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Comparison of E Class on Value with a Pop Top Hybrid 16

This comparison is with a competitive "off-road hybrid" 16.
This is the largest of the "rear angled pop top" style of caravan/camper trailer.

Choice does involve personal taste and Kimberley makes no judgement on this with competitors products. We do not criticize others. Our goal is to get more people off road. Having new models at more affordable prices achieves this.
We are able to leverage the scalable investment Kimberley has made in the Kruiser series.

Make
Off Road Hybrid 16 Pop Top
Kimberley
Model
Price and Spec taken from press release by Manufacturer and specs as published by private seller , reselling a new unit after only 3 months use.
Kimberley Kruiser E Class
Price matching
Benefits
Year
2016
2017
Drive away Price in NSW
$95,000-$99,000
$79,940 (Base Model)
 $86,950
$8,000-12,000 +
Lower in Price!

With options to match

List below
Hybrid Pop Top Off-road
Off-road Caravan
Travel Length 
6.63m
6.4m
Similar overall length for comparison
Body Length Internal
4.95m
5.6m
1,600 mm shorter Internal Body length
Number of Berths
2
2 to 6
Plus 4 capable
Unladen Ball Weight - kg
170kg
150-200kg
Tare - kg
1,800 kgs
 1,790 kg 
 Tare with Options 
ATM - kg
2,500 kg
 2,500 kg 
Brakes
12 inch Electric Drums Brakes
Power Assisted electric/hydraulic actuator Disc Brakes with 1,200 PSI Max
Power assisted Disc Brakes are half the weight and twice stopping power.
Parking Brake
??
Power assisted one touch
Frame and Cladding
Fully moulded insulated fibgreglass sides with Pop Top
Vacuum infused fibreglass with alloy frame and 15mm insulation
Pop Top has no insulation at Vinyl sides
Wheels
17" offroad
Choice
 $600
Suspension
Metal Springs
Air Suspension
Air Suspension gives superior ride over corrugations and rutted roads
Suspension Type
independent trailing arm with twin offroad shock absorbers
independent with 66mm Monotube Shocks (equivalent to 3.6 twin tube shocks per side)
Chassis

Hot dipped galvanized

Hot dipped galvanized
5 Year transferrable warranty
Travel Height
??
2.9m
Interior Height
Sloping ??
1.96m
Overall Width Incl Awning
??
2.23m
Heating and Cooling
Internal Ducted Heating
Diesel Heating
$1,950
Air Conditioning
None
None but easy to add as an option.
 
Other Appliances
Can have 2000W induction cooker which can operate off 2000W inverter power
Television
None Listed
24inch LED with integrated DVD
CD/Radio MP3
Yes with 2 Speakers
Media Hub with bluetooth remote control from smart phone: CD/ Radio/Bluetooth streaming with 2 Speakers
Battery System
2x105Ah AGM
2x100Ah AGM
 $300
Inverter
2000W
2000W with auto cut-over
$1,990
2000W has auto-cutover
Dc to Dc Charger
30A Redarc
25A Intervolt
$500
High Capacity Battery Charger
None Listed
20A
Solar Panels
300W
280W with 140W angled to North
for high power output
 $1,420
Lighting
LED
LED
Toilet
Separate removable canister
Seperate removable canister
Waterless Option is less weight and cleaner
Shower
External Only
Internal Full Fibreglass
Hot Water Service
Diesel Hot water no tank
Diesel Hot water no tank
Fresh Water Capacity - lt
130L
120L+70L reclaimed
Grey Water Capacity - lt
None Listed
70L additional Grey
Option if grey
Inside Cooktop
None Listed
2000W Indiuction inside
 $250
Inside Sink combo
Smev Stainless Steel Sink with hot and cold water
Bonded stainless steel hot and cold water
   
Inside Benchtop
Laminated wood
Solid Surface (Corian equivalent)
 
Solid Surface is easier to maintain
Cooktop Outside
Three-burner Smev cooktop
2 Burner and Griller
Microwave
None listed
Yes
Microwave Addition
Fridge
82L 12V Evacool Slideout
133L
Fridge is 51L Bigger
Washing Machine
None
2.5kg Standard can be deducted
Gas Cylinders
2x4.5kg
1 x 9kg
Internal Roof Hatch Fans
1 Plus
4
Possibly more power hatches
Additional Accomodation
None Listed
can add Double Bed plus bunks
Double plus bunks = 6
Mattress
Queen Size
Queen Size

Some important notes:

The value of bigger internal space for same overall length:

  • The big advantage of vacuum infused fibreglass is the ability to do dual-skin complex shapes like the full size ensuite in the E Class. This is at an overall lower weight for the size created and yet has the finish and utility of a million dollar motorhome.
  • The advantage of permanent windows that are big and on either side is two fold. The open and spacious feel lets you take in the million dollar views from right inside. There will be days of high wind or inclement weather that just require you to be inside. The second advantage is the airflow. With 4 powered hatch fans in the E Class as standard, the airflow from the windows "in and up" just gives you maximum ventilation and natural comfort. The 4 fans set to "high" can replace all the air inside the E class in less than a minute. This is perfect when coming back to a closed van. On the low setting, you can hardly hear them operating all through the night.

The value of air suspension:

  • The advantage of the air suspension is very significant on 2 ways: When travelling, you can glide accross the corrugations and rutted roads with more comfort and at a better speed. When camping, with the optional paddle air valves, you can adjust the height with uneven ground and get a perfectly level caravan in seconds. So easy!