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Electric Land Cruisers, 3-story G-Wagens and more from Abenteuer & Allrad

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Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
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Expedition trucks of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
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Expedition trucks of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
Expedition trucks of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
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Expedition trucks of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
The Mercedes X-Class goes camping with Alu-Cab's Khaya pickup camper
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The Mercedes X-Class goes camping with Alu-Cab's Khaya pickup camper
The Alu-Cab Khaya was on sale at the show for €24,000 , a discount of more than €3,500
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The Alu-Cab Khaya was on sale at the show for €24,000 , a discount of more than €3,500
The Khaya comes fully equipped with a roof-top tent, electrical and water systems, a kitchen and more
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The Khaya comes fully equipped with a roof-top tent, electrical and water systems, a kitchen and more
A look inside the Alu-Cab Khaya's external-access storage
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A look inside the Alu-Cab Khaya's external-access storage
The Alu-Cab Khaya works with other mid-size trucks from manufacturers like Toyota
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The Alu-Cab Khaya works with other mid-size trucks from manufacturers like Toyota
The Khaya comes with a 270-degree awning
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The Khaya comes with a 270-degree awning
We saw a lot of expedition vehicles based on Mercedes and MAN trucks, but this one from Fuss Mobile was among the only Volvo-based vehicles we saw. It's based on a 493-hp Volvo FMX 6x6
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We saw a lot of expedition vehicles based on Mercedes and MAN trucks, but this one from Fuss Mobile was among the only Volvo-based vehicles we saw. It's based on a 493-hp Volvo FMX 6x6
Another Fuss big rig, this one based on a Mercedes-Benz Axor 1829 A
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Another Fuss big rig, this one based on a Mercedes-Benz Axor 1829 A
Visiting a German off-road show, we came in expecting plenty of Mercedes G-Classes on show, but we also saw a number of Puch-branded Gs. The G-Wagen was developed by Steyr-Daimler-Puch and continues to be built by the evolved company, Magna-Steyr, today. In certain markets, it was sold as a Puch
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Visiting a German off-road show, we came in expecting plenty of Mercedes G-Classes on show, but we also saw a number of Puch-branded Gs. The G-Wagen was developed by Steyr-Daimler-Puch and continues to be built by the evolved company, Magna-Steyr, today. In certain markets, it was sold as a Puch
Toyota Hilux-based truck camper
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Toyota Hilux-based truck camper
A new Toyota Land Cruiser on show
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A new Toyota Land Cruiser on show
Toyota Land Cruiser pickup 
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Toyota Land Cruiser pickup 
Toyota Land Cruiser GRJ7 4.0 V6 
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Toyota Land Cruiser GRJ7 4.0 V6 
Land Cruisers are a more common expedition base, but the Hilux shows it can also be a capable rig
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Land Cruisers are a more common expedition base, but the Hilux shows it can also be a capable rig
Inside the €30,000 Exkab 1S RF pickup camper atop the Toyota Hilux
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Inside the €30,000 Exkab 1S RF pickup camper atop the Toyota Hilux
Inside the €30,000 Exkab 1S RF pickup camper atop the Toyota Hilux
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Inside the €30,000 Exkab 1S RF pickup camper atop the Toyota Hilux
Toyota Hilux with Exkab pickup camper
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Toyota Hilux with Exkab pickup camper
CampWerk trailer with iKamper Skycamp roof-top tent up high
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CampWerk trailer with iKamper Skycamp roof-top tent up high
Putting a new spin on the camper-in-a-box, SofaBox builds outdoor sofa seats integrated into rugged, expedition-ready stackable aluminum boxes
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Putting a new spin on the camper-in-a-box, SofaBox builds outdoor sofa seats integrated into rugged, expedition-ready stackable aluminum boxes
Fiats were rare at Abenteuer & Allrad, but here's a particularly rugged pickup we spotted
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Fiats were rare at Abenteuer & Allrad, but here's a particularly rugged pickup we spotted
Trailers were not nearly as prominent here as at Overland Expo, but this was an interesting concept pop-top from Poland's Vagrand Adventure Trailers
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Trailers were not nearly as prominent here as at Overland Expo, but this was an interesting concept pop-top from Poland's Vagrand Adventure Trailers
