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Old 04-15-2019, 11:15 PM   #1
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Ok, all you 'Mog wannabes in your 4x4 B-Vans... HERE's the REAL DEAL!
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Ok, all you 'Mog wannabes in your 4x4 B-Vans... HERE's the REAL DEAL!
Unimogs are pretty tippy side to side to start with, I think with that high center of gravity, this one might have some issues if the camper doesn’t fall off the bed first going up a steep hill..
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Unimogs are pretty tippy side to side to start with, I think with that high center of gravity, this one might have some issues if the camper doesn’t fall off the bed first going up a steep hill..
Yeah, yeah, yeah... but it LOOKS cool!
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In addition to the B-Van, I have a Born Free 32RQ on a Kodiak chassis. I was out travelling a couple of years ago, and ran into these folks in Arizona. This truck (with a different camper) had been to Tierra Del Fuego and back.

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In addition to the B-Van, I have a Born Free 32RQ on a Kodiak chassis. I was out travelling a couple of years ago, and ran into these folks in Arizona. This truck (with a different camper) had been to Tierra Del Fuego and back.

https://flic.kr/p/EhHyjt

https://flic.kr/p/Efv7Xo
They use IVECO Daily's as well as Japanese Trucks as the basis of expedition vehicles in Australia you do see Unimogs but they are pretty rare
https://earthcruiser.net.au/earthcru...4wd-motorhome/
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They use IVECO Daily's as well as Japanese Trucks as the basis of expedition vehicles in Australia you do see Unimogs but they are pretty rare
https://earthcruiser.net.au/earthcru...4wd-motorhome/
You have more options for 4wd trucks in Australia and Europe. Only factory 4wd option here besides pickup trucks is the Fuso and some Freightliner and International trucks that are not cab forward designs. We have a larger GXV expedition truck on a Kenworth K370 (North American version of a DAF CF) that was converted to 4wd using industry standard front drive axle and 2 speed transfer case. Some use surplus Army LMTV cab forward trucks but takes a lot of work to make them into something more civilized for use as reasonable expedition trucks. Only a few hundred Unimogs were sold into North America as Freightliners before Daimler stopped when the diesel emission standards were tightened. Hard to find one of those these days.
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You have more options for 4wd trucks in Australia and Europe. Only factory 4wd option here besides pickup trucks is the Fuso and some Freightliner and International trucks that are not cab forward designs. We have a larger GXV expedition truck on a Kenworth K370 (North American version of a DAF CF) that was converted to 4wd using industry standard front drive axle and 2 speed transfer case. Some use surplus Army LMTV cab forward trucks but takes a lot of work to make them into something more civilized for use as reasonable expedition trucks. Only a few hundred Unimogs were sold into North America as Freightliners before Daimler stopped when the diesel emission standards were tightened. Hard to find one of those these days.
Do you have photos of your KW expedition truck? I've seen Fire Service Freightliner M2 4WD pickups and thought they'd be awesome to convert to an expedition truck.
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Do you have photos of your KW expedition truck? I've seen Fire Service Freightliner M2 4WD pickups and thought they'd be awesome to convert to an expedition truck.
Ours is the dark brown Kenworth Patagonia shown here. Interior photos are for the one with a computer work station. GXV has done several on Freightliner and International, look through their website for examples.

https://www.globalxvehicles.com/patagonia.html
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This Company here,does similar Expedition Vehicles on different basis's
https://slrvexpedition.com.au
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This Company here,does similar Expedition Vehicles on different basis's
https://slrvexpedition.com.au
Very nice. The only new chassis option over here is EarthCruiser using the new Fuso V-8 Vortec gasoline model which adds a crew cab option. EarthCruiser is doing the 4wd conversion for this truck which is being built in a Freightliner plant in the states. Fuso had big problems with the diesel emissions system and is going to the gasoline engine for the US.
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Very nice. The only new chassis option over here is EarthCruiser using the new Fuso V-8 Vortec gasoline model which adds a crew cab option. EarthCruiser is doing the 4wd conversion for this truck which is being built in a Freightliner plant in the states. Fuso had big problems with the diesel emissions system and is going to the gasoline engine for the US.
There are no Petrol( Gas) options for the small Fuso Canter outside the US. Canter as it is called here, is the smallest Fuso in the range. They can go up to Trucks that pull 100 tons + in Japan and Australia
Petrol engines are not used in Expedition Vehicles outside NA, due lack of availability in some areas and poor torque performance and decreased mileage
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