Why is Derubis different from others?

The importance of details emerges everywhere. Timeless design. Comfortable, extremely stylish, with balanced proportions, carefully selected materials and accessories. Nothing is left to chance; we have made the most of every square centimeter. The interiors can be customized by mix and matching both the colors of the furniture and those of the fabrics.

DISCOVER THE POINT-BY-POINT DIFFERENCES OF DERUBIS SOLUTIONS COMPARED TO THE PROPOSALS OF THE MAIN MARKET OPERATORS

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OTHERS*

INFILTRATIONS

Derubis

For almost 40 years it has been making all the living cells in a single piece of fiberglass (without any joints), borrowing construction techniques from the nautical and aeronautical sectors and guaranteeing the avant-garde in terms of watertightness, solidity and durability.

Others

They are composed of assembled panels supported by metal and sometimes wooden structures. No company can guarantee waterproofing over the years because sealants, glues and joints, however advanced, deteriorate and deform due to vibrations, causing infiltrations and consequently damage to the structure and interiors.

INSULATING MATERIALS

Derubis

The fiberglass monocoque is insulated with Expanded Polyurethane which allows the best insulation available on the market, allowing lower thicknesses that allow to limit the weight and increase the living space inside.

Others

The insulation is obtained through the coupling of aluminum panels with insulating materials of different manufacture and yield. Most manufacturers use cheaper Styrofoam panels with a lower insulation capacity than polyurethane.

THERMAL BRIDGES

Derubis

The fiberglass shell, as a single piece, has no joint or thermal bridge, guaranteeing comfort and savings in terms of consumption for heating and cooling over time.

Others

Climate comfort is strongly conditioned by the thermal bridges that are created in the interstices and between the joints. As for infiltrations, the construction method makes it practically impossible to avoid their presence and this affects thermal performance and comfort.

SAFETY AND SOLIDITY

Derubis

The fiberglass shell is resistant and elastic, absorbing shocks and protecting passengers.

Others

The panels are bolted to the structure and in the event of an accident it is easy for them to break, endangering passengers and third parties.

RESISTANCE AND REPAIR

Derubis

The fiberglass and polyurethane foam sandwich are very solid and resistant but at the same time elastic. The hail does not cause any damage and the body in case of bumps or scratches is easily repairable. This also allows for significant savings in weather damage insurance.

Others

If aluminum is used on the exterior of vehicles and it suffers a hail, it is not repairable and must be completely replaced. A simple bump or scratch also requires the replacement of the entire bulkhead with huge costs.

* This table takes into consideration the solutions typically proposed by the 90% of medium-high range manufacturers. In fact, almost all the caravans on the market are industrially produced with similar construction materials and techniques and with walls made of aluminum panels and insulating materials assembled together with metal and sometimes wood structures.

CREATING LUXURIOUS, SAFE AND COMFORTABLE CARAVANS REQUIRES TIME, KNOW-HOW AND CAREFULLY SELECTED PREMIUM MATERIALS.

Greater value over time means investing more time in the production of caravans. We take care of every detail, spending about 10 times longer than traditional paneled campers. But how is a Derubis Caravan camper born? Why did we choose to produce it in a different way than the alternatives on the market and what does this mean in terms of greater quality, comfort and durability? Let’s find out here step by step:

The Derubis monocoque, made entirely of fiberglass and insulated with polyurethane foam without any joints, is produced using a HAND LAY-UP process. Manual lamination is a technique in which the laminate is progressively composed through the sequential arrangement of all the sheets that characterize the final lay-up. The design, planning, and realization of the mockup and ultimately of the mold are meticulously carried out in the Derubis manufacturing plant.

The chassis is first prepared and fitted. The fluid tanks are housed between the two chassis side members. The water and heating pipes are prepared together with the tanks. The monocoque, complete with floor is then installed on the AL-KO chassis.

  • 100% WATERPROOF
  • 100% MONOBLOCK
  • 100% WITHOUT WOOD PANELS
  • 100% WITHOUT METAL PARTS
  • 100% WITHOUT THERMAL BRIDGES
  • 100% CORROSION FREE

Fiberglass is an extremely resistant, elastic and light material. This great elasticity eliminates the risk of hail damage and confers rigidity, protection and durability over time to the entire living cell. Furthermore, unlike metal, fiberglass is not a thermal conductor. A body made of metal or that contains metal parts cannot retain heat inside, it is naturally conducted to the colder outside – consequently it cannot guarantee good internal thermal comfort. The fiberglass monocoque, on the other hand, is a sandwich structure made exclusively of fiberglass and polyurethane foam.

Once the inside of the fiberglass monocoque is heated, there is no dispersion / exchange of heat from the inside to the outside – the heat remains inside. The thermal comfort is unparalleled and the savings in terms of consumption are evident.