Skip to content Skip to footer

#WINTER IS COMING!

We are building a Mountain Yacht that will be travelling in the mountains during all seasons, but especially Winter. We have M+S tyres, 4x4, low gear, differential lockers all around and a hydraulic winch, so we are all good to go? For most situations we are more than equipped, even for heavy snowstorms as our…

Read more

MAN HX60 COOLANT HOSE CLAMPS

Our Mountain Yacht has a playdate with BeBe from our English friends Jess and David (who took the picture above) and the HX60 from Margreth and Hans (NL). We have a great night with cheese fondue and tapas and the next morning we receive a tip from Hans: 'tighten the coolant clamps under the dashboard,…

Read more

THAT’S A WRAP!

We are busy transforming Monster towards our Mountain Yacht. We used the last two months for definitive planning, measurements and ordering the last bits & pieces.  We also started with the actual build of the inside: heater, water and electricity, we will write separate articles on every part of that in the near future. We installed…

Read more

MONSTER BACK IN THE UK

The guys at Motorcraft Adventure Developments wanted Monster in at March 1, 2022 so they could start with the build of our Box. Amy was really busy so I decided to drop her off by myself. I wanted to go to Hull again as this is the closest port to Doncaster, so I automatically had to…

Read more

RECOVERY GEAR FOR THE HX60

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND0os0-3M58When driving off-road it is very important that you bring your own recovery gear, especially when you have a heavy truck! You cannot rely on others to bring the sufficient recovery tools. Some recovery gear is for self-recovery and some is for getting pulled out or pulling someone else out of a messy situation. We…

Read more

CABIN REFURBISHMENT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k50GzVttrTsAlthough the HX60 is a relative comfortable and modern vehicle, it is still a utility truck. Rugged, bold, harsh, very green and no sound proofing or insulation. In short: a real Monster!  We are turning Monster into a Mountain Yacht, so we decided to do an overhaul of the cabin and go mountain style all…

Read more

FOUR POINT SUBFRAME – OR NOT?

When building an expedition truck a lot of important decisions have to be made. A decision that always provokes a lot of discussion is the million dollar question: four point subframe - or not? Let me start by mentioning that I am not a technician - far from that. So, I do not have an engineering…

Read more

MONSTER HAS ARRIVED!

WHOOP, WHOOP! Our MAN HX60 has arrived at the yard of Overland.travel. It is a beauty, brand new and with a winch, just what we were looking for.  It came with all the goodies, and very important: the winch controller! We decided to name her 'Monster' for the time being. Yup, simple, little imagination, but…

Read more