Hybrids can get toremote locationsthat caravans cannot.The buildis fundamentally different to that of a caravan with a sturdier chassis and draw bar and an off road suspension ready to soak up the corrugations. A higher clearance is required to enter and exit washouts and a narrower body helps to squeeze down off road tracks. A shorter, lighter body and longer draw bar allow for a better turning circle, off road stability and nimbleness.
Likewise to withstand the corrugations, theinternal cabinetryis made of screwed, glued or bolted aluminium and composite panels rather than stapled ply wood.
Well designed hybrids areeasier to towon the highway as well with none of the sway and wind resistance issues that plague some caravans.
Internallya hybridismuch like a caravan with a large bed and bunk beds for children, and depending on size, a toilet, shower and seating area. However, thecooking facilitiesand fridgeareusually outside under an awning for that camping atmosphere,so cooking smells do not permeate thefurnishings andcookingis part of outside family life.
Set up timeis similar to a caravan with everything ready to go minutes from arrival.
Theundercarriageis galvanised for beach work and the body is made of corrosion resistant materials such as aluminium and composite panels.
Modcon hybrids have a substantialoff grid capabilitywith water and power being the first things you run out ofwhen remote camping. Water carrying capacity is at least 240 litres and battery capacity 200 amps withaBMS that allows both 12v and 240v charging from a variety of sources.Charging from the car, solar and generator are off grid staples with mains power charging available when you come in from the wild to restock at a caravan park.
Awningsare the roll out type or for more coverage and versatility a 270° swing around variety.
Additional luxuriescan include water and space heating that does not rely on 240v power and air conditioning that can be run offagenerator (although the latter is often banned inNational Parks).
Caravans are mostly designed for van parks, with mains water and power being plugged in upon arrival. Hybrids are designed to be independent of all that with the ability to get remote and stay there.