Campervan Malibu - modestly, but practically
Malibu is a brand belonging to the company Carthago, famous mainly for the production of vehicles that are fully integrated. Malibu completes the collection of the cheapest cars – Campervans, motorhomes based on panelvans.
In comparison with its bigger brothers, Malibu vehicles look rather modestly, although it has to be admitted that from the outside they make a very good impression. Based on new Fiat Ducato, the motorhomes attract with aesthetic graphic motifs on the sides and a distinct brand name on the radiator grille.
Let’s go inside
The interior is isn’t a revelation though. You don’t have to look carefully to know that Malibu is among rather low-class motorhomes. Finish corresponds to the currently accepted standards, but you won’t find anything surprising there. It’s just correct. Nothing more.
But that doesn’t mean that Malibu doesn’t have any advantages! You will appreciate a large number of storage compartments and folding worktop in the kitchen, through which we gain a little bigger space for cooking. If not for the folding top, an only space for eg. cutting vegetables, would be gas cooker cover. A noteworthy option is a mosquito net placed behind the stove, which can be moved on rigidly mounted rails. It separates the kitchen area from the window, which is placed behind the mosquito net. On the side of a small sink there’s a small shelf.
At every step we can see that it’s only a van and we shouldn’t expect anything special. The bathroom has a small shower tray, a sink and folding toilet. There isn’t too much space though. On the other hand, a deep wardrobe and mini-garage under the beds are quite spacious.
The ventilation and heating provide an adequate temperature also in beds. It’s worth noting that beds can be double or single, there’s also a version for 4 people, in which you can find two double beds, placed one above the other. Each motorhome uses 7-zone foam mattress.
Also, the seat upholstery was made of multi-layer foam. Coffee table in the living room can be extended by pulling out a small countertop placed below the main counter.
The standard doesn’t go with luxuries, but we can expect many interesting features, starting with the light input or electrically retractable step with buzzer. Above the driver and passenger seats there’s a wide, lockable storage.
For users, the capacity of water tanks is very important. In Malibu, we get a 100-liter tank for fresh water (except the version DSB 600 with 80-liter tank) and a 92-liter tank for sewage, which for an additional charge may be insulated and heated.
The vehicles use heating Truma Combi 4, and over the entrance door there’s a multifunction control panel. The motorhomes are also equipped in an additional battery (80 Ah), as well as the charging system with automatic switch, protecting against a complete battery discharge.
The Malibu offer also includes four variants of motorhomes. There’re three varieties of model 600 with a length of 5998 mm and one model 640 with a length of 6.358 mm. In Germany, prices start from 41,450 euros.
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