When I visited an Audi show the other day -more on that later of course- a stout classic Mercedes-Benz L-series truck with a motorhome conversion arrived at the scene. It fully deserved a further CC observation.
The Mercedes-Benz 4×4 chassis-cab is registered as a LAF 322. The L-series, Allradantrieb (all-wheel drive), Feuerwehrfahrzeug (fire truck). The wheelbase of this dauntless motorhome is 3.60 m (11’10”).
Factory rated at 10,500 kg (23,150 lbs) GVM. So no worries about taking plenty of supplies, plus a few bicycles, to whatever desolate place.
The 322 is powered by the OM 322 diesel engine, a 6-cylinder with 5,675 cc displacement, and has a 5-speed transmission. The OM 322 engine, introduced in 1961, was an evolution of the OM 321.
Apart from the truck’s model designation, the double cab is a giveaway that this once was a fire truck.
Yep, that’s Allradantrieb alright.
A full diesel tank averts range anxiety.
And bonus points for the happy Benz camper !