The Mercedes-Benz Unimog can take you on terrain that other vehicles can’t handle. They were first introduced after World War II with permanent all-wheel drive and equal-size tires so they could be driven faster than regular farm tractors.
These vehicles have been used by the military, in agriculture, construction, and for tourism through jungles and on safaris. You can also find them built out as RVs with everything you need to go off-road and boondock off-the-grid.
The Unimog is rarely seen in North America because of the different vehicle regulations and the shortage of places that sell them. The few models seen here have been imported from Europe by independent dealers or off-road enthusiasts. You’ll need to browse the Internet to find these vehicles for sale, like this one on Germany’s largest online vehicle marketplace Mobile.de.
This Unimog U2150 F38 is part of the vehicle’s heavy series and was outfitted by Germany-based company Unicat. It has 185 cm (about 6 feet) of headroom that increases to 200 cm (about 6 and a half feet). The monstrous ride has seating for six people, eight gears, and runs off 820L diesel in four tanks. It also features wide-angle and side mirrors as well as spotlights and fog lights.
The spacious kitchen includes a large sink, three-burner gas stove, oven, and fridge/freezer. It also has lots of cabinets for storage and 540L fresh water distributed through four tanks.
The round seating fits about six people and can easily convert to a bed in minutes. The interior also has ten surround sound speakers and a radio with CD, auxiliary, USB, and hands-free Bluetooth.
There is a small bathroom easy to access near the cabin entrance with a vacuum-flush toilet and waste water tank. It also has a sink and lots of vanity space to hold your bathroom essentials.
For power, the vehicle’s furnished with a 500-watt solar power system. It’s also equipped with 480 amp-hour deep cycle batteries, a 2500-watt inverter, and a shore power charger.