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With staycations on the rise, it is of little surprise more of us are thinking about investing in a campervan. 

But very few will enjoy travelling in the sort of luxury the extravagant ‘Commander’ motorhome affords.

The two-storey, 40ft long model from Australian firm SLRV boasts 10 bunk beds, four televisions and a fully functional kitchen, offering passengers the sort of comfort found in a modern city apartment.  

There is also no need to visit another campsite toilet block because the vehicle comes complete with a spacious shower and toilet.

Families eager to travel together without sitting on top of each other can also breathe a sigh of relief – there is plenty of space to relax on the sleek leather sofas, which overlook the polished monochrome kitchen. 

But all of this luxury comes at a price, with estimates putting the cost of the Commander at up to AUD$2.08million (£1.1million/$1.5million).

This dwarfs the $150,000 (£82,000) Australians typically spend on a motorhome. Making the most of the available space, the designers tucked a washing machine into a cavity that can be accessed from the outside.

Go big or go home! The two-storey, 40ft long ‘Commander’ model from Australian firm SLRV boasts 10 bunk beds, four televisions and a fully functional kitchen, offering passengers the sort of comfort found in a modern city apartment

An aluminium roof rack provides additional storage space over the cab, which also has a side ladder for easy access, spotlights to guide the way in poor visibility and metal sidebars to protect the truck from low-hanging tree branches. 

The amenities continue in the kitchen with 475l of freezer space – more than double the 40l-230l capacity found in most campervans. 

Meanwhile cupboards and storage containers are made from premium plastic with soft-close runners and compression latches which stop drawers from rattling over bumps and potholes, giving you a smoother drive. 

As you might expect from such a luxury offering, the motorhome can be fitted with almost any appliance, including an induction stove, convection ovens and microwaves, diesel-powered water heaters and speaker systems for entertainment.

Buyers can choose from a range of bathroom layouts, all of which include a mirrored vanity, shower and toilet. 

Sleek: The polished monochrome kitchen has modern fittings and plenty of space to prepare food on the road

Tight squeeze: There is space to sleep 10 - perfect for a big family - but you have to sleep head-to-toe (above)

Sleek: The polished monochrome kitchen has modern fittings and plenty of space to prepare food on the road 

Attention has also been paid to the functionality.  

The carriage is mounted on a German-made truck typically used to carry refrigerated containers for medium and long-haul transportation, making it perfect for longer road trips and off-road conditions.  

Every piece is waterproof and fire retardant for safety and durability, whether you’re exploring rainforest or desert. 

The windows are double-glazed to protect the interior from the elements all year round. 

Fly screens are fitted across the inside, blocking out mosquitoes and other insects found deep in the wilds of the outback. 

Depending on single or two-storey configuration, the Commander can hold between 500 and 1,000 litres of water at a time – perfect for long-term travel across remote regions.

No nonsense:  The carriage is mounted on a MAN TGS, a German-made truck typically used to carry refrigerated containers for medium and long-haul transportation. The tough base (pictured) makes it perfect for off-road trips

No nonsense:  The carriage is mounted on a MAN TGS, a German-made truck typically used to carry refrigerated containers for medium and long-haul transportation. The tough base (pictured) makes it perfect for off-road trips

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