Jurgens Campworld’s new Penta is going to turn heads, and particularly the heads of current Penta owners who are going to sit upright in their camping chairs before rushing off to their nearest dealer to talk upgrade!
The new Penta has been a long time in the making, so much so that one could not really tell the difference between a recent model and one that is decades old. For those dyed in the wool Jurgens owners – excitement.
Speaking to Jurgen Adler, the team leader at Jurgens, he says everything on the new Penta is totally new, nothing has been carried over from the previous model, except maybe the fire extinguisher, Jockey wheel, and, of course, the name.
So, starting at the top: the pop-top roof profile has been changed for better water run-off and protection of the roof surround, which should now remain high and dry; aluminium side walls have been replaced with moulded fiberglass; acrylic ‘Perspex’ windows have been replaced with tinted Widney Armourplate Shatterprufe glass; the kitchen moves outside under the awning with a new slide-out kitchen; there are new bold graphics on a clean, white, handsome body – and there are perhaps even aggressive looking alloy wheel rims – all enough to make this model stand out from the old Penta.
Inside it is a four-berth model with tastefully chosen fabrics that will jumpstart the hormones of the woman folk into wanting all sorts of add-ons to complement the interior.
The layout now features a fixed, island double bed at the rear, framed with stylish, padded headboards and concealed, colourful led lights. There is also a vanity basin on the left of the bed with a cut-out for stowing a hairdryer plus a magnifying vanity mirror on the wall next to the hand basin.
Up front there is a four-seater dinette converting into a second double bed, and the seat cushions have durable ‘pleather’ material on one side for daytime user and fabric on the other side.
Outside is the new kitchen layout, it features a single plate 220V electric induction stove, wash basin, microwave oven, slide-out cutlery and crockery drawers. The microwave too is on a slide-out, as well as a condiments tray.
Catering is for six people, in case you have friends over. All in all it’s a compact kitchen, and not too far from the double doored (top and bottom) electric fridge inside the Penta.
Cost at the time of going to press, R359 999.