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Old 02-19-2009, 11:16 AM   #106
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I've been looking for an Econoline 4x4 diesel for a long time, and they are rarer as shit around here. I wouldn't order a new one given the engine choices now, and I can't afford the insane money people seem to want for a used Sportsmobile... $90K? I guess I'll keep looking.

I am leaning towards a Sprinter, but while I love the inside height and space, just not as rugged. I guess it would be nicer for paved travel though, but I don't see it splashing through the water in Death Valley like above.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:18 AM   #107
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WOW, just WOW. Ultimate ADVcamper !
May I also add : (The Dakar Ready ULTIMATE 'Van's')


