Carthago 2018 Compactline Range

The 2018 Compactline from Carthago

The c-compactline is the lightest integrated premium motorhome. Its running weight starts at just 2,830 kg. And that without any compromises with regard to quality and comfort. Thanks to the external width reduced by 15 cm, it is also characterised by its great handling ability. The clever interior space concept and the one-level living area floor throughout are fundamental attributes of the typical Carthago living comfort, in spite of the reduced main cabin width. With the standard AL-KO low frame special “light”, the c-compactline sets the benchmark in the 3.5 tonnes weight class for premium integrated motorhomes. 

Model series strengths

+ Weight class:
Compact floor plans with short vehicle length / comfortable luxury bath models suitable for the
3.5 tonnes weight class up to maximum 4.25 tonnes, Carthago Lightweight Technology

+ Chassis:
Fiat Ducato with AL-KO low frame special “light”, standard safety package: Airbag, ESP, ABS, Hillholder,
Traction Control, Carthago driver's cabin visibility concept

+ Living comfort:
“Smartline” furniture series adapted to the vehicle width for maximum living comfort, L-shaped
lounge seating group with side seat bench, space-saving galley kitchen or corner kitchen, compact
combined bathroom or luxury bathroom, rear bed with large sleeping area, one-level living area floor

+ Storage space:
17 cm climate storage double floor, double floor storage compartment “basic”, 40 cm central
through-loading space at driver and passenger side beneath lounge seating group, large double floor
basement with access from the inside, 42 cm usable depth, integrated central water drain, scooter
garage: interior height up to 120 cm, load capacity up to 350 kg

+ Self-sufficiency:
120 litres fresh water, 90 litres wastewater, 1 x 80 Ah gel batteries (can be increased to 2 x 80 Ah)

+ Air conditioning/heating system:
Hot air storage heating system Truma Combi 6 double floor climate storage with underfloor heating

Living area, double floor, exterior hatches

  • Fold-down bed sitting height: 83 cm
  • Standing height under folding bed: 175 cm
  • Storage compartment height: 40 cm
  • Standing height 198 cm
  • Rear bed access height: 100 cm
  • Double floor height: 17 cm
  • Garage height 120 cm

Basic vehicle

  • Fiat Ducato with AL-KO low Frame 
  • 2.3 l diesel Multi-Jet engine 130 PS (96 kW), 4 cylinder, 320 Nm, Euro 6, 6-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
  • Driver / passenger airbag, ABS, electronic immobiliser, EPS, ASR, Hillholder, Hill Descend Control (descending aid), Traction Plus
  • LED daytime driving light
  • Mud flaps on front and rear axle
  • Fuel tank 90 l

Main cabin

  • Bodywork concept of the Liner premium class
  • Completely wood-free body shell
  • GRP roof outer shell = hail protection, floor panel with GRP top and bottom = moisture and stone chipping resistant and will not rot
  • Roof/wall connection via curved roof and frame member = contribution towards chassis rigidity
  • Side walls/rear wall: Aluminium on outside and inside (heat storage effect: 1000 times greater conductivity)
  • Thermal bridge-free and highly stable chassis connection via shape-fitting bonded aluminium frame members with additional cold-stop
  • Side roof rack system, simple accessory attachment and rain deflection
  • Roof surface can be walked on
  • Total wall and roof thickness, 38 mm
  • Carthago lighting protection tested: Faraday cage thanks to the chassis interior being made of aluminium and additional lightning deflection
  • Tightness guarantee for up to 10 years (6 standard + 4 optional)
  • Exterior hatches made from the original side wall material “Carthago Isoplus” for uninterrupted insulation
  • Double flap seal: internal/external (outer seal as splash water protection)
  • Fuel tank lid flush-mounted into the side wall
  • Segmented side skirts made from aluminium extruded profiles, powder coated (easy to repair)
  • 4-part rear frame with separate rear bumper (easy to repair)
  • Carthago rear lights with modern design with Carthago “C” branding as LED lights
  • Seitz S4 cabin window, double frame with no thermal bridge, with insulated glazing, insect screen roller blind, blackout blind and window opening device
  • Main cabin door “premium one”, with door limiter and door window
  • Exterior LED light above cabin door with integrated rain deflector
  • Electrically extending entrance step, additional operation via driver’s cabin and warning buzzer
  • Cabin door entrance lowered into insulated double floor, with targeted heating to prevent influence of cold
  • Carthago entry lighting in entrance area
  • Safety key system for all cabin doors and hatches

