Avi Meyers was looking for the perfect all-terrain recreational vehicle. He found it in Unicat, a European RV manufacturer. Since it was difficult to import European RVs and have them meet U.S. standards, he has founded UNICATAmericas.
In entering the American market, UnicatAmericas intends to offer not only the finest expedition vehicles (EV's) made in the world, but also to introduce Americans (especially my “Baby Boomer” peers) to the expedition lifestyle. Drive from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Tierra Del Fuego, Chile, roads optional. Ship your EV to the Sahara, Gobi, Kalahari Deserts or the Australian Outback. See people and places that others can only dream of. All this in a vehicle offering the highest standards of reliability, safety and comfort.
The company has great plans to produce an exceptional, quality RV and provide special services. "Even parked at home, your UNICAT serves as the ultimate search-and-rescue, escape or survival module," he says.
Looking at the photos, the Unicat EVs are impressive. Talk about a head-turner! Inside the units are quite impressive too. They are built to take a beating, with drawers with built-in hollows for holding pans, etc. secure. A shelf for books has a door to keep them in place. Yet the EX70-HD/MAN TGA 6x6, a European model that can be customized here in the U.S., has a flat screen TV, Internet area, and dishwasher. It also has a place for an ATV. A hydraulic rack lowers the ATV down out of its protected compartment.
See the Unicat Web site for more models and more photos. You have several choices.
Pretty cool! No prices are mentioned, but you can bet they are plenty! Jaimie Hall Bruzenak