Explorer Navigator

New Navigator offers you even more space for enhanced comfort all round. The permanent queen-sized luton bed is by far one of the biggest, most comfortable and easiest to access of its kind. On road and off, Navigator is perfect.
Navigator Features


Navigator's increased dimensions offer more all-round comfort for up to four people while remaining one of New Zealand's most complete, compact motohomes. At 5.9 metres long x 2.08 metres wide Navigator is just as easy to drive and manoeuvre as a large saloon. It's equipped with everything you need and enhanced with a few more options.


We retain the same very practical rear dinette and lounge area of the Compass. The Navigator offers just that bit more space in the dinette seating for lounging about with your favourite book and refreshments as well as a larger bathroom. Explorer's rectangular dining table provides a comfortable entertaining area for four. A larger roof vent/skylight allows in plenty of light and ventilation. We also fit an audio system with stereo speakers.


One of the exclusive features of both Explorers is the low entry to the luton bed above the cab. Navigator goes one better here though. This permanent bed is a queen size measuring 1.5m wide x 2.0m long for those who are a bit taller or like an even more generous relaxing and sleeping space.


It takes just one step up to the large airy space with sitting headroom. Opening windows at each end of the luton bed with built-in insect screens, offer good ventilation. You'll find it hard to find another motorhome with space that matches.

If you’re accommodating four, pull-out slats convert the rear dinette into another bed for two which is slightly wider than Compass. This cleverly concealed system is simple and easy to set-up and store away.

High quality lightweight plywood joinery with a blonded timber finish for the onboard joinery gives Navigator a very stylish and hard wearing finish. There’s ample storage in soft-close galley drawers, cupboards, wardrobe and under the side dinette seats.

Navigator has a very well-specified galley kitchen with a longer bench and pull out pantry. With a gas oven and 3-burner gas hob you have everything you need to prepare any kind meal even including oven roasts. It also features the large Dometic 136L fridge/freezer (12V/240V) which gives you absolute freedom to be off the grid for long periods. Other features in the galley are the same as in the Compass - stainless steel sink with folding hot/cold tap and flush-mounting glass lid, lift-up bench extension, a slimline extractor range hood and generous storage to keep everything stored securely while travelling.

The bathroom is 100mm longer than in the Compass and features a wider, taller door too. Fully moulded, it’s easy to clean and is well ventilated with an opening roof skylight. The Navigator toilet is the latest electric flush, bench style Thetford C400 cassette system. There’s also a corner basin with hot/cold single lever tap and extension shower hose on a slide rail. Navigator adds a mirrored vanity cabinet for additional storage and a useful pull-out drying rack.

Navigator also has fresh water capacity of 80 litres and grey water capacity of 70 litres. Both tanks are fitted with monitors. All Explorer Navigator motorhomes are Certified Self Contained.

The Navigator rear boot locker provides just a little more storage for everything you want to bring along BBQs, chairs, tools, wheel chocks and the like. At 1620mm long x 420mm deep and 530mm high it’s big enough for golf clubs, skis or fishing rods.

Explorer Navigator is ready for you to head off in any direction knowing that it just doesn't get any better.

Navigator Floorplan


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Single cab

2 Seats

3.2 litre, 5-cylinder, Diesel, 147kw  


4-Wheel Drive

Suspension Upgrade Kit GVW 3500kg  



Airbags: Driver & passenger, front & curtain

ABS Brakes with Dynamic Stability Control

Safety Rating: 5-Star Euro NCAP & ANCAP

Cruise Control


Remote Central Locking

Engine Immobiliser

Power Windows & Mirrors

Cab Air Conditioning
Clearview extendable & foldable power mirrors



Overall external length: 5.9m

External width: 2.08m

External height: 2.95m (excludes satellite dish, if fitted)

Internal head height: 1.94m



Fresh water tank: 80 litres

Grey water tank: 80 litres (with hose)

Tank monitors on both water tanks

Diesel Fuel: 80 litres

LPG: 5 kg bottle

Certified Self Contained



Rear Dinette Upholstered Seating: Your fabric choice  

Removable Dining Table with stowable leg & pole set    

Flooring: Vinyl

Lighting: LED ceiling & corner bulkheads

Roof Vent / Skylight: 500mm x 700mm with integrated blind and insect screen

Radio / Auxilliary Player Head with stereo speakers

Wardrobe: Twin doors   

Storage: Overhead lockers & shelf. Lockers under dinette side seating

Insect screen on entry door

Mirror mounted on outside wall of bathroom



Bed (Luton): 2.0m x 1.5m (Queen)