Vagrand X-1 camping trailer
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Vagrand X-1 camping trailer
The X-1 follows Vagrand's first trailer, a cargo hauler. It was called a "concept" at the show but looks fairly close to production and will retail between €30,000 and €40,000
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The X-1 follows Vagrand's first trailer, a cargo hauler. It was called a "concept" at the show but looks fairly close to production and will retail between €30,000 and €40,000
Inside the Vagrand X-1 trailer
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Inside the Vagrand X-1 trailer
The compact Vagrand X-1 includeds an interior bathroom with toilet and shower, along with an outdoor shower
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The compact Vagrand X-1 includeds an interior bathroom with toilet and shower, along with an outdoor shower
The Vagrand X-1 is a two-sleeper trailer with fiberglass body, carbon-reinforced floor, 450-watt solar panel array, two 150-Ah batteries, and independent suspension. It's designed to provide up to 4 days of off-grid autonomy in the absence of sun
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The Vagrand X-1 is a two-sleeper trailer with fiberglass body, carbon-reinforced floor, 450-watt solar panel array, two 150-Ah batteries, and independent suspension. It's designed to provide up to 4 days of off-grid autonomy in the absence of sun
Bimobil shows off a Mitsubishi-based expedition rig
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Bimobil shows off a Mitsubishi-based expedition rig
One of the jaw-dropping oddities of the show, the MobiJagd is a folding hunting stand that mounts to a trailer or pickup. It looks great on the back of a Puch G-Class
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One of the jaw-dropping oddities of the show, the MobiJagd is a folding hunting stand that mounts to a trailer or pickup. It looks great on the back of a Puch G-Class
The MobiJagd is like a treehouse you can drive from place to place
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The MobiJagd is like a treehouse you can drive from place to place
The "three stories" in our headline was an imprecise measure – pickup bed as 1st story, frame work as 2nd story and cabin as 3rd story
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The "three stories" in our headline was an imprecise measure – pickup bed as 1st story, frame work as 2nd story and cabin as 3rd story
MobiJagd shows off its Puch-top Pickup Kanzel mobile hunting blind
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MobiJagd shows off its Puch-top Pickup Kanzel mobile hunting blind
Montague makes some of the tougher, expedition-level folding bikes out there
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Montague makes some of the tougher, expedition-level folding bikes out there
Even the catering truck has a rugged, go-anywhere design
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Even the catering truck has a rugged, go-anywhere design
An awesome Puch six-wheeler
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An awesome Puch six-wheeler
In the cockpit of the Puch six-wheeler, simpler = better
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In the cockpit of the Puch six-wheeler, simpler = better
An awesome Puch six-wheeler
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An awesome Puch six-wheeler
Compact, boxy Iveco Daily 4x4-based IX 370 expedition truck from Kerkamm 
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Compact, boxy Iveco Daily 4x4-based IX 370 expedition truck from Kerkamm 
At first, we thought maybe this was a European company's take on the Jeep Wrangler pickup, but the "AEV" logo on the side suggests it's the American-designed Brute
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At first, we thought maybe this was a European company's take on the Jeep Wrangler pickup, but the "AEV" logo on the side suggests it's the American-designed Brute
Another look for a Mercedes X-Class expedition truck, a chassis-mount pop-up cabin on display at Matzker
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Another look for a Mercedes X-Class expedition truck, a chassis-mount pop-up cabin on display at Matzker
The Land Rover Defender gets some air
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The Land Rover Defender gets some air
This Matzker Mercedes X250D Power Edition Mdx camper truck had a cool sticker price of just under €184K
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This Matzker Mercedes X250D Power Edition Mdx camper truck had a cool sticker price of just under €184K
Inside the Matzker Mercedes X-Class camper
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Inside the Matzker Mercedes X-Class camper
Inside the Matzker Mercedes X-Class camper
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Inside the Matzker Mercedes X-Class camper
Matzker shows a Land Rover-based pop-up camper
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Matzker shows a Land Rover-based pop-up camper
Pop-up Defender expedition truck by Matzker
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Pop-up Defender expedition truck by Matzker
One of the worldly expedition rigs of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
