Machzone ECU

View of passenger side of Machzone ECU

This is the 'ECU' model, and is a Low profile 2 berth coachbuilt of laminated sandwich construction.The motorhome is based on a Trafic 1995cc petrol chassis.Considering that there is no power assisted steering, its not too bad to drive & is small enough to manoeuvre around some of the smaller byways which we like to explore when the weather is bright & dry . . .

Kitchen area of ECU

The kitchen is fitted with a 2 way (12V / Gas) Electrolux 30 litre capacity fridge, a 3 burner hob/oven/grill and a sink with mixer taps. It has a factory fitted Rinnai wall mounted gas hot water heater serving both the sink and shower from an underseat 73 litre (16 gallon) fresh water tank there is also a 41 litre (9 gallon) underfloor waste water tank.
Heating is provided by a Riviera Monaco gas convector heater.

ECU toilet compartment

The washroom is to the rear offside corner of the van, it has a handbasin and shower with hot water supplied from the Rinnai heater. The electric flush toilet cassette is emptied via an external locker door in the rear wall.the shower is trigger operated and hot water is supplied on demand from the gas water heater.

Internal view of ECU showing side seat and kitchen

Internal lighting is via 3 tungsten bulb ceiling light fittings, it has one 12volt power socket & one 240v power socket all controlled by a 'Logic 1' panel.

Interior height in the living area is 6ft 1" (1.85mtrs for the metrically minded). Over the cab is a full width locker and all around the interior are plenty of cupboards both a floor level and at head height with a good size wardrobe just behind the forward facing bench seat, part of which can be seen here in this wider angle but fuzzier shot.The double bed is about 6ft x 4ft and is made up by putting the table top between the two bench seats and re-arranging the cushions.(a similar arrangment to the Elddis Ariane)

I guess that on their good straight roads we should get at least 25mpg, it cruises along quite happily and no doubt has some power to spare but my idea of driving enjoyment is not to try to beat any speed records I'm happy to watch the world go by at 45/50mph.

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