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The Extreme Self-Contained Expedition Vehicle.
Global Expedition Vehicles Builds Expedition Vehicles Engineered for Performance and Style, Capable of Going Anywhere in the World.
Global EXpedition Vehicles (GXV) has launched a new “Safari Expedition” model built on a Unimog U-500 chassis. Twenty-six feet long on a 154 inch wheelbase, with a 31.5 feet turning radius. The Safari model is powered by a Mercedes-Benz 6-cylinder (6.4-liter) diesel engine, water-cooled, turbo-charged and intercooled.
However it is the all-wheel drive system that really sets the GXV Unimog apart. It has a fully synchronized transmission, 16 forward, 12 reverse gears, portal axles with inter-axle differential lock at front, rear and center axles, coil springs, telescopic absorbers, and stabilizers front and rear. “It is simply the best expedition vehicle to drive in any terrain or condition” said Mike Van Pelt, CEO of Global EXpedition Vehicles. The extreme expedition vehicle is able to camber over rocks or fallen trees three feet high and yet reach 70mph on the highway.
The expedition cab is enhanced with cab suspension shock absorption and a ceiling console with AM/FM and satellite radio, CD, and iPod connection. The sandwich-panel composite coach is attached to the chassis frame with a 3-Point Kinetic connection to eliminate torque transference to the expedition unit. While the extreme GXV is a rugged 4x4 expedition vehicle, inside of the camper it has all the luxuries and comfort of home. There is premium solid wood cabinets, a 4-person dining area which converts into a 2nd bed, stainless steel refrigerator and freezer, 2 burner diesel cooktop, convection microwave/grill, LED lighting, dry-bath with separate shower and toilet, queen-size bed, 2 flatscreen LCD TVs with full sound system, and plenty of storage areas.
The off-road expedition vehicle is way beyond self-contained. A Webasto closed loop diesel-fired water boiler is used to heat domestic water and pre-heat the Mercedes turbo-diesel. A separate 28,000 BTU hot air furnace quickly heats the cabin and keeps it comfortable under any conditions for pennies a day. Two 185 watt solar panels charge the batteries and battery separators provide isolation of truck to cabin batteries. A Fischer Panda power generation system automatically tends the batteries, allowing the Air Conditioning to run silently until the batteries need to be re-charged. With this configuration, we have a total of 28,000 BTU of A/C and 56,000 BTU of total heat. In almost a year of travel, Mike says that they never once had to hook up the vehicle to electricity. The custom-built GXV carries 110 gallons of diesel (with room for an additional tank) and 130 gallons of fresh water. Among other options are electric or hydraulic winches, backup camera for rear or interior views, and a KVH satellite dish.
Global EXpedition Vehicles can be used for extreme, long-term, self-sufficient expeditions to remote localities, hunting, promotional activities, search-and-rescue, remote filming, research, exploration, mobile command centers, mobile labs, etc. The off-road expedition vehicle lists at $300,000 USD. The 4wd GXVs are custom-built; pricing depends on the clients’ selected features. Global EXpedition Vehicles satisfies the adventures traveler’s dream, providing freedom to go everywhere, while enjoying comfort.
Global EXpedition Vehicles, LLC, founded in 2005 and based in Ozark, Missouri, manufacturers Custom-Built Off-Road EXpedition Vehicles for adventurous travelers who want to explore the corners of the world in luxury.
(source: Global Expedition Vehicles)
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