The Beast – A Volvo N10 Truck

Volvo_N_10

The Beast

On Friday 13th December 2019, Boris Johnson swept into Downing Street with a decisive majority, crushing all hope of a second referendum or soft Brexit. It heralded the end of Freedom of Movement for U.K. citizens in the whole of the E.U. and Schengen Visa Free Zone and seriously limited our options to travel in Europe.

“I’ve had enough of Britain. Let’s go to Mongolia!” I said to Mark.

I wasn’t joking.

On Monday 13th January 2020, the day after Mark’s birthday, we put down a deposit on The Beast. It was a shame that Sterling had dropped so much as we enter our new golden era of British Introversion Independence, otherwise it would have been a much sweeter deal.

The Beast is a Volvo N10, 6 x 4-wheel-drive, ex-army truck. Click here for her full specification.

We intend to convert her into our new home, ready for our travels outside the E.U. and Schengen in 2021.

Before even collecting her in March 2020, our journey has been eventful. Follow our progress as we work out how to get an unregistered Belgian truck, bought in The Netherlands back home to the U.K. when we’re in Italy and Mark’s L.G.V licence expired in September 2019 because, “We won’t be needing that!”

Click here to go to the Expedition Truck page for more details on how we specified, bought and converted her.