Global Expedition Vehicle
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This Unimog-mounted RV must be the ultimate in boondocking! I should be careful calling it an RV since the manufacturer's web site contrasts this expedition vehicle from typical RV's. But an RV it is, and a very unique one at that.
The Global Expedition Vehicle is showing off its off-road abilities.
Photos courtesy of Global Expedition Vehicles
On top of the tough Unimog chassis is mounted the living space containing today's RV luxuries. In an effort to classify the Global Expedition Vehicle, I would say it most closely resembles an oversized slide-in camper and truck. Though the living quarters don't slide off, it is not accessible from the cabin, which would make it a Class C. We'll just have to say that it's in a class by itself.
These are custom built vehicles. The photos on this page and on the manufacturer web site show common configurations. One thing that I really like about this chassis is that its size and power permit the owner to configure it to fit a specific need. Boondocking comes to mind, which normally requires numerous heavy batteries and a generator. Having large capacity water and waste tanks allow for longer stays without frequent trips to re-supply and dump sewage.
Here are a few highlights from the manufacturer:
Interior view showing the kitchen and bedroom.
If you desire luxury and extended says in remote areas, you should take a closer look at this vehicle. For more details, photos, and even a YouTube video, please visit the Global Expedition Vehicles web site.