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FORBES 12+ 15YR EDITION

12′ HYBRID OFF-ROAD CARAVAN
$195 per week*
From $54,990

15YR EDITION FEATURES

TRAIL ASSURE STABILITY CONTROLLER

Trail-Assure incorporates an asymmetric system in which it can accurately apply individual brakes compared to other sway controllers in the markets that apply brakes on both sides, which isn’t as effective. The unit automatically calculates and applies the appropriate braking solution where sway exceeds a safe level, reducing and controlling the trailer sway. This in turn results in the driver not having to intervene, providing a safer experience.

PROJECTA BATTERY MONITOR

Monitor your battery and power consumption in real-time by using the Projecta Battery Monitor. Featuring a sleek back-lit display, you can check your power usage at any time. Pair the battery monitor via Bluetooth with the Projecta App and have all the information directly on your device. The App provides real-time information on voltage, power consumption, time, capacity remaining, temperature, and more.

LIFEPRO+ LITHIUM BATTERY

The LiFePRO+ Lithium Iron Phosphate battery range provides unparalleled performance, durability, and off-grid capabilities within the lithium deep cycle battery technology space. Equipped with an internal battery management system (BMS) that continually monitors and optimises its prismatic cells during use, the LiFePRO+ internal BMS also protects the battery from fault conditions such as overcharge, over-discharge and short circuit.

REAR VIEW CAMERA

Visibility whilst towing and reversing is always a challenge. With a caravan in tow, your blind spots are larger which can make it difficult to safely change lanes, overtake or reverse. A rear-view camera fitter to your caravan can significantly improve visibility making your towing experience stress free. The wireless rear view camera fitted by MDC provides the ultimate all in one kit that allows an increase in visibility, manoeuvrability, and independence. MDC owners can now escape with more confidence.

MDC COUPLING LOCK

The MDC-LOK is designed and manufactured to deter the theft of your caravan. Its unique design allows it to be used both with a Cruisemaster DO-35 coupling as well as with the MDC Polyblock Coupling. The MDC-LOK is an easy-to-use device and takes only seconds to fit to your coupling.

The all new Forbes 12+ is proving to be a very popular new model, great for off-road caravanning for a small family of two or three. With a queen size bed and a handy bunk that can easily be removed, the Forbes 12+ is just the van you’re looking for.

A great looking van, it’s lightweight with a tare weight under 2 ton. Built on the proven MDC off road galvanised chassis, the body is built with a welded aluminium frame and bonded composite panel making it extremely strong and durable for those off-road tracks you want to venture on.

There is no shortage of great features in the Forbes 12 plus.

Lightweight, Packed With Features

The electric awning comes with a fully enclosed annex providing plenty of outside space for entertaining.

The high-grade stainless-steel kitchen is a gourmet’s delight with high BTU burners and auto ignition, a kitchen surround for windy conditions that doubles as a drying rack and hot and cold water plumbed to the sink.

A large drawer right beside the kitchen takes care of storage for cooking needs and utensils can be kept in the slide out cutlery drawer built into the kitchen.

Within easy reach is also a great slide out pantry with 2 shelves built into the body, that can be accessed from both inside and outside the van.

The front storage box is a leader in this class of caravan with a huge fridge slide to carry the popular family size fridges. On the opposite side is a large storage area for maybe a generator and on top a large flat space for poles and longer items.

Inside the van is a generous sized ensuite with shower and toilet making off grid camping a pleasure. The 14 litre Truma hot water system provides hot water at the flick of a switch. The Forbes 12+ also comes with two x 80 litre freshwater tanks and one x 80 litre Grey water tank for when you are free camping.

The innerspring queen size bed is 200mm thick with a comfy pillow top for a great night’s sleep.

The bunk bed is fitted with a sturdy ladder and safety rails to provide a sound and safe night’s sleep for your loved one. The bunk can be folded out of the way and the ladder removed to make use of the dinette.

For comfort on cold nights, the Forbes 12+ is already fitted with a diesel heater as standard. For hot summer days, you can choose to have your van supplied with the optional Dometic air conditioner to make your new Forbes 12+ an all-year-round pleasure to camp in.

The clever use of storage space in this van ensures you can take all the necessary items for camping comfort.

There is plenty of power with 3 x 100ah AGM batteries powered by the 300-watt roof mounted solar system. Power management is taken care of with a Projecta IDC 25 controller which also manages the power input from your tow vehicle via the 50-amp Anderson plug.

If you’re connecting to mains or generator power, the Projecta 7 stage charger will charge and condition your batteries quickly and continuously.

All these great features are built on the trusted MDC chassis and off-road suspension package.

