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The Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid Adventures

Having recently delved into the overlanding topic by writing an article about the best 2023 overlanding vehicles, I wanted to go even deeper and find truly unique overlander builds. And that's how I stumbled upon the Freedom Mog 2.0.
The Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid Adventures 15 photos
Photo: YouTube Screenshot / Freedom Overland
The Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid AdventuresThe Freedom Mog 2.0. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off-Road and Off-Grid Adventures
Freedom Overland is a company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, specializing in building fully-equipped exploration vehicles, from bespoke camper vans to overland rigs. It has a simple mission: empower people to live and love the life of adventure through their vehicles.

The company has developed many tiny homes on wheels, using base vehicles such as the Ford F-350 and the Toyota Land Cruiser. Its latest project is the Freedom Mog 2.0, an overlander built on a 1985 Mercedes Unimog U1300L. This one-of-a-kind creation is designed to fit a family with two kids and take them anywhere they want to go.

It tips the scales at a whopping 5,300 kg (11,685 lbs.) - one of the ways Freedom Overland reduced the overall weight was by building the box out of lightweight aluminum. Furthermore, it features front and rear differential locks and rides on Michelin XZL tires.

There are multiple exterior accessories designed to make your life easier on the go. At the front of the rig, you'll notice multiple LED lights. On the side, you'll find a ladder leading to the roof, where Freedom Overland installed 400 W solar panels.

The Freedom Mog 2\.0\. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off\-Road and Off\-Grid Adventures
Photo: YouTube Screenshot / Freedom Overland
My favorite part about the Freedom Mog's exterior is the rear. At first glance, it looks like your standard overlander setup, featuring a spare tire and a huge storage box mounted on a swing-out carrier. But once you move them out of the way, you'll discover one feature you'll find on most Freedom Overland vehicles: a rear deck.

The camper's rear wall features two doors, one that opens upward and one downward, creating the deck. It really opens up the interior and allows you to enjoy the views and the fresh air while sitting comfortably inside the tiny home on wheels. For additional ventilation, especially on hotter days, you can use a Dometic ceiling A/C.

Before we head inside, let me tell you more about the camper's electrical system, which is also integrated on the outside in two specially designated compartments. You'll notice circuit breakers, a 3,000 W inverter, a Renogy DC/DC charger, two 175 Ah lithium-ion batteries, and some other components.

To enter, you'll have to use the door on the vehicle's side, which comes with a deployable ladder. Once inside, you'll discover a cozy and warm space with a modern design and pine wood elements, hand cut and hand polished. Up to four people can be comfortably sheltered in this vehicle.

The Freedom Mog 2\.0\. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off\-Road and Off\-Grid Adventures
Photo: YouTube Screenshot / Freedom Overland
First off, there's a sleeping area in the loft right above the driver's cabin. It's spacious enough for two people and comes with windows on all sides that allow you to observe your surroundings even when lying in bed. Being positioned a bit higher up, the builders devised two storage compartments that also double as stairs.

Near the stairs, you'll notice a small fan and a tiny "entertainment system" that connects to the cars and to an audio system. On the opposite side, Freedom Overland added a wet bathroom with a self-cleaning sliding door. Don't expect a fancy bathroom – it's got the bare essentials, including a shower, a sink, and a gravity toilet.

Right beside the door, you'll find the vehicle's control panel, comprised of water level meters, power monitor, and switches for the bathroom lights, water pump, and exhaust fan. This tiny home on wheels is prepared to head into the wilderness, as it's equipped with a 53-gallon (200-liter) freshwater tank, an 18-gallon (70-liter) grey water tank, and a 13-gallon (50-liter) black water tank.

Next up, we have the kitchen, which takes up quite a large chunk of space. It features a sizeable countertop, a deep stainless steel sink, multiple overhead cabinets on both sides of the interior, a 110-liter (29-gallon) fridge, and storage spaces in the form of cabinets and drawers. For cooking, you can use a dual-burner stovetop and a microwave.

The Freedom Mog 2\.0\. Keeps You Nice and Cozy in Your Off\-Road and Off\-Grid Adventures
Photo: YouTube Screenshot / Freedom Overland
On the kitchen wall, the builders added a window and integrated several light switches and aplug. If you look above, you'll notice a distinctive feature: anti-bug lights. Freedom Overland added these in the edges between the overhead cabinets and the ceiling.

And finally, we have the final part of this interior, the seating area. There's a large L-shaped sofa, which, of course, can be transformed into an extra double bed. It's very easy to set up – just pull the bench, and you're good to go.

All in all, this camper has plenty of features that make it an excellent expedition vehicle. Freedom Vans hasn't shared any info regarding pricing, but you can probably expect it to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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About the author: Mircea Mazuru
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Starting out with a motorcycle permit just because he could get one two years earlier than a driver's license, Mircea keeps his passion for bikes (motor or no motor) alive to this day. His lifelong dream is to build his own custom camper van.
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