Overland vehicle: The Expedition Truck
An expedition truck is not just a vehicle, it's an all-weather, off-road, off-grid tiny house on wheels ready for some serious adventure.
You can build your own or have one build for you. To help you accomplish your dream, we started an article series about all the different components (solar, heating, etc. ...)
Password protected articles
We currently have four password protected articles:
- "Overland travel: A dark night in Scotland"
- "Cost distribution of Terratrotter's expedition truck" (halfway the build)
- "How much does it cost to build your own expedition truck?"
- "Travel the world: Budgets revealed"
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Background about our expedition truck
We chose for the STEYR 12M18 - an Austrian ex-military vehicle - as the chassis of our expedition truck. An FM2 Zeppelin-shelter from the German military is the frame of our camper unit. Combining the STEYR 12M18 with the Zeppelin-shelter results in a compact expedition truck that is build to go off-roading in all climates.
standard military version
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT|
|Weight (curb)||6.3 ton|
|Payload capacity||5.2 ton|
|Engine||6.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine|
|Engine power||177 hp|
|Maximum road speed||ca. 100 km/h|
|Gearbox||8 + 1 crawler|
|Locking differentials||center, rear & front|