Keep it as it is. You soon get used to Slow, infact I wouldn't change a thing with our truck now. The desire for speed soon melts away and is replaced by getting to see your surroundings better.
The journey is a major part of travelling, don't rush it.
Whilst the unimog is a fantastic vehicle I have yet to see the advantage over many other vehicles. Once you put a £120,000 cabin on the back, you are not going to use it to its ability. It's your home. Why would you risk your dream.
Great vehicle but not necessary for 99%...
We don't have one and so far haven't needed one. I agree with the above post that the chances of their beingbperfect winching conditions in the place you get stuck are slim.
We have 25 ton strap and this has been used when a tractor pulled us out of some mud.
When using a strap to pull someone...
We had our layout taped with black electrical tape on our living room floor for two years before we bought the truck. We even mocked up furniture.
It paid off as 7 years later we are still happy and wouldn't change it
Ours too. It's like having a couple of candles in there. They are that old yellowish look.
I simply added a couple of LED spot lamps under the bumper.
We try not to drive at night so it's not a major issue.
I will be interested in your solution
Hi and welcome to the forum
My advice would be similar to Simons ( Sitec). I would recommend going simple. Nearly everything mechanical can be fixed on the road. Complex electronics bring their own challenges when they play up.
I would avoid anything over Euro 5 if you want to go over 3000m...
I know this forum is usually reserved to technical information , but I would like to wish everyone who contributes and advises a Happy Christmas.
I have really enjoyed being part of this community and have appreciated all the help you have offered.
So have a good one
Jason.its a Dilemma.
I was offered a set of 4 made by MAN, that were made for my tyre size, just before we left. They had never been used and were being given to me. The must have cost a fortune.
The weight and storage size made it impossible to take them.
Luckily, despite being at 5000m ...
Are you looking to carry snow chains. We seriously looked at this but the extra weight and packed size was a deciding factor. I think a decent set for my truck was near 160kg in weight. Luckily so far we haven't found ourselves needing them. I think fitting them in deep mud or snow...
Hi Pairoa. Thanks for the info and the pictures. My knee is hanging on so this is a slow burn project , the sort you think about for a year or so.
Since leaving your place 28 months ago we have only made it to Quito and we are getting slower. Colombia next week.
Glad to see your project is...
Agreed. It would be near impossible on my gearbox in the conditions I drive in ie steep inclines up and down and high altitude.
Sometimes on a hill start you have done 3 gear changes before you have reached 15kmph. Not appropriate
Any way this is the sort of kit I am considering ...
Sorry to upset you. I sometimes get a little bit offended when you ask for advice on a technical or mechanical subject to be told that I need to alter the way I drive. I wasn't asking for driving advice but on a specific device.
Please accept my apologies and we can leave it there.