The choice of your base vehicle is critical and has to be carefully considered, but is also an emotional decision. An expedition vehicle that is suitable for worldwide use gets by with simple technology and few electronics. What is needed is robust and reliable technology. Some older series four-wheel trucks as well as a number of newer makes qualify for this purpose. Each make and model shows different strengths, but you also simply have to like it.
You can take these factors into account when choosing your base vehicle:
4wheel24 always has a large number of base vehicles from different manufacturers in various stages of completion ready for you.
A small selection of our base vehicles can be found occasionally on our eBay classifieds page under
An expedition truck with a gross vehicle weight of no more than 7.5t is a tempting proposition. Depending on the date of the first issuance of your driver's license, a regular driver's license is sufficient [in Germany].
One thing first: although it is possible to complete a 7,5t expedition truck, this comes with limitations, e.g. regarding the fuel and water tank capacities, the interior fittings and rear racks. The payload is also severely limited.
Here are a few examples of base vehicles that can be used for expedition vehicle in this weight class:
Immer häufiger haben unsere Kunden den Wunsch, ein Neufahrzeug als Basisfahrzeug zu verwenden. Unter anderem folgende Modelle haben wir bereits erfolgreich zum Expeditonsmobil aufgebaut: