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Building motorhomes with IVECO

An up-and-coming motorhome manufacturing business has been using IVECO’s Eurocar 4x4 platform to great effect.

Bryan McGrath has supplied commercial cabinetry in Western Australia since 1970 and lately turned his talents to motorhome manufacturing through his company Auriga.

The Perth-based company’s latest creation is built on IVECO’s Eurocargo ML150 4×4 platform, and offers prospective buyers the comfort and off highway capabilities to tackle Australia’s toughest conditions for extended time.

The initial motorhome bodies were designed for smaller light truck platforms, before selecting the Eurocargo 4×4 for this 2023 project.

“I think the Iveco Eurocargo ML150 4×4 offers the complete package for this type of motorhome build,” McGrath says.

“From a cost perspective it wasn’t a much greater investment to go from a light truck to a medium duty platform and get a whole lot of extra benefits, including more space, greater carrying and towing capacity and a much better driving experience.”

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The platform also impresses in its off-road abilities, due to a full-time 4×4 system, hub reduction rear axle and front, centre and rear differential locks that ensure maximum traction when conditions deteriorate.

As you would expect from a motorhome of this nature, the Eurocargo is fitted with all the amenities to provide comfort and convenience away from civilisation, including interior kitchen and shower with 15l hot water system, ceramic Thetford toilet with cartridge, reverse cycle air conditioning, diesel heater and more.

The vehicle is also fitted with a 400l freshwater tanks and 150l of grey capacity.

With Australians already being able to choose from several more established motorhome brands, McGrath has no hesitation in immediately nominating the main points of different between Auriga and the others.

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“We really are experts in cabinet making and fit outs, we use high quality, light weight, waterproof materials, and I believe that our level of fit and finish exceeds what’s currently available,” he says.

“As a company we’re also mindful of remaining attainable for prospective owners, so we aim to provide quality at a reasonable price point. You shouldn’t have to wish upon a star to own an Auriga.

Auriga’s first Eurocargo-based unit has already been sold with another two to start the build phase shortly.

Early next year the company will also take delivery of a larger T-Way 4×4 for an even more ambitious build.

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