There have been many different options considered as people look for the perfect bug out vehicle for their needs. I have seen a range of modified 4×4 trucks and SUVs to surplus military trucks. I thought I had seen most of the options out there until I came across this.
The UNICATs is a 4×4 luxury RVs that look conspicuously like dump trucks. They’re built in Germany on 4×4 truck underpinnings, using chassis provided by Unimog, International or MAN, and often run in excess of $500,000. That is, UNICATs are for those who love adventure and have a lot of cash or are preparing for the impending apocalypse.
Staying in the UNICAT is like staying at a luxury hotel compared to some of the bug out vehicles out there. The trucks are organized to fit basic amenities like a bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen, as well as less standard features like a lounge and an office, without appearing super cramped – which is more than most can say about their stationary apartments.
Considering how expensive these things are, I would be interested to see how much an old garbage truck would cost at a local auction. You would need to know how to work on diesel motors and it would take some serious cleaning in the back, but it might provide a relatively safe and bullet proof environment to stay if the need ever arose. I wonder what the mileage is for something like this.