Three rooms, kitchen, toilet facilities on 7’ 10” inside
length by 6’2 3/4‚ such in the living unit offered by Mr Aubert, of the
firm of CMS Aubercar at Notlan-le-Fuzelier, in central France, for
installation on your Diesel or petrol CX, to house three.
All too often the ‚”camping car” formula is connected with a large,
clumsy vehicle of dubious manoeuvrability. The idea of transforming a
CX saloon into a camping-car is not devoid of interest: comfort,
silence and constant ground clearance are built in. And while the
camping-car’s canopy considerably increases the frontal area and
interferes with the car’s air-penetration coefficient, this still
remains sufficiently low for the car to do over 80 mph for a
consumption of about 31 mpg in the case of the CX 2500 Diesel.
The added “camping” part is made up of a 2.36” x 1.18” x 0.12”
angle-iron framework bolted to the standard car platform. The
sandwich-panel partitions ensure proper insulation and soundproofing.
The roof can be raised on collapsible walls to a height of 6’4”.
There are two doors, one on the right-hand side, the other at the rear.
Among the fittings are a 26-gal. water tank supplying the sink and
washbasin through an electric pump, a water-heater and a standard 28-lb
butane gas cylinder; an 11-gal (1 3/4 cu. ft.) refrigerator, a chemical
or pulping closet; and an electric circuit comprising dual batteries
and a rectifying charger.
Layout: coming in from the back, washing facilities (partitioned off)
lie to the right (washbasin, WC, shower, cupboard), a kitchenette to
the left. Two persons canoccupy a bed measuring 4’ 1”x 6’ 2”
breadthwise, where the table and two seats normally are. Above, in the
canopy: storage space, or a 3rd bed measuring 6’ 0” lengthwise.
Not Buckingham Palace, of course, but for an overall outside length of
only 16’ 4 ?”, a width of 6’ 6” and a height of 6’ 10”, not too bad,
don’t you think?