Newsletter Issue No. 5 - Jan/Feb/March 2017
Kicking off 2017…
This year is flying by and we have events, offers and exciting news coming for you around every corner. There have been sales, expressions of interest and tonnes of new ideas in the past few months. We are currently in the midst of planning some awesome trips away for you guys, so keep reading to find out the latest at UNIDAN!
2017 Overland Vehicles Fraser Island Trip
Fraser Island is one of our personal favourite camping destinations in Australia and we want to share that experience with you. We are calling on all overland vehicle owners! If you are interested in a weekend away with a group of like-minded people, venturing across the beaches and lookouts of the World’s biggest sand island, then this is the trip for you! We are hoping to hold this trip in September. If you would like to receive more information on this event please complete the ‘Expression of Interest’ form, linked below.
Unimog Owner’s Weekend – Nov 2017
In November of last year we held our annual Unimog Owner’s Weekend, this was the biggest event to date with 15 trucks attending the event. We want to continually break this record each year, so we are spreading the word early. This awesome weekend will be held at Janowen Hills Camping and 4WD Park, located in Goomburra QLD. Its a great opportunity to get together, share experiences and gawk at a paddock full of arguably the most capable 4WD vehicles in the world. Ask anyone that has attended this event previously and they will tell you that it was definitely worth it. Take a look at some of the action from last year in the Youtube link below and if this sparks an interest in you, please fill out the quick ‘Expression of Interest’ form below to keep up to date with information regarding this unmissable weekend.
U1700 – SOLD
Lots of Unimog owners come to UNIDAN to sell their Mogs. This customer did exactly that and we were able to find their truck a new home. This however will not be the end of their Unimog fueled adventures, they went straight ahead and bought another Mog as you will see below.
ADF Flat Deck U1700L – SOLD
This Ex-ADF U1700L Flat Deck Mog is soon to undergo a massive reconstruction. The new owner, mentioned above selling their previous U1700, is a loyal customer of ours and plans on having us turn this highly capable machine into a more comfortable Dual Cab. Stay tuned for the progress and final product of this project.
U1300/37 Ex-Firetruck – COMPLETE
This Mog has spent a lot of time with us here at Unidan. Starting off as a rundown ex-Firetruck it has since had quite the facelift, with both cosmetic restorations, mechanical upgrades and heaps of extras; this beast is better than ever. It’s currently making it’s way over to Perth for the new owner to start his many planned journeys. He did fly across to our Mog Owner’s Reunion last year to spend the weekend getting to know his new purchase. Having never driven a Mog before, he took on some pretty tricky terrain and absolutely blitzed it. He was left very impressed and had a ball!
U1700 Slide-On Camper – FOR SALE
Back on the market after a lengthy sale fell through, this is a second chance for one lucky buyer, but we anticipate that you will need to move quickly to ensure you don’t miss out.
This Mog is set up ready for some great adventures but also has some great potential, depending on exactly what it is that you are after. We could easily customise this for you, add the extras that you desire, or you could simply purchase as is and quickly hit the road. For more detailed information and photos, check out the link below.
U1700L ADF Crane Truck – FOR SALE
Out of all the Mogs that come through the workshop, it’s definitely these khaki colours that we see the most! They never stick around too long either. Maybe it’s the brute force and undeniable ability that they have which makes them such a popular choice for our customers. Or the ‘blank’ canvas which they supply, giving the new owner a million different possibilities for the outcome of their truck. The crane provides another versatile and extremely useful element to this already unstoppable Mog. It can be used to load stuff into the tray when doing yard or farm work, or even motorbikes for a fun and quick weekend away. The options are limitless. Whether you use this truck as a work horse or plan to do it up and get away, it is definitely the foundation that we recommend, no matter what your plans are.
U1700L ADF Flat Deck – FOR SALE
Just like the ADF Crane Truck, these Flat Deck Mogs also have unfathomable potential. As is, they will go absolutely everywhere and anywhere but if you are after comfort and luxury there are countless features which can be added to achieve this. The U1700’s are perfect for a good-sized camper body to be built on the back of them. We often lift the roof of the cab to create more room and install overhead consoles and air-conditioning. These cabs can also be converted to dual cabs, or our newly designed extra-cabs, depending on your use for the truck. Have a look at the links below for more information or to see some of the previous UNIDAN projects.
The ‘Unimog Owner’s Group’ facebook page was created so that Unimog owner’s from around the globe could come together and share their experiences. The two admin of the page are Daniel Mavin, owner and founder of UNIDAN Engineering and Berty, a Mercedes Benz Unimog Specialist who’s undergone certified factory training. The group is full of Mog enthusiasts and other people with years of Mog experience. This makes the page the best place to ask Mog related questions as you will be getting answers from people that have had first-hand experience in both overland vehicle travelling and major servicing of these vehicles.
We want to give you the opportunity to win both UNIDAN and Mercedes Benz merchandise! All you have to do is ‘LIKE’ the Facebook page, ‘SHARE’ it to your friends and ‘POST’ about your Unimog experience/photos of your Mog with ‘#unidannewspromo1’ so that we can see your post and send you your prize!
This can also be done for the UNIDAN Engineering page for you to receive other prizes. Just ‘LIKE’ the page if you haven’t already, ‘SHARE’ the page and give us a ‘5 STAR RATING’. Remember to use the hashtag “#unidannewspromo1” when sharing the page so we can keep track.
(Please note – this offer is only for Unimog owner’s within Australia but feel free to share your adventures and ‘LIKE’ both of the pages)