The chassis is fully engineered in Solidworks to ensure it is strong and durable. Fitted with MDC’s coil sprung trailing arm suspension and twin shock absorbers, you’re ready to tackle the wilds of the Australian outback with absolute confidence.

At MDC we are extremely proud of the Forbes 12+, lightweight, packed with features and off road ready for your next adventure.

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

TOWBALL WEIGHT

Approx. 160kg

ATM

3000kg

TARE WEIGHT

Approx. 2170kg

INTERIOR FEATURES

The clever interior layout is backed up by high-quality durable finishes to last you a lifetime. Stylish yet easy to clean, the cabinetry is built strong to endure the test of time and harsh conditions using quality hardware and materials that won’t let you down. OPTIONAL AIR CONDITIONER

EXTERNAL FEATURES

The Forbes 12+ is wrapped in an array of external features designed to make camping more comfortable. A large external fridge slide, gourmet outdoor kitchen with fold down table and electric awning make for comfy outdoor living. Ample front boot and side storage ensure you can take all the necessities for camping comfort while external lighting makes it a night and day activity.

EXPLORE FORBES 12+ 15YR EDITION

MDC AU Forbes 12 Plus Offroad caravan 2D Floorplan

Please Note:Above 3D Floorplan is a representative pictorial of floorplan/layout only, please refer to actual product photos for design features and benefits.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL   
Trail-Assure™ BG-5000 – electronic stability control with asymmetric braking (off-road ready)
WIRELESS REAR VIEW CAMERA   
2.4GHz digital wireless rear view camera + 5″ portablemonitor
DECAL DESIGN   
Standard MDC FORBES decal design
ROCKSLIDERS   
MDC Orange special edition rocksliders
COUPLING LOCK   
MDC LOK – coupling lock
BATTERY   
LiFePRO+™ 12V 200Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate battery
AC(240V) CHARGER    
Projecta IC50 – 12V automatic 50A 5-stage lithium battery charger
DC(12V) CHARGER   
Projecta IDC25L – 25A 5-stage Intelli-Charge 9-32V lithium DC/ solar battery charger
BATTERY MONITOR   
Projecta BM500-BT – battery monitor with Bluetooth connectivity
STYLE   
12’ Hybrid Off-Road Caravan
BERTH   
3
BEDS   
1x Custom pillow-top King size innerspring mattress 1x single high-density foam front bunk
MATTRESS SIZE   
Bed – 2000mm L x 1700mm W x 200mm H Bunk – 1700mm L x 600mm W x 80mm H
FINISH   
Galvanised chassis + external aluminium composite panel
BODY CONSTRUCTION   
Combination of welded aluminum 50 x 25 RHS and 75X25RHS and 25X25 square aluminium alloy
TARE WEIGHT   
Approx. 2170kg
TOWBALL WEIGHT   
Approx. 160kg
ATM RATING   
3000kg
PAYLOAD   
Approx. 830Kg
SIZE OPEN WITH A/C   
6793mm L x 5285mm W x 3085mm H
SIZE OPEN WITHOUT A/C   
6793mm L x 5285mm W x 2862mm H
SIZE CLOSED (TRAVEL SIZE) WITH A/C   
6260mm L x 2280mm W x 2600mm H
SIZE CLOSED (TRAVEL SIZE) WITHOUT A/C   
6260mm L x 2280mm W x 2377mm H
ANNEX SIZE   
5.1m x 2m
ENSUITE TENT SIZE   
1.2m x 1.2m
DRAWBAR   
150mm x 50mm – Q345 Galvanised Steel RHS
COUPLING   
Cruisemaster™ DO35 hitch
JOCKEY WHEEL   
10” swing-up and lockable
WHEELS & TYRES   
16X7.5 6/139.7 aluminium alloy wheels fitted with 265/75 R16 Goodride radial mud terrain + 2x spares
SUSPENSION   
X-TRACK Independent coil spring suspension with 2x TOUGH TRAX Shock absorbers on each side
BRAKES   
12″ electromagnetic brakes with handbrake and drawbar mounted emergency breakaway system
STABILISER LEGS   
4 x heavy duty lockable and adjustable drop down
JACK & JACKING POINTS   
CASP 1500kg high-lift scissor jack & integrated jacking points
AWNING   
3.3m 12V electric cassette awning
ANNEX   
Full annex, enclosed roof, walls, floor and draft skirt
GAS CYLINDER HOLDERS   
2x 9kg gas cylinder holders with LCC27 pigtail connector
JERRY CAN STORAGE   
2x 20L jerry can holders
WATER TANK(S)   
2 x 80L fresh water & 1x 80L grey water
WATER DELIVERY   
12V electric marine diaphragm pump
KITCHEN CONSTRUCTION (INTERNAL)   
N/A
KITCHEN CONSTRUCTION (EXTERNAL)   
Slide out stainless Steel body with gas hob cooktop & washboard sink with plumbed hot & cold water supply
STONE GUARD   
Chequer plate stone guard & gas storage locker with forward-facing mud flap protection Integrated central aluminium toolbox
FRIDGE SLIDE   
600mm L x 490mm W x 570mm H (passenger side)
SHOWER & ENSUITE   
Hot/cold external shower includes wall-mounted ensuite tent
SERVERY TABLE   
Passthrough storage hatch with drop-down door
ENSUITE   
Thetford C400 Cassette toilet + hot & cold plumbed shower
WINDOWS/ BLINDS & SCREENS   
Double acrylic glazed windows and double cassette blind with flyscreen and block-out, Zip down ventilation with midge-proof screens
SKYLIGHT(S) AND ROOF HATCHES   
Skylight over the bed with 12V lighting and double cassette blind
AIR CONDITIONER   
OPTIONAL Truma Aventa comfort 2400W roof-mounted air conditioning system with integrated heat pump
HOT WATER SYSTEM   
14L Truma UltraRapid (gas-operated)
REFRIGERATOR   
N/A
COOKER INTERNAL   
N/A
COOKER EXTERNAL (SLIDE OUT KITCHEN)   
Stainless steel 4-burner gas hob cooktop with cast iron pan support
DIESEL HEATER   
2KW diesel air heater with variable control and 10L fuel tank
WASHING MACHINE    
N/A
MICROWAVE   
N/A
SOLAR   
3 x 100W solar panels
INVERTER   
Projecta IM1000 – 12V 1000W modified sine wave inverter
LIGHTING INTERNAL   
12V LED lighting throughout with wireless switching
LIGHTING EXTERNAL   
12V LED lighting throughout, position markers, indicator & stop/tail lights + awning and offside wall lighting with blue light up entry door grab handle
POWER OUTLETS INTERNAL   
3 x 12V accessory sockets 1 x 5V dual USB charging port (1A & 2A split) 1 x F-type TV outlet 3 x 240V double pole GPOs
POWER OUTLETS EXTERNAL   
2 x Anderson plugs 1 x 12V accessory sockets 0 x 240V double-pole GPOs
SOUND SYSTEM   
Stereo head unit with internal & external speakers
TV    
HD LED TV with 12V compatibility, USB and full motion TV bracket
TV ANTENNA   
OPTIONAL Winegard Sensar HV directional TV antenna
12V FANS   
1x Caframo Sirocco II 12V wall-mounted 3-speed fan
OPTIONAL EXTRAS

