BY MARCO POLO FLORES
Karin and Oliver Gorny from Germany are on a multi-year adventure traveling all over the world in their modified MAN TGS Expedition vehicle, a 6X6 rig which looks MUCH more impressive up close and in person than what you see in photos. This photo was taken in La Chorera in San Quintin, Northern Baja. Karin and Oliver had arrived in Cabo already and were seen cruising the fourlane near Costco.
This husband-wife team started out their global trek in South America several years ago. Their current route is to cross over the Sea of Cortes and explore mainland Mexico next year. They have a travel blog and if you wish to know more you can visit them at: http://tracksaroundtheworld.de/en/
As some of you will be interested in their MAN TGS rig they affectionately named “SHUJAA,” a name from the Kiswahili language which translates into “The Hero,” here are some of the specs on this incredible vehicle:Chassis: Year of construction 2012, rebuilt by Toni Maurer. MAN TGS 26.480 BL, 6×6, 480 hp with 2.300 NM torque. Wheelbase: 4.20 m plus 1.40 m. 12-speed automatic with reduction gearbox and 5 locks. 800 liters diesel tanks (1x 500 liters, 1x 300 liters, manually switchable) enable ranges between up to 2,500. Air system for parallel filling of all 6 tires. Construction / Cabin: Year of construction 2013: by Peter Müller GmbH & Co KG (Discover Mobil) in Austria. 6.65 m long with quad garage and rear lift for two spare wheels on rim. Power supply: 1,000-watt solar system, 3 x 200 Ah lithium batteries a 24 volts (Mastervolt). Water: 800 liters of fresh water, 300 liters of gray water, 120 liters of black water. Fully equipped kitchen with Miele appliances: Induction, oven/microwave, tumble dryer. Heating/air conditioning: 5 KW Webasto Dieselheizung, Alde electro heating, 2,5 KW Truma air conditioning. The shower and WC are separate. Furniture extension in American walnut. Total mass: 9.40 m length, 3.85 m height, 2.50 m width. 18,5 tonnes Total weight (ready for travel).