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Unimog Camper from San Diego
« on: July 17, 2012, 04:00:05 PM »
Hello, we are from San Diego but aren't the typical camper.  We own a lightly-used Mercedes 1017A military cargo truck and converted it to an expedition camper for dessert travel and camping.






Details of the interior shift cluster. This rig had the 20 speed transmission, splitter, and crawler gears

We owned a 1300L unimog before this one, I'll try to post pictures of the different vehicles.

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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 08:33:47 PM »
WHOA, that IS awesome, more pics please 8)

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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 10:38:35 PM »
Holy *$^%!!!!

Welcome from the Nevergreen side of the Evergreen State.

(I was raised in Santee.)
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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 10:46:12 PM »
Welcome to CanvasCampers from Eastern Pennsylvania.  :dance:
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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 03:00:10 AM »
you are my new hero !  outstanding vehicle !

did you have it shipped over seas?

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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 07:39:46 AM »
 :guitar: welcome from west virginia.

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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 10:40:17 AM »
Welcome from NM.
We've seen some of these type of campers over the years, some have been pretty amazing. (We saw one that appeared to have custom, beautiful wooden cabinets in the kitchen.) The one we saw last fall was an Earthroamer.

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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 01:52:13 PM »
Our first truck we bought in 1997 was a 1980 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1300L.  We sold it in 2010.


1997 Grand Canyon and Lake Powell Trip.  A view of the mog on Gemini Bridges before camper was installed.




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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 09:53:06 AM »
 :D WoW

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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 09:24:42 PM »
The first one we looked at was from southern Oregan, the first we purchased (U1300L) was in Washington state on Lake Washington about 1/2 mile from Bill Gate's house.  It sold with the camper for $34k.  Here is a picture of the old one before being sold and the new one in the driveway (back).


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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 09:12:01 AM »
Awesome, 8)

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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2012, 02:05:52 PM »
Kathleen, very cool photos.  I could haul a lot of stuff in that truck.
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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2012, 06:46:15 AM »
Welcome! That is a super-cool camper! I've only seen two 'mogs "in the wild" in Pennsylvania.

John

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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2012, 12:00:09 PM »
There was a program on HGTV, I think, last week or the weekend before with "Extreme RVs".  The Mog was amongst them.
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Re: Unimog Camper from San Diego
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2012, 08:15:04 PM »
A few pictures from a resent trip.








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