Nixa, Mo.-based Global Expedition Vehicles (GXV) has added an integral vertical slide option to their popular Pangea range of overland expedition vehicles.
The RVing Examiner reported that the efficient lifting roof design provides for a full height (6 foot, 6 inches tall) cabin when the roof is retracted and then adds a second story sleeping loft which can be deployed when you arrive at your destination.
The Pangea sleeping loft “is hydraulic with a lockout system for safety … if for some reason the hydraulic fails it has a manual jack on it so you can jack it up or jack it down,” said GXV’s Rene Van Pelt.
The Pangea lifting roof model can be mounted on a variety of chassis including the Navistar International 7400 (4×4) Workstar truck, Freightliner, Western Star, and other medium duty 4×4 trucks with single, extended cab, and crew cab configurations. The cabin is attached to the chassis via a 3-point G-KAS connection with two structural isolation bearing points and one or more pivot points.
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