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1974 Unimog 416 Expedition Motor Home with refrigerator, stove, heated water, shower, and spare parts. High quality motor home on California’s Golden Rod Registry, runs and drives great on rebuilt original diesel engine, well maintained.
MODEL YEAR, PERFORMANCE, CONDITION
Model year basis vehicle: 1974 Unimog U-1100-L (416.141)
Model year camper cabin: 1991, designed and built in Germany
Mileage, 02/21/2008: 199,692 miles (Until 1990: 76,400 miles strictly on road operation with federal postal administration)
Mileage 08/12/2016: 341,890 kms (212,440 miles at time of sale and storage).
130,000 Miles are assumed to be on engine, prior to 2014 overhaul.
6 Cylinder Diesel direct injection
Piston displacement: 5.6 liters
Engine power: 110 HP
Max Torque: 232 foot pounds
Fuel Milage: 12 mpg (paved road)
Truck weight Unk.:
Speed: 55mph, set by fuel injection
High speed transmission with overdrive
Theoretical maximum speed: 60mph
Four wheel drive, shiftable at any speed without declutching
Special design: 2x 4-gear shift pattern (8 speed)
Pneumatically actuated, mechanically engaged, locking differentials (front and rear), selectable without declutching, at any speed.
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Portal axles with geared final drives (18 inches clearance under the differentials)
Length: 18’; Width: 7’; Height: 11’
Turing circle: only 46’
Approach angle: 60˚; Departure angle: 45˚
2 X 75 Gallon diesel tanks, for 1800 mile range
Dual Air filter system (cyclone + oil bath)
Truck air horn
Cab has had partial sound dampening material installed
Cab is a shortened 416 Double Cab (DoKa), driver has more leg and head room.
Raised driver cabin roof for more head clearance
Special shock absorber seats
Windshield with safety glass
High beam halogen spot lights on the roof rack
Updated Bright Headlights
Solid bull bar
Aluminum skid plate (protects radiator, steering and differential)
Roof rack with spare tire and crane for spare tire
1999: Transmission and axles completely overhauled, dual shocks added to rear axle.
August 2007: New front brake rotors, fuel injectors, water pump, radiator, fresh water tank, plumbing and accessory drive belts.
October 2007: Frame-off restoration and new paint job.
2014: Engine overhauled, four new Continental MPT 81 365/80 R20 tires.
This rig is ready for another trip around the world.
Length: 130 inches; Width: 79 inches; Heighth: 77 inches
The cabin is completely designed and built with GFK- sandwiched fiberglass material. Due to the frameless design there are no cold bridges. The cabin is mounted on one auxiliary frame (U profile) and 3 crossbeams (system seesaw=standard Unimog) flexible to the Unimog chassis (three point suspension). Therefore no cabin distortion from the chassis is possible. The cabin is isolated with high value PE (Polyethylene) instead of PU (Polyurethane). 3 mounts secure the removable camper box from frame.
Hardwood layer in the floor at the fixing points for reinforcement
The outer skin is a double fiberglass material, 30% thicker than standard
Lockable sliding door between cab and cabin
5 Insulated sliding windows with integrated blinds
Exterior aluminum covers for all windows (lockable from inside)
Storage: large storage accessible and lockable from outside.
55 gallons drinking water tanks, and
Two 5 gallon propane tanks – Average usage length is 6mo. reserve
One table with seating for 4 people
New Seat/bed Upholstery
If the table is lowered, it creates a bed (79 x 63 inches)
The mattresses are 5 inches thick and covered
Storage space under the seats and bed
There is a shower integrated in the entrance
Large stainless steel kitchen sink
2 Water supply systems: 32 Gallon stainless steel tank and 1 x 24 gallon plastic tank totaling a 56 gallon water supply. One system has a Kathadyn-household-filter
4 Siemens 50 watt Solar Panels and 3 deep cycle batteries
An intelligent battery regulator controls the battery charge
WAECO “Coolmatic” refrigerator
Trumatic E propane heater with thermostat
Webasto diesel heater (out of order)
3.7 gallon continuous flow water heater, thermo-controlled
3 burner propane stove with oven
Extensive spare parts, assembled by a Unimog specialist.
Many small parts, including alternator, starter, clutch disc, helper springs, pressure regulator, seals, repair sets, tubes, filter, v-belts, etc.
Original Daimler-Benz workshop manual with spare parts catalog (in German)
1 High Lift jack, 1 Hydraulic jack, 1 Mechanical jack
2 sand plates 6 feet, 2 sand plates 3 feet (original airstrip plates)
Awning, mosquito resistant pop-up tent
The Unimog is based on a 1974 model 416 that was converted into a single cab Expedition camper in Germany. We purchased it in Canada after a German couple that used it to tour, beginning in Germany, and on to South Africa, South America, and Alaska, over a period of nine years. This truck was used, and lived in, every day for 9 years across half of the world. This is a genuine off-road expedition vehicle, built and tested in the toughest terrains. It has been in the deserts of Africa, the Amazon, the salt flats of Bolivia, the tundra of the Arctic Circle and everywhere in between.
We didn’t hesitate at the chance to purchase this vehicle for many reasons, some of which you may be thinking as well. Personal safety is paramount when you want to travel in harsh climates and unstable politics. With this Unimog you can sleep soundly at night, knowing that the camper is secure, all windows are above eye level, and there is access to the drivers’ cabin in case of an emergency. The cabin itself makes excellent use of a small space, the bed is the dining room, the entrance is also the shower. There is even enough headroom for tall people to stand without grazing the ceiling!
When it comes time to ship the Unimog over land or sea, you can also feel safe knowing that the camper can be completely sealed from the outside; there are metal panels that cover every window. All access to storage from the outside can be locked from inside the cabin with steel rods. This means during shipping the only access the shipper has is to the Cab, they cannot access, see, or touch anything in the camper or storage areas!
Behind the wheel, the Unimog may lack the creature comforts of a modern RV but it makes up for it in mobility and reliability. With the portal axles, locking diffs and 8 speed transmission, there is little that will stand in your way. During their 9-year trek, the previous owners experienced only a few technical issues, one being a broken coil spring (from trying to keep up with their military escort crossing the desert in Africa) and a clogged radiator. No flat tires, no blowouts, no engine failure. Maintenance is key to keeping a Unimog alive, the previous owners were meticulous with that. The oil was changed every 5000km, the differential and final drives got fresh fluid every 10000km.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is it?
How is the paint?
The paint and bodywork were done in Mexico during the previous owner’s trip. They are not show quality! The roof was replaced due to rust, and at the same time more headroom was added. The paint is pretty utilitarian; it’s not a show queen, but it is basically there to protect from rust.
What about Title/Registration/Insurance?
We have the original Title from Germany, all import duties and taxes have been paid. The truck is currently registered with a Ca. “Golden Rod” status and insured.
Does everything work?
We always keep the batteries charged, and make a point of running the water, heater, solar panel, fridge and electrics whenever we can. It also gets started and driven.
What needs to be done to make it drivable?
Currently needing some slight attention for safety and comfort’s sake (these cosmetic observations, by no means a mechanical guarantee!):
Rotors, 4 corners
Windshield washer pump
Left rear taillight has a crack in the cover
Need to redo the sound deadening in the Cab interior with lighter and thinner material (for increased headroom)
As with any used vehicle, and before any big trip it should be gone through and inspected.
(This descriptive narrative has been provided by the current owner.)