For us, overall length was very important so it was either the Acela or the K370. If length didn’t matter, I would have looked at International. In the end the Acela 6x6 ticked all the right boxes: ability to take it anywhere in the world, literary tons and tons of carrying capacity and a powerful engine. What we gave up is quiet. The Acela is louder than a K370. We asked Acela to add as much extra sound insulation as possible. They did a sound check on mine and it came out at 63dB. Unfortunately, I can’t comment on the ride quality difference. Hopefully someone on this thread will jump in and tell us how the K370 and the Acela 6x6 rides with a box on. As for your inclination towards Bliss Mobil, I’m very familiar with the company. We visited the factory. They even let us sleep in their 20’ unit. Marleen and her husband Eduard are wonderful people. The biggest drawback for us was that they don’t do customization inside. There are so many choices! And every one of them is a compromise. Our previous method of overlanding was an AEV Jeep Rubicon with an Ursa Minor rooftop A frame tent and ARB fridge. It took us anywhere we wanted to go. This will be a big change. Here's a pix of it on White Rim Trail.
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