Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > 4 wheels > 4WD Overland TRAVEL

4WD Overland TRAVEL NON-technical 4WD TRAVEL forum, for subjects specific to TRAVEL with FOUR wheeled vehicles.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Overlanders Handbook - everything you need to know, available NOW!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 6 Apr 2005
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: France and UK
Posts: 157
Hi lost1 – your question has brought in a lot of replies and links to a lot of helpful sites.
Rich Clafton’s contribution is generously modest, he didn’t mention his splendid Land Rover 101CF Ambulance (Tigurr) in which he travels worldwide.
I have traveled with Moggies from time to time – they look splendid, but oh! so heavy. I wouldn’t want to recover a stuck one.
The half-way point is a Land Rover 101FC Ambulance, it has excellent bodywork to convert, it’s strong and well insulated, and it’s better on spares and easier to work on.
And guess what… I have one for SALE!
Check out my website, it is on the front page, and for a lot less that the one Rich Clafton mentions!
All best


------------------
Kitmax - Traveller
Desert Pictures at
http://www.kitmax.com/kitmax/kit03ph...velgallery.htm
homepage http://www.kitmax.com
__________________
Kitmax
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 14 Apr 2005
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Somewhere on the road
Posts: 40
Hi Lost1
I have been reading a report from a guy travelling in a Unimog (Mogrobin) and the fun and games he has had. I don’t know where your considering travelling but the one thing that he has pointed out about using this type of vehicle is maintenance in the country of travel.
Some of the Ex German army Unimogs use an Air operated 4x4 and dif lock selection system, this went wrong on Mogrobin From Dirkou to Bilma in the Sahara and was blowing oil out of the axles and gearbox, he tried getting it fixed in Niger, Mali, Ghana etc and none of the local bush mechanics wanted to know as it’s a very complex system and the parts were only readily available in Europe?

The best Guy to speak to regarding a Unimog conversion is Steven Stuart at http://www.unimog.org.uk/mymog/
Sorry if this link is a repeat but he is a very helpful guy (advised me on a few things) and has quite a lot of overland experience, he also knows of the above problem and which Mog’s have it.

Happy Travels
Rob
Bedford MJ old Slow and Orange.
__________________
Rob
EX Bedford MJ
Your Best travelling companions are an Open mind & a Smile :-)
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 18 Apr 2005
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Leicestershire,UK, or in my Iveco Daily 4x4
Posts: 461
Interesting on the axle / Oil leak

Travelled in Libya with a Mog that had a very similar problem, that too was an ex mil one so maybe this is a common problem



------------------
Rich
LR101 300Tdi Ambi 'Tiggurr'
__________________
Rich

Iveco Turbo Daily 4x4 40-10
Ex Owner LR101 300Tdi Ambi 'Tiggurr'
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11 Feb 2006
Caminando's Avatar
Moderated Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DogZone Country
Posts: 1,227
Quote:
Originally posted by lost1:
Does anyone have some thoughts or ideas on the practicality of converting an old mercedes unimog for an overland adventure vehicle. I would really appreciate any advice you could give me, as I am new to this game. Formerly a motorcycle overlander...

thanks
Hi Lost 1
While baddhist's answer on Unimogs may be of use, please be cautious. The info he gives seems very uncertain, with words like "apparently, probably, only, haven't worked on" and most interestingly, "know nothing". I'm sure he's trying his best to help though....he seems to mean well..

Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 13 Feb 2006
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: France and UK
Posts: 157
<< While beddhist's answer on Unimogs may be of use, please be cautious...>>
I thought beddhist's answer was fair, interesting and appropriate. We are lucky to have on this forum people who want to share their experience and knowledge.
So what is your point, denis brown?
__________________
Kitmax
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 13 Mar 2006
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Luz, Haute Pyrenees
Posts: 126
Hi,
I almost bought a Unimog but in the end went for an ex Utilities landrover 130 with a workshop body on the back. The box is 7ft wide, 8.5ft long and 5.5ft high. It cruises at about 75mph.

I'm using it to travel in Africa but also as a mobile workshop / back up vehicle for a motorcyle rally team. You can actually get 3 motorbikes in the back of it plus all the tools and spares.

I was tempted by a big Mog... but in the end I thought they were a bit heavy, too slow, and had pretty high fuel consumption. However, they are just great in the desert !

Cheers


Simon
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 22:25.