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

The Pangea Lifting Roof model is designed to allow extra living space within the same footprint as a standard model. 

ROOF DOWN – Gives full-height access to kitchen, bath, dining.

Windows are covered with roof down for extra security.

ROOF UP – Exposes upper Sleeping Loft, which can accommodate 2 Separate Sleeping areas.  Each Sleeping area can be configured as 1-Queen or 2-Twin Beds, to sleep up to 4 persons.

Pangea  Body Specifications

  • Body dimensions – Length 17′ (5181mm), Width 96″ (2438mm)
  • Custom lengths available up to 25′ (7620mm)
  • Body Construction – SCS-Structural Composite Sandwich panels, 110mm (4.33″).
  • Closed-cell foam insulation with reinforcement, sandwiched between fiberglass reinforced polyester
  • Kinetic Mounting System: a 4-point connection between the body and the chassis with 2 structural isolation bearing points and 2 pivot points.  This system allows the truck frame to flex to its maximum position and isolate that dynamic force from the Expedition body
  • Rear of body squared to maximize storage area
  • Cab-to-Cabin access (size dependent on truck chassis)   * Cab is Accessible with Roof Down

Entrance Doors / Storage Compartments

  • Entrance and Storage Doors: Entry Door coupled with electric step provides ease of access.  Entry is lit by motion-sensing LED safety light.  Entry and Storage Doors have 3-point Stainless Steel locks for added security
  • Rear Storage, accessible from left and right compartment doors integrated into body panels with 3-point stainless steel locking system

Windows / Skylights

  • Armor Vision™ Premium windows of Dual-Paned Glass with integrated shades and insect screens. Built especially for Expedition Vehicles. Excellent thermal properties and noise-filtering.  Dual steel locking points.  Flush-mount with  outside wall, and paintable to match Pangea Expedition Body, Qty 4
  • Electric Skylight, with Integrated Blinds and Insect Screen

Pangea Body Options

  • Paint Expedition Body to match Chassis
  • Extra Dometic® Skylight
  • Awning: 12v or manual operation
  • GXV Electric Lowering Tire Mount
  • Body Graphics Package: The GXV Art & Design department can assist you. You may even be able to use your own hi-res photos!


Inner Dimensions of cabin

  • Length: 16′ 4″ (4978mm)
  • Width:   88″ (2235mm)
  • Height:  76″* (*Interior height under loft bed platform)

* Ceiling height is approx. 10’ (3048mm) with roof in UP POSITION)

Kitchen / Galley / Dining

Custom Cabinetry:  Handcrafted Wood veneer or Laminate

  • All drawers and cabinet doors equipped with positive locking-latch hardware
  • Armor Vision™ Window at kitchen wall
  • Countertops: Granite
  • Stainless steel deep-bowl sink with single handle faucet
  • Induction Cooktop, Single or Double Burner
  • Marine grade Vitrifrigo® Stainless Steel 2-drawer7 cu. ft. refrigerator / 2.7 cu. ft. freezer with a positive lock system
  • Microwave/Convection Oven, 1.2 cu. ft., Stainless Steel
  • Upper storage cabinets
  • 120v Outlets
  • U-Shaped Dining Booth, seats 6, converts into 2nd Sleeping Area, 60”x80”
  • –Storage available in each booth bench–Sofa Lounge, or chairs, may be substituted for Booth
  • Adjustable Dining table
  • Armor Vision™ Windows, Qty 2
  • Cushions for Dining Area: Ultra Leather or Fabric Upholstery
  • 120v and USB Outlets


Upper Sleeping Loft

  • 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 accommodations)
  • 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

  • Wet Bath with Shower
  • Thetford® Cassette Toilet
  • Teak Medicine Cabinet with Mirror
  • Large Teak Vanity Cabinet with Oval Stainless Steel Sink

Interior Finishes

  • Custom Cabinetry: Handcrafted Wood veneer or Laminate
  • Counters: 3cm Granite
  • Flooring: Commercial Vinyl
  • Walls & Ceilings:  Easily cleanable white fiberglass
  • Dining: Ultra Leather or Upholstery Fabric

Interior Options

  • Webasto® Diesel Cook top. Flameless diesel burner is integrated into a CERAN® cooking surface – Control panel includes a temperature control, high-elevation control, and hot surface indicator
  • Steam Oven
  • Hidden Storage Compartments
  • Additional Skylights or Armor Vision™ Windows
  • Dry Bath with Separate Shower

Utilities and Technical


  • Mastervolt® Electrical System, for Worldwide Serviceability
  • Marine-grade Wiring and Sealed Connectors
  • Mastervolt® Mass-Combi 4000w Inverter/Charger, 120v/60Hz
  • Solar Panels: 600w in 3 High Efficiency 200 watt PV modules
  • Mastervolt® Solar Charge controller
  • Masterview® Control Monitor for power management and monitoring of liquid levels
  • Battery main switch with overload interrupter
  • Mastervolt® 270Ah AGM Batteries, Qty 3 = 810Ah
  • 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
  • 120v/60Hz shore power connection
  • Marine grade Cabin Lighting: Energy efficient LED lighting. Dimmer on main cabin lights
  • LED Reading Lights at Dining and Bed
  • Motion-sensor LED light above at entry door

*Electrical system may be configured as 230v/50Hz



  • Webasto® Hydronic Thermo Pro 90 Heater with Thermostatically controlled heaters. Provides engine-off cabin heating, hot water, and pre-heats engine for cold-weather starts. 
  • 14,000 BTU Low Profile Air Conditioner
  • Rooftop Vent Fan with Remote Control and Rain Sensor

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

  • LED HDTV Television on adjustable wall mount
  • Kenwood® Audio System:  CD, DVD, AM/FM, USB, Bluetooth connection and Sound Bar

Utility and Technical Options

  • Mastervolt® Lithium-ion Batteries, replacing AGM Batteries
  • Mastervolt® Systems Control Module for Ipad
  • Mastervolt Chargemaster® World Charger for 230v/50Hz input
  • Additional Solar Panels
  • LED Toe-Kick Cabinet Lighting
  • Bose® Home Theater Sound System
  • KVH® Satellite Dish
  • Rear Backup Camera
  • Drinking Water Filtration System
  • Exterior Shower: Hot and Cold Water
  • (4) Extraction Mats (Sand Mats) mounted on rear


Each Pangea Lifting Roof® is professionally crafted for our customers.  Chassis options also include Freightliner, Kenworth and other medium duty trucks with single, extended cab, and crew cab configurations.




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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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