The world's largest single-story motorhome?
By Darren Quick
September 2, 2009
Running the risk of being mistaken for another pavilion at the recent Caravan Salon Motor Home and Caravan Trade Show in Dusseldorf was the Snakeliner President-Suite – a mobile house sitting atop a semitrailer that lets travelers satisfy their wanderlust while enjoying 969 sq ft (90m²) of living space.
The President-Suite, (which we’re assuming should be the Presidential Suite but is a victim of poor translation), measures 18m (59 ft) long and 2.5m (8.2 ft) wide - not including the driver’s cabin. But if that wasn’t big enough, both sides can be extended outward a further 1.125m (3.7ft) to make it 5m (16.4 ft) wide when fully set up.
And it isn’t just the size that makes this mobile behemoth feel like a house. Interior fittings such as the granite dining room table give a feel that isn’t at all lightweight and 'motorhomey'. Other lavish interior features include a big screen TV in every room, a king-size waterbed, washing machine, drier, satellite Internet, central heating system, sound proofing, remote-controlled door and fire extinguishing system.
On the outside the President-Suite boasts electric window shades, steel-reinforced door, thermo glass, and water and sewage tank. However, if you’re still not satisfied you can request optional extras such as an additional story, granite floors, garage for a vehicle, cellar for a motorboat and a helicopter-landing site!
Although the nominal price for the President-Suite is EUR€650,000 (approx. USD$922,825 at time of publication), the high levels of customization Snakeliner offers means that the price could vary by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Not exactly one for the budget traveler in any case.