The ULTIMATE Global Expedition Vehicles ~ BEHIND THE SCENES

The ULTIMATE Global Expedition Vehicles ~ BEHIND THE SCENES


Well good afternoon guys, from
Springfield Missouri. Hope you’re having a great day.So if you don’t know it
already, we are in the market for a vehicle to drive around the world and
we’ve kind of been crossing the country checking out all the different options
here in the United States. And I think we have saved the best for last for sure in
the United States and maybe even the world.And…here it is! Global Expedition
Vehicles. They have this brand new factory that they just moved into last
month. Pretty much is an entire city block guys. It’s beautiful inside. This is
like the ultimate dream garage for so many guys and girls. So walking inside,
they..ah..have their nice waiting room and lobby, treasures from around the world,
pictures of their customers travels, an antique elevator. Well it’s time to
introduce you to; Rene, founder co-owner of Global Expedition Vehicles and this
is their massive new factory.They got a unit there that’s going to be delivered soon,
that’s a PAE military chassis and here’s the other half. Great to see you!How are you doing? Good morning.
You guys have so much here that you’re just gonna be able to all grow into. And is
there a full basement?partial basement. Wow! That’s the shop there and its like drops and that’s the
composite shop over there.Composite shop..Let me take a peek in there. This is where like the real bones and
you get the true insulating factors you know for your bodies. Yeah! We, we have the
ability to make our own panels. We have the CNC router that will take up to 45 feet each, and cut the corners out of the edges and try to make them how they’ll fit fit more together quickly and easily
and tight. Yeah! Where they have the best sealant.You know..Where everything is tight and
close tolerances..ah… so that there’s no air gaps and that kind of thing. Okay! so here’s an amazing line-up of
some of their rigs that are already finished and customers rigs but they’re
gonna be nice enough to give us a tour of this beautiful orange Unimog which
goes by the name Perky Mog. So we have a little bit of a back story with Perky
Mog. They were in Alaska in 2015. That’s where we live.
We saw them at Deep Creek State Park and there was a crowd around their vehicle
and I so wanted to go talk to them and check the vehicle out but I also wanted
to be very respectful. But now, we’re here, Springfield Missouri and we’re gonna get
a tour by the people that built it. So while they’re getting perky MOG ready to
be shown, this is another one of their beautiful units and this one’s built on
a BAE or LMTV Deuce and a half. They got many names but the military chassis and
it’s got that raising roof and it is a beast.
I think this one actually is coming up for sale soon guys. This one’s built on a
Ford f-550 chassis, international right here, over to the left,
Unimog. Its just quality units guys. I can’t say enough about them. Okay so Perky Mog is all set to be shown. Thank you very much Rene and tell us a little bit
about the chassis first. So Perky Mog is a Pangea lifting roof model built on an 0.5 Mercedes Unimog. Probably the best
most capable expedition vehicle platform that there is. The body length is 17 feet
and what our Pangea lifting roof model is, is basically a standard one-story
Um mm! living area but when the roof is lifted, gives us an elevated, Um mm.. sleeping loft in
the upstairs area. That way you’re increasing the size of your vehicle..Um mm.. by
about 30 or 40 percent living space but still keeping that footprint small. That
is great! I really, really like also that it’s not gonna require deaf fluid or
ultra-low sulfur diesel, Mercedes so truly something that can go around the
world. Very world serviceable. Okay! Now the best part of this vehicle, is the
inside. It’s very, very well done. It is very well appointed, customer choices and
they did a great job!Yes! I love the Turkish colors. Yah!Yah! Let’s go take a look!Feels like a real home instead of a RV,a camp RV. Okay! just small tires to
travel stickers and.. love power steps. Heading on in guys! Oh yeah! We’ve already
been in here once already but this is a gorgeous expedition vehicle. Truly luxury
travel in extreme environments. The Turkish tiles and the blue..a full length mirror! Yes well..every girl has to have that if you’re gonna travel full time. You won’t believe how many we have looked at that don’t
have a mirror anywhere.I know! necessity sorry. So this bathroom space is small so it’s what’s
called a wet bath. Which means the toilet and sink is and showers all in one space.
So to conserve space so we have more storage, we designed a tilt up
stainless steel sink that flips down over the toilet, so you only have the
sink down when you actually need to use the sink.
