Delivery of a 13 foot unit on a Unimog U5023
For our enthusiastic customers from Germany, we had the pleasure of building an extremely powerful and complete Bliss Mobil expedition vehicle: A 13 foot Unit – High Bed Type 1 on a robust off-road Unimog U5023 with the original Mercedes-Benz Colour Anthracite grey. Our customer’s passion for Unimogs goes way back to his days in the army (Bundeswehr). Their ultimate dream was an independent fully functional unit on an Unimog and this vehicle was rigged by Hellgeth for overlanding as well.
Explore the world
This Bliss Mobil is their 7th camper in a row, with the previous vehicles being true “on-road” vehicles and this is their first true expedition vehicle. They value off grid mobile living and intend to travel outside Europe. Unlike friends who own a holiday home, they believe: “Real-estates make in-mobile – we always have our house with us and can explore the world.” They really created their home on four wheels with this Bliss Mobil!
The decision for Bliss was made after a thorough market research and numerous visits to different suppliers. The full body frame, the perfect functionality and the compactness of “all you desire” in only 8 m² of space convinced them and they chose our 13 foot High Bed type 1 Layout.
This model features a comfortable bed above the seating area, that can be lowered, raised and levelled electronically. Perfect functionality when staying off the beaten tracks overnight. In the back of the unit you will find the separated toilet and shower with a folding sink and towel heater. The layout of the 13 foot Type 1 offers large cabinets with a lot of storage space placed in the rear of the unit.
They also liked the special Bliss-details in the well-equipped kitchen where everything just fits together, such as the spice-rack, the coffee machine and the optional kitchen set, which is safely stored in the cupboards. Another bonus is the iMac, with which they can not only watch TV, but also edit photos and travel reports and even listen to their favourite music list via DAB+ radio.
As a semi-professional motorbike driver our customer loves off-road racing and our motorbike carrier with extension enables the transport of two e-bikes and one motorbike. For more storage space they added the roof rack on top of the cabin and extra storage boxes on the rear of the unit and the frame. Furthermore, we developed on their special request a second diesel tank integrated in the subframe of the Unimog, which holds up to 120 litres of diesel.
For extra safety and visibility the outside is equipped with extra external motion sensors, a 360° view IR-camera, additional lights mounted on the exterior and the roof rack. The Bird-view option will give them ultimate and safe support while driving. The batwing awning mounted on the carrier, in combination with the outdoor kitchen allows them to enjoy outdoor life in all its facets.
Where it all starts
Their first trip will take them through southern Europe and Morocco. At the end of this year, they will retire from work and start 2023 with plenty of time and flexibility! They also plan to go back to school and learn Spanish to be ready for their travels through South America in 2024.
“We enjoyed the process and felt involved in the project. We could prove the experience of the team and how it was implemented in the standard. Also, the fact that Bliss Mobil has proven records, is financially healthy and stable was another important decision-making factor. Our travel dreams are for many years to come, and therefore we wanted a long term commitment and support.”
Bliss Mobil Family
We wish our customers unforgettable journeys and are confident that they will experience the real freedom of independence with this exquisite expedition vehicle.