Why an expedition vehicle?
I felt adventurous even when I was young. My friends and I, crowded in a Jeep (with a tent and gas cooker), toured remote and romantic areas away from main tourist attractions. But I could not inspire my wife to this kind of vacationing.
Then, a few years ago, my wife and I visited the Off-Road convention in Munich, Germany. The UNICAT booth, with its gigantic expedition vehicles, drew my attention—and my wife's as well. We admired these high-quality vehicles and I became aware that I had finally found an off-road vehicle offering a high level of comfort even on long trips.
After that, I kept thinking of these UNICAT vehicles and finally convinced my wife that this would be the perfect vehicle for us currently available on the market.
Why a UNICAT expedition vehicle?
I (being Swiss) was enthused by the excellent quality of workmanship. I had already owned a boat and knew that a beautiful interior might be nice, but quality in every area is even better. What does this mean? It means a whole lot when it comes to expedition vehicles: It must be reliable; be in the shop only very rarely; have very low repair and maintenance costs. And most of all: it must live longer and have a high resale value.
Quality has its price. There are many cheaper products available but they do not compare to UNICAT upon closer inspection. UNICAT listens to the requests and ideas of its customers—as long as it doesn't affect quality. After thorough consideration and careful planning of all details, we ordered an MM12-HD with all possible options.
All of our requests were integrated into the construction of our vehicle. And when it was done, it fulfilled our vision perfectly. We received comprehensive instructions and had a good, safe feeling when we started out on our first trip. Our vehicle proved its reliability (a pleasant surprise) from the start and my wife and I have been able to take several beautiful trips since then.
So why a new UNICAT expedition vehicle?
After two years of crisscrossing Europe and Northern Africa, I would have been happy if my wife would have hopped into the driver's seat occasionally. My wife however, was not willing to sell the vehicle after only two years and approximately 30,000 km. Since the vehicle was in a faultless condition, Mr. Ritter gave us a fair offer that we just could not refuse.
We are currently waiting for our new expedition vehicle, which will be another 4x4 MAN but a TGA model with automatic transmission. Everything else will be just like our first vehicle except the new lifting roof camper cabin will be 90 cm longer.—We can hardly wait to get our new vehicle.
We were very satisfied with our first vehicle and it was clear that our second vehicle would be another UNICAT.
Riton and Ruth Grab
We have been travelling with our second UNICAT expedition vehicle since 2005
We have travelled adventurously with our vehicle all the way to Dakar and visited even the wonderful areas in the north, all the way to North Cape. Iceland also had to be among our destinations, of course. Our vehicle was admired with great interest everywhere we went.
We didn't miss any creature comforts since our vehicle is very well equipped. True, pure luxury! We just returned from our one year tour of Canada, the USA and Mexico. Our expedition vehicle was admired from Alaska to Mexico and it never failed us over the years.
We have been on the road since 2002 and my wife would now rather stay home a bit more; but I still want to see more of this world. However, the vehicle is a bit too big for just one person and I would like to sell it and have my third vehicle built by UNICAT, also.
During our travels, we noticed again and again that UNICAT produces high-quality vehicle structures, which are manufactured according to your specifications and are very well insulated against heat and cold.
So—there is no question about it—my third vehicle will be another UNICAT.
Riton and Ruth Grab
(translated from German)