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One of the worldly expedition rigs of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
Unicat is one of the German expedition truck brands we were familiar with ahead of Abenteuer & Allrad, and it impresses with big trucks like this expanding EX 45 HD Unimog U 5000 4x4 camping truck
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Unicat is one of the German expedition truck brands we were familiar with ahead of Abenteuer & Allrad, and it impresses with big trucks like this expanding EX 45 HD Unimog U 5000 4x4 camping truck
Unicat EX 45 HD Unimog U 5000 4x4  expedition truck
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Unicat EX 45 HD Unimog U 5000 4x4  expedition truck
Unicat's EX 45 HD Unimog is part of the maker's "Individual" series
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Unicat's EX 45 HD Unimog is part of the maker's "Individual" series
An e-bike at Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
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An e-bike at Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
Diesel and gas vehicles far, far outnumber electrics at Abenteuer & Allrad, but the spidery Swincar 4WD electric tilting buggy shows a bright future for electric off-road fun
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Diesel and gas vehicles far, far outnumber electrics at Abenteuer & Allrad, but the spidery Swincar 4WD electric tilting buggy shows a bright future for electric off-road fun
The French-designed Swincar Spider features a dramatic tilting suspension system and four wheel motors for serious off-road capabilities
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The French-designed Swincar Spider features a dramatic tilting suspension system and four wheel motors for serious off-road capabilities
Electric mountain bikes are a controversial topic, but the E-Bike Desert Challenge looks like it could sway a few minds. Electric power will be put to use helping riders traverse sand dunes, terrain mazes and other barely navigable ground in Morocco. It starts the day after Christmas
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Electric mountain bikes are a controversial topic, but the E-Bike Desert Challenge looks like it could sway a few minds. Electric power will be put to use helping riders traverse sand dunes, terrain mazes and other barely navigable ground in Morocco. It starts the day after Christmas
We didn't see many 8-wheelers, but this one was beastly enough to make up for it
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We didn't see many 8-wheelers, but this one was beastly enough to make up for it
Offroad Extrem 8-wheeler
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Offroad Extrem 8-wheeler
Woelcke Auturk VW Crafter-based motorhome
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Woelcke Auturk VW Crafter-based motorhome
Woelcke Auturk VW Crafter-based motorhome
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Woelcke Auturk VW Crafter-based motorhome
Extrem Fahrzeuge specializes in Toyota Land Cruiser off-road components and expedition campers, and here it put its expertise to creating an all-electric Land Cruiser
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Extrem Fahrzeuge specializes in Toyota Land Cruiser off-road components and expedition campers, and here it put its expertise to creating an all-electric Land Cruiser
Extrem Fahrzeuge's Electric Cruiser has an 80-hp powertrain and is capable of speeds up to 81 mph (130 km/h)
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Extrem Fahrzeuge's Electric Cruiser has an 80-hp powertrain and is capable of speeds up to 81 mph (130 km/h)
While cool, the Electric Cruiser isn't the most capable expedition truck on show, as its 42-kWh battery limits it to around 112 miles (180 km) per charge
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While cool, the Electric Cruiser isn't the most capable expedition truck on show, as its 42-kWh battery limits it to around 112 miles (180 km) per charge
Extrem Fahrzeuge shows a Land Cruiser-based expedition truck, the €130K GRJ79/HZJ79 "Monolith"
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Extrem Fahrzeuge shows a Land Cruiser-based expedition truck, the €130K GRJ79/HZJ79 "Monolith"
We saw one Toyota BXD 10 Megacruiser parked on the street and another in the show
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We saw one Toyota BXD 10 Megacruiser parked on the street and another in the show
A more muscular Toyota "Cruiser": the BXD 10 Megacruiser
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A more muscular Toyota "Cruiser": the BXD 10 Megacruiser
Offroad Extrem buggy
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Offroad Extrem buggy
And now for something totally different: This Russian-built Volga Gaz 24-95 4x4 from the early 70s brings a very different look to the "SUV" 
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And now for something totally different: This Russian-built Volga Gaz 24-95 4x4 from the early 70s brings a very different look to the "SUV" 
Big rigs pose for the cameras
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Big rigs pose for the cameras
Driving the off-road test course with a lot of truck
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Driving the off-road test course with a lot of truck
