As early as 1984, the first original ACTION MOBIL with elevating roof was built in Austria. For well over 37 years, this type of cabin has been popular and has proved to be a great success on all kinds of world trips. Reasons for choosing a world-trip motor home with elevating roof are, amongst others, the low construction height and security against burglary with the roof in lowered position.
The new video, produced by Otti Reitz, follows the ACTION MOBIL ATACAMA 6300 through the rough wilderness of the north-western part of Namibia: the isolated Damaraland. The expedition leads through the narrow Khowarib gorge, down the Ombonde river bed with its deep sand and "deep dust" passages and into the wonderfull "Little Serengeti".
…we have looked for new challenges: Dense bush, deep sand and extreme dust!
Test route: dry riverbeds: OMBONDE and KHOWARIB in the Northwest of Namibia. For safety reasons we recommend to drive these routes always in a convoy!
The elegant 4x4 motor home Atacama 5800, with its solid construction and comfortable interior design, is ready for the worlds largest 4x4 show and cross-country expo in Bad Kissingen. We are presenting our newest state-of-the-art all-wheel motor home at the "Abenteuer Allrad" from 15 June - 18 June 2017. Before the show we have some insights and pictures for you.
The video gives an overview of the second part of the ACTION MOBIL founders and CEOs test drive with the Atcama motor home in the wilderness of Namibia - from the coastal fog along the Skeleton Coast to the Purros Canyon, the green river oasis in the HOARUSIB.
The founders of ACTION MOBIL as well as the present managers are enthusiastic globetrotters. In the end of 2016 they put the new Atacama 6300 to a test drive in the rough terrain of the Kaokoveld in Namibia. Otti Reitz produced a documentary about this test trip and included material of driving in dry and wet riverbeds, mastering narrow passages and extreme ground formations and close encouters with the famous Desert Elephants of Namibia.
A client was kind enough to lend us the ACTION MOBIL ATACAMA 6300 to carry out this test drive. It is a rare sign of trust for which the Management wishes to express a big thank you.
The objective of this test drive was to gather technical data and to find out how the vehicle behaves off-road under difficult conditions. Before setting off, technical devices for chassis optimization were installed at our plant.
Unspoilt landscapes where you feel like being on the moon - not to be reached in a common motorhome!
ACTION MOBIL globetrotter motorhomes are built and equipped to master such landscapes. As nature in Namibia is highly sensitive and in many places totally untouched by civilization, we deem it our duty to protect those landscapes and to leave as few traces as possible when travelling through. You should not deviate from existing tracks in order not to leave fresh tyre traces in areas that have been untouched so far.
The chassis of the ATACAMA 6300, in which we are on tour here, has been optimized in some respects and we are testing it now. Technical innovations have been developed for improving the driving behaviour with regard to short and deep bumps.
A three-point suspension of the sub-frame allows for an optimum axle articulation in off-road terrain. Innovative damping elements are to reduce the pendular movement of the vehicle body. Test results and our experience during the journey will be reported in Part 3.