OWNERS MANUALS

2022 VER DOWNLOAD

FEATURES & INCLUSIONS

LIFE WARRANTY

Lifetime Structural Chassis
and Drawbar Warranty

ISO 9001 CERTIFIED

Internationally Recognized Quality Management

FACTOR 5 CHASSIS

Engineered & Tested For The Harshest Conditions

OFF-GRID LIVING

Powered By PROJECTA

MEGA HUB

12” Electric Drum Brakes

STABILISER LEGS

Keeps Your Caravan Steady in Winds During the Duration of Your Stay

EXTERNAL ENSUITE

An Enclosed Hot/Cold Shower Tent Provides Both Privacy and Hygiene

SUSPENSION

Improved Suspension System Increases Safety and Comfort

DUAL SPARE WHEELS

Gas Assisted Carrier

COUPLING

A Secure Point of Connection Between The Caravan and Tow Vehicle is Assured

SOLAR

Converts Sunlight into DC Electricity to be Stored in The Battery for Free Power

STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN

Hard-wearing Stainless Steel Kitchen

WATER TANK

Large Water Tanks Capable of Providing Fresh and Grey Water as You Need

INTERNAL POWER

Gives the Option of Turning On and Off Appliances Whilst the Battery is Running

HOT WATER SYSTEM

Provides Readily Available Warm Water For Washing Hands, Dishes or Showering

CHASSIS

Q345 Galvanised Steel Frame Guarantees a Solid Foundation for your Caravan

STABILITY CONTROLLER

TRAIL-ASSURE Monitors The Sway and Makes Corrections to Resolve the Issue

BATTERY MONITOR

Allows You to Monitor Your Battery and Power Consumption in Real-Time

LITHIUM BATTERY

12V Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Powers the Appliances and Equipment

BATTERY MONITOR

Allows You to Monitor Your Battery and Power Consumption in Real-Time

COUPLING LOCK

MDC-LOK is Designed and Manufactured to Deter Theft to Make your Trailer Safer

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