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The Inconvenience of a Unimog Broken Throttle Cable

There are days when the sun is shining, Mowgli is purring along a busy road, meandering along the south of Spain and all is good in the world. All of a sudden, the engine stalls as you decelerate for a roundabout, a rolling bump start, left foot braking, right foot holding the revs on the …

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Overland Vehicle Layout

When you’re building your own overland vehicle, one of the most important elements is designing your living quarters. After all, your overland vehicle will be your home so you’ll want to make the maximum use of the space available to meet your needs. It needs to be functional, ergonomically sound and comfortable. The build quality …

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Replacing Unimog Tyres in Morocco: Mowgli’s New Shoes

When we started our overland adventure over 18 months ago, we did so with 6 tyres on Mowgli the Unimog. She was wearing 4 and we carried 2 as spares. Many mountain tracks, plenty of pot-holed East European roads and 30,000 km later they’re showing signs of their hard life. Our recent incident on Cirque …

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Unimog Roll and Self Recovery: Mowgli Takes A Tumble

Midelt is set in the heart of the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. There’s beautiful and dramatic scenery at every turn. At an altitude of 1600 – 2200 metres, we figured on it being a fine location for a bit of off road driving. The Cirque de Jaffar is a popular, challenging 4×4 track through …

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Meet Our Unimog Camper Called Mowgli

Unimog is a range of multi-purpose auto 4 wheel drive trucks produced by Mercedes Benz. Unimog is an acronym for the German “UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät”, Gerät being the German word for machine or device. Daimler Benz took over manufacture of the Unimog in 1951 and they are currently built in Wörth am Rhein, Germany. Another Mercedes-Benz plant assembles Unimogs in Aksaray, Turkey. According to Wiki, …

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