Yeah! it’s not taking up unwanted space the rest of the time.Then you have your storage over here. I like the European
that towel bar. Hydronic heated towel bar to
keep this space nice and toasty also to help dry it out. Exactly! because if you
were showering with the roof down the windows are not accessible from the
outside.. mm-hmm.. and also if you’re traveling the world
you’re gonna be in the Amazon or the jungle where humidity is gonna be an
issue in drying things out is of the utmost importance. It becomes a real chore! And then this is a Cassette toilet? It is! That’s for Cassette. Okay! So this is a very, very comfortable dining and also your couch for that
matter and just complete comfort up here! Total like and the fact that this roof
raises up, that adds so much more, just space and…
makes it feel much larger. Yeah! Then you have these three huge windows on the
back that’s one thing I’ve always really liked about this rig. And with the roof
popping up, you essentially have your whole bedroom up here guys! And this even
opens up so you can get up on the roof and do some night photography, just
absolutely beautiful in here. Well it’s not a complete tour without checking out
the storage capacity and this has three big cabinets like this and then two
drawers each down below.Wow!You wouldn’t have to worry about room for your things when your here. And that’s a lot of times one of
the things that you have to compromise on but there are no compromises. There’s
pantry clothing storage, an extra little refrigerator and then these.. I just kind
of learned about these a little bit ago but these are 12-volt? They are! A
refrigerator and freezer but these volts, I just think that’s like the greatest
idea since like sliced bread. That’s beautiful!
pass-through.. Let’s see here..It’s unlocked just pull the handle.Ah! I
just.. Ah… There we go! So you can bug out. Wow! That is quite the
cabin! I think we need to go..ah.. check out the inside of the Unimog park. Absolutely!
This is another great feature you have an additional counter space here that
you just pull out and put up on top and then…you can even open the top window, close the
bottom and be looking out over your view while you cut up vegetables. Hey let me
show them these windows! So in our videos..ah.. before you’ve heard about these windows
that are just truly insulated. In Global Expedition Vehicles, these are their
windows. They’re called armor vision and complete light blocking right here.They
are a dual pane, there’s a bug screen. Oops!
And then they open like so and just the most amazing windows around. And if you
know anything about what is a weak link in a vehicle like this, it’s gonna be the
windows. You don’t want them to condensate leak air or let bugs in. So
coming around the side here. There’s an awning that pops out, storage bays spare tires and a winch because these
things are not light, recovery equipment, storage bay.You know what, one of my favorite things about GXP is the way they put the recovery
equipment in obscure places that is easily accessible for you but not like
in the way for you to live in the vehicle. More of the back garage storage
compartment. Just truly a quality built unit. Ah! there’s the cassette toilet and looks
like an extra one! That’s a really well thought out feature. It’s a great idea!Having an extra cassette. I agree!… So here is something I just learned. They’ve added a deadbolt on the
doors, for security guys. So if you’re in questionable parts of the world just the
idea with security is to make it as difficult as possible for someone to, you
know break in but very well-thought-out idea. Let’s see if I can climb in this beast
one-handed here. This is quite the cockpit guys! That’s a plethora of
switches! My goodness! I don’t even know what all this stuff does. Very
comfortable seats though. You have your crawl through, Wow! This is just the
ultimate global expedition vehicle guys. So now for the best part; This vehicle is
for sale!! Ah..It’s for sale via second owner.
Obviously the Unimog portion is an 0.5 but the body is first owner and now it’s
waiting for you guys!Ah… Do they have an asking price? Yeah it’s
on our website $560,000
How much water? What kind of fuel capacity? Sure. I think there are three tanks
on this truck. I think around 150 gallons of fuel,125 in fresh water, it does have
a full hydronic, Lobosto hydronic heat system which also heats the, the water.Okay!
Which we have grown to love.Ah..We were in a sprinter van that had a hot water
radiant floor and that was the most even temperatured pleasant heat that we have
ever experienced in an RV.How amazing is it to get up in the morning and you’ve set your feet down and it’s warm on the floor.
Exactly! So quick question, I see the hydraulic lines, so what do we have here?
The..Stack connections? The.. hydraulic, right yeah the hydraulic lines for the winch and then
everything else is just an empty hydraulic port for other options.For options!
Okay. Correct! Great! So well thought out. Thank you very very much Renee for your time. Pleasure is mine. Yeah!
Make sure you go to global expedition vehicles..ah..dot.com? Correct!Well..It’s actually globalxvehicles.com Okay. Well you know on the day that we’re
in you can just type it into Google faster than you can almost type in an
actual website! So guys here it is Perky Mog, the most beautiful expedition
vehicle around. If, could be yours…..Uuuuu… Let’s sneak peek…Mhhh…This is an electric heated
floor. Oh! Okay! because I was thinking those are rather small to have fluid. That way
this is a redundant heat system so should the hydraulic system have a total
failure then you have electric heat as a backup. Nice very well thought out. I think She’s carrying 1.4
KW 1.6 KW on the roof. Oh yeah! Plenty of electricity. Truth with Lithium batteries so yeah! not an issue there. Well the new
modern heating systems are very efficient with their energy consumption
as well. Right! And the other thing too is once that tile floor gets warm it stays
warm for a long time. Yeah, Exactly! All right guys! Sun’s on its way down.
We’re heading back to Branson. Thanks for joining us today. Make sure you hit that
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