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The Mercury Cars Guide : May 22nd 2010
18--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, May 22, 2010 FAMILY FRIENDLY: Diversion, left, and Escape, below. Escape with all mod cons Winnebago has factored in the whole family with the design of its two newest campervan models During the week, the Escape can double as mum's car ... at the weekend, it canbeusedasa self-contained campervan' WINNEBAGO is launching into the Australian cam- pervan market with two new models --- Escape and Diversion. Winnebago marketing manager Max Mayo says most campervans are designed to cater for two people. ''Our new campervans take comfort and versatility to a new plateau and both models will cater for four people in style,'' he says. The Escape is a 6.4m campervan on a Fiat Ducato three-litre turbo diesel, while the Diversion is built on a 7.3m, long-wheelbase Mercedes Benz Sprinter van. There are no prices yet for the Diversion, but the drive-away price of the Escape is $105,929. They feature an electric roll- down bed which drops from the ceiling and can sleep two adults. There are other beds for two more people. Both will be displayed for the first time at the Queensland Cara- van Camping Touring and Holiday Show from June 9 to 15 at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane. While most campervans do not include bathroom and toilet facili- ties or have a small shower recess, the Escape and Diversion have an expanding bathroom system with a flushing toilet. There is also a large ''garage'' area in the rear of the campervans made by storing the electric double bed against the ceiling and folding up the two single beds against the wall. The space created can hold a motorbike or two, a quad bike, bicycles, surfboards fishing rods and more. During the week, the Escape can double as mum's car or as a tradies truck with optional checker plat- ing installed for the tool box. At the weekend, it can be used as a self- contained campervan. Winnebago claims the Escape has the biggest bathroom of any campervan and also features a convenient fold away external table. The Diversion is highlighted by leather armchairs, well- equipped kitchen, a sofa bed which converts electronically into a large comfortable bed and large awning. It also features roof and cabin air-conditioning, an LCD 12 volt TV with DVD player inbuilt , awning, microwave, two gas bottles and the largest cam- pervan bathroom on the market. Both campervans have kitchen drawers that can be accessed from outside. winnebago.com.au ON ITS WAY: The Red October is due in July. Ruskies ditch sidecar The Ural sT is the first model for solo riders. By Mark Hinchliffe RUSSIAN ex-army motor- cycle maker Ural has bro- ken with tradition to pro- duce a motorcycle without a sidecar. ''Think of it as a bike that could have been pro- duced by Ural in the 1970s if the engineers were al- lowed to fulfil their am- bition for a performance two-wheeler,'' says the company blurb. ''The sT keeps the tra- ditional Ural look, and like its sidecar cousins, it's at home on a forest road as well as the Inter- state.'' However, Australians should not get too excited about getting one Down Under. Ural Australia says the company is building them in limited numbers to order and ''at this stage we do not plan to import any''. ''There is no ADR com- pliance on them and this is very expensive,'' the spokeswoman said. The base model comes in flat black with straight stainless steel exhaust, standard gas tank, black trim, single tractor seat and a black rear fender rack. Additional equipment includes two-seat options of two tractor seats or a two-up bench seat. Ural Australia only im- ports models with sidecars and has a Lim- ited Edition Red October arriving in July. It will come fitted with different accessories to the current models, a blackened motor and exhaust, single saddle seat, fender carrier rack, European luggage rack and first-aid kit. The Ural was originally intended by Russian leader Joseph Stalin to make the Red Army more mobile over tough terrain and in extreme weather conditions. It was crafted on designs of the BMW R71 stolen from the Germans and when the advancing Nazis threatened to capture the factory it was moved east to the Ural Mountains, thereby giving the bike its name. Since 1942, IMZ --- Irbit- skiy Mototsikletniy Zavod --- have made Urals with sidecars. Modern modifications include Brembo brakes linked with the sidecar and electric start, alth- ough a kick start is re- tained more for authentic looks. Ural outfits were imported to Australia up to 1987 and returned last year as Ural Australia with two dealers each in NSW and Queensland. There are five versions of the one outfit available from the $15,999 ''T'' model to the $20,300 range- topping Sahara. Trucks, Commercial Vehicles BEDFORD BUS Perkins diesel $4,000 ph 0448 494 053. 0FK415 Mitsubishi Tipper $19,000 ono. 0407 221 073. 0Isuzu Tipper JCR '87 13,500 gvm, good cond, $18,000 ono. Ph 0429 396 261 1 Toyota Dyna tipper '83 twin cab, 4 cyl diesel, 5.9 GVM, reg'd 7/10, tidy, good body, $4,200 ph 0438 165 586 1 Phone: 6262 6200 16252Jav Cummins parts and service available at CJD Equipment ® IVECO 50C15 2003 Daily van, LWB HT, t/diesel, 5 spd man, refrigeration/freezer unit, dual rare wheels, 225,000 kms $17,000 ono 0439 022 550 0 MITSUBISHI CANTER 1987 6.0 tonne, f/tray with sides, good cond... $5,000 ono. Phone 0409 336 718 0 NISSAN ATLAS 3.5 GVM truck, 5 spd diesel, 176,000 kms, 10 lt/100 km, $7,500 ono. Ph 0428 659 601. 0 To Advertise Your Business Here Call 62 300 500 or email email@example.com 2 VOLVO F12 1986 10 yard tipper, quick release, $37,000. Ph 0439 640 062. 1 VOLVO IN 1225 good cond, $7,700 0409 674 503. 0Wanted Dodge Truck 760 361 V8, complete or parts. Ph 0427 056 694. 0SELL it Sunday --- more people have more time on Sunday to read your advertisements. Sell it Sunday --- Phone now on 62 300 400 and let the Sunday Tasmanian work for you. 0
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