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|Mercedes Benz 911 LA B 4x4|
|33 yrs 65.000 kms|
|8.25 R 20|
|350ltr 2000 kms depending on piste|
|seagul filter iV|
|permanent double bed 1.40 x 2.00m|
|garmin 60 csx|
|gas indoors + coleman 424 out side|
|Allah + a tow rope|
|national lunar weekender 40ltr +10ltr freezer|
|24v batteries charged from engine|
national lunar fridge chest type so all the cold air does not drop out when opening the fridge, (as the upright types do and then the compressor has to start up to re cool the inside.)
we have lots of space so we don't need any space saving measures
our inverter and fridge
we are now on our round the world trip should take at least 10 years
we are in it
Mercedes Benz 911 LA
Ex german police radio wagon for the berlin wall, she was kept in a heated garage when not used to keep the radio equipment dry, so she is in great condition.
What made you choose this one?
On our last overland trip in our landrover to Asia and back we saw these Mercedes everywhere and decided to search for one when back in Europe. We chose Nessie for the availabilty of parts worldwide and for the way she looks - the old bull nose bonnet and the round roofed rear make people smile everywhere we go. Oh, and at under £ 10,000 to buy it was right in our budget range!
Main criteria for this project?
Love to travel
Complete rear rebuild as it was a radio wagon for the old berlin wall. so list as-- water heater truma 14ltr-- water tank 200ltr-- water filter seagul 1V-- fridge national lunar weekender 40ltr +10ltr freezer-- solar panels 170W-- gas two ring burner with grill-- webasto heater water type already fitted and much more. See webpage for full details....
Modifications yet to do?
Changing tyres to 1100R20 for better ground clearance and construction profile.
How does it perform?
Great we only travel at 60-70 km/h so we get to see the world outside instead of a blur. And its great to have a home big enough to live in whatever the weather.
What would you do differently?
Nothing as yet but as this is our house for the foreseeable future changes are bound to happen as we travel different countries.
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