The food tents were right near the mud pit, providing a little show with your meal
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The food tents were right near the mud pit, providing a little show with your meal
This big rig has no problems with a little mud
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This big rig has no problems with a little mud
HRZ Reisemobile builds the Sprinter up into the Safari compact off-road motorhome
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HRZ Reisemobile builds the Sprinter up into the Safari compact off-road motorhome
Most of HRZ's motorhomes are built inside Sprinter vans, but the HRZ-Safari has a larger module on the Sprinter chassis
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Most of HRZ's motorhomes are built inside Sprinter vans, but the HRZ-Safari has a larger module on the Sprinter chassis
A peek inside the HRZ-Safari
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A peek inside the HRZ-Safari
In place of a larger rear bed, the HRZ-Safari has a pair of bunks, the lower of which can be accessed from outside
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In place of a larger rear bed, the HRZ-Safari has a pair of bunks, the lower of which can be accessed from outside
The Mercedes Unimog just makes for a rugged, muscular expedition truck, as demonstrated here by the Ziegler Adventure Moghome
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The Mercedes Unimog just makes for a rugged, muscular expedition truck, as demonstrated here by the Ziegler Adventure Moghome
Ziegler Adventure Moghome
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Ziegler Adventure Moghome
Big wheels of the Ziegler Adventure Moghome ready to climb and splash
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Big wheels of the Ziegler Adventure Moghome ready to climb and splash
A close-up of the tire pressure adjustment system on the Ziegler Adventure Moghome
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A close-up of the tire pressure adjustment system on the Ziegler Adventure Moghome
Ziegler Adventure shows a smaller expedition Mercedes, an X-Class with slide-in pop-up camper
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Ziegler Adventure shows a smaller expedition Mercedes, an X-Class with slide-in pop-up camper
Dodge/Ram trucks were a bit of a rarity at Abentuer & Allrad, but here's a 2500 HD-based expedition truck
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Dodge/Ram trucks were a bit of a rarity at Abentuer & Allrad, but here's a 2500 HD-based expedition truck
A distinctive Mitsubishi Fuso-based expedition truck from Woelcke
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A distinctive Mitsubishi Fuso-based expedition truck from Woelcke
Action Mobil adds some serious size to Abenteuer & Allrad
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Action Mobil adds some serious size to Abenteuer & Allrad
Action Mobil Atacama 5000 HD with lift-top camper module
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Action Mobil Atacama 5000 HD with lift-top camper module
This expanding Action Mobil Atacama 5000 HD is based on a 523-hp Mercedes Arocs 2053 4x4
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This expanding Action Mobil Atacama 5000 HD is based on a 523-hp Mercedes Arocs 2053 4x4
The Atacama 5000 HD's roof features an electric lift system
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The Atacama 5000 HD's roof features an electric lift system
Not necessarily our favorite expedition rig of the show, but definitely our favorite name, the Mercedes Atego 4x4-based "Baboo" from Woelcke
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Not necessarily our favorite expedition rig of the show, but definitely our favorite name, the Mercedes Atego 4x4-based "Baboo" from Woelcke
Another rare camping trailer sighting at Abenteuer & Allrad, a trailer from Nomad Campers
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Another rare camping trailer sighting at Abenteuer & Allrad, a trailer from Nomad Campers
Inside Nomad Campers off-road camper trailer
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Inside Nomad Campers off-road camper trailer
Nomad Campers uses a fiberglass sandwich construction on its off-road trailer
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Nomad Campers uses a fiberglass sandwich construction on its off-road trailer
Zündapp scooter
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Zündapp scooter
The Russian van life - a UAZ Bukhanka van all readied for cross-country travel by Russia's Rif 4x4
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The Russian van life - a UAZ Bukhanka van all readied for cross-country travel by Russia's Rif 4x4
4Wheel24 expedition truck
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4Wheel24 expedition truck
The Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 makes an appearance
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The Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 makes an appearance
The Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 makes an appearance
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The Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 makes an appearance
Land Rover Defender camper by RRCab
