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MaxiMog: The Worlds Most Incredible Exploratory Vehicle

MaxiMog - The Go-Anywhere MachineI’ve been following the MaxiMog for at least a year now. It’s an incredible piece of machinery, designed modularly so that you can traverse or recon whatever type of terrain you need access to. The MaxiMog is built on a Mercedes Benz Unimog chassis. Everything else seems to be completely customized – take a look at the cockpit-like front seat to see what I mean.

Inside the MaxiMog Cockpit

Why was it built?
The MaxiMog™ vehicle and trailer was built because it’s owner plans to drive around the world to remote and hard to get to places doing both photography and scientific exploration. Contrary to what many people believe, most of our planet is still relatively unexplored. After a year of research, he determined that a custom vehicle would have to be built to meet his requirements. The MaxiMog™ is the first pass at that solution and is a work in progress.

As if the main vehicle isn’t enough, the MaxiMog has a trailer with full living quarters, which are expandable and include many tech gadgets and an incredible sleeping area:

Office and Sleeping area - MaxiMog

Lastly, just in case you get to a point where this monster can’t quite get you, don’t worry. You have full access to a BMW R1200GS multi-purpose motorcycle, a jet boat for marine applications, and a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for reconnaisance.

MaxiMog Accessories - Motorcycle Jetboat UAV

If you would like to know more about this extraordinary vehicle, I would strongly suggest going to the MaxiMog website – also take a look at the MaxiMog FAQ.


  1. Great vehicle! This reminds me of http://www.terracross.de/, a custom built all terrain vehicle a german globetrotter (daerr.info) is currently using for his trip around the world…

  2. great post. Just passing through, I’m liking the blog by the way.

  3. Terracross has some great vehicles too. Talk about some tough (and EXPENSIVE) vehicles.

  4. Terracross is part of Unicat, a German custom expedition truck bnuilding company. In fact, they built much of the Maximog.

  5. Pete, thanks for the update. I wonder how many true customizers for these types of vehicles there are out there anyway. It’s kind of a niche market, and I’m guessing it doesn’t have room for more than just a couple players.

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