Australian off-road camping specialist Trakka has released a shorter variant of its Jabiru motorhome called the J2M and based on the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van.
The Trakka Jabiru range already comes in a variety of wheelbases, layouts, and the choice of either two or four-wheel drive.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van – on which the Trakka Jabiru J2M is based – has a 3.0 litre V6 turbodiesel developing 140kW @ 3800rpm and 440Nm @ 1400-2400rpm. This runs through a ‘7Tronic’ seven-speed automatic gearbox, to either the rear or all four wheels.
J2M is the shorter wheelbase in the range, with seating and sleeping for two. Overall lengths are either 6090mm or 7125mm, with a 4100 kg GVM.
Heating and cooking is diesel-powered, which eliminates the need for carrying gas. The 12V electrical system is fed by a 200Ah lithium battery bank and 200 watts of solar panels. Add in 140 litres of water storage and 93 litres of fuel capacity, and you’ve got the ingredients for extended periods of isolated travel and camping.
For those looking to travel further off the beaten track, a proper 4WD system includes a low range transfer case, raised suspension and the option of additional underbody protection. There’s also the option of all-terrain or mud-terrain tyres, on 17-inch alloy wheels.
Jabiru benefits from the Sprinter’s technology, which includes 360-degree camera, tyre pressure monitoring, Attention Assist & Active Brake Assist, automatic headlights and wipers. The 10.25-inch infotainment display has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as integrated navigation.
While the J4 model can seat four, all Jabiru models have a double bed at the back of the van, in either a north-south or east-west configuration.
The Trakka Jabiru J2M is priced from $195,000, while the J4 costs $205,000.