Family run Elross has built a reputation over the past 30 years of making caravans for use in some of the harshest conditions in Australia – mine sites.
Based in Beckenham Western Australia, it designs and custom builds 4×4 caravans, 5th wheelers, food trucks, motor homes and industrial vehicles.
Its ECX Off-Road series uses cutting edge techniques and fabrication to build a tough van to tackle life off the beaten tracks.
“We give customers an experience when they build an Elross ECX,” general manager Declan O’Brien said.
“They get to assist us in the design process where we let them take the pen and paper and they get to create their own van, the way they want.
“We give them as much freedom as possible and encourage them to visit the factory from time to time for a cuppa while their ECX is under construction, something that is not readily available in W.A.”.
The ECX range starts in 4.5m (15ft) single axle and works its way up to 6.4m (21ft) with tandem axles.
The heart of each ECX is the in-house designed and built Duragal steel tubular chassis with the ride taken care of by Cruisemaster XT coil with twin G30 shocks or XT airbag options which are available in a range of capacities and shock absorber configurations.
At the front is a Cruisemaster V3 coupling on a 150x50x3mm Duragal drawbar linked backed to the suspension hangers for increased stiffness,
The ECX gets its tough looks with insulated 50mm SIPS panel wall and roof structure, that is integrated into the van’s chassis.
It sits on 16-inch black Sunraysia steel wheels with 265/75 R16 BF Goodrich KM3 tyres.
Underneath are two 95L freshwater and one 95L grey water Rotomoulding one-piece tanks with the option to upgrade to 120L.
On top two 150W Dometic solar panels power twin 120amp deep cycle AGM batteries with the option to upgrade to lithium.
The electrics are operated by a Red Arc BMS 30 amp system and a Red Arc display system.
The exterior capping is not just for looks, it serves as a structural element to the body providing additional strength and rigidity.
Inside is a queen-size bed on an aluminium frame that lifts to access storage underneath and a two-person dinette or club lounge with swing away table. But that’s the beauty of an Elross, your interior choice is endless.
The kitchen includes a Thetford Top Line 922 hob, sphere range hood and Dometic glass topped sink.
In the ensuite is a Dometic C4110 cassette toilet and a custom Elross shower cubicle with Pivotech shower door.
The temperature is controlled by a 3.2kW Dometic Freshjet 3200 rooftop reverse cycle air conditioner.
All the ECX’s cabinetry and joinery is made onsite using modern composite panels and marine grade woods.
The cabinetry is additionally fastened through the chassis ensuring the furniture will go the distance.
The ECX’s robust and heavy duty construction creates a van that is ready to tackle the rough stuff, all made right here in Western Australia.
Check out elross.com.au for more information.