World Capable Travel
Total Off-Road Ability

Global Expedition Vehicles’ “Global Traveler” body can be mounted on a pre-1990, low mileage chassis. These can be purchased with less than 10,000 miles on the odometer. Mercedes timeless quality allows us the option to construct this high quality Expedition Vehicle while keeping your bottom line in mind. The starting price is between $205,000 – $220,000 USD, varying due to chassis procurement.

The Global Traveler base unit is generously equipped for safe comfortable travel, yet has an option list that will suit most travel needs.  So whether your plans are for Africa, South America or perhaps Asia, count on this Mercedes chassis and GXV’s Global Traveler Expedition Body to get you there and back safely and comfortably.

Our 4wd camper, when built on a Mercedes chassis, can burn any mix of diesel fuel including High or Low Sulfur diesel, and/or bio-diesel found in the world, making this expedition vehicle a true go-everywhere vehicle.  Please read the info on ULSD

All GXV off-road RV’s are built with marine grade materials and components, which are superior to the usual 4×4 motor homes standards.  With GXV quality, the ruggedness of back-road travel will not transfer into the interior of our off-road camper.

Global Expedition Vehicles are much more than an extreme off-road RV.  Whether you have a journey or destination in mind, our vehicles are designed and built for self-reliant travel to remote parts of the globe.  With our Expedition Vehicles, count on engineering that will withstand treacherous off-road routes and extreme weather conditions.

Global Traveler is built to be totally self-contained and withstand any terrain and weather conditions you may encounter.  This 4wd camper will provide overlanders comfort and security when exploring the world.  This expedition RV was designed to supply enough fuel, energy and water for self reliant travel for extended distances and durations.


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•   Global Traveler Floorplan


Complete Specifications

2010 Global Traveler Body

  • Body dimensions – Length 17’6″ (5359 mm), Width 8’ (2438mm), Height 7’2″ (2209mm)
  • Body ConstructionBody Construction- SCS (Structural Composite Sandwich) 3 ply body panels. A highly insulating structural core sandwiched between interior fiberglass reinforced polyester (see details on website engineering page)
  • SCS Panel connections are made with an 1344 # per square inch adhesive bond
  • SCS Wall thickness 2.36″ (60 mm)
  • SCS Floor panel, 4.33″ (110 mm)
  • K inetic Mounting System  to isolate vibration


Entrance Door / Storage Compartments

  • Dometic® Entrance door
  • Entrance Stair System of Aluminum and Stainless, Manual Operation
  • Stainless steel hinges on all doors
  • Oversized storage compartment accessible by 4’x4’ doors located on the left & right at the rear.  Full 8’ width storage area will hold one ATV or two small motorcycles.


Windows / Skylights

  • Seitz® Windows, Dual-paned Acrylic with Integrated Blinds and Mosquito Screens
  • Dometic® Skylight, with Integrated Blinds and Mosquito Screen, 1


Body Options

  • Entrance Door, 60mm, Integrated into wall panels with 3-point stainless steel locking hardware.  Very resistant to break-in.
  • Window installed in Entry Door
  • Lowered door entrance for easier access, with electric steps
  • GXV  Exclusive NaturaOpening Wall Panel, 52” wide, opens 90º for optimal panoramic views
  • Armor Vision™ Premium windows of dual-paned glass with integrated shades and insect screens.  Built especially for Expedition Vehicles.  Excellent thermal properties and noise filtering.  Dual steel locking points.  Flush-mount with outside wall, and paintable to match expedition body
  • Ramps and winch for toy loading.
  • Cab-to-Cabin Access
  • Additional Skylights or windows



Inner Dimensions of the Cabin

  • Length: 17’4″ (5232 mm)
  • Width: 7’7″ (2311 mm)
  • Height: 6’7″ (2006 mm)


Kitchen / Dining

  • Seating area for up to 4 people with adjustable table on pedestal is located on the left side at the front of the cabin
  • Seating area converts into additional sleeping area
  • Laminate dining table
  • Booth seats are covered in faux leather or upholstery
  • 31’’X 15’’ storage cabinet with shelves above refrigerator
  • Storage cabinet above with 3 drawers below located adjacent to dining
  • 2 reading lamps illuminate the dining table area.
  • Laminate kitchen cabinets
  • All drawers and cabinet doors are equipped with positive locking hardware
  • Stainless steel sink has prep area / drain board incorporated into it, single handle faucet
  • Single door Refrigerator/Freezer:  3.2 cu ft Refrigerator, 4 cu ft Freezer – White
  • Cookop:  2 Burner Propane or Single Burner Induction
  • Microwave/convection oven with bake, roast & grill features – White
  • Stainless steel towel bar


Bed Area

  • Queen-size mattress – located in the rear of the living area.
  • Windows with Screens and Roller Shades located at both the head and foot of the bed
  • Reading lamp
  • Above bed storage compartments
  • 36’’ deep Wardrobe for hanging clothes, located in hallway


Wash Room, Wet Bath

  • Thetford® Cassette Toilet – With easy removal and waste disposal system.
  • Oval Stainless Steel Sink with faucet
  • Shower – Adjustable height head
  • Teak medicine cabinet with mirror
  • Teak sink cabinet for storage with solid surface counter-top