Carthago driver’s cabin concept

  • Driver’s cabin visibility concept with active dashboard lowered towards the front for extra-early visibility of the road.
  • Pleated windscreen blind with honeycomb for best possible insulation with vertical operation (black-out, sun visor, privacy, protection from heat and cold)
  • Carthago “bestview” bus mirror system with large main angle and wide angle for perfect all-round vision, electrically adjustable
  • Single level transition from living area to driver’s cabin
  • Front mask in high-quality, double-shell GRP structure with insulation, attachment parts can be replaced separately
  • Driver’s cabin door with security double locking, electrically adjustable windows and additional rain gutter
  • Rotating driver and passenger comfort seats Aguti “Milan”, covered in same material as living area, covered and adjustable armrests at both sides
  • Low and thus comfortable door entrance
  • Blackout blinds on rear side windows (operated from the sides)
  • Large sideboard with practical storage space at passenger side. 
  • LED ambient lighting in the driver’s cabin
  • Engine compartment noise insulation with extra “Silence” noise insulation package
  • Driver’s cabin access with practical shelf and entrance lighting

Climate storage double floor

  • On board technology receptacle, storage space and climate storage, underfloor heating, contributes to driving stability
  • Fully heated double floor, continuous double floor height of 170 mm
  • Underfloor heating: heat storage in the insulated double floor, radiation from below into the entire living area floor
  • Double floor basement storage compartment with integrated central water drain lowered extra-deep in the entrance area (usable depth 420 mm) - can also be operated from the outside through the main cabin door, bilge hatch with 2 “easy open” hinges, additional double floor storage compartment with usable depth of 400 mm
  • “easy entry” exterior storage compartment in the heated double floor, with two exterior hatches (driver / passenger side) and central through-loading space (for loading outside and unloading inside)
  • LED lighting of the double floor storage compartment 

Scooter garage  

  • Large scooter garage, extra low for more interior height
  • Connected with shape-fitting, bonded aluminium frame members = can be loaded up to 350 kg
  • Access via large garage door at passenger side and additional door at driver’s side
  • Garage floor: Original floor panel with GRP on outside and inside, garage floor with anti-slip coating
  • Garage insulated all round and heated – frostproof
  • Loading made simple by low edge and large interior garage height
  • Lashing system for securing the luggage using stable frame members with flexibly adjustable eyelets
  • 230 V socket 

Interior design

  • Furniture surface in bright ash tree decor with contrasts in high-gloss ivory
  • Kitchen fronts and overhead storage cabinets in bicolour bright ash tree / high-gloss ivory
  • Kitchen work surface in scratch-resistant shale decor 

Living area

  • L-lounge seating group with side seat bench and two 3-point seat belts, space for up to 5 persons
  • 360° luxury living area table, movable in 2 directions and also rotatable by 360° (via foot pedal)
  • Shoe cabinet with storage system integrated in the base of the seat bench (144 models only)
  • Living area seat upholstery with premium multi-layer foam core and back support function
  • Seat bench cover to double floor storage compartment with patented fitting, thus easy to open without having to removing the upholstery
  • “Durafix” double connection technology: Furniture parts bolted and mortised = durable joins, top stability and permanent quietness without annoying furniture rattling noises during travel
  • Solid metal, household-quality holder rods, hinges and rails
  • Door closer with soft cushioning prevents noises while travelling
  • Curtain system can be completely removed for cleaning, additional decorative hangings matching living area upholstery
  • Wall and roof inside with textile climate-regulating wall covering for an exclusive living room atmosphere and regulation of the living area climate


  • Work surface lit from underneath with LED light strip
  • Kitchen unit with integrated waste bin, left and right drawers with cutlery insert
  • “Easy glide” drawers on rollers, self-closing with anti-slam
  • “Profi Gourmet” 3-ring hob with split glass cover for additional surface space and stainless steel base (144 models: With robust cast iron grate and easy-clean glass cover)
  • Stainless steel round sink flush-mounted in the kitchen worktop with split and multifunctional sink cover (flush work surface, cutting board and additional storage area)
  • Practical wall holder for sink cover as additional work surface/cutting board
  • Water fitting, high, with metal tap and high-quality ceramic seal
  • Slimtower fridge 145 l volume with separate freezer compartment, automatic energy source finder 12 V / 230 V / gas (Comfort Package)

Changing room:

  • Changing room with fixed separation from living area and therefore protected from view (not 138)
  • Sliding door for separating the bathroom and the living area (144 LE/ QB) 

Compact combined bathroom with round shower that can be divided off (Models 138, 143:)

