Custom build expedition Unimog
Motorhomes aren’t only for old people. Is your dream to travel the world off road? Then the Unimog camper is the way to go! Once again the Unimog lives up to its name. A Unimog camper is universal and can be used for almost everything, This time as a custom build expedition vehicle to cross the world and its obstacles. The off-road capability of the Unimog is legendary. Equipped with permanent or selectable all-wheel drive, all the locks you could wish for and portal axles for ground clearance, which is unparalleled, the Universal Motor device is more than adequate for all requirements of an expedition vehicle. Unimogs have long served as the expedition vehicle of choice for those brave or brash enough to venture into the far corners of the globe.
Watch these men building a Unimog expedition camper.
Every person has a unique idea of the perfect Unimog should look like. Unimogs these they aren’t the same anymore as they used to be when they rolled out of the Mercede-Benz factory in Germany. All the owners gave all little twist to their Mogs.
The newer German trucks are tuned these days to become a expedition-vehicle or a so called extreme motorhome. Most of the time users will use the U1300, a longbed Unimog that was developed for military purpose. After all, the long chassis makes it perfect for either a big living compartment or a rebuilding the cabin to a “doppel kabine” also know as DOKA just like the 416.
So why wouldn’t you give a little twist to your off-road vehicle after you bought a Unimog? Thats right, even you want a expedition Unimog or a working horse that shows your personality. Tuning a Unimog can be nicer than owning the vehicle at all, that is why owners never stop upgrading them.
Develop a vehicle to travel the remote parts off the world by using a Mercedes-Benz truck.
Build your own custom Unimog
Buying a Unimog can be (and is) expensive. So you have got to make choices when you want to tune your Mog if you’re on a budget. Go for a cheaper expedition vehicle that is ready to go or buy a truck that is a bit more expensive but needs to be customized or restored to fit your goals. Most of the times you end up with a Mog that hasn’t have a camperbox on it.
Things to keep in mind
Building a unit can cost time and money to but doing it your self will definitely spare some money. However don’t forget to add all these things to your Unimog camper.
- beds for sleeping
- a fridge and stove for meals
- a full-function restroom with a small shower
- water reservoir
- enough electricity points
- even a washing machine to keep your clothes clean while exploring the back of beyond.
Unimog: The ideal camper expedition vehicle
Great ground clearance
This is made possible by portal gears that allow the axles and transmission to be higher than the tires’ centers.
Small turning circle
- flexible frame
The frame allows the tires a wide range of vertical movement to allow the truck to comfortably drive over extremely uneven terrain.
Very compact size, being only 2.3 meter wide and 5 to 6 meter long
- Advanced transmission
Spare parts worldwide available
Don’t forget that every time that you walk away from your Unimog, that you look back and think what a Awesome rocking vehicle that Unimog is.