In the meantime, I thought it might be useful to add a few links to some of the sites/people
we’ve had contact with since we started all these shenanigans! The list is a long
way from exhaustive, in no particular order, and I’ll add to it as I remember things.
If there’s anything specific you think we might have looked into/dealt with etc
and would like a pointer, please give us a shout.
Africa Overland Network - The main pinboard for finding other sites by equally mad
people heading off on adventures
HUBB - Horizons Unlimited, a massive site originally for motorcycle travellers but
expanded so much its good for everyone
Motorhome Facts - Forum for anything related to motorhomes (and often things totally
Benzworld - Forum for anything related to Mercedes vehicles
Atkinson Vos - Unimog specialist, for sales, spares and repairs. And they do love
a bit of cake!
Pennine Outdoors - Yorkshire based company that made us some fantastic spare wheel
Stanfords - huge map shop in London, also have an online shop
Desert Winds - Tom Sheppards publishing company website for his own excellent books,
including the inimitable Vehicle Dependant Expedition Guide - a virtual Bible for
anyone contemplating these kinds of trips!
Adrian Flux - Vehicle Insurance providers. There’s not a huge amount of choice for
trucks like Moglet so we pretty much have AF or nothing. Not that that’s a bad thing,
I’d just prefer to have options! We’ve never had to make a claim, but when we have
had to speak to them they’ve been ok.
MaxAdventure - These guys are experts at long distance expeditions, and whilst we’ve
not had any involvement with them with regards this trip, they’re about to embark
on a record breaking attempt travelling from the UK to Cape Town via Europe and the
east coast of Africa in a Discovery, in less that 14 days! It’s a charity run raising
money for Help for Heroes, so if you haven’t come across the site before, pop along
and maybe donate a bob or two...
Olaf - Free to download vector map of Morocco and Western Sahara for your GPS
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