No, I don’t mean those hardy guys with Norwegian walking poles and backpacks the size of an armchair… Soon the world’s least accessible hidden places could become idyllic nightspots for a tough new breed of British motorcaravanner – Bimobil owners!
TAKE YOUR HUSKY ON AN ADVENTURE
Off-road 4WD enthusiasts have just set up a firm called Adventure Overland so that they can import the Husky 235, German-manufactured demountable campers, mounted on the peerless off-roader, the twin-cab Land Rover Defender 130. I’m quite excited that British motorcaravanners will get a chance to get off the beaten track in something completely different.
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READ OUR REVIEW IN THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE
Stick-in-the-muds probably won’t like it, especially as making a motorhome that won’t shake itself and its contents to bits on rough terrain doesn’t come cheap. Our Tests Editor Jeremiah Mahadevan got his hands on one for a test drive and you can read his full review and see all the photos in the September 2013 issue of Practical Motorhome magazine.
IT COSTS SERIOUS MONEY
So, after spending the best part of £78,000, will you get a good night’s sleep in the wilderness? Yes, I think so. I can reveal that it sleeps three, and that the double bed is 2 x 1.6m (6’7″ x 5’3″), which should suit most people. The dining area turns into a single bed to supplement this.
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LOG CABIN IN THE WOODS
The interior reminds me of a log cabin in the woods. The lockers are finished in a warm maple wood veneer and the cushions and curtains are upholstered in an attractive blue, white, chocolate and caramel striped fabric.
It’s cosy and snug inside the Husky, so you won’t be wanting to swing any big cats you might find. On the plus side, a small space is good if you’re heating it without the help of a hook-up. There’s a toilet, shower, sink and a basic kitchen, too.
In short, it has all you need to really enjoy the thrill of your outdoor adventures comfortably enough to be up for more the next day. I’m hoping to spot one of these rarities on the byways, green lanes and moorland tracks of Britain sometime soon. Remembering some past caving and mountaineering trips my friends and I went on, having a motorhome base camp like this in our favourite limestone regions of the Mendips, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Pyrenees and Majorca would have been bliss!