This RV is aimed to charge while driving it or hooking it directly to power, regarding solar the options are thus: A free 120W foldable panel or $1699 for a 300W panel mounted on the roof.
Unique to the S-16 are the fold-out rear bed, easy set up and pack up, climate control, internal shower/toilet combo, storage, bunks/dinette adaptability, and structural warranty. The caravan-queen-sized rear bed, with high-density foam mattress (optional innersprings available), can be utilised in a north-south or east-west configuration. And the fold-out process is as easy as pie - in fact it unfolds like a charm. You can also have your whole campsite set up in under five minutes. The pop-top roof is a cinch to deploy, and creates plenty of headroom. Utilising the Dometic air-conditioning is as simple as setting the temperature and hitting the hay for a solid night-s sleep, in order to wake up ready for the adventures of the day ahead. (Now those hot, stinky summer nights have nothing on you!) And who doesn-t like a refreshing shower at the end of a long day? The S-16 comes equipped with a fully plumbed-in 14L Truma Ultra Rapid gas hot water system to ensure you-ll always have a shower with the temperature to your liking.
It has storage galore; you can bring your whole wardrobe and still have drawers and cabinets left empty. Internal bunk beds, but you can also acquire the hybrid with a spacious internal sitting area by leaving the overhead bunk out of your order. Purpose-built for off-grid exploration and al fresco living, the S-16 sports a robust aluminium composite sheathing (plus insulation) in a white finish and a sturdy galvanised steel offroad chassis that-s tried and tested. It also rides on resilient independent trailing arm suspension and heavy-duty twin shock absorbers, with 16in alloy wheels and mud-terrain tyres. And the free camping capacities are more than adequate - three 100Ah AGM batteries, dual 100L freshwater tanks and a 100L grey water tank, albeit no solar. (NB. Mars intends upgrading to Panasonic gel batteries.) Stainless steel slide-out kitchen, fridge slide-out, and copious storage provided by a full-width tunnel boot and two front storage lockers. The nearside -fresh-air galley- (with LED light above) comprises a four-burner cooktop protected by wind deflectors, hot/cold sink with flick mixer tap and a flexible light, preparation area and pull-out bench extension with stabiliser leg, slide-out cutlery drawer, and a built-in -kitchen control panel- with water level gauges and switches for both water pumps. There are switches for external lights and 12V accessory sockets for small appliances, such as charging a mobile phone or plugging in more external lights. You can also run hot and cold water and choose your optimal temperature by adjusting the mixer on the tap.
Adjacent is a small marine carpet-lined hatch (with LED light above) that-s ideal for storing condiments such as quick meals, sauces, spices and the like. Towards the front of the S-16 is the capacious tunnel boot (with LED light above) that-s ideal for carrying fishing rods, tent poles etc. It sits atop the massive fridge slide-out capable of housing a portable fridge-freezer of gargantuan proportions. Mounted on the checkerplate door of the fridge slide-out is a fan-forced vent to keep the fridge compartment cool and another port where you can run atension lead from your inverter. Directly opposite the fridge slide are the 1800W Projecta Pro-Wave inverter, Breakaway system, batteries setup and a seven-stage 21A Projecta Pro-Charge battery charger. Also on the nearside are a fold-down picnic table (located under the bunks/dinette window), rock sliders, flick-of-a-switch 12V awning, single entry step, and an illuminated entry grab handle. The front of the S-16 is jam-packed, albeit neatly, with a McHitch 3.5t offroad coupling, Ark XO 750kg jockey wheel bolted to a side of the drawbar, stone shield, dual 9kg gas cylinder holders, twin 20L jerry can holders, and a couple of handy checkerplate storage lockers - all behind the stone shield. The front is also protected by high checkerplate, with convex-shaped cladding that-s both aesthetic and aerodynamic. The offside is home to an exterior shower (a godsend while free camping along coastal regions or in bush settings), two water fillers, and more rock sliders. Obviously the interior is compact, but Mars has somehow been able to maximise space! As you enter, there-s a sink/tap cum washbasin with a built-in bench. And there-s yet another storage compartment above.
In close proximity is the -main control panel- with LED readout for voltage level, Truma UltraRapid hot water controls, and analogue gauges for the water tanks. It also features an individual circuit breaker switch panel for lighting, pumping and 12V circuitry, plus a dual 240V outlet. The 240V system also features a 15A inlet and full circuit breaker. There-s also a shelved cupboard and two internal speakers within this section. Midriff on the nearside wall is a cafe dinette that converts to a single berth, and there-s a single berth above which lifts up on gas struts when utilising the living zone. Each kids- bed measures 1750 x 650mm. The dining table clips off the side wall to form an infill for the converted berth. And on the side of one seat is a double powerpoint and USB ports. Meanwhile, on the offside, opposite the entry door, is a spacious shower/toilet combo. Adjacent is a sizeable clothing wardrobe with benchtop space above, plus a slide-out drawer below. And further along the offside wall is a cabinet with two slide-out drawers and a 21in TV mounted on a swivel arm bracket. The main bedroom at the rear comprises a fold-out caravan-queen-sized bed, four reading lamps (one pair is flexible), good-sized windows on the offside and rear, and a smallish one on the nearside, two storage pockets, and a privacy curtain. There are touch-activated LED lights and multiple 12V sockets throughout. However, there-s no culinary amenities (including a microwave) inside ---- you-re restricted to coffee, toast etc.
Pocket-sized 4.8m (15ft 9in) offroad hybrid pop-top
Fold-out rear bed
Target demographic - young families
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
Overall length 6.7m (22ft)
External body length 4.8m (15ft 9in)
External body width 2.18m (7ft 2in)
Travel height 2.49m (8ft 2in)
Internal height 1.96m (6ft 5in)
Tare 2250kg - Range: 1850-2250kg
ATM 2700kg - Range: 2400-2700kg
Payload 450kg - Range: 350-850kg
Ball weight 200kg - Range: 180-220kg
Frame Aluminium; Cladding Aluminium composite; Chassis Offroad - Galvanised Steel (150x4x50mm)
Suspension Independent trailing arms, Heavy-duty twin shocks
Coupling McHitch; Sway Control; Brakes 12in electric
Wheels 16in alloys and mud-terrain tyres; Extra Spare Wheel
Water 2x100L (fresh); 1x100L (grey); Gas 2x9kg holders; Hot water Truma UltraRapid 14L
Battery 3x100Ah AGM; Sway control;
Kitchen Slide-out cooktop and sink; Bathroom Shower/toilet combo
Dometic reverse cycle air-conditioner; Electric awning with walls and floors; Rock sliders
1800W Projecta inverter; 21A battery charger; 50A Anderson plug charging leads; 21in TV