Mercedes UniMog

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  1. Teuchter

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    On the next pitch to us here at Motril, Andalucía (we're the Knaus on the left :D)- is a UniMog camper van - a fairly rare machine - would any of like to own one of these??


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    Nooooooo! bloody awful things to drive (imo)
     
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    I've seen a few conversions, some home made others mega-expensive commercial ones.

    Ideal for exploring the Silk Route - and then you see them parked on a campsite! :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    If you have the odd million euros to spare you could buy one of these and park on a beach next to my PVC. :) Just don't try to follow me when I go shopping at Lidl.

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  4. Teuchter

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    This one has a sick gearbox so on a campsite to try to nurse it back to health - owners say they NEVER use campsites normally :cool:
     
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    Son in laws boss converted one into a camper with dreams of selling it for 6 figures. I did point out that serious off roaders are usually German or Dutch and might prefer one built to continental specs with the steering wheel on the left hand side........ it is still sat at the garage if anyone is interested....
     
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    They all do!
     
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    I met one of these at Carter Bar last Year it was a Dutchman driving it and he needed it for the Dutch Alpine area, Cost a fortune in fuel to get there from Harwich. DSCF1946.JPG
     
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    Yes please.
     
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    Great for off piste, but the next best thing to useless for getting from off piste to off piste. The drone from the tyres will drive you crazy after 20 miles on tarmac.
     
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    I would have loved one around 1970 - because you could drive to say Afghanistan via Iran then. Not any more. :cry:
     
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    This one is fairly sensible on IVECO daily 4x4.



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    This one not so sensible.

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    And to answer the question NO I don't think I would, I don't think the Caravan Club would approve. Oh second thoughts I want one.

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    Funsters Pat4Neil used to have one, don't know if they still do. I see they are read only now...
     
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    Funsters Pat4Neil used to have one, don't know if they still do. See they are read only now...

    My niece's husband also had one in Chile for carrying tourists up a volcano, needed a ladder to climb on board. DSCF3743.JPG
     
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    Unimog - one of my favourite vehicles.
    Pure form = function
    Awesome conversions - would have loved one some years ago when we had long hair and were more carefree!
     
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    Well with the wild camping capability, you really can be a FLT........
     
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    That's the norm parked up at Hirtshals awaiting the ferry for Iceland.
     
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    This Lyndi was parked next to us at Silverstone a couple of years ago, when the roof was lowered it closed off the windows and top half of habitation door, secure and it seemed practical.
     
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    Saw this 6x6 Man overlander at the Greece Turkey border crossing.

    You don't appreciate just how big they are until you park next to one...

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    =$$$$ :eek::eek: Only the farmers used to buy them in Devon & you need to have money at the rate they shift fuel.:LOL:
    I have a couple of locals that have them but both are into rallying, Paris -Dakar type stuff & use them as support vehicles. There is another autocaravan up the road for sale . Seem to recall it is about 22k but as with everything here has been on sale for years.:(
     
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    I think that particular one has been In Spain for years. There was an identical one on site Circa 2007. nr Benicasim.

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