I was watching a show called ‘Extreme RVs’ on the Travel Channel in the gym the other day while I was on the treadmill. The show featured several luxury RVs owned by celebrities that were basically a small apartment on wheels. These vehicles featured large televisions, full kitchens, king sized beds, and all the extravagant trimmings that most of us will never have in our stationary homes. The vehicles that really caught my attention though were the extreme off-road RVs made by companies like Unicat (www.unicat.com), who is based in Germany.
As noted several times by owners in the show, these vehicles are often described as looking like dump trucks. Though they aren’t much to look at, depending on your tastes of course, they offer a wide array of very useful and intriguing features for the off-road explorer. As you can probably tell from the pictures, the vehicle is designed to take quite a beating and easily handle itself in an off-road environment. They are designed for driving through snow, standing water, or even sandy terrain. There are several different vehicles offered by Unicat that differ in features such as size, engine strength, transmission type, storage and carrying options, and battery and generator types. Many Unicat vehicles come with a seating area, a kitchen with a stove, microwave, and refrigerator, a wash room, and a sleeping area.
One of the more interesting features of some of the Unicat RVs is that the roof can actually be raised in order to increase space inside the vehicle (not sure if the model shown in the picture has this feature). Some layers of the living area, such as the sleeping area, can also be moved in some models. Another useful and intriguing featured on some models is that the tire pressure can be automatically adjusted to better suit your present driving environment (snow, water, sand, ect.).
The Unicat vehicles feature heavy insulation, generators, large tanks for clean water, waste, and fuel, and tons of storage space for food and other necessities so travelers can stay out in the wild for long extended trips. Vehicles can also be equipped with a washing machine, an air conditioner, a water filtration system, solar panels, and even an ATV storage system on some larger models.
These vehicles apparently start at half a million dollars, so start saving your pennies all you future off-road explorers out there! Even if you will probably never own one of these (I highly doubt I ever will), you still have to admit that these are pretty impressive vehicles. Also, this is probably a good investment in case of the zombie apocalypse.
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