Legend Groundbreaker by Explorer RV
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Top of the range the Groundbreaker has the lot.

G&S hot dipped galvanised chassis, aluminium composite walls, under body armour, Control Rider twin shock suspension, 6″ extended A frame & H support, 6″ chassis, 8″ raiser, heavy duty 4 arm bumper bar, 2 x spare wheels and lots more.

Internally the comforts of home are apparent, from the waterfall benchtops, gas/electric cooktop, grill & oven, Fusion 750 series entertainment system, washing machine and reverse cycle air conditioning, just to name a few.

Floor plans from 17’6″ to 24′, the Groundbreaker stands out from the crowd, leading the way with it’s stylish but rugged looks, this van is perfect for those extended trips.


The body of the van has a machine riveted aluminium frame. It’s all insulated, of course, and the outside cladding is aluminium composite.

The van is fitted with a Dometic glass insert style entry door, and external lighting is certainly a feature of the Groundbreaker, with not only the normal lighting on the nearside but two big LED bars back and front, as well as a strip light on the offside.

The external lighting isn’t only convenient; it’s also great for security.

External storage is another feature of the Groundbreaker with tunnel boots front and rear, along with a large alloy checkerplate storage bin on the drawbar.

Some of it is dedicated for items like the external slide-out kitchen at the front but there’s plenty of capacity. I must give my usual caveat here, though – even though the 21’6″ van has a load capacity of 500kg, it would be wise to keep an eye on both the loaded weight and the ball weight once you’re packed up and ready to hit the road.

Outside living under the awning really isn’t a problem with the slide-out kitchen being well-equipped with sink, cooktop and barbecue. There’s the requisite fold-out picnic table plus an entertainment unit with TV mounting and external speakers along the wall.

Electrically, this is a very well-equipped van. Two 120Ah batteries, charged by a RedArc Red Vision 30amp Battery Charger and two 160W Solar Panels.

Legend Groundbreaker Offroad by Explorer RV
Legend Groundbreaker Offroad by Explorer RV
Legend Groundbreaker Offorad by Explorer RV


One of the products of this layout is the large split kitchen which has benches on both sides. The nearside is a semi-L-shape, with a stainless steel sink/drainer and space for a coffee maker. The bathroom wall space is used for a microwave oven in the overhead locker area and a 32in flat screen TV below.

Both the 224ltr Compressor fridge and Swift four-burner cooktop/grill/oven are fitted on the opposite side. What this kitchen layout allows for is plenty of cupboard, drawer and overhead locker space. Cooks who like to travel with plenty of food will have no problems here.

The overhead locker space is used for other functions, as well as storage.

Above the cooktop is the electrical control panel while the radio sits above the sink. Like the rest of the van, all the drawers have metal sides and the doors have piano hinges.

Bathroom space isn’t really an issue, with the split bathroom having a good-sized shower cubicle on the nearside and toilet/washroom and laundry on the offside. It’s all very well-appointed with a ceramic washbasin, good-sized towel rails, powerpoints, vent hatches and a window, at least for the toilet side.
If needs be, the bathroom can be closed off from both sides.


Caravans are, by their nature, usually pretty solid objects to start with, but what sets the Groundbreaker apart from many in the crowd is its tough shape and purposeful air. It looks beefy and strong right off the bat; it has a waistline of black alloy checkerplate, common in many offroad vans; it comes with very sturdy nudge bars, Mickey Thompson tyres (including two spares on the rear bumper) and an impressive black, white and burgundy colour scheme. And that’s not to mention the other offroad essentials like the DO35 hitch, mesh stoneguard at the front and jerry can holders at the rear.

So does the Groundbreaker live up to its name? As always with such vans, I started with what lies underneath. And due to its high ride height as an offroad van, it was quite easy to delve underneath. The 150x50mm (6x2in) RHS rails used for the drawbar and dual chassis rails are pretty standard for this type of van and the G&S independent trailing arm suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers fitted inside the coil springs looks the park.

