated rear sandwich wall (separate rear bumper, easy to repair in the event of any damage). Completely wood-free body shell. Roof outer-shell GRP acts as hail protection. Floor panel with GRP top and bottom providing moisture and stone chipping protection, and rot resistance.
Side walls/rear wall: aluminium on outside and the inside walls. Side roof-rack system for easy accessory attachment and rain deflection. Roof surface can be walked on. Total wall and roof thickness 38mm. Six-year leak-free guarantee.
Carthago lightning protection tested: Faraday cage by means of aluminium in the chassis and interior plus additional lightning protection measures.
Durafix double-connection technology; furniture components bolted and mortised; durable joins, top stability and permanent quietness without annoying rattling during travel. Solid metal, household-quality holder rods, hinges and rails.
Aluminium-lined walls, not glass reinforced plastic – these coupled with a heating system that pumps through the double floor as well as specific outlets, means heat is spread evenly around the vehicle and even heats the floor!
Fiat Ducato 2.3L TD 180 bhp, 6-speed auto trans, ESP, ABS, Hill hold, Traction Plus, electric immobiliser – on a AL-KO low frame heavy 40, 1980mm-wide wheelbase rear axle chassis. Fitted with crank rear steadies to prevent swaying.
Length 7780, width 2270, height 2890, internal height 1980
GVM 4500kg, tare 3365kg, payload 1135kg
Certified freedom camping
Water 170L fresh, 140L grey
Fridge 160L inc. 30L freezer
2 x 11kg gas bottles, 160L fridge/freezer
Overhead gas grill unit, 2 x 80Ah gel batteries
Truma Combi heating and hot water – hot-air outlets in driver’s cabin, dashboard front, door entrances, living area, double floor and scooter garage
Underfloor heating effect thanks to heated double-floor cavity (climate storage function
Island bed 1950mm x 1450mm, has adjustable head and quality 7-zone cold foam mattress
Pull-down cab ceiling bed 1951mm x 1600mm