XPedition Pro has created an extraordinary living case for the Iveco Daily 4x4. The design is based on stealth jets.
As a spin-off from a company specializing in commercial vehicle bodies, Xpedition Pro from Lower Silesia in Poland has recently been active in the motorhome sector. As a first work, the developers have come up with an expedition vehicle, matching the company name. Based on the four-wheel drive Iveco Daily 4x4, a large camper case was designed for trips around the world.
Expedition vehicle for the first time
The Iveco Daily has long proven itself to be the ideal size between the compact 3.5-tonners and the large bulky vessels beyond the 7.5-ton class, especially for adventurous campers, and is also considered to be particularly robust for off-the-beaten-track ventures beyond the tarmac. A good prerequisite for mounting a cabin for very far away.
In the case of the new XPro One, there are two options: Do-it-yourselfers can pick up the complete cabin from XPedition Pro without any additional accessories and then furnish it according to their own wishes. If you prefer to travel instead of doing handicrafts, you can also buy a complete vehicle with a fitted cabin, which can be implemented for three Daily wheelbases of 3,400, 3,780 and 4,175 mm.
Three beds and a separate shower
In the case of the demonstration model, of which there are currently no interior photos, the equipment is suitable for adventure, at least according to the description. The body consists of sandwich panels with a wall thickness of 54 mm, the underbody is made of 92 mm material, on which an insulating layer, a light metal frame and a wooden top floor are applied. A roof rail and add-on elements made of laser-cut aluminum also improve the look of the cabin.
The pointed alcove above the roof of the driver's cab, which is pulled out of the body with an elevation, is striking. LED auxiliary headlights are housed on the outside, inside there is a small side window and a place to sleep.
Technology for longer self-sufficient excursions
The technical equipment is designed in the direction of self-sufficiency: two lithium batteries with a total of 320 Ah ensure the power supply, a solar system on the roof is optionally available. It gets warm thanks to a properly dimensioned Truma diesel heater with an output of 6 kW, which also provides the hot water in a 10-liter boiler. A total of 400 liters of fresh water can be bunkered in two 200l tanks, the dimensions of the gray water tank are not yet available. A cassette toilet is also on board.
The kitchen technology relies on a 135-liter compressor refrigerator, cooking is done with two burners with gas, in addition to the stove, the 11-kilo gas bottle also supplies an outdoor grill that can be pulled out of the suitcase. Various inspection hatches and additional storage compartments for vehicle technology can also be accessed from the outside.
The largely classic layout of the cabin with side kitchen offers, in addition to the alcove, a large sleeping area in the rear, where the U-shaped seating area with table can be converted into a bed. The toilet/washing facilities and shower are connected to one another via a partition in a spacious wet cell, which is adjoined by a large wardrobe. Access to the alcove is possible via a permanently installed, wide staircase.
Xpedition Pro offers the empty basic cabin for 33,900 euros, with full equipment around 110,000 euros are due. The base vehicle is also added, although it does not necessarily have to be a new vehicle - XPedition Pro can also add all the technology to an existing customer vehicle if required.
The design of the Xpedition Pro case is unusual, but the floor plan is quite conventional, also due to the space available. An interesting solution is the ascent to the alcove with a fixed staircase instead of an uncomfortable ladder, and the spacious bathroom with a separate shower also makes many a mobile home owner jealous. Even if the base vehicle, the Iveco Daily, is extremely off-road, especially with the built-in 37-inch off-road tires, you should not overdo it off-road. The very high structure with a correspondingly unfavorable center of gravity will set certain limits off-road, which is why the main purpose of use off the beaten track should be limited to slopes and remote parking spaces, extended dune tours in the Sahara and similar activities are likely to cause seasickness. The placement of the heavy spare wheel on the rear sloping body seems somewhat ill-considered.