  • Completely separable round shower with wrap-around door
  • Shower tray with 2 drains for position-independent water drainage
  • Height-adjustable hand shower on chrome shower stack
  • Mini-Heki skylight in washing area
  • Cupboard under wash basin with basket for dirty washing
  • Large mirror storage cabinet with shelves
  • Single mixer tap with high-quality ceramic sealing
  • Thetford C 260 standard cassette toilet 

Luxury bathroom (models 144):

  • Separate, spacious shower room at opposite side with 2 position-independent drains
  • Shower with integrated shower insert with same design as living room floor (easy to remove for cleaning)
  • “One level” shower access
  • Shower head height-adjustable on chrome rail
  • Washing room with mini Heki skylight
  • Cupboard under wash basin with basket for dirty washing
  • Single mixer tap with high-quality ceramic sealing
  • Thetford C 260 standard cassette toilet
  • Space-saving sliding door (144 LE/144 QB) 


  • Fold-down bed above the driver’s cabin area
  • Shelf with front flap beneath the fold-down bed, lockable at both sides
  • Largest sleeping area in its class of 185 x 160 cm
  • Two-part slatted frame and quality mattress
  • Extra-low bed = Convenient access to the bed and generous seating height in the bed, bed access via side seat (no ladder required)
  • Stable and wobble-free in lowered sleeping position
  • Book shelf and LED spotlights
  • Dividing curtain between fold-down bed and living area 

Fixed beds in rear area  

  • Two-part heated and ventilated slatted Frame 
  • Quality 7-zone cold foam mattress for optimal and healthy sleeping comfort
  • Lengthways single beds / queen-size bed: adjustable headboard
  • Bed extension for lengthways single beds to create double bed with access ladder and additional mattress
  • Mini Heki skylight above rear bed
  • All-round roof storage compartment with large storage volume 

On-board technology 

  • Frost-protected fresh and waste water tanks positioned for optimal centre of gravity and integrated in double floor
  • Fresh and waste water tanks with cleaning opening accessible through living area floor hatch
  • Drain cocks frost-protected and in easily accessible location in double floor (central water drain)
  • Water supply via low-maintenance and reliable water pressure pump system


  • Gas compartment on outside at low level, therefore easy access
  • Takes two 11 kg gas bottles, separate exterior hatch with holder
  • Gas taps easily accessible in kitchen area


  • Electrical centre, easily accessible in rear garage including charger / fuses / fuse protection, 16 A automatic charger, electronic control, automatic shut-off in the event of low voltage, including starter battery charging function
  • Battery centre with 1 x 80 Ah gel battery in the heated double floor, with main power switch, preparation for 2nd add-on battery available
  • Truma CP+ digital control panel for warm air heating

Innovative lighting concept:

  • LED spotlights in living area above seating group beneath overhead storage cabinets and beneath rear bed, kitchen and folding bed overhead storage cabinets
  • Ceiling canopy with additional LED spotlights and indirect LED lighting for cosy ambience

Heating technology

  • Truma Combi 6 hot air storage heating system, gas powered
  • Numerous hot air outlets in driver’s cabin, dashboard support in driver’s cabin, entry door, living area, double floor as well as in the rear garage
  • Targeted dashboard heating for additional driver’s cabin heating: dashboard acts as “radiator” with widespread heating effect
  • Underfloor heating from heated climate storage double floor

2018 Carthago Packs

Chassis Package

  • Driver’s cabin automatic air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Bus mirror “best view” with bus mirror housing in black/white, electric adjustable
  • Angle and height adjustable seat surfaces (front and back) driver’s cabin seats
  • Dashboard finish with fine wood inlays and air vents in silver
  • Wheel trims with Carthago emblem
  • Radio wiring: Roof aerial with DVB-T2 reception, 2 loudspeakers in driver’s cabin and 2 above lounge seating Group

Comfort Package

  • Midi-Heki skylight (700 x 500 mm) with ceiling canopy above living area seating
  • Slimtower fridge AES 145 l volume
  • Cabin door anti-insect blind
  • SOG toilet fan, ventilation via roof chimney
  • Wastewater hose set for comfortable disposal
  • USB socket in the overhead storage cabinet above rear bed
  • Wiring for electric roof-mounted fan
  • Wiring for solar system
  • Wiring for satellite system
  • Wiring for reversing camera (single lens)
  • Preparation for television: TV pull-out system for overhead storage cabinet above seating group (Models 144: wall holder in the entrance area)

Media Package

  • Radio / DVD double DIN with large touchscreen
  • Carthago reversing camera system with single lens integrated in rear part and 7" monitor at side of dashboard
  • LED 22" flat screen incl. receiver

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