Pangea Lifting Roof ®

(US 9,302,605 B1)



Global Expedition Vehicles has raised the roof to give you more living area and greater comfort!

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Global Expedition Vehicles’ Pangea Lifting Roof ® model can be built on a medium to heavy duty chassis, in various cab configurations.  When in the lowered position, the windows are covered with the hard side top section while maintaining full walking height within.  The raised position exposes a huge loft area that can be configured to your choice of sleeping layouts, up to two queen size beds. This leaves the downstairs open for day-to-day activities for the entire family.


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This larger chassis also allows you to carry greater quantities of water and fuel, extending your range and self sufficiency.

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Lower Living Area


Upper Loft Sleeping Area

  * Bed area can be changed to accommodate one double bed or two single beds according to your preference.



The specifications, listed below, are for a custom vehicle  designed and manufactured for a specific client.  Since the Pangea Lifting Roof ® is a custom produced unit, items may be deleted and/or added according to specific needs and desires.

Pangea Lifting Roof ® Body

  • Body Construction – SCS (Structural Composite Sandwich) 3 ply body panels. A highly insulating structural core sandwiched between interior fiberglass reinforced polyester (see details on website engineering page)
  • SCS Floor panel, 4.33″ (110mm), with totally sealed integrated welded steel frame and surfaces of fiberglass reinforced polyester
  • G-KAS mounting (GXV-Kinetic Attachment System) Body isolating mount system
  • Cab-to-Cabin Access
  • Entrance Door / Storage Compartments with double seals
  • Doors include a Stainless Steel 3 point lock system and Stainless Steel hinges
  • SCS entrance and storage doors, 2.36’’(60mm), integrated into the body walls
  • Pangea Lifting Roof® Design – 2 queen sized beds in loft area when roof is extended upwards, however, multiple configurations may be applied, depending on sleeping requirements
  • Entrance Stair System
  • Exterior Tool/Utility Boxes
  • Available in 16’ to 18’ lengths

Windows / Skylights

  • Armor Vision™ Windows
  • Dual Steel Locking Points
  • Integrated Blinds and Mosquito Screen in Windows
  • Dometic Skylight, with Integrated Blinds and Mosquito Screen

Body Options

  • Body Graphics Package:  The GXV Art & Design department can assist you. You may even be able to use your own photos!


Kitchen / Galley / Dining

  • U-shaped seating area for up to 4 people with adjustable swivel top table on pedestal is located at the rear of the cabin
  • Seating area converts into additional sleeping area
  • Wood dining table
  • Dometic® skylight
  • All drawers and cabinet doors are equipped with positive locking hardware
  • Stainless steel sink has prep area / drain board incorporated into it, with single handle faucet
  • Marine grade stainless steel 2-drawer freezer / refrigerator with a positive lock system
  • Webasto® Diesel Cook top. Flameless diesel burner is integrated into a CERAN® cooking surface designed for 2 small, or 1 large, pot or saucepan – Control panel includes a temperature control, high-elevation button, and hot surface indicator
  • Microwave/convection oven with bake, roast & grill features
  • Stainless steel towel bar

Bed Area

  • The roof of the Pangea Lifting Roof® is designed to lift, in parked position to expose 2 separate queen sized sleeping areas (sleeping areas may be configured for various accomodations)
  • Stairs wind from the cabin below to access the loft area.  The stair treads are hinged and lift to reveal hidden storage for small items
  • Window with Screen and Roller Shade located at front of raised roof – the front bedroom
  • (2) Reading lamps for each bed area


Wash Room

  • Thetford® Cassette Toilet
  • Oval Stainless Steel Sink with faucet
  • Shower – Adjustable height head
  • Teak medicine cabinet with mirror
  • Teak sink cabinet for storage with Corian® counter-top
  • Ventilation window

Interior Finishes

  • Ceilings:  White Washable surface
  • Flooring:  Plynyl® or Engineered Hardwood
  • Walls:  White Washable surface

Interior Options

  • Hand crafted wood kitchen cabinets with granite or solid surface  tops
  • Custom made bedspread
  • Flooring:  Cork
  • Composting Toilet

Utilities and Technical


  • Onan QD 3200 Quiet Diesel generator. 3200 watts of power in a special sound-controlled housing provides ample power for Air Conditioning with power to spare.
  • Outback® Inverter: 2,800 Watt, Mobile, 30 amp AC input, 120v/60 Hz, with true sine wave AC electricity and integrated smart battery charger
  • Solar Panels: – (2) High Efficiency 200 watt PV modules
  • Solar charge controller
  • Control panels for power management and monitoring of liquid levels
  • Battery main switch with overload interrupter
  • (3) 255 Ah AGM batteries – 765 Ah Total
  • Marine Grade wiring, and switching systems
  • Power outlets for 12V DC and 120V AC
  • 120v shore power connection


  • Webasto® Hydronic Thermo-90 Coolant Heater operates from 6,100 to 26,000 Btu. Provides engine-off heating, maintains minimum operating engine temperature, and preheats engine in cold weather with high altitude control module
  • Hydronic Heaters on Thermostatic Control
  • 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner, with integrated Heat module
  • Fantastic Vent #6600 with RF Remote in Loft Area

Water Supply

  • 140 gallons (532 liters) freeze-proof drinking water tank
  • Stainless Steel Indel Marine hot water heater
  • 42 gallons (160 liters) gray water tank
  • Water pre-filtration system

Audio-Visual System

  • Ceiling mount TV monitor
  • Mobile Audio System: CD, DVD, AM/FM, SD Card,  MP3 connection
  • (4) Cabin Speakers


  • Marine grade Cabin Lighting: Low Amperage Fluorescent and LED Spots
  • LED Reading Lights at Dining and Bed
  • Motion-sensor LED light above at entry door

Safety Equipment

  • Fire & smoke detector/alarm & Fire Extinguisher

Utility and Technical Options

  • Webasto® EVO 3900w Air Heater with low fuel consumption (.05 to .13 gph during operation), operates at variable temperatures via electronic thermostat. Short heat up times cycles
  • Hella HID 4,000 Lights
  • KVH Satellite Dish
  • Additional Battery Capacity
  • Additional Solar Panels
  • Rear Backup Camera
  • Built-In Coffee Maker
  • Extraction Mats mounted on rear
  • Spare tire mounted on rear with manual or electric hoist


Each Pangea Lifting Roof® is custom built for our customers.  Chassis options also include Freightliner,

Western Star, and other medium duty trucks with single, extended cab, and crew cab configurations.




Visit our engineering and Gallery pages for pictures and details to many features.

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Notice: GXV is constantly striving to improve our expedition vehicles. Therefore we must reserve the right to modify the design and features described in our literature and website, to delete such features, or to add new features as may be necessary in our discretion, without further notice. Pricing is also subject to change until a contract is signed.


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