Expedition Vehicle: technology

Chassis, Building, Electric, Water, Heater, Equipment

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Chassis / Driver's cab

MAN L2000 8.224 Lecca 4 × 4

MAN inline 6-cylinder turbodiesel

Cubic capacity 6.871 ccm

Engine output 162 kW/220 PS Euro 2

Speed ​​ca. 120 km/h

6-Gang EATON gearbox

2-Speed ​​transfer case with roads- and off-road ratio

Four-wheel drive, switchable

Differenzialsperre in Vorder- and rear axle

Drum brakes

Steel suspension front and rear

Additional pneumatic suspension front

Tyres 365/80 R 20 , tubeless

Tankkapazität 520 Liter (2 separate tanks, via pump!)

Fuel double filter

additional SEPAR 2000 Diesel filter with water separator

Air suspension seats with lumbar support and seat heating

Safety locks in the cab doors (see locking structure)

Waeco Central with additional switch / indicator in construction

Roof rack with branch guard

Aluminium-Boxen (Escalation) on roof rack

Ladekran für Reserverad (Haacon Hebetechnik GmbH, http://www.haacon.de, Attraction: 4781-0,25.00.00)

4 Additional Headlamps

Hella worklights right / left with honeycomb appearance (70In)

Removable Britax rotating mirror beacon (orange) with flexible base

Jumbo air horns JU67 / JU77

High placed air intake

Highly placed tank ventilation and Achsentlüftung

Assembly device for vice to the bumper

air conditioner

Cruise control

Rückfahrwarner with Nightshift. Electrically connected so, that the reverse warning is active only with switched fog light

Radio Becker Grand Prix with an external Logitech Bluetooth module for wireless music streaming from mobile devices, such as notebook / Tablet / Smartphone

CB radio Stabo

Iridium satellite phone Motorola 9505A fixed outdoor antenna

fixed wireless vehicle antenna Diamond MG-200, 7dBi, flexible foot

Navigation System Garmin StreetPilot 7500 with GPS outdoor antenna

Rear view camera with display (not on GPS) in the cab

CO2 fire extinguisher

Brandfluchthauben (Dräger PARAT C Traveller-Pack with Wall Mount Bracket)

flame retardant blackout curtains with a reflective outer surface

Dimensions: 6350 mm, Width 2380 mm, Height 3350 mm

Zul. Total weight: 7.490 kg


Interior dimensions of the cabin: Long 4480 mm, Width 2240 mm, Height 1950 mm

Underbody 3-point kinematic attachment with main and flex mounts for stress free body coupling to the torsion elastic chassis frame

Self-supporting UNICAT sandwich plate panels of fiberglass composite

Wall thickness 60 mm with PU foam insulation, Insulation 0,44 W / qm K., Facings 3 fabric reinforced mm / 2 mm

Thermal bridge free bonded GRP profiles

Bottom plate with integrated welded steel frame reinforcement

Passage to the cab Highly flexible waterproof bellows coupling

Doors and hatches

UNICAT entrance door and storage doors constructed of fiberglass composite panels / PROFILES door thickness: 60 mm

Double sealed doors with hollow profile- and lip seal

Theft-proof stainless steel hinges

Rugged case with lock Anpressschnecke

Additional locking top and bottom

Safety profile cylinder with rain protection rose (Zircon)

Safety locks the structure and additional security locks of the cab are part of the locking system (COTTAGE CHEESE 2000 S) with main- and individual keys

3stage stair case and electronically controlled additional step with automatic driveway with the engine ignition

And dormer windows

Scratch resistant, Burglarproof Lewmar skylights with GFK frame with 10 mm Acryl-Glas

Combined cassette roller blind (Oceanair Surface Skyscreen) with a blind and insect gauze to the skylights

Bonocar window with 12mm acrylic glazing, countersunk, Frame flush with the wall construction

Combined cassette roller blind with a blind and insect gauze on the windows

Interior improvements

Seating with adjustable teak table on pedestal in front, converts to bed

Upholstery made of Alcantara (Domino)

Festival under ventilated double bed with Froli Star module substructure and Micro Here cold Look mattress in the rear area (140×200 cm)

High quality teak flooring, fixed installation

All furniture is built to the highest individual pieces, made of wood core plywood using heavy duty locks made of laminate

Stable, keyed alike metal locks and hinges

Walls and ceiling are painted with multiple coats

Wash room

Combined shower- and toilet room with door to isolate from living

Badoberschrank with mirror

230V socket

Additional ventilation via Dachlüfer

Vanity unit with integrated sink (Repent), Soap dispenser and single-lever basin mixer with separate outlets for treated drinking water

Shower faucet with single handle mixer

Splash-proof toilet paper holder (Oceanair Dryroll)

Sealand porcelain toilet with water flushing

80 Liter waste tank


Teakrost in the shower area

Arbonia radiators with heated towel rail

Driving Dynamic Washer


Teak countertop with integrated sink (White EE 4×4)

fold-up extension of the worktop in the entrance area

Single handle faucet for warm- and cold water

3-Flame gas cooker Cramer, 50mbar

Compressor refrigerator, Content 130 Liter with *** - freezer and 12h cold storage (Kissmann KB 130 ENI)

