It is widely known that the preferences and needs of our customers are completely different on each side of the Atlantic. No wonder that manufacturers follow the wishes of very demanding customers, trying to adapt the offer to meet the requirements of potential buyers. Motorhomes based on common delivery cars like Fiat Ducato are very popular on European market. Larger structures - apart from their price – couldn’t even exist in our roads conditions for a simple reason – they are built on the basis of buses. Situatuion is different on the other side of the ocean.
North American realities look differently than in Europe. Huge spaces and the distances between the states counted in thousands of kilometers only increase the popularity of mobile apartments. Among many manufacturers that meet the needs of wealthy caravanners we can find the German company Volkner. Their distinguishing model is Mobil Bus - giving almost unlimited possibilities of configuration, arrangement and personalization of the interior. From the outside, Mobil Bus looks simple - just a shapely body enriched with patterned stickers. Only tinted windows, compartments of various sizes and numerous vents on the outside might suggest that we’re not dealing with an ordinary bus.
The drive unit also doesn’t reflect the European realities - derived directly from the bus consumes a significant amount of diesel. On the other hand, a customer paying more than 1.2 million dollars doesn’t pay attention to it. However, the driver's workplace (driving license category B isn’t enough) is nothing like the cab in the bus. Extensive leather seat with independent electrically adjustable armrests and its own amortization provides a high comfort. In contrast, a number of electronic systems and automatic transmission only make it easier for the driver to reach the destination.
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The interior of Mobil Bus presents a completely different class than in popular motorhomes. Full size kitchen with four burner gas stove, oven, microwave, high capacity refrigerator and dishwasher was located in the center of the vehicle. Depending on the configuration of the interior, behind the cab is the living area. Huge leather sofa (we can choose the color and texture), as well as a table. The whole is complemented by soft lighting and top quality finish. In the rest of the vehicle you can find a real bathroom with normal toilet, large shower and plenty of cabinets. The sleeping area is an obvious thing – easily fits all the residents.
The real advantage of this model was located under the passenger compartment, in between the axles - Mobil Bus is almost 14 meters long. The manufacturer, thinking of demanding customers, who don’t want to leave their favorite sports car at home, have a garage at their disposal. After opening a long side flap, with the help of electric actuators on platform you can slide out the car.
The biggest problem that we will meet on our way when buying Volkner Mobil Bus - except for the price – will be the configuration. Choosing only one configuration, the type of finishes and colors may cause a lot of problems.