The term landing has been around for more than a century. By definition, it typically includes off-road vehicles that act as living quarters for the people traveling there. But in recent years, I’ve seen more off-road rig builds with that goal in mind. Some automakers are also investing in this.
Land platforms come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From a subcompact SUV to a renovated ambulance, almost anything can be turned into a land vehicle. As a good example, take a look at this retired military truck, which has now been converted into an off-road adventure vehicle. It debuted as the MAN M1078A1, but it has the features and furnishings you’d expect from a land vehicle.
From the driver’s point of view, it looks like a practical truck. After all, that past life was a workhouse, not an off-road hotel room. That said, the deck does have a power-adjustable Recaro seat for the driver, as well as lumbar support and adjustment features for added comfort. The view at the Dakar rally doesn’t look strange. The sand brown color, decals, roll bar and driving light look like pieces.
When you enter your home, the kitchen will be the first thing to welcome you. As soon as you enter, you will see the sink, microwave and refrigerator. There is a bathroom right opposite the kitchen, yes a heater is included. Meanwhile, two beds are sufficient and they all have air conditioning. It’s the Honda generator, Tesla battery pack, and inverter that all keep the electricity running.
Being a land vehicle, it gets four-wheel drive, thick tires and good ground clearance. Fox shocks also help with off-road progress, and a 6-cylinder turbodiesel powers the whole thing. A 500 liter fuel tank should keep it running for a long time.
The truck is currently being sold at Marktplatz in the Netherlands. This will be yours for 95,000 EUR ($108,445.35 at current exchange rates).