Wothahellizat Mk2 DIY Expedition Motorhome


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The "Wothahellizat" Mk2 is a 38-year-old army truck. Rob and Chris bought the truck in 1997 and spent three years turning it into Australia's largest and weirdest off-road motor home (The wothahellizat Mk)1. Then in 2007/8 they rebuild it into a this smaller version The Wothahellizat Mk2.

It's from the deck of this vehicle (yes a patio folds out from the back) that most of this diary is written, a 14-tonne editor's desk!

Wothahellizat is fully self contained with enough food and water storage to spend weeks in the bush.

It's six-wheel-drive with good clearances, so quite able to handle the rough stuff. However at over 3m high and 8m long there are a lot of places it doesn't fit, so we have two mountain bikes, a trail bike, and a Suzuki Jimny 4x4 as well.

Rob Gray (AKA the GRAYnomad) spent the 80s and most of the 90s as a mild-mannered computer nerd, and now, in the naughties, has returned to photography. 

In 1997, while on a camping trip to Frazer Island and Carnarvon Gorge, Rob, and his wife Chris, decided that they were sick of computing and that a change was in order. The seeds were sown, and four years later they had grown into a 34-foot motorhome (Wothahellizat Mk1) that Rob and Chris used to hit the road.

Rob was also an itinerant, globe-trotting photographer during the 70s, a career sparked by the purchase of his first camera in Panama in 1972.

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