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star travel in modern 5 star luxury motorhome


40' Scania Motorhome.  Luxury fitout in Tasmanian Oak and stitched leather throughout, including ceilings and walls.  Superb condition throughout.  Genuine low mileage from new.  Mechanically A1.  Arthritis terminated trip.  Everything on board, nothing to spend.  Fully air-conditioned (static or mobile).  Cruise 100kph indefinitely at 10-12mpg.  King bed, marine toilet, shower, full kitchen, four seat dinette, huge lounge, television, radio, and cd with hifi sound.  3kw inverter.  8 deep cycle batteries.  Battery management system.  5.5kw quiet generator.  1000ltr fresh, 500ltr grey, 500ltr black stainless steel tanks.  Solar panels.  Coach built for Vic Rail, hence low mileage, then fitted out regardless of cost for corporate entertaining.  Recently completed as full luxury motorhome.  5 star travel.  5 star home.  Also available:  enclosed car trailer, Holden Premier station wagon and new 15hp Zodiac Inflatable. 

Body - 1986 12m (40') Tourist Coach, built by Custom Coaches for Vic Rail.
Chassis - Scania 112KT with full airbag suspension, including a high lift facility for servicing, or if additional ground clearance is temporarily required.
Wheels - 2 steer, 4 drive, 2 tag and 1 spare, all polished alloy and fitted with new Michelin tubeless steel radial tyres.
Engine - Scania 112 11 litre 320 BHP Turbo Diesel.
Transmission - 10 Speed Synchromesh Scania Gearbox.
Genuine mileage - 637,747 km from new
Servicing – Carried out by Scania Australia.
In 1990 the coach was professionally refurbished, inside and out, by a team of boat builders to become a luxury touring vehicle from which sponsors would get a grandstand view of the Off Shore Power Boat Racing.  We purchased the vehicle in 1997 and  since that time have been continually upgrading it to it’s present Full Luxury Motorhome Status.


Walls, ceilings and  upholstery are all finished in quality stitched leather.
Cupboards, and other interior fittings are in solid Tasmanian Oak.
Kitchen/Bathroom floors are finished in attractive modern linoleum. All remaining flooring is fitted with high quality stitched carpet.
Rear Bedroom with King size bed, wardrobe, cupboards, and storage under bed.
Bathroom with shower, vanity, marine flush toilet, and cupboards.
Kitchen comprises four element induction hob (leaves no residual heat after cooking as only the pans heat up), Microwave oven, Stainless steel sink and drainer, work surface, cupboards, refrigerator and good ventilation.
Four seat dinette, comprising quality leather seating, and solid timber table, which effortlessly converts to a small double or king single bed. There is adequate storage space under the seats and in cupboards on the opposing wall.
The lounge area is huge, and comprises three reclining swivel chairs in leather (all lockable for travelling), a three seater leather lounge, a cocktail cabinet.  A built-in timber unit separates dinette and lounge, and a custom built unit houses the television, video, etc.
A high fidelity stereo system has been installed, which handles outputs from radio, television, digital TV, VCR and compact disc units, providing quality sound throughout the home. Both audio and video can be controlled remotely from all parts of the home.
Normal static air conditioning is provided by two Panasonic reverse cycle inverter type split system units, one across rear of bedroom and one across the front of the lounge, above the windscreen. These units adjust their output continuously rather than 'on or off', resulting in smoother demand on 230v supply.  Further air-conditioning is available if required, from a centrally roof mounted Coleman unit. When travelling, air-conditioning is carried out by the original Coach Air unit mounted on the roof, and is ducted to all parts of the vehicle.  A satellite navigation system is fitted, and is easily re-located to car when required.  A full colour rear view camera has been installed which gives a clear view of the trailer and following traffic, and is also useful when hitching up or reversing.  All equipment incorporated in the home is 'top of the range'.
Modern steel body by Custom Coaches.

Length 12 metres, Width 2.5 metres, Height 3.7 metres (4 metres including flexible antennas).

Custom Alloy Bull bar
Driving Lights.
Engine powered 'Coach Air' air-conditioner.
230 volt Coleman air-conditioner.
4 x Kyocera 120 watt Solar Panels.
Marine dome TV antenna.
Antennas for FM/AM commercial radio, CB radio and telephone.
2 x large roof hatches.
Air operated door at front, plus 12 hydraulically assisted doors providing access to under floor area, tools, electrical fuses, relays, solenoids etc, Engine, Air and Fuel bays.
Chain operated spare wheel rack facilitates spare wheel access from under floor at front of vehicle.
Towing hitch.
The under floor area now accommodates:

Air intake, with gauze or mesh screens or steel close off.

High volume turbo fan, to pressurise under floor area, using air from body above, to prevent ingress of dust when travelling on unsealed roads.
The 2 x external units for the Panasonic air conditioners.
Full size built in electric oven, grill and rotisserie.
Second fridge/freezer.
Electric hot water service (the water is also heated by the engine via a heat exchanger)
8 x brand new 6 volt Trojan deep cycle batteries (450 ampere/hour capacity @ 24 volts) housed in custom built vented box.
3.5 kw inverter, runs on the batteries providing mains 230 v ac power to the home. When mains “shore power” is connected to vehicle, Inverter automatically changes its role to a sophisticated battery management system, keeping house and cranking batteries in optimum condition at all times, and is all remotely monitored in the home. This unit also controls charge from vehicle alternator or solar panels.
A 200 amp isolator switch automatically disconnects the cranking and house batteries, when starting the motor or if excessive drain causes battery voltage to fall below set limits, thus enabling the cranking batteries to start the vehicle.
5.5 kw water cooled, sound insulated Honda generator provides 230 volts ac when shore power unavailable, or inverter power insufficient.
Built in stainless steel fuel tank for generator.
Built in tool box housing jacks, wheel brace, spare belts, filters etc & safety warning reflective triangles.
Approx 500 litre diesel fuel tank. Can be re-fuelled from either side of vehicle.
1000 litre fresh water tank. Stainless steel. Monitored from within home.
500 litre grey water tank. Stainless steel. Monitored from within home.
500 litre black water tank. Stainless steel. Monitored from within home.
Water filtration unit.
Fresh water and waste management hoses,  and two new 15 amp, 30 metre, heavy duty power cables.
Unique wheel change tool, enabling practically anybody to change a wheel unassisted.
A system has been implemented, enabling all power outputs to the trailer to be instantly converted from 24 volts to 12 volts, thus permitting unrestricted use of the trailer, using the motorhome or the car as the towing vehicle. The system also provides, a fully charged, independent 12 volt battery, always available to start the generator.
NOTE Both air-conditioners, the battery box and the generator are all vented through the floor to dispel fumes and heat. The exhaust gasses from the generator are fed into the vehicle exhaust system and are vented to air 4 metres above ground


During the last 8 years, additions and improvements have been continually incorporated, to reach it’s present state, of a 5 star home and 5 star travel, all in the same package.  When not touring, vehicle is securely garaged, and connected to power.  The Motorhome is currently insured for $300,000. We genuinely have to sell it. Hence the realistic asking price of $283,000.

Also available: Custom built enclosed tilt trailer, Holden HZ 4.2 litre V8 station wagon, purchased new, and in excellent condition, and a brand new 3.4 metre Zodiac Inflatable with Johnson 15 HP four stroke outboard motor. The boat travels in the station wagon, which in turn travels in the trailer. If you believe this to be what you are looking for, then look no further. You will not be disappointed.

Please phone Frank for further details on 07-5445 7766 or email questions to m. All genuine offers considered.



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