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U500 Expedition Vehicle Unimog


This Mog was originally purchased by one of our customers wanting a Unimog with a more modern feel. The U500 was chosen for it’s comfort on road, increased driver comfort, visibility and of course the carrying capacity required to build such large motorhome body on the back of it. Although the U500 is noticeably different to the standard ADF Unimog conversions that we normally see, it still has awesome off-road abilities that will undoubtedly get you well and truly off the beaten track.

Since the completion of this project the owner has since realised that they are after something a bit more ‘rough’ that they can squeeze through untouched terrain and climb creek beds where not many vehicles can manage. Whilst the U500’s capabilities will allow it to undertake any of these challenges, the 5 star finishes and sheer value of the truck make even the most capable drivers have second thoughts.

The finish and endless list of features added to this truck make it is ultimate luxury Unimog motorhome. It provides all the comforts of a 5 star hotel while still having the ability to travel to some of the most remote locations in the country. If you are looking for a truck which is suitable for permanent on-road living or even something so that your wife will stop complaining about camping not being ‘fancy’ enough, this is the motorhome for you.


+ 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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