Malibu - a decent camper at a nice price

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The fact that the oncoming motorhome is the Malibu is hard to miss, because the great inscription between the headlights is hard to miss. If, however, someone is particularly unobservant, the logo on the roof window, on the sides and at the rear of the vehicle will remind him of the brand.

Why does the manufacturer care so much that the name of his motorhome is well remembered? Perhaps it is because Cathargo 's mother company is still better known among those interested in caravanning than its "baby" named Malibu .

Malibu now offers a complete range of motorhomes, from a van to a fully integrated motorhome. The middle of the offer is occupied by the semi-integrated model and this is what we will be dealing with today.

This proposal is interesting because the semi-integrated and integrated cars are almost identical campers , differing mainly in terms of their "packaging" and price. In this case, the nicer form costs 10,000 euros, while the content is very similar (if not identical!).

Triplets that are hard to tell apart

The semi-integrated Malibu comes in three basic variants with a length of 666 cm (T410), 694 cm (T440) and 720 cm (T460). Interestingly, the length does not actually affect the starting price, which in any case amounts to approx. 60 thousand. euro .

Each version has 3.5 tons of gross vehicle weight (for an additional 4.25 tons) and has four sleeping places . In the smallest motorhome, the main bed is located across the vehicle, in the middle one there is a French bed with convenient access from both sides , and in the longest version there are two single beds with access from the inside.

The differences also concern the location of the wardrobes and the arrangement of the bathrooms. In the T440 model, the toilet and shower are in separate rooms, while in the others they are integrated.


Contoured standard

Regardless of which variant we choose, the equipment of the motorhome will be mostly the same. By choosing Malibu, we can expect, among others ventilated cabinets, LED lighting in the cabin, a contoured worktop, or an L-shaped couch , placed at a rotating table in the front part of the cabin.

The Malibu has a heated floor , connected to the Truma Combi 6 system. The clean water tank has a capacity of 110 liters, and the waste water tank has a capacity of 100 liters. The slimtower fridge-freezer can hold 140 liters of food. Importantly, the refrigerator can operate in three different power modes: 12 V, 230 V or gas.


Modern, but without overpaying

Let's not forget about the skylight visible from the outside, the external elements that increase aerodynamics and the durable GRP material , which is used on the roof, in the chassis and on the front hood. These are also important advantages of the Malibu. The floor in this motorhome is of course double, which allowed to isolate it from the ground and create space for storage spaces.

Although the standard equipment is quite rich, we can also use additional packages , the prices of which are in the range of approx. 1-3 thousand. euro. So you have to count that we will pay about 65,000 for a well-equipped Malibu. euro, but at this price we will have everything we need.

However, if we are interested in a new motorhome in a slightly cheaper version, Malibu will also have an interesting proposition for us. A motorhome-van in a newer version than the one described here is available for approx. 42 thousand. euro (in Germany).

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