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.
Photos courtesy of Global Expedition Vehicles
The Global Expedition Vehicle is showing off its off-road abilities.
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:
- Built on the new Unimog chassis and composite structures
- Chassis strong enough to carry anything that you want to put on it
- Power enough to cruise at comfortable speeds
- Off road capabilities with high clearance to go over any terrain and take you places a regular pickup would not go
- Locking differentials and gears to drive highway speeds or rock-crawler travel
- Large fuel storage to never be stranded
- Water and electricity storage to throw away that umbilical cord
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 V