BAD OMEN It’s a warm spring evening and we’re enjoying cold drinks with our friends Holger and Moni. In two days we’re making our way to Poland. We will leave a day earlier because we want to make a stop near Berlin. Around 10:30PM a phone call put us all into action. We fill up […]
We finally installed the pass-through, connecting the cab with the camper unit. Why and how did we install one in our expedition truck…
“We’re going to take bikes with us. It will keep us in shape and it’s cheaper.” “Ha, we used our bikes only once during our Africa trip. Take a motorcycle with, trust me! You will not regret it.” said a friend. But we thought we knew better. So we bought two new mountain bikes: same […]
How did we come up with the idea of creating a foldaway shower and why did we smash a brand new glass door for that? […]
2 years ago we started the challenge to build a comfortable home in the 8 square meter (=86ft2) camper unit of our expedition truck. An indoor shower was on the list of things we absolutely wanted with us on the road. You can read in our interview with the Standaard why an indoor shower is […]
Fresh of the press, the book many of you have been waiting for: Motorhome self-build and optimisation by Ulrich Dolde. […]
In the previous article we wrote about how we came to the decision to install a coolant/water heating system in our expedition truck and how stupid we were to wait with the installation till the end of the build. In this follow-up article you can find more information/images about how we exactly tackled the installation. […]
Last summer we had the amazing opportunity to test out C.A.R.E. Diesel® with our expedition camper truck. Read in our latest about what this is and about our experience.
It was -6°C last night. But inside our overland camper it was a comfortable 22°C instead. We’re in the snow-covered Belgian Ardennes. We finally installed our heating system, so the winter season no longer stops us from wild camping. The heating was one of the biggest struggles we faced in the build of our […]
Review of “How to build your own overland camper” written by Steven Wigglesworth and published by Haynes.
After building on our expedition truck for 1.5 years, how does its exterior look like? Last month we had the driver’s cab restored in Romania. Although we ran into some issues with the timeline and some mistakes – which were fixed afterwards, we were very impressed with the end result. Especially since stripping down the […]
How to establish a good internet connection on the road? What have we learned and which set-up did we purchase/
One of the challenges overland travelers face is how to wash your clothes. Before we left for our big adventure we identified 6 primary options, each with it benefits and drawbacks: Laundromat or other laundry services Laundy machine at a caravan/rv park Shower or sink (on board or at a camp site) Wide neck drum Hand or foot […]
We’re finally on our way to Romania. But before we left we first addressed our diesel contamination issue: “diesel-pest” – fuel residue. Diesel pest is a natural micro-organism in conventional diesel, which propagates immensely in the diesel system (tank, filters, …) due to condensation. As a result we experienced torque issues and clogged filters. With the […]
How does one write an interesting post about flooring? Seriously! Even after 2 glasses of wine this is daunting, so I will just keep it to the facts. Choosing the floor Finding the right floor for our expedition truck was -until we found one- a not-so-fun experience. We probably looked at 1000 different patterns/websites/pinterest posts /…, but […]
The sitting area in our expedition truck is finally finished. With the help of Zepbox we designed an L-shape bench, including 2 storage boxes and 2 drawers. Aside from extra storage space these drawers are also used for transforming the bench into a lounge area (see below). Installing the bench Lounge Too bad we made a little mistake with the […]
Series on overland travelers. Who are they, where do they travel, how do they prepare…? Let them inspire you to start your own adventure on the road. Let us introduce you to Klaas Herpels and his M.A.N. expedition truck. We met him over a year ago as a fellow overland traveler, who gave new meaning […]
Grey water solution for expedition camper: A modified water canister underneath the kitchen sink and additional option to collect it in a bucket outside.
Here are the first pictures of the interior of our expedition truck. We opted for a decent size indoor kitchen even though we prefer to cook/grill outside. Sometimes the weather will not allow outdoor cooking or sometimes is just nice to have breakfast in bed, right! We personally don’t like the compact sink-stove combinations with glass top […]
We made progress on transforming our FM2 Zeppelin shelter into a off-grid camper unit. Double Blue U-11 water treatment system, searching for 24V Lighting, and further customizing our bed