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Land Rover Defender camper by RRCab
We particularly like the quaint interior of the RRCab camper
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We particularly like the quaint interior of the RRCab camper
RRCab pickup camper atop a Land Rover Defender
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RRCab pickup camper atop a Land Rover Defender
Another Defender turned expedition vehicle, courtesy of Bundutec's Bundutop roof-top tent
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Another Defender turned expedition vehicle, courtesy of Bundutec's Bundutop roof-top tent
Trucks of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
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Trucks of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
ICS Offroad goes big with the Interglobe truck
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ICS Offroad goes big with the Interglobe truck
Unimogs of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
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Unimogs of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
Brain Boxx Sprinter 4x4 
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Brain Boxx Sprinter 4x4 
Two styles of "overlanding" - GMC truck and helicopter
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Two styles of "overlanding" - GMC truck and helicopter
German automobile club ADAC brightens things up with a chopper
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German automobile club ADAC brightens things up with a chopper
One of the compact expedition vehicles of the show, a Suzuki Vitara ready to travel and camp
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One of the compact expedition vehicles of the show, a Suzuki Vitara ready to travel and camp
Isuzu truck with Wild Cube camper
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Isuzu truck with Wild Cube camper
Off-road course
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Off-road course
Gekko Truck shows a big, old Mercedes expedition truck
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Gekko Truck shows a big, old Mercedes expedition truck
We like Gekko Truck's cab-top deck
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We like Gekko Truck's cab-top deck
Orange Work shows a MAN TGM 18.340 expedition truck
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Orange Work shows a MAN TGM 18.340 expedition truck
An expedition truck without the truck, EW3 shows off its windows
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An expedition truck without the truck, EW3 shows off its windows
Inside the Geocamper
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Inside the Geocamper
Inside the Geocamper
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Inside the Geocamper
The Geocamper is a rather distinctive fiberglass monocoque pickup camper
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The Geocamper is a rather distinctive fiberglass monocoque pickup camper
This little wooden gypsy-style trailer serves as advertising for German camping village destination Hofgut Hopfenburg, which offers a variety of camping accommodations
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This little wooden gypsy-style trailer serves as advertising for German camping village destination Hofgut Hopfenburg, which offers a variety of camping accommodations
This little wooden gypsy-style trailer serves as advertising for German camping village destination Hofgut Hopfenburg
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This little wooden gypsy-style trailer serves as advertising for German camping village destination Hofgut Hopfenburg
Hofgut Hopfenburg will rent you a Zirkuswagen (circus car) like this one, and it also has yurts, tipis and traditional camping spots
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Hofgut Hopfenburg will rent you a Zirkuswagen (circus car) like this one, and it also has yurts, tipis and traditional camping spots
A different type of camping experience: Hofgut Hopfenburg Zirkuswagen
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A different type of camping experience: Hofgut Hopfenburg Zirkuswagen
Geocamper pickup module
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Geocamper pickup module
Off Road Accessories shows a Toyota Land Cruiser-based Globe Camper
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Off Road Accessories shows a Toyota Land Cruiser-based Globe Camper
Here's a base we didn't see many of: a Ford Ranger pickup, with Burow Oman camper back
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Here's a base we didn't see many of: a Ford Ranger pickup, with Burow Oman camper back
A peek inside the Burow Oman camper
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A peek inside the Burow Oman camper
The kitchen area is on the opposite side of this entryway refrigerator, and the Burow Oman also includes a corner bathroom
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The kitchen area is on the opposite side of this entryway refrigerator, and the Burow Oman also includes a corner bathroom
We thought this Swiss Camp Box was a classic piece of army surplus or something, but based on the website, it actually appears to be a newer build with retro look. Either way, it's a pretty cool little camper box
