People who own a burdensome house on wheels could be essential if we have an apocalypse or live in a dystopian future. Designed by Krug Expedition, the Project Rhino off-road vehicle has a Mercedes Actros as its base. It is designed to go on rough and dangerous trips.
They worked with Nkombe Rhino, a South African conservation group, to help fight rhinoceros and another wildlife poaching. The goal is to give some money from each sale or rental to help with conservation efforts.
The rugged explorer wants to promote sustainable tourism and make a strong statement against poaching. The company is based in Ukraine and has been working on producing lightweight and available off-road motorhomes. Air-sprung seats for the driver and front passenger, a fold-down seat, heating, and cruise control come with the 231 hp inline-four Atego. These features will help build the rugged off-roader, which will be able to go on rough roads.
When Krug strengthens the camper's body with the 60mm composite panels, he adds a rear floor with a high double bed. There are ceiling lights, reading lamps, and a place to store things in this room. There is a double-bench dinette with a table that can be taken down and used as a single bed below this bed. There is a large wet bathroom in front of Rhino. The new Mercedes-Benz ATG Off-Road Camper has a toilet, a bathtub, and a sink with a faucet. There is heat and hot water in the cabin, thanks to the Webasto Dual Top Evo 8. The waste is kept in the waste tank that holds 140 liters.
An L-shaped kitchen faces the driver's sidewall between the dinette and the bathroom. People who buy this home will get a stainless-steel sink, a dual-zone induction cooktop, and a place to store essential kitchen items. This is next to the Vitrifrigo fridge that holds 140 liters. The Rhino's 300-Ah 24-V lithium-ion battery bank can power these modern conveniences. This battery bank, which can be expanded to double or triple its capacity, is an off-grid power source. Another thing you have to think about is that there is also the 5,000 VA inverter, 50 A DC-DC converter for charging from the engine alternator, and the ability to draw power from 915 watts of solar panels.
It would be great if Krug and Cake worked together to make an optional rear carrier version that could be loaded with the Kalk and/or Osa anti-poaching systems. This would make the adventure possibilities or anti-poaching efforts even more wide open. People who want to go on many trips would like the fact that they could charge their bikes through the rough motorhome.
There is no set price for the Project Rhino motorhome, but a German website said it would cost about $331,350 for the base model. People who wanted to add extras like a roof rack and a reverse camera to their car paid about $361,275.
Reinforced Mercedes-Benz ATG Off-Road Camper is made for demanding adventures.