#crossthearticchallenge Mercedes-Benz Unimog
I chose the Unimog, because it has an incredible amount of ground clearance (partly thanks to standard portal axles), lockable differentials on both axles, and you can adjust tyre pressures from inside the vehicle, just like on the G63 6x6, which means you don’t have to risk frostbite in trying to reduce tyre pressures . Also, its stacked exhausts mean that its less likely to get filled with snow when parked, meaning the catalytic converter can work more effectively.
You may be wondering what I can possibly do to make it any better from crossing the arctic. But there are a few things…
I’d rather not sleep in a tent in the arctic, so a camper makes perfect sense. Inside, it’d be pretty basic, with a bed, toilet, shower, cooker, and central heating system, which would powered by the engine.
Extra fuel tank
Its essential to have enough fuel when you are miles away from anywhere to fill up.
Roof rack, roll cage and bullbar with foglights
in the arctic, visibility isn’t the best, so extra lighting is a must. The roof rack is also important, as it would be used to carry tools and a spare wheel.
Then I’d add some beadlocked tyres, allowing the tyres to have less air pressure, increasing traction.
This would be the end result