Wednesday, 4 December 2013



We are selling our professionally converted ex British Army Leyland DAF truck built to high spec. with every conceivable extra - hot/cold water, shower, toilet, aircon, full kitchen, generator etc etc.
Total costs of vehicle, conversion and equipment was in excess of £60,000.  Now looking for offers around £40,000.
The base vehicle was purchased and conversion undertaken in the UK in 2010/2011. The vehicle was then shipped from the UK to South Africa. This vehicle, plus a Landrover and trailer, were to be the home of three generations - grandparents, parents and children, the youngest aged only one at the time - for an overland journey across Africa. Thus the need for a safe and comfortable travel environment and so high specifications.
Unfortunately, due to  the political situation in Egypt and Syria, we had to change plans in northern Kenya. Since then we have enjoyed several holidays traversing Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia and have now brought the truck back to Cape Town.  
Back in Cape Town the truck and interior have been fully serviced.  Fully equipped with bedding,  kitchen equipment, crockery etc , tools and some spares including 2 spare tyres. Ready to go for your luxury trip into Africa. We can deliver to another location if required or even arrange shipping out of South Africa.

The chassis is an ex British Army Leyland DAF dating from 1991. However, when we purchased it in 2010, there were only about 4000km on the clock. Distance traveled now is about 25000 km. The net result is that all the mechanical components are in excellent condition making it very reliable. The complete injection system and shock absorbers have been replaced. After a few initial hiccups  the truck has given no problems whatsoever.
It  is an ideal truck for Africa,  rugged, very simple to maintain (no electronics), has enormous ground clearance and a reliable and efficient Cummins 6 litre diesel engine. Cummins engines are used all over Africa, usually as stationary engines powering generators etc, so spares are easily available and again it is very simple to repair and maintain.
The truck is fitted with oversize wheels and tyres, this was done to improve traction in soft sand and mud and also to slightly increase road speed, it will cruise at around 80 kph quite happily.
The cab is fitted with sprung driver and passenger seats and 2 smaller seats suitable for children. These 2 could easily be removed and replaced with more storage. The roof of the cab has a hatch which is ideal for game viewing


There is a spare wheel mounted on the back of the body with a winch. On the roof is a large roof rack with a further spare tyre and 6 Jerry cans.


The living part of the body was professionally built in the UK. It comprises a steel framed box mounted on 4 flexible mounts to reduce stresses on the box itself and to allow the chassis to twist on uneven terrain. The body is clad in aluminium and fully insulated. The body is equipped with -
-Wind out awning
-Windows and two roof lights all of which have mosquito nets and black out blinds.
-Curtains at windows
-2 double beds (front and rear) which convert to tables with sitting space.
-Kitchen area with long worktop, sink and drainer
-Underneath storage space for food, pans etc and 4 drawers.
-4 ring gas hob,
-24v/240v fridge freezer
-Gas oven and grill.
-Above is a row of storage lockers.
-Hatch to provide access to cab 


-Small shower room with cassette toilet, hand basin and shower

-High level storage lockers at each end above the beds plus a small wardrobe alongside the shower room.
-Large storage under the rear beds also a hidden safe.
-Pumped hot and cold water supply, storage tank under the front seats and grey water storage tank for waste. Water is heated from the engine when travelling.
-Eberspacher diesel heater supplies hot water when stationary and blown hot air to heat the interior.
-240v airconditioner mounted on the roof.
-Electrical power supplied by either 4 leisure batteries or a 240v hook up. The leisure batteries are completely separate so the truck batteries cannot be run down overnight.
-5 lockers suspended under the body for tools, batteries, gas cylinders etc.
-Large locker under the rear bed accessible from the outside for further storage.
-Fold down steps
-Honda generator, stored in the rear locker, will run all the truck electrics plus the air conditioner for about 3 hours on one tank of petrol.

Leyland DAF 4 wheel drive chassis
Leaf springs with shock absorbers,
5 speed and reverse gearbox
Transfer box with high and low ratios, central differential lock, permanent 4 wheel drive
Standard commercial air braking system with air take off point.
14.0xR20 military spec tyres
Rear mounted spare wheel with winch
Spare tyre on roof
Cummins 6 litre 6 cylinder diesel engine
2 fuel filters
300 litre fuel tank plus 4 x 20 litre Jerry cans on roof
Tilting cab
Standard 24v electrics with 12v supply in cab for sat nav etc
Roof rack on cab
Fitted CB radio with aerial (spare set available to fit in a second vehicle)
Tow hitch with 24v electrics (24v to 12v converter available)
Front mounted 24v. electric Winch

Sterling Pro Digital Alternator to Battery charger
Sterling Pro Combi Combined Inverter Charger
Sterling Power Management Panel
4 x 89ah Leisure Batteries.
Honda EU30i 240 volt generator
Domestic Appliances
Thetford Built in 4 ring hob
Spinflo Mk3 Midi Prima oven and grill
Waeco CR140 fridge with freezer compartment.
Dometic B2200 Air Conditioner
Thetford C200 Cassette toilet
47cm TV with built in DVD player
Wing Omnidirectional TV aerial
Nature Pure Ultrafine Drinking Water Purifier (with spare filter cartridges)
240litre water tank
70litre waste water tank
Domestic Inventory
Kitchen Equipment for 8 persons
Plastic plates large and small, bowls
Misc kitchen tools
Coffee Mugs
Glasses - wine and others
Pans  inc frying pan
Tray and chopping board
Baking Trays and dishes
Storage canisters
6 Pillows
Duvets Double x 2
Quilted mattress protector
Towels/ Sheets/Pillowcases/Blankets/T Towels available if required.
Large floor mat
BBQ Grid
2 Chairs

If you are interested in this amazing vehicle please contact Pete Cooper by email at or telephone +2721876 3088 or Skype petemandy