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We thought this Swiss Camp Box was a classic piece of army surplus or something, but based on the website, it actually appears to be a newer build with retro look. Either way, it's a pretty cool little camper box
Little Steyr Puch Haflinger
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Little Steyr Puch Haflinger
That's an awful lot of camper for that Mazda
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That's an awful lot of camper for that Mazda
Expedition trucks of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
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Expedition trucks of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
Black sheep puts some treads on a VW Amarok
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Black sheep puts some treads on a VW Amarok
One of the tiny expedition vehicles of Abenteuer & Allrad – a Fiat with pop-up hardshell roof tent
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One of the tiny expedition vehicles of Abenteuer & Allrad – a Fiat with pop-up hardshell roof tent
Bumo launches a different style of expedition truck – an all-terrain wood cabin
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Bumo launches a different style of expedition truck – an all-terrain wood cabin
Inside the Bumo wooden motorhome
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We looked at the Quantis Marq pop-up Land Rover camper years ago, and this was a chance to see it in person
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We looked at the Quantis Marq pop-up Land Rover camper years ago, and this was a chance to see it in person
Inside the Quantis Marq
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Inside the Quantis Marq
Quantis Marq camper
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Quantis Marq camper
Australia's Patriot Campers
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Australia's Patriot Campers
Alpha-Cab Iveco-based expedition truck
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Alpha-Cab Iveco-based expedition truck
Yet another Toyota Land Cruiser camper truck
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Yet another Toyota Land Cruiser camper truck
The Toyota Land Cruiser was undoubtedly the most familiar face at Abenteuer & Allrad
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The Toyota Land Cruiser was undoubtedly the most familiar face at Abenteuer & Allrad
Expedition motorhome from France's Azalai
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Expedition motorhome from France's Azalai
Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
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Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
Classic Land Rover love
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Classic Land Rover love
The Hero Ranger is Denmark's answer to the ruggedized, off-road teardrop
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The Hero Ranger is Denmark's answer to the ruggedized, off-road teardrop
Hero Ranger off-road trailer
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Hero Ranger off-road trailer
A look at the galley of the Hero Ranger teardrop
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A look at the galley of the Hero Ranger teardrop
We've been seeing a lot of light, simple pickup campers in the US, and this TransMantica Amarok topper shows that some Germans are thinking along the same lines
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We've been seeing a lot of light, simple pickup campers in the US, and this TransMantica Amarok topper shows that some Germans are thinking along the same lines
Inside, the TransMantica Apodemus truck camper has sleeping and living accommodations
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Inside, the TransMantica Apodemus truck camper has sleeping and living accommodations
The TransMantica Apodemus pickup camper weighs roughly 550 lb (250 kg)
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The TransMantica Apodemus pickup camper weighs roughly 550 lb (250 kg)
A pretty unique chopper on show at Abenteuer & Allrad
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A pretty unique chopper on show at Abenteuer & Allrad
Expedition trucks of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
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Expedition trucks of Abenteuer & Allrad 2018
The winner of the "vehicle that had the most fun ... recently" award
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The winner of the "vehicle that had the most fun ... recently" award
Looks like this Defender took the offensive
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Looks like this Defender took the offensive
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Our trip to this year's Abenteuer & Allrad was much more than just Volkswagens, 4x4 camper vans and camping areas packed out with otherworldly off-roaders. In showcasing off-road adventure of all shapes and sizes, the show ranged from the weird and wild to the high-tech and cutting-edge. In this gallery, we run through that gamut, everything from a mobile hunting stand atop a Puch G, to a spider-like electric off-road buggy, to a Volkswagen pickup with snow treads. There are a lot of very different ways to have fun in the great outdoors.

