Our 4×4 camper

Cochecito” – “The little car” is his name

2016 we got our camper custom built from “Dopfer Reisemobile“, a German manufacturer who produces about 20 vehicles per year. Now, after 200 000 Km in total and 60 000 Km on African roads we know this is still the perfect car for us and there are only view details we like to change for our next big adventure in South America from 2025.

The camper is based on a Mercedes Sprinter 906 (EURO 6) with OBERAIGNER ZG3 4×4 and a ORMOCAR GFK cabin. The dimensions are 6.80 / 2,25 / 3,60 meters, so it is compact enough to go downtown or off-road and big enough for our travelling style and the comfort we need in extreme wet, cold or hot environment.

In 2018, 2019 we updated it with air suspension at the rear axle, a winch at the front bumper and a snorkel for enhanced ability in off road situations. In 2020 we changed to the most modern batterie LIFEPO (280 Ah) technology for optimal electricity management and supply.

Since 2019 we are running on BF Goodrich AT 235/85/16 which provided in all difficult terrain like rain, snow, mud and gravel very good performance. Even in Africa, we had only good experiences with the tires in heavy, sandy, wet and stony terrain.

@ Globetrotter Rodeo Austria 2019

 

Home made bread @ the camper

 

 

@ Styria, Austria
50,000 km @ 01.03.2019
Drau river @ Slovenia 2019
Supermoon 21.03.2019
Early November sun @ Crete
And now?  December 2019 Crete
Good morning @ Portugal
Stop for the night @ Ephesus Turkey
View of Fethiye / Turkey from the harbour @ full moon
Sunset @ Peloponnes
Turkey @ the ruines of Side
Sunset @ Cornwall
Stop for the night @ Albania
@ Masuria, Poland
80,000 km @ May, 30th 2020
Sunset @ Bremen, Germany

Via Karelia @ Finnland, September, 2020

Lappland, September 2020
Nordkapp September, 27th 2020
Winter in Norway, November 21th 2020
100,000 km @ Dec 26th 2020 in Austria
Austria, – 15 Celsius, January 2021
Very tight passage @ Peloponneses Greece, March 2021
Roman bridge in Aragon, Spain
Spain, Desert of Monegros, May 2021
Mestia to Ushguli, Georgia October 2021
Caucasus, Georgia, October 2021
@ Hasankeyf, Turkey, December 2021
Cape Agulhas / South Africa / 20th of June 2022
Brukkaros Crater / Namibia / 10th of July 2022
Damaraland / Namibia / 30th of August 2022
150,000 km @ Rundu / Namibia, September, 16th 2022
LIUWA Plains National Park, Zambia Octobre, 2022
crossing the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania February, 2023
Hiding in African Bush, March 2023
May, 2023, Mara Triangle, Kenya
May 2023, main road @ Lake Turkana area, Kenya
June 2023, approaching Embangweni Mission Hospital, Malawi
August 2023, Mana Pools Zimbabe
November 2023, coast of Mozambique
January 2024, endless landscape in Kenya
End of February 2024, Salalah / Oman
April 2024, Arabian Peninsula
200.000 Km, May 2024, Kurdistan Iraq
May 2024, Cappatocia, Turkey