On To Phase 2

By October 31, 2012March 23rd, 2015Vox service truck, water

We asked you for your help, and you made it happen!

With your help, Vox recently purchased a U1300L Unimog that will be used to reach our goal of providing sustainable clean water to 250,000 people by 2015. The truck was identified and held for purchase last April. This past weekend a team from West Michigan traveled to New Hampshire (USA) to take delivery.

An additional 25K is still needed to outfit and customize the service vehicle with bush-ready equipment.

  • 1200 lb 24 v winch
  • Camp stove (diesel or kerosene powered)
  • Tires (specs tbd) and Hemmit Rims
  • Stereo / speakers / gps
  • Seats and seat belts
  • Power inverters (5000 watt)
  • Jerry cans for fuel and water
  • 12v Gel Batteries
  • On board welding system
  • Electric Radiator fan and relay
  • 24 vdc to 12 vdc step down transformer plugs/ outlets/ wiring for 112v and 12v
  • Work lights 24 vdc and mounts
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Custom built awning
  • Tank for wash water and shower
  • Bench vise
  • Hydraulic retrofit parts (pump/ reservoir /valve/ hoses/ quick connects)
  • 24 vdc fans for cab
  • Donor cab for extension
  • Water filter for drinking water
  • Safe for documents
  • Tool and gear storage build
  • Sound deadening insulation
  • Socket set and cold chisels
  • Breaker bar
  • Metric, crescent and pipe wrenches
  • Hammers and screw drivers

The truck will be temporarily stationed in Holland, MI where Vox will collaborate with individuals and businesses to customize and outfit. Once the vehicle is complete and has been tested, it will be shipped to Africa where it will be registered and begin its tour of duty. For a comprehensive overview and ways to help, click here or download a PDF