Extrem Fahrzeuge Electric Cruiser

Technology may not be ready to give us an all-electric expedition vehicle just yet, but it'll never get ready if folks don't fiddle around with it. And in the meantime, directing a little all-electric torque at rough, unpaved ground should prove a satisfying short-term reward.

Extrem Fahrzeuge specializes in Toyota Land Cruiser off-road components and expedition campers, and here it put its expertise to creating an all-electric Land Cruiser
Extrem Fahrzeuge specializes in Toyota Land Cruiser off-road components and expedition campers, and here it put its expertise to creating an all-electric Land Cruiser

Germany's Extrem Fahrzeuge has developed an all-electric Toyota Land Cruiser with help from the automotive electronics experts at the Huber Group, ripping the diesel powertrain out and dropping in an 80-hp (60-kW) electric drive. With only about 112 miles (180 km) of range and 81 mph (130 km/h) of potential speed to offer, the Electric Cruiser is far from an ideal intercontinental expedition vehicle, but Extrem developed it more as a cleaner Land Cruiser variant for underground mining. Plus, the company says the 42-kWh battery pack only takes about two hours to charge.

Whatever use(s) it ends up fulfilling, an electric Land Cruiser is many times cooler than a Prius or RAV4 EV.

Mobijagd Pickup Kanzel

Abenteuer & Allrad had plenty of vehicles that stretched stories upon stories long, but only one that rose multiple stories into the air. And, if we're being honest, it took a couple of minutes to figure out what the hell we were looking at.

MobiJagd shows off its Puch-top Pickup Kanzel mobile hunting blind
MobiJagd shows off its Puch-top Pickup Kanzel mobile hunting blind

It turned out to be a folding hunting blind from German company MobiJagd. Other MobiJagd blinds are carried on trailers, but the Pickup Kanzel version rides in the back of select pickups, like the Mercedes X-Class or the Puch G it was mounted on at the show. With a sturdy truck below you, you can rumble over whatever roughness stands between you and the hunt and set up on the spot, then quickly break down and move around as conditions demand. The convertible top lets you take shelter or pop up over top the sidewalls to hunt birds and other prey.

The blind is designed to sleep in and, of course, it's much more compact in driving mode – though it still sticks up enough to cost you some mpgs. We'd say a video is in order for this one:

MobiJagd - Die Pickup Kanzel Live im Revier

Vagrand X-1 camping trailer

Off-road trailers weren't nearly as big a deal at Abenteuer & Allrad 2018 as they were at Overland Expo 2018, but there were a handful of interesting tow-alongs. The X-1 from Poland's Vagrand Adventure Trailers was so new that it was still being called a concept trailer, though it seems production isn't far away. The pop-top is made from fiberglass and reinforced with carbon at the floor. An independent suspension and BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires help it roll over all kinds of slick, bumpy terrain.

The Vagrand X-1 is a two-sleeper trailer with fiberglass body, carbon-reinforced floor, 450-watt solar panel array, two 150-Ah batteries, and independent suspension. It's designed to provide up to 4 days of off-grid autonomy in the absence of sun
The Vagrand X-1 is a two-sleeper trailer with fiberglass body, carbon-reinforced floor, 450-watt solar panel array, two 150-Ah batteries, and independent suspension. It's designed to provide up to 4 days of off-grid autonomy in the absence of sun

The X-1 is designed to support two people off-grid for up to four or five days and includes an 80-L fresh water tank, dual 150-Ah batteries and 450 watts of solar. Inside, Vagrand has managed to squeeze in a bathroom with shower and toilet, along with a kitchen area and sleeping accommodations. The trailer also has an outdoor shower.

We've packed all Abenteuer & Allrad's other superlative show trucks and innovative off-road creations into our photo gallery. See the entire collection there.

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1 comment
Johannes
So, an electric Landcruiser. A bit like this one then... https://youtu.be/W_iAG1mVVtM