Single, wide step access to luton 

Sitting height: 820mm    

Magazine Storage Pocket    

LED lighting each side

Privacy curtains x 2: Luton bed & entry to cab        

Windows: Double-glazed acrylic with integrated blind & insect screen & telescopic arms, each side

Bed Rear (Dinette): 2.0m x 1.3m with retractable slat base



Sink: Stainless steel with folding tap & flush-mounting glass lid

Fridge: Dometic 136 litre 2-way with freezer compartment (12V/240V)
Stove/Oven: Spinflo Triplex 3-burner cooktop/oven/grill with flush-mounting glass lid (LPG)

Rangehood: Stainless steel with lights. Ducted (12V)

Benchtops: Formica with solid timber bullnose

190mm longer than Compass

Pull out pantry

Interior Joinery: Manufactured from high pressure laminate on plywood (not MDF) including drawers & overhead lockers

Soft-close Joinery Hardware

Rubbish Bin: Integrated on entry door



100mm longer than Compass with taller, wider door

Shower: Moulded acrylic with hot/cold water shower on slide rail

Basin: Corner white acrylic

Toilet: Thetford C400 bench style

Drying Rack

Lighting: LED

Roof Vent / Skylight with insect screen

Storage: Mirorred vanity cabinet



Lighting: LED (12V)

House Battery: 150 amp hour AGM sealed deep cycle

Battery Monitor

Battery Charger: Automatic (230V 20 amp)

Caravan Power Lead: 10m

Power Points: 2 x 240V, 2 x 12V

Water Heater: Truma 10 litres (LPG)



Entry Handrail on upholstered panel

Central Locking on entry door

Gas Detector

Fire Extinguisher

Rear seatbelts and removable headrests for two additional passengers



Moulded Fibreglass Body: Urethane foam core for glossy, seamless exterior & excellent insulation

Windows: Double-glazed acrylic with integrated blind & insect screen. Telescopic arms

Rear Boot Locker: With interior light. 1620mm long x 420mm deep and 530mm high excluding LPG cylinder locker at left end  

Retractable Exterior Entrance Step

Running Lights on luton

Exterior LED Entrance Light

Distinctive Fern Graphics



Certificate of Compliance & Electrical Warrant of Fitness

Certified Self Contained

Warrant of Fitness

Gas Safety Certificate

Navigator Standard Specifications

Navigator specification differences from Compass are highlighted in bold


There are so many variables when it comes to pricing a new motorhome. Every Explorer starts with either a base model Compass or Navigator. We find that individual clients request a wide range of individual options from our list of options which makes quoting a price for everyone difficult. There are also component price variations from time to time. The following prices are indicative prices only built on a Ford Ranger Automatic 4WD chassis without any options.

Explorer Compass $140,000
Explorer Navigator $151,000

Please do not hesitate to ask us for a quote refined with your individual options included.

Explorer’s optional electrical system delivers better performance and therefore much greater opportunity and peace-of-mind for you to be off the grid for longer.
Lithium batteries can endure up to ten times more charge cycles than the equivalent-sized lead acid battery, can be fully discharged and be recharged in 3–4 hours.
The heart of the Lithium Edition system is a management unit that operates like six separate products; a DC-to-DC battery charger when the vehicle is on the move, a 240-volt 30-amp mains charger, a 30-amp MPPT solar regulator, a starting battery isolator, a load disconnect controller and a battery monitor.

Navigator Options and Accessories





Lithium Battery & Management System

Solar Panels with Regulator

Exterior Entrance Step Electric Upgrade

Reversing Camera

LPG or Diesel Heater


Automatic Satellite Dish


Additional Fresh Water Tank

Alloy Wheels with LT Tyres

Outdoor Shower

Fold Down Outdoor Table

Running Boards

Additional Side Locker Door - driver side

Bike Racks - Standard or E-Bike

Tow Bar

Contact us


Explorer Motorhomes Limited

Factory: 174 Green Road,
Albany RD2
, Auckland 0792

Postal: 118 O'Brien Road,

Coatesville, Albany RD3, Auckland 0793, New Zealand


0800 227 144

We look forward to answering any questions you have regarding Explorer Motorhomes.

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Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. Errors and omissions excepted.


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