U1300L doka as an expedition vehicle
I am in the (very!) early stages of planning a long trip through Africa (basically London to Cape Town)
I have settled on the most lovely Unimog and it needing to be a doka. The main reason is that I have two sons and having them in the cab is just a safer option (read between the lines)
The question I am homing in on is the Unimog Type. I am sorta settled on the U1300L. Specifically the late 80's model that were made with the stronger engine (i.e. being able to travel at 100pkh / 55mph)
The main reasons for the U1300L has been:
[*] This seems to be a very popular choice
[*]The Vehicle driver’s license required is lower. Basically if I can keep it below 7500kg's I would be ok
[*]The taxes and duties to move with a motorhome / camper van (i.e. below 7500kg's) is much less than over 7500kg's which would classify it as a truck which will attract higher charges and duties.
Will I be able to build a box on a U1300L doka that remains below 7500kg's once it has been fully loaded?
Is there really a difference in taxes and duties between the below 7500kg's and above 7500kgs when travelling across countries. Other costs?
I am more than willing and able to get the required heavy goods license (HGV) if required. However cost (i.e. duties and fees) and safety (i.e. is the 7500kg limit realistic) are my main two concerns.
I would very much like to hear your advice and experience in this matter.
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