How much does it cost to travel the world? Want to know more about the price tag of buying or building an expedition truck, then this is the right post for you.
ABSOLUTELY FICTION!!! Even for a professional – with a team and all the materials (and vehicle) in stock – this is very difficult to achieve. Every time we thought “a simple thing” would only take one hour it easily took up a full day if not longer. How long did it take us? After 2.5 […]
What you need to know if you want to build or buy a full-size expedition truck under 7.5 ton.
Since we love cooking outside, an outdoor kitchen was a must! How did we build ours?
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As always we attended the Abenteuer & Allrad Expo in Bad Kissingen, Germany. Our group was immense this year: 18 vehicles! To get an impression of what took place this year, we put a short slideshow together
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…
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.
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 […]