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Foers Ibex Expedition Vehicle with Demountable Habitation Unit 

This expedition truck was manufactured in 2002/3 and was designed to provide reliability, economy, comfort and convenience, while travelling rough terrain or cruising at highway speeds. The chassis built by Ibex Vehicles is purpose designed to give high strength, long life, with built in roll over protection, it is a space frame design using high yield steel sections fully welded and galvanised internally and externally. The cab and rear body steel frames are an integral part of the chassis construction, fully welded to add additional strength to the vehicle, body panels are made from GRP, aluminium and stainless steel to minimise corrosion. All mechanical and electrical items are standard Landrover equipment, and ensure reliability, ease of maintenance, and servicing and the availability of spares worldwide. The habitation unit has it’s own fully welded aluminium frame and chassis and is designed to give maximum strength and resistance to off road damage. 


Wheel base 180 inches (4.57m) Front track 59 inches (1.498m) Rear track 71.5 inches (1.8m) Overall length Truck only 19.00 Feet (5.8m) Overall length With camper 20.5 feet (6.25m) Max Width 84 inches (2,133m) 

Engine Standard Landrover Discovery 300 TDI 2500cc Large uprated intercooler Fitted with Kleenoil high spec oil filter allowing up to 60000 miles between oil changes 

Transmission Standard Landrover Discovery gearbox and transfer box Two-piece extended propeller shaft with Freelander heavy duty centre carrier 

Front Axle Landrover / Salisbury extra heavy-duty axle with vented and grooved disc brakes. Heavy duty Landover coil springs Koni adjustable, coil over shock absorbers Iron man polyurethane bushes fitted 

Rear Axle Standard Salisbury with offside adaptor to widen track by additional 12.5 inches to improve stability and road holding and allow wider rear body. 

Disc brake conversion. Extra heavy duty Landrover coil springs with internal helper coil springs New copper brake pipe to both axles 

Wheels and tyres Extra wide Landrover wheels with BF Goodrich Mud terrains 255 x 85 R16 


Extra wide double cab with four full size doors 

Flat glass all round to simplify replacement 

Double sliding windows to front doors, single sliding windows to rear doors all lockable

Full Landrover Defender dashboard with full instrumentation and controls Front seats Landrover Discovery Rear Seat (1) folding, to allow additional storage when not carrying third passenger

Removable panel in rear of cab to enable walk through access to living area, this panel is stored internally in cab roof until required 

The cab is fully insulated and noise suppressed, fully trimmed throughout

Two battery boxes, one for engine battery 85 Ah and another for two leisure batteries, each 125Ah 

Sterling Power battery management system 

There are two under floor storage boxes in the rear of cab. 

Large map pockets/ storage bins to front doors 

Radio/tape player with 4 speakers 

2 extra 12volt plug in accessory sockets 

Large security locker between front seats 

External battery jump-start system 

Engine battery cut out security switch 

Rear body 

Integral fully welded frame, galvanised internally and externally Stainless steel protectors to top of body sides 

Six side storage lockers with lockable stainless steel doors 

Full width drop down tailgate, loading width 50 inches (1.28m) 

Rear tubular bumper bar Integrated, under slung, drop down spare wheel carrier, tow hitch and antiroll bar 110 litre external under slung water tank 

Fuel system Standard Landrover 110 Defender side tank 45 litres Additional 140 litres stainless steel tank under rear body gravity fed to 45 litre side tank total 185 litres 

Single fuel filler double locked for security Range (highway) aprox. 900 miles (1400 Kms.) 

Habitation Box - External

Fully welded aluminium chassis and frame 

Body walls constructed from exterior grade 9 mm plywood sheathed with 1mm ready painted aluminium sheet

Heavy-duty aluminium mouldings on all corners 

Nearside storage locker for gas bottle/s and incidentals 

Full width aluminium storage locker on front of Luton, access doors each side 

4 wind down legs to allow removal of box 

Small solar panel for leisure battery top up 

Reversing camera 

Security peephole to rear door 

Folding step to rear door with grab handles 

Metal security lock to rear door 

3 Seitz widows with integral blinds and insect mesh 

Marine type roof vent 180 degree opening, with insect mesh 

Additional hi level rear lights 

Stainless steel rain deflector above rear door 

Habitation Box Internal 

Internal walls 5 mm Maple faced plywood 

2 berth could be made into 3 / 4 berth 

2x2 person side seats extend to form 48 x 77 inch long double bed 

Folding dining table Full shower / washroom with hot and cold water with stainless steel shower tray 

Wall cabinet with mirror 

Mushroom vent to shower room 

Swivel cassette toilet manual flush 

Kitchen -full size stainless steel bowl and drainer with single lever hot and cold water tap 

Naturepure drinking water filter and tap 

Carver gas fired hot water boiler, 12 litre capacity 

Propex hot air blow heater 

Waeco 12 volt compressor fridge with twin extractor cooling fans

3 individual switched twin fluorescent lights 

Two-burner gas cooker 

Extractor fan to cooking area 

ZIG battery charger and distribution panel 

Extractor fan to cool 

Zig unit with mushroom vent in roof 

Surflow inline water pump 

35-litre inboard fresh water tank & 22 litres in outside locker 

240-volt hook up connection 2 no. 240 volt sockets with RCD protection 

Gas tap manifold to isolate all units 

individually Services locker for pump, electrics, heater, etc.  

Large wardrobe with fitted storage bins 

Storage lockers - there are 21 various sized storage/ locker units some with sliding storage bins all with single push locks. 

Locker doors spray-painted with Velvet feel paint 

Removable panel to front bulkhead to allow walk through to cab area 

Battery condition monitor 

Ammeter current usage monitor 

Heavy gauge wiring throughout to reduce voltage drop from batteries 

Waterproof lining to floor with removable carpet