Interior Finishes

  • Cabinets:  Laminate
  • Counter Tops:  Laminate
  • Flooring: Plynyl® or Engineered Hardwood
  • Walls: White washable surface
  • Ceilings: White washable surface


Interior Options

  • Handcrafted Wood Cabinets
  • Marine Grade Vitrifrigo® stainless steel 2-drawer, 2.7 cu. ft. freezer / 3.7 cu. ft. refrigerator with a positive lock door system
  • Webasto® Diesel Cook-top.  A flameless diesel burner is integrated into a CERAN cooking surface designed for 2 small, or 1 large, pot or saucepan. Control panel includes a temperature control, high-elevation button, and a hot surface indicator
  • Magazine rack
  • Slide-out Pantry located in lower cabinet line: 15″ x 36″
  • Electric Bed lift to raise and lower bed allows easy access to under-bed storage


Utilities and Technical


  • Marine Grade wiring, and switching systems
  • Outback 120v Inverter: 2800 Watt, Mobile, 30 amp AC input, 120v/60Hz. With true sine wave AC electricity and integrated smart battery charger
  • Solar panels – 2 high-efficiency 175 watt PV modules
  • Outback solar charge controller with solar harvesting and battery charging algorithms
  • Control panels for power management and monitoring of liquid levels
  • Battery main switch with overload interrupter
  • DC power supplied by (2) AGM batteries: 420Ah, 12V
  • Power outlets for 12V DC and 120V AC
  • 120V shore power connection



  • Webasto® Hydronic Thermo-90 Coolant Heater operates from 6,100 to 26,000 Btu. Provides engine-off heating, maintains minimum operating engine temperature, preheats engine in cold weather and provides thermostatically controlled cabin heat.  Includes 7 Day digital timer with alarm.
  • Fantastic Fan® Vent  #6600 with RF Remote in Kitchen Area


Water Supply

  • 125 gallons (473 liters) fresh water tank
  • Stainless Steel Indel Marine hot water heater
  • 32 gallons (174 liters) gray water tank
  • All plumbing is installed within the cabin envelope, so there is no exposure to outside temperature
  • Water filtration system



  • Marine grade LED Cabin Lighting
  • LED Reading Lights at Dining and Bed
  • Motion-sensor LED light above at entry door
  • Large under-bed lighted storage compartment


Safety Equipment

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector


Audio Visual Options

  • Ceiling mount TV monitors. Monitors will swivel for optimal viewing angle.
  • Mobile TV Video System: CD, DVD, AM/FM, SD Card,  MP3 connection
  • 4 Cabin Speakers
  • Powered TV antenna


Utility and Technical Options

  • Webasto® EVO 3900w Air Heater with low fuel consumption (.05 to .13 gph during operation), operates at variable temperatures via electronic thermostat. Short heat up times cycles. Includes High altitude control module. Includes High Altitude Control Module for EVO Air Heater
  • 13,000 BTU Low Profile Air Conditioner
  • Hella® HID 4,000 Lights
  • KVH® Satellite Dish
  • Honda® 3K gas generator with remote electric start from cabin
  • Fischer Panda® 4 kW Generator: 120v 60 Hz. with Super Silent Technology. Genset coolant is coupled to truck coolant for warm starts in cold conditions. Powered by a Kubota Z482 twin cylinder diesel.  Produces up to 50 amps at 120v with a noise level rating of 48 decibels at 20 feet.
  • Additional Battery Capacity
  • World Charger to allow shore power connection from a variety of voltage and amperage sources
  • Rear Backup Camera
  • Heat Exchangers to Work with Diesel Hydronic Boiler, for backup heat
  • Built-In Coffee Maker
  • Fire & smoke detector/alarm
  • Extraction Mats mounted on rear, qty. 4
  • Spare Tire mounted on rear with manual hoist

The chassis for this particular Global Traveler is a 1988
Mercedes 1017 – 4X4, with 14,000 miles, as specified below:


  • Wheelbase – 143’’ (5842 mm)
  • Front axle –10,560 lb (4800kg)
  • Rear axle – 17,160 lb.(7800kg)
  • GVW – 26,840 lb (12,200kg)



  • Engine – 6 cylinder, type OM 352 A V, 5.675 cm3 (364 cubic inches), turbo-charged,
  • Horsepower -168 at 2800 RPM
  • Diesel – high and low sulfur, Bio diesel


Transmission / Driveline

  • Transmission – 5-speed
  • Transfer case – 2-speed, VG 500-3
  • All wheel drive
  • Brakes – Hydraulic, dual circuit


Chassis Options

  • Front Winch –  up to16,500 # Electric Super Winch
  • Rear Winch – up to16,500 #  Electric Super Winch
  • Rear Bumper with Trailer Hitch
  • Auxiliary Fuel tanks
  • Heavy-Duty Aluminum Rear Bumper – Black Powder Coat
  • Heavy-Duty Off-Road Front Aluminum Bumper, Equipped for Winch, Black Powder Coat


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Notice: GXV is constantly striving to improve our expedition vehicles. Therefore we must reserve the right to modify the design and features described in our literature and website, to delete such features, or to add new features as may be necessary in our discretion, without further notice.  Pricing is also subject to change until a contract is signed.


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