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. ...).
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- "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 of our Expedition Truck
The chassis of our expedition truck is a STEYR 12M18 - an Austrian ex-military vehicle. An FM2 Zeppelin-shelter from the German military forms the frame of our camper unit - the living quarters. Combining the STEYR 12M18 with the Zeppelin-shelter resulted in a compact expedition truck that is build for all types of roads and 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|