The world is like a book, and those who do not travel read only one page
On our website you can find various information about our vehicle and trips with a vehicle like this one, a truck from 1983 that in my spare time I turned into a motorhome, if you are missing some info or would like to know more about a certain topic I have dealt with, contact me and I will create a specific article in the dedicated articles section.
Alessio "Ale" Guscetti
was born on February 23rd 1992 I'm passionate about 4x4 and trucks. As a hobby I like daydreaming, any idea that comes to my mind can become reality. I've been climbing again for some time, and I'm particularly interested in technique and aviation.
My travel plans started in 2014 with Corsica, where we travelled 1600km of which about 500km off-road, we were travelling on a Nissan Patrol Y61 with a Rainforest 160 roof tent, by now the comfort was what it was, in fact we always had a bit of humidity under the mattress of the tent because of the heat that emanated during the night. During this trip we were lucky that the weather was always on our side, in fact if it had rained I would have had difficulty cooking, in fact the kitchen was inside the vehicle, in the trunk and I would have had to go out in the rain to cook, but finding the ground on the ground, ground that I would have taken everywhere in the tent dirtying everything. Not to mention the humidity that would have been created inside the tent itself with our breath and the rain.
Some time after returning from the trip, passing by a garage I see a former military truck orange, knowing the owners of the garage I take the liberty to go and ask if it was for sale, unfortunately no, it was not for sale.
Looking for second-hand vehicles on the internet, I found a Saurer 6DM military, (still dark green) for sale. I contacted the owner and I bought it the same day. in the first phase, I did not set a maximum budget, I just wanted to spend as little as possible and I wanted to do the interior and the necessary work to turn it into a camper, this still allows me to know the whole system of the house and know exactly where everything is. mine had already mounted a fiberglass superstructure and the floor was already prepared inside. The truck hadn't been in circulation since 1997 and had only 54,000 km when it was first put into circulation in January 1985 (so, no electronics on board!). After a year and a half of work, the project ended with the test run on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
Every time I think about a trip, like for example to Morocco, I get a strong emotion, I don't know what it is, if it's fear, anxiety, maybe a little melancholy, but according to the motto: "the world is like a book, and those who don't travel read only one page" the impatience to leave, the insecurity to leave, the anxiety to leave the family, the grandmother who is already panicking about Morocco, the father who thinks there is war and then you explain to him where he is and he understands, but he asks you 20 times if you leave alone, the mother who tells you to write a letter with your last wishes in case you don't come back. In conclusion, you wonder if it is more difficult for those who leave or those who stay. Stay or leave? Leaving requires a lot of organization, a lot of energy, passion and courage.
It's easy to stay, it doesn't require much effort or preparation and it's certainly cheaper, but why stay? to get to 80 years old and see the same things over and over again? no thanks!
I want to be my own book.
Margherita "Meggy" Pedretti
I was born on July 25th 1994 and I entered the world of travel on "4 wheels" a bit by chance. I have never been a great globetrotter, of course I have already had my holidays, but nothing too long or too interesting and mostly I was always travelling by car and staying in a hotel. I can almost call myself a slipper girl, but I've always wanted to go around and see new places... Even if I never thought to do it aboard a Saurer 6DM!
I resumed contact with Alessio thanks to his resourcefulness after several years that we didn't see and hear each other and the first moment when he proposed me to do the first weekend together I was a bit perplexed. I had a thousand and thousand questions in my head, as well as doubts. How do you organize your meals? Is there hot water? How does it work in camping? How do you wash the dishes? Can you shower on the Saurer or do you have to wait until you get to the campsite? How does the stove work? To make me start this adventure together we started to do a couple of days at a time (camping Locarno, Agno and then in Lucerne) and then we made our first holiday in Domaso, on Lake Como.
The first time I told my parents "I'm going on holiday with the Saurer" I don't know if they were very convinced, I've never been a big globetrotter and anyway they would never have expected to have a daughter going on holiday on a mobile home.
But I'm starting to travel a little bit and I'm trying to apply the philosophy "until you try you can't know" I'm entering this world slowly, without any hurry with a companion who supports me and always answers to all my doubts and perplexities.
One thing I would like to say to people like me has always been a bit hesitant: pack your bags and leave. Outside there is a world to discover and life is only one.