This Crazy RV Is Like A House With 4-Wheel Drive

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People often scoff at the idea of living in a trailer, but you might reconsider when you see what German company Bimobil has done to the average RV. Let's just said it might change your mind about the idea of the mobile home forever.


It's EX 435 is somehow gigantic, tactical, and cozy all at the same time.

Thanks to the addition of the Mercedes Unimog 4023 chassis underpinnings, this 23-foot-long behemoth is a home on wheels built to power through deep snow, flooding, and the harshest ground terrain.

“The Unimog 4023 chassis gives the EX 435 the terrain-eating chops to master virtually everything short of vertical rock walls and oceans,” wrote New Atlas travel site.

And the engine packs a punch, with a performance of231 horsepower.

According to the brochure, it perfectly conveys the German concept of “gemütlichkeit”, meaning comfort and coziness.

It has a 59 by 78-inch bed that hangs over the living space, which includes plenty of storage, a sitting area, and double burner stove. The bathroom is full-size, and has a shower cubicle, sink, and toilet.

It costs approximately $300,000, though. So even though it is probably nicer than some houses, it’s also as costly.

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Then-Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville. (U.S. Army/Spc. Matthew J. Marcellus)

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(U.S. Army/Pfc. Hubert D. Delany III)

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Popular Mobilization Forces fighters wave flags in this June 2016 photo. (Wikimedia Commons/Tasnim News Agency)

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