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U500 Fixed Body Expedition

In 2014, UNIDAN Engineering was approached by a customer who wanted to build the ultimate luxury off-road motorhome.

There were plenty of our well-known and loved Unimogs on the market at the time, but our client wanted something a little more modern. The U500 was chosen, due to it’s comfort on road, increased driver comfort and visibility and of course the carrying capacity to carry all the bells and whistles the new owner wanted installed. Couple these attributes with the awesome off-road ability of the Unimog and there is no surprise why this Mog was chosen. Admittedly the off-road ability is second to it’s tougher big brother the U5000, but this Mog will undoubtedly get you well and truly off the beaten track and into Woop Woop.


+ Blasted and repainted chassis, diffs and gear box

+ Michelin 395/85 R20 tires x 6

+ Custom dual long range fuel tanks

+ 640L water tanks

+ Custom bar work

+ Front winch

+ Rear winch with integrated tow bar

+ Rear winch 17,500lb Runva

+ Rear chassis extension

+ Custom torsion free subframe


+ Strip, prep and respray cab inside and out

+ Custom center consoles and storage added

+ Air ride driver’s seat

+ Full insulation in cabin

+ Scrub bars/roof rack

+ Dual battery guages

+ UHF radio

+ Barrett HF radio

+ Enough switches and gauges to run a space shuttle

+ 50 inch light bar integrated into scrub bars

+ Light bar on bull bar

+ 4 x 11 inch light bars on bumper

+ Polaris stereo with off-road mapping, Bluetooth etc.

+ LED map lights

+ Finscan control panel to control and monitor all electrical gear on truck


+ UNIDAN torsion-free subframe

+ Steel frame

+ Fibreglass composite external panels

+ Blasted and sprayed with rust inhibiting paint

+ Marine grade roof hatches

+ Double glassed windows

+ Body designed to minimize thermal conductivity

+ Spare wheel storage under main bed on slide out system

+ 640L of fresh water

+ Desalination unit

+ 900 watts of solar

+ 3000W inverter

+ 40A battery charger

+ 4 x 150AH AGM batteries

+ Instant gas hot water

+ Gas stove and oven

+ Indoor kitchen with composite bench tops

+ Outdoor kitchen


+ Good sized shower room with vanity


+ Auto satellite dish integrated into scrub bars

+ Indoor Fusion stereo with external remote

+ 150L fridge-freezer

+ Heaps of storage, both indoors and out

+ Electric concealed awnings on both sides

+ Scrub bars protecting entire top of camper body

+ Max Trax Rax on rear wall

+ Sleeping space for 2

+ Registered to carry 2 occupants

+ Plasma TV with auto raise out of kitchen bench

+ Plasma TV externally mounted

+ Finscan – control unit for monitoring electrical, water tanks, fuel tanks, battery levels etc.

+ Slide out pantry

+ Light weight water proof cabinetry internally

+ LED lights throughout

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