U1300l Expedition Camper Makes It Through an Afric
For the second year running, this intrepid husband and wife duo took to the desert in a Unimog and competed in the heavy vehicle branch of the off-road adventure challenge, the trans-African Intercontinental Rally. They took on such a feat as tourists enjoying the sights along the way but it wasn't all fun and games as they were also fundraisers on a mission. This time they raised over £6000 for The Grace Trust which helps the poorest members of the community in Jersey in the Channel Islands.
On the route to Dakar they covered over 7000km, 5000km of this in “Race Mode” although they suffered a few engine problems with the mog for which we supplied parts and advice to help them through. They also met a lovely young man who with all the best intentions tried to fix one of their broken injector pipes with a rusty nail (maybe he knew something they didn’t!) There were lots of the usual African trip experiences - bribing border guards after they were separated from the main group, bartering for spare parts, jump starting the petrol station generator to get fuel and of course dodging camels which run in front of you.
Despite their technical problems they crossed the finish line on the beach by Lac Rose in Senegal, the traditional finish place from the original Paris–Dakar Rally. If you're out and about in your mog and something goes amiss, we're always available for parts!