Base cabinet with drawers-full extension and shatterproof tableware division

Top cabinet above the kitchen with integrated Küchenpapierabroller

multilevel roof fan with temperature control and insectscreen

Espresso machine and coffee grinder (Saeco Aroma Chrom) mounted with tilting wall mount

fold-wall stainless steel trash can

Outdoor gas connection for outdoor cooking


Storage compartment under the seats with removable Euro-Fix boxes

Wardrobes with removable Euro-Fix boxes as drawers

Food cabinet with removable Euro-Fix boxes as drawers. Interior division sometimes with matching food containers and Tupperware lunchbox.

Overhead cupboards in bed area and kitchen

Shoe compartments in the stair case

Large outside storage compartment in the rear area with airline lashing rails and dividing by Euro-Fix boxes

Außenstaubox aluminum with Euro-Fix boxes

Rear storage boxes made of aluminum

Aluminium-Boxen (Escalation) on the cab roof racks

Technical equipment

Switching- and control panel to operate the technical equipment and to monitor the levels

Battery computer to monitor the battery charge (E-Xpert 501 – tbs electronics)

Level indicator of fresh water tanks. Detection by means of ultrasonic sensors (Philippi)

Level indicator of the sewage tank

Status display of the central cab with opening / closing function

People-breaker, Circuit breakers and battery switch

Bypass switch for connection of starter batteries / build batteries in emergency situations

Own, independent power supply for the construction of second alternator 24 In / 55 A mit U-I-Laderegler

Battery capacity: 24In / 255 Ah (2x Lifeline GPL-8DL 12V / 255Ah)
Who needs the Peukert exponent… Concorde thinks: 1.1

International Power Charger, AC: 100-260 In 47-63 Hertz, DC: 24 In / 25 A (Xantrex XC2524). Optionally, the starter battery to be loaded as "Bank 2" (even with different types of batteries!).

Solar water heater 332 Wp (Module Kissmann 4xSRP53K3 + 2xSWP60K + Xantrex Solarregler C35)

230 In / 2.5 KW Inverter (Victron)

Outlets for 12 In / 24 V DC and 230 V AC

separately switchable, watertight external socket 230 In (Philippi)

vibration damped hard drives built (2 x 500 GB ) for data archiving

Becker music system (Grand Prix, JBL Boxen) with external Logitech Bluetooth module for wireless music streaming from mobile devices, such as notebook / Tablet / Smartphone

Weather station with indoor / outdoor probe for temperature / humidity, Moon phase and date / weekday

Wireless smoke detector RA 350F internally and externally (if necessary)

LED recessed lights over the table, Kitchen and bathroom (Philippi PLE3)

Storage space lamp in outside storage compartment behind

Reading lights in bed

Water supply

440 Liter of drinking water in 2 separate tanks with 2 separate water pumps, frostgeschützt

Seagull Water filtration system with separate extraction point

30 Liter hot water tank (Sigmar Marine Compact INOX), Heating, from engine waste heat, Hot water central heating or electricity

Mixer taps in household quality in shower and kitchen (Damixa)

All plumbing is frost-proof installed in the indoor heated area

220 Liter waste water tank, frostgeschützt

Outside water connection

Gas supply

2× 11 kg aluminum gas cylinders


9 KW hot water central heating with digital timer for engine waste heat- and diesel operation with special double pump set for height adjustment of diesel-heating (Webasto, Thermo ST) until about. 4.500 m

Engine pre-heating and cab heater central heating

High radiant heat share due to radiators in living area and sanitary room

Switchable fan for faster heat distribution in the living room

Timer for time-controlled switching on / off the heating

Frost protection circuit

Arbonia Towel drying radiator in the bathroom


Sandbleche am Heck

Airline Zurschienen on the roof

Lashing points for Tarp on input side

Unbreakable crockery division in motorhome

Because of interest in the unbreakable disposition of our dishes drawer in Expedition Vehicle, below a content list.

We chose the classic and robust Thomas Trend decided, has been for 30 Years is available. So presumably is still available spare, if in the future but should something go to break.

Looking back, we are really happy, that we have built the unbreakable commitment to the tableware rack.

left half
4 Dinner plate (26 cm)
4 Suppenteller
4 Breakfast Plate (20 cm)
4 Coffee / cup saucers
4 Espresso / egg cup saucers

right half (multistory)
3 Sektgläser
3 small drinking glasses (300 ml)
4 eggcup
4 large drinking glasses with Henkel (500 ml)
4 Glass bowls for salad / side dishes
4 Espresso-Obertassen
4 Mug with Handle (great coffee / tea cup ca. 0,3 l)
4 Coffee Obertasssen (ca. 0,2 l)

Other pages about vehicle

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Links & Addresses of professionals for the expedition vehicle
countries, where we were already on the way to the vehicle

“Technology is the effort, To spare efforts.”
(Baltasar Gracian y Morales, 1601-1658)