Featuring our overland expedition ready 1979 Mercedes Unimog Doka 416.

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A 1979 diesel Mercedes Unimog is tested in the extreme cold. Is it expedition ready?

This is Michael's 1979 DOKA Mercedes Unimog in Kubota Orange. I'm telling you, these are the coolest overland vehicles you'll find and they can go practically anywhere. This is the Drive the Globe Unimog owned by Michael Ladden and he was gracious enough to spend a lot of time showing us around this friggin fantastic rig.
She can drive a Mercedes Unimog. We are frequently asked if driving the Unimog is difficult. Carrie shows us that driving the Mog is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 6? Gears that is. Power steering, air assisted brakes & coil sprung suspension add to the trucks comfort.
The Mercedes Unimog is known to be extremely versatile. We swap out rear bodies quickly and demonstrate how they mount to the 3 point X-frame that allows for the vehicles extreme flex & articulation off road. Unimog is an acronym for the German "UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät", Gerät being the German word for device (also in the sense of machine, instrument, gear, apparatus).
A Mercedes Unimog, a Toyota Tacoma & 7 Land Rovers, including a rare forward control 101 battle the flooded and storm damaged trails of Southern Vermont. The expert off road challenge at this years 7th edition of The Muddy Chef Challenge was one tough road after a severe thunderstorm & nearly six inches of rain swept through the region.
We have lights! The Mercedes Unimog overland expedition camp trailer's exterior is now complete. In this episode we complete the wiring for the tail lights & insulate the interior living space in preparation for the custom build out. Follow this series as we continue to outfit the interior in the quest to create the ultimate off road camp trailer.
They match! The Mercedes Unimog & the new overland expedition camp trailer are a matching pair. In this episode we check out the completed exterior and talk about the new hardware mounted to the front tongue hitch area. Follow this series as we continue to outfit the interior in the quest to create the ultimate off road camp trailer.
We build a custom overland camp trailer on a military M1102 humvee trailer. In this episode we install the doors & windows, paint the exterior & begin to fit the new exterior lighting. Follow this series as we continue to outfit the inside in the quest to create the ultimate off road camp trailer for our Unimog.
This week we debut our new overland expedition Unimog trailer. Back from the metal shop with new aluminum walls it is ready for further build out. Our new series will focus on the world of overlanding. Informal, unscripted & limited to only 2 minutes we will explore overland travel, adventure destinations, vehicle outfitting, expedition gear and a whole lot more.
Our Mercedes Unimog heading off site after winching countless vehicles stuck at the exit to Taylor Ranch in Asheville NC.
Minor repairs on our expedition Mercedes Unimog in preparation for its journey to the Overland Expo East in Asheville NC. Short video clip.

On the highway with our Drive The Globe Mercedes Unimog 416 Doka.

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