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FORBES 13 15YR EDITION

13′ 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.

AFFORDABLE OFFROAD CARAVAN

It’s time to experience a tough, well finished off-road caravan with just what you need.

Sporting an array of standard features never before seen in its class, combined with the off road pedigree you expect for a caravan, the Forbes 13 is a must have for the adventurer. Uncompromising comfort and convenience are packaged into this ultimate off grid hybrid caravan that won’t cost you the earth. Our sales team are ready to get you out on a lifetime of adventure.

The Forbes 13 represents years of customer feedback rolled into what will be a legend in off road caravanning. With the strength of an alloy frame and composite panel body on the proven engineering of the MDC chassis and off-road suspension, the Forbes 13 is your ticket to the wilds of the Aussie outback.

Forbes 13 Offroad Camper Trailer Makes Offgrid Camping Complete.

Generous standard inclusions make this one of our most comfortable caravans yet. Outside there is an electric awning with a fully enclosed annex for protection from the elements. The high-quality stainless-steel kitchen has a 4-burner cooktop fit for a chef. Hot and cold water is plumbed to the sink and the dish rack system incorporates a clever windbreak making cooking easier.

Beneath the cooktop is a cutlery drawer and beside the kitchen handy pantry slide for storing your cooking needs. Close by is a built-in recessed pantry that doubles as a table making it easy to prepare and serve food. This combination makes for an efficient and ergonomic kitchen layout you’ll love to use.

Upfront there is a large fridge slide that will take the large dual zone fridges popular with travellers and just above, a handy full width storage boot for longer items.

All the external hatches are MDC’s triple seal design. These provide the best possible protection against dust and water we’ve ever seen.

Inside there is a roomy ensuite with toilet and shower to make off grid camping a luxury and give you complete privacy.

The innerspring Queen size bed is a luxurious 200mm thick and has a comfy pillow top for the ultimate night’s sleep. Generous storage ensures all those items you need can be packed away for the journey.

For those winter nights there is a diesel heater as standard. Efficient and cost effective it makes the Forbes 13 a winter home away from home.

For summer you can choose to have an optional Dometic air conditioner fitted to the roof which will keep you cool through the summer months and make your Forbes 13 an all-year-round option.

To keep you powered all year round, the Forbes 13 has a 300-watt roof mounted solar power system. Managed by a Projecta IDC-25 DC to DC unit, this is truly off grid ready.

When using mains or generator power, the 7 stage Projecta charger takes great care of the 3 x 100ah AGM batteries.

A 1000watt Projecta inverter supplies 240-volt power for small appliances and caps off an excellent electronics package. This is all state of the art and simple to use.

To make off grid camping complete, the Forbes 13 has a large freshwater tank and a grey water tank that allows you to camp in areas requiring you to be fully self-contained.

The Forbes 13 has everything you need to take on all those roads less travelled.  Place your order now and start making your dreams a reality.

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

TOWBALL WEIGHT

Approx. 165kg

ATM

3000kg

TARE WEIGHT

Approx. 2100kg

INTERIOR FEATURES

Durable stylish finishes and a well designed interior make this the ultimate off grid home away from home. Queen size bed, ample storage and internal ensuite with shower and toilet will male every adventure a pleasure. Thermally efficient windows with combination screens and blinds make a controlled blend with the outside and provide complete privacy. OPTIONAL AIR CONDITIONER

EXTERNAL FEATURES

From the 300 watt solar system on top to the quality black alloy 16” wheels the Forbes 13 ia wrapped in features. In between there is an electric awning complete with annex, the most equipped stainless steel kitchen in this class boasting a pantry drawer with a built in cabinet right beside. Up front is a large fridge slide to accommodate the big dual zone fridges all protected by the triple seal hatch design.

EXPLORE FORBES 13 15YR EDITION

MDC AU Forbes 13 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   
13’ Hybrid Off-Road Caravan
BERTH   
2
BEDS   
1x Custom pillow-top Queen size innerspring mattress
MATTRESS SIZE   
2000mm L x 1700mm W x 250mm H
FINISH   
Galvanised chassis + external aluminium composite panel
BODY CONSTRUCTION   
Combination of welded aluminum 50 x 25 RHS and 75 x 25 RHS and 25X25 and 20X20 square aluminium alloy
TARE WEIGHT   
Approx. 2100kg
TOWBALL WEIGHT   
Approx. 165kg
ATM RATING   
3000kg
PAYLOAD   
Approx. 900Kg
SIZE OPEN WITH A/C   
6471mm L x 5285mm W x 3070mm H
SIZE OPEN WITHOUT A/C   
6471mm L x 5285mm W x 2842mm H
SIZE CLOSED (TRAVEL SIZE) WITH A/C   
5940mm L x 2290mm W x 2668mm H
SIZE CLOSED (TRAVEL SIZE) WITHOUT A/C   
5940mm L x 2290mm W x 2440mm H
ANNEX SIZE   
4.5m x 2m
ENSUITE TENT SIZE   
1.2m x 1.85m
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)   
1x 120L 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
FRIDGE SLIDE   
960mm L x 500mm 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   
2 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
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   
N/A
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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