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Old 09-12-2009, 09:55 PM
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If you like expedition trucks...

Read thru this thread:

http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31723

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Old 09-12-2009, 10:14 PM
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Wow thats an amazing site! (Makes me want to be a rich man so I can go drive around the Australian outback or take a trip on that crazy Russian road Russian "Highway" .... )


A few of my favorite pics from the link....just drueling with joy.











I wonder about these larger rigs though...they are great but what happens when you have to get under tree branches?
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:52 PM
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What sort of expeditions do these trucks go on? The Sahara, a trip to Vladivostok or Cape Town?
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:58 PM
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Africa, Russia, Central Asia, China, Nepal?
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:04 PM
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Africa, Russia, Central Asia, China, Nepal?
Where do I sign up

(also...do you have pictures of your rig?)
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Here it is.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:12 PM
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thats pretty cool



I like the MAN trucks.. they look very capable, especially the 8x8's
those things must be pretty plentiful overthere and or easy to buy
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:20 PM
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The MAN trucks seem neat I especially like the way that that ladder and platform deploy on that tan one; The solar panels are a really cool idea too (Flat battery? Not a problem)

HOWEVER I like the setup of this one better because it moves the spare tire location and give you more cab space/storage options.









KERRY, on yours what is the deal with the space between the cab and the over hang from the back?
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:28 PM
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It's a storage area where I carry my boating gear. I also didn't want the camper to be a true cabover for a couple of reasons. It would be too high to fit in a shipping container and the cab would be unable to tilt.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:32 PM
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Very cool. All of that makes sense. Besides you only need room to sleep what two or 3 people max?


(Also this sounds like you had this built yourself from step one)
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:37 PM
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Here's the info on the gathering from which the pictures were taken:

http://www.willy-janssen.de/pageID_7888294.html
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:38 PM
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Here's the info on the gathering from which the pictures were taken:

http://www.willy-janssen.de/pageID_7888294.html


I bought the truck with a service body and modified it for the camper. Yes, we have 3 max.
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1993 GMC Sierra 6.5 TD 4x4
1982 Bluebird Wanderlodge CAT 3208--Sold 2/13
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:45 PM
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I bought the truck with a service body and modified it for the camper. Yes, we have 3 max.

Again very cool. I'm not familiar with the Fuso, is it rear wheel drive only? In other words yours is mainly for the civilized United States as opposed to the wilderness of say Canada?
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:48 PM
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Again very cool. I'm not familiar with the Fuso, is it rear wheel drive only? In other words yours is mainly for the civilized United States as opposed to the wilderness of say Canada?
It's a Fuso FG 4wd. It's the only medium duty 4wd truck sold on every continent.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:52 PM
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I'm working on buying a Discovery, call me when you drive through New England so I can take a look at it.

One day (Probably a good 10-15 years from now) I hope to have a true expedition vehicle. Most likely a G-Class with the chance of a Unimog camper.

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