“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”-
Ernest Hemingway.

I hope the above quote holds true as this website is about my journey in the conversion of this
MAN 8.163 LE160C into a fully fledged overland travel truck.  Alongside and afterwards I hope to document our "that is mine and my wife's" travels both with our current motorhome and in the truck. 

The distance between dreams and reality is called action

This is my first foray into a website and I hope it is of interest for some of you out there if it is and you have any comment feel free to let me know.

This mock up should give an idea what i want to achieve



  1. Hi Phil - Thanks for emailing the link to your blog to me! It's coming along nicely. My build is just a little ahead of yours, but you are catching up fast :)

    David from Adelaide (Australia)
    MAN 15.290 4x4 Dual Cab

  2. Hi Phil. I think I saw your truck at the Stratford show. Love your truck. Any chance I could call you for advice on my build?

  3. Hi phil it was great to see you and your wife yesterday. What a great blog and amazing truck. We are about to start our journey and it was great to chat and hear your story.
    If your ever over at Balloch O Dee i would love to try the little jumbo steps.
    Keep in touch and hope this pandemic doesn't last much longer.