16 Mar Bruder EXP-6 Camper – It’s Not What You Think or Expect
Don’t be fooled by the exterior! The Bruder EXP-6 may look like 1000 pounds of steel; however, it is a modern-day marvel. The $80,000 evolution of the family camper combines luxury amenities into an overland-capable pull-behind.
Bruder offers customization packages as aggressive as “military” uses. However, the basic form was constructed with family outings in mind.
Features of the Bruder EXP-6 Camper
- 22 feet long and is less than 6½ feet wide. That’s about the same as most SUVs, so this thing tracks
fine wherever your car can fit. Bruder claims drivers won’t need extended mirrors to see around it.
- The double-axle chassis is equipped with eight vertically mounted shock absorbers and a remote-operated independent air suspension system. This means you can lower it for highway driving without scraping any overpasses, and raise it up for off-road ground clearance.
- The body is a 30mm-thick composite material Bruder specs is “up to 50 percent lighter than conventional constructions,” though it doesn’t state what the composite is. The base model EXP-6 is just over 3,700 lbs.
- The chassis is also sealed airtight, keeping water, muck, and corroding agents out.
- Push a button and the trailer self-levels, the rear hatch lifts to reveal external shower and main door, and the pop-top extends to allow up to 7-feet of interior standing room.
- The bathroom contains a hot shower, retractable sink, and flush toilet. There’s also a second shower accessible from outside.
- The camper can sleep six. It comes equipped with a dedicated queen-size bed and a fold-out sofa that sleeps two in the lounge area. Bunkbeds for two more people can be installed near the ceiling as an add-on.
- A stainless steel kitchen sink and diesel-powered ceramic cooktop are accessed from inside and outside the vehicle. You can add an interior fridge-freezer.
- A port-side hatch on the exterior reveals full kitchen storage and a small galley, complete with fridge-freezer pull-out drawer (units sold as an option). Potable, filtered water comes from three tanks that hold up to 200 liters total.
- For power, a 260-amp solar power system is included. 200-400-amps of battery power come standard. There’s also a Bose sound system, LED adjustable mood lighting, and windows on both walls and the ceiling.
- You control all climate, suspension, and mechanical diagnostics remotely or through an app.
Bruder is taking orders now and it will ship units to North America. But there’s a nine-month waiting list so far. Check it out if you want to have your adventure and sleep comfortably through it, too.
This ain’t your grandpa’s pop-up camper!