What I did notice about the chassis, apart from the large, shiny Legend logo attached to the front rails on both sides, is that it’s very clean. By that I mean that everything – floor, piping/cabling and water tanks – is enclosed by alloy checkerplate cladding. Apart from having a protective function, it also looks good – something really only appreciated by those who have a penchant for inspecting the sub-chassis – like me! There are three concealed water tanks – 2x95L (fresh) and 1x110L (grey).​

Legend Trackline Offroad Underbody Armour


21f6i GB 1
24f 1
23f GB 1
21f6i Large Ensuite
20f6i Rear door Club lounge
20f6i GB 1
19f6i Trackline Offroad
21f6i GB 1
24f 1
23f GB 1
21f6i Large Ensuite
20f6i Rear door Club lounge
20f6i GB 1
19f6i Trackline Offroad
Legend Groundbreaker Specs


  • Control Rider T/S
  • 6” Chassis + 8” Raiser
  • 6” A Frame
  • A frame Extention
  • Tyres 265/75
  • Wheels 16” KRITER
  • Hot Dipped Galvanised
  • 4 x Arm B/Bar
  • 2 x Jerry Can Holders
  • 2 x Spare Wheel
  • Mickey Thompson M/T
  • Do35 Coupling
  • One Piece Floor
  • Tool Box GB – STD
  • Recovery Points
  • Skid Rails
  • Nudge Bars
  • UnderBody Armour
  • Hot Water Service Gas/Elec
  • External Shower Hot/Cold
  • Gas Bayonet for BBQ
  • Tap on A frame
  • 2 x 9kg Gas Bottle Holders
  • Top/Front Load Washer
  • 3gas 1 Elec Full Oven
  • Dometic 2Way 224ltr Fridge
  • China Bowl Toilet
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Flick Mixer Taps
  • Glass Shower Door
  • 2 x 95ltr Water Tanks
  • 1 x 110ltr Grey Water
  • Reverse Cycle A/C
  • Slimline Range Hood
  • 3 Way Filter Tap
  • Diesel Heater
  • LEGEND – Outdoor Kitchen
  • Aluminium Composite Walls
  • Aluminium Frame Walls/Roof
  • X – plate Sides, Front and back
  • Quad Lock Main Door
  • Large Skylight Hatches
  • Insulated Roof & Walls
  • Side Markers LED
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Double Glazed Windows
  • Dometic 8300 Awning
  • Grab Handles
  • Picnic Table
  • Digital Antenna
  • External TV Point
  • AeroDyamic Front
  • Radio Antenna
  • Reverse Cycle A/C
  • Bathroom 2 Way Fans with LED
  • Entertainmet Tv Box
  • 30amp RedArc Red Vision Battery Management Sytstem
  • 2 x 120amp AGM Battery
  • 2 x 170w Solar
  • Grey Anderson Plug 50amp
  • 12 pin Plug
  • Inverter Air Conditioning
  • 1 x 24” TV/DVD combo and/or 32” TV
  • Fusion 750 Marine System
  • 2 x Internal Speakers
  • 2 x External Speakers
  • All Double Power Points
  • 3 x Annexe LED Lights
  • 2 x Off-Side Annexe Lights
  • 2 x LED Large Spot Lights
  • Bargman LED Light
  • Side Markers LED
  • Reversing Camera
  • Rv WiFi with GPS Tracking
  • LED Strip Lights
  • Luxury Leather Lounge
  • Telescopic Table
  • Waterfall Benchtops
  • Q/size Lift up Bed
  • Innerspring Mattress
  • Bed Frame on Gas Struts
  • Full Acrylic Splashback
  • Vinyl Floor
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector
  • Soft close Metal Sided Drawers
  • Entry Grab Handle
  • Gas Assisted Cupboard
  • FootStool
  • M/Wave
  • Mobile WiFi Chargers
  • Metal Locks in OHC doors
  • Bolted Euro Style Hinges
  • Sliding Doors