Action Mobil Robusto test journey: October 2005
The first Action Mobil Robusto test journey
Over six years ago, we travelled on our old expedition truck (Action Mobil MAN 9.150) trough South Africa for 6 month. It was a wonderful time: wild animals, secluded campsites, rough tracks and many adventures.
In Cariba (Zimbabwe), during lunch, beneath palms, while enjoying a glass of South African white wine, the idea arose, to start the third part of our lives a little earlier by going on an unlimited trip around the world.
Back home we began to realize our dream: planning, preparation and saving took us a few years. Since it was our plan to live on a vehicle year in, year out, our ideal was a small house on wheels.
Our First test journey took us to Tunisia, where we accompanied the Rally Erg Orient - ourselves being joined by other Action Mobil owners and a service vehicle with mechanics and electricians supplied by Action Mobil.
We learnt a lot from the exchange of ideas and interesting discussions with experienced travellers. It made us all the determined to live a life of nomads, unlimited and without contraints.
We have extensively tested and driven our new home, Robusto. Travelling in it turned out to be fantastic:
- on tar roads it runs like a normal car
- on corrugated tracks it has a very comfortable driving behaviour
- on sand, it runs like a caterpillar tank
- and inside we enjoy the comfort of a *****hotel
The MAN chassis and the Action Mobil body structure have revealed themselves as the right choice. So far, we are totally happy with this successful symbiosis.
Edy and Brigitte