Whenever an expedition RV manufacturer calls a product “top of the line,” you know you’re looking for something special, especially when it’s a company known for offering some of the cleanest ultra-modern Unimog campers a million dollars can buy. German manufacturer. Stone Offroad Design has climbed the hills from the Unimog with its Peak range, showing that it has truly mastered the art of seamlessly blending ultra-rugged vehicle chassis of all sizes with ultra-luxury living amenities. The Peak 6×6 is actually the second child in the big-boned Peak family, combining an elevated MAN six-wheeler with a rustic modern living area, ready to provide maximum comfort in the most uncomfortable coordinates.
SOD brings a new perspective to the 6×6 adventure RV space dominated by longtime manufacturers such as Action Mobil and Unicat. It adds a little extra flair to its build, especially inside, creating rugged, photogenic RVs that off-road adventurers will want to spend time seeing inside – essentially, anytime, anywhere adventure RVs for The Instagram generation is ready.
The Peak 6×6 3358-6500 pictured is mounted on a Mercedes-Benz Arocs heavy-duty 6WD truck chassis that might otherwise be hauling machinery and materials around a construction site. Power comes from a hulking 578-horsepower 15.6-liter six-cylinder mated to a Mercedes Powershift 3 transmission. SOD also offers the 3352-6500 variant based on the 520 hp MAN TGX 33.520 6×6.
With its 6.5-meter (21-foot) motorhome box anchored by a custom hot-dip galvanized subframe with a three-point vibration-damping linkage system, Stone began the transformation from raw six-wheel workhorse to luxury exploration vessel. The modules are constructed of fiberglass sandwich construction and foam insulation, and are 60 to 80 mm (2.4 to 3.1 in) thick, depending on specific build requirements.
Climb up the access stairs, through the entry door into the hydraulically leveled motorhome, and the true beauty of the Peak 6×6 design shines through. Such buyers want a level of autonomy when it comes to furnishing and furnishing their world-conquering RV, but SOD’s first Peak 6×6 build showcases a comfortable, smart layout with a semi-enclosed rear bedroom built around a lofted double bed .
A compact kitchen area is located to the right of the entrance, a convenient turn away from the dinette across the aisle. As well as the main area, with a cooktop, sink and a bunch of storage drawers, there’s an oven a few steps back on the other side of the entry, and an upright fridge/freezer next to the cutlery console behind the dining area.
The unique layout of the bathroom area is conveniently located in front of the bedroom. Instead of splitting the toilet and shower into one dry bathroom, the SOD’s design places the toilet at the rear of the long driver’s side shower, with the sink and vanity on the opposite side on the passenger side. The long lengthwise shower provides more separation between the toilet and shower head, but we still prefer a more formal dry tub separation – but we’re not ones to pay the bills or live in it.
SOD mixes neutrals and natural colors to really impart warmth and depth to interior spaces.there are whispers that gray may be on their way out Judging by this year’s interiors, owners of this Peak 6×6 may need to scrap the entire RV and rebuild if they want to get ahead of the trend curve, but we’d say gray interiors and soft-touch wall coverings are still aplenty The knotted wood grain looks stunning on walls, surfaces and cabinet surfaces. Structural black and appliances add another neutral layer to the fold, and the Peak Cabin strikes enough balance between urban modernity and rustic timelessness that owners will likely stick with it…at least for a year or two.
Another interior feature that’s hard to ignore is the bank vault-style door that closes off access to the cab. We’re keeping it as a style centerpiece, but if bloodthirsty zombies take over the RV area, it would be nice to be able to lock them inside while taking them to the undead mechanic on a million dollar RV means there’s definitely a fix device. A coded central door and storage hatch locking system will also help there.
According to a listing on German car sales site Mobile.de, the Peak 6×6 starts at 1.5 million euros ($1.64 million), and we’re sure discerning buyers will quickly ramp up. Anyone who thinks they might be limited to a 6.5 x 2.5m (21 x 8ft, L x W) RV box should consider upgrading to the Peak 8×8 with its 7.5 x 2.5m (25 x 8ft) box, a true overland giant.
source: stone off-road design