"Extensive travelling ? We'll do that later": That was our credo for years. Today's comfort zones are pleasant and daily routines make life largely predictable.
But life is too short for "someday". So after more than 30 years on the job it is time to consider other options. For us as a travel enthusiasts the option is clear: see as much of the world as possible!
Having travelled many countries by motorbike, in 2015 the idea was born to build an expedition vehicle. Since then our project is running. In March 16 we signed a contract with a rig builder to build our expedition vehicle based on a Mercedes Benz Vario 4x4 (called "Benny") and 2 years later in April 18 our Benny was handed over to us.
So far, we are well on track: We took decisions regarding our professional lives, we made the truck driver's license, we bought a reliable truck chassis and we have chosen a good rig builder for our expedition vehicle. Also, our household is in the process of beeing reduced, however this task is still challenging.
We decided for a Mercedes Vario 4x4 in the 7.5 ton class because we can realise our
comfort demands with this vehicle, the Vario has a good drivability and the technology is considered to be extremely robust.
We can now start our preparations for our roadtrip on the Panamericana, starting 2020 or 2021. But first of all, we need to get more driving experience and routines with our Benny. So Europe will be our playground in 2018 and 2019.
On this website you might find some useful information about the conversion process of
our expedition vehicle. We will also document our travels. May be you feel encouraged to start a similar project.