When you fabricate a portion of the world’s biggest, meanest six-figure rough terrain enterprise trucks, eventually you should go to an acknowledgment: just such a large number of individuals will purchase these things. In case you’re so disposed, you construct something littler to speak to an alternate arrangement of purchasers. On account of EarthCruiser, that something littler is the new GZL, a pickup truck camper that transforms the Toyota Tacoma or Nissan Frontier into a fit campaign fix.
When we monitored EarthCruiser a year ago, the Australian organization with American operations in Bend, Oregon was uncovering its FX, a major, Mitsubishi Fuso-based settled rooftop rough terrain RV that joined the pop-beat EXP in the lineup.
The GZL is a somewhat radical takeoff from those two vehicles, a slide-in pickup truck camper that changes a medium size pickup truck into an out and out undertaking vehicle. While full-sized rough terrain RVs are made to meander the world for quite a long time and years on end, the GZL is envisioned around shorter hikes taken by more easygoing overlanders.
The 140.4-in (357-cm)- long GZL slides into the short or since quite a while ago bed of a Toyota Tacoma or the bed of a Nissan Frontier, including around 850 lb (386 kg). The monocoque fiberglass lodge shell is protected with 20-mm protection.
The GZL highlights a cabover profile that pops open at the back with assistance from gas struts, giving 6.9 feet (2.1 m) of headroom at its most astounding point (29 in/74 cm from the highest point of the upper bed sleeping pad to roof). This fly up configuration gives it a lower profile than other slide-in campers, and the smooth, adjusted edges of the fiberglass just help in making a smooth look out and about.
Campers enter through a bring forth with hook like upper and lower strut-upheld entryways, making the vibe of boarding some sort of shuttle. The lower entryway has a coordinated arrangement of steps, making it simple to get up to pickup bed level.
The inside is straightforward yet comfortable, with a couple of creative elements that amplify space – resting, seating, nourishing and washing four. The principle 55 x 77-in (140 x 195-cm) upper bed stretches out from the recess over the driver taxicab, and the four-man, two-seat dinette proselytes to a moment 45 x 65-cm (115 x 165-cm) bed.
The upper bed overlap away into the anteroom to give more headroom to the dinette, and the removable table can swivel to help tenants get in and out of the seats. There is capacity under those seats, behind the seats and toward the end of the bed.
The model we saw at Overland Expo East not long ago split the standard kitchen combo of stove and sink up, putting the sink, ledge and 40 L ice chest/cooler on the primary kitchen unit against the driver-side divider and moving a drop-down stove to the opposite side of the entryway, permitting it to stow away conveniently in the divider when not being used. This plan gives more perpetual ledge space and gets the stove off the beaten path when you needn’t bother with it.
EarthCruiser additionally demonstrates photographs of a stove worked on the kitchen square counter and says an indoor/open air propane stove, so there’s some adaptability in design and cooking. An included collapsing tripod gives campers a chance to utilize the dinette table outside.
You won’t not figure from taking a gander at it, but rather the GZL has both an indoor shower and a latrine. There’s no different washroom, so a removable shower drapery serves to parcel the edge of the camper for washing, a 6.5-foot (2-m) shower hose associates with a boiling hot water hookup on the kitchen square, and a story deplete keeps the water streaming ahead. The versatile compound can hauls out from underneath one of the seats when required.
The GZL incorporates a standard 12 V electrical framework with 55 Ah AGM battery, and a more power thick lithium-particle battery pack is accessible alternatively, just like a rooftop mounted sunlight based board. Driven lighting shows up all through. A 78 L crisp water tank, 6 L water radiator and programmed pump give the hot and icy water.
The GZL begins at US$36,000 with the standard specs, and choices incorporate extra LED lighting, an outside shade, an enlistment cooktop and an inverter, alongside the sun based and lithium electrical additional items specified previously.
EarthCruiser’s inside walkthrough beneath gives a superior take a gander at the inside format and hardware.