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Inos – a caravan that's taking it all in its slide

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British built and with slide-out features, this is a caravan that's set to stun any potential buyer


The Inos is a caravan for sale like no other. This is the first British-built caravan to have a slide-out side, which runs almost the entire length of the body. The extension gives you three square metres of extra space.

The caravan has a massive 700kg of payload, more than a family would ever need, but the facility is there just because Inos can make use of it. That’s because the chassis is the uprated BPW version that’s capable of taking 2700kg of weight. The MIRO (unladen weight) of the prototype we tested is 1890kg; production models will be 100kg lighter than that.

Its wood-free construction uses four-element vacuum-bonded panels, with a Styrofoam core and a glass reinforced plastic exterior. The corner sections are made of polyurethane, for added strength.

It’s heated from under the floor, and as soon as you take off your shoes at the door you feel the heat under your feet. The system is made by Alde. It’s a combi boiler that takes care of water heating as well as space heating.

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The Inos is a four-berth caravan, with a fixed double bed plus two full adult-length settees that can be used as single beds; just roll out sleeping bags and these beds are made.

The slide-out side extends both the living area and the bedroom. It’s powered by the caravan’s 12-volt system; you just flick a switch over the entrance door, the extension glides out and the central section of the Inos becomes just over half a metre wider.

The shower room runs the full width of the rear of the caravan.

The Inos is the first caravan to be manufactured by the Fifth Wheel Company, based near the North Wales coast, in Denbighshire.

Its name is derived from an ancient Welsh custom. If someone built an entire house on common land in the space of one night, they could claim ownership of the land it stood on. “Inos” comes from the Welsh for “in one night.”

For more information visit fifthwheelco.com


 

 

 

 

Tech spec:

MIRO 2000kg
MTPLM 2700kg

Overall body length 7.0m
Overall height 2.7m
Overall width 2.3m
Length behind towcar 8.3m
Width with slideout extended 2.9m
Internal height 2.0m

Slide-out
Electrically (12V) operated slide-out
Double seal - Neoprene compression and blade sealing system
Taper Roof

Technical detail
BPW Chassis
BPW IDC anti-snake trailer control system
Winterhoff 3000kg Super coupling

Heating
Alde Wet system Central heating and combination hot water
Alde compact combi HE3010 Boiler
Butane power output = 6.4kW
Propane power output = 5.5kW
Gas and/or 230V power source
Programmable thermostat
Under-floor heating system
3000 watt output via radiators

Exterior
GRP Construction
4 Element Vacuum bonded body panels
Wood free body preventing damp
35mm Panel thickness all round with superior Styrofoam core throughout
Continuous one-piece joint free roof and front panel
Unique aerodynamic GRP trims
Fully EU compliant LED road vehicle lighting
High security locks fitted to all doors
Lightweight aluminium framed double glazed acrylic windows
Electrically operated roof lights
14in alloy wheels
13-pin Euro connection plug
1Hartel door with integrated window and blind

Interior
CNC machined timber furniture
Stainless steel unit surrounds
HPL kitchen worktops
Hardwearing waterproof flooring throughout
Luxurious rear sofa
Comfortable C shaped slide-out seating area
Overhead cupboards
Wine bottle and glass holders
Master bedroom fitted with island bed (1.9m x 1.4m)
Large full height wardrobe
Bedroom cupboards
Spacious bathroom
All windows fitted with Horrex Black out blinds and fly screens
2x Full size Remis Roof lights with blackout blinds and flyscreens
Dedicated gas storage locker to accommodate 13kg bottles
Water – One 98ltr (20 gal) on-board fresh water tank
Integrated 6.4kW water heater (12ltr/hr)
Shurflo 12V water pump capable of a flow of 7ltr/min
Thetford C250 Cassette toilet
John Guest speed fit pressurised water system domestic quality
Large shower/wet room – fully-lined with crack free domestic wall and non-slip floor covering
230V Electrical System 230V Power supply point
Residual circuit device consumer unit
Multiple 230V 3-pin sockets
On-board 110ah 12V sealed leisure battery
PC250 control system
22A switch mode battery charger
12V lighting circuit
Integrated Fresh water sensors
Internal and external temperature sensors
Gas detectors
Teleco Teleplus X2/39VU directional aerial
Appliances Spinflo Caprice bespoke Cooker mirror effect with flush fitting glass lid
Stainless steel kitchen sink
Kitchen extractor fan
Thetford fridge freezer
Thetford C250 toilet
Omni vent bathroom extractor fan
Electrically operated sliding entrance step


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