GoRV - Digital Magazine Issue #52 - Page 10

Setting up the Ranger X is a matter of releasing a series of over-centre catches but it ’ s a slight squeeze to climb inside in order to lift the roof . Mars has fitted a couple of handles to the roof to allow you to push it up ( or pull it down ). While it ’ s easy to close the roof , pushing it open is a little awkward .
Having said that , I think the interior does a number of things very well . There are 12V points in all the right places , a massive bed for the parents , a couple of bunks across the front , and even a pullout dinette table .
The base of the main bed lifts on gas struts to reveal a Truma Saphir reverse-cycle airconditioner . With the bed base lifted up , you can raise the back rest of a small seat that is fitted at the end of the bed .
The top bunk can be lowered so that it rests across the front wall when not in use , which opens things up a little inside . Underneath the bottom bunk , however , you ’ ll find what is perhaps this rig ’ s biggest compromise : a slide-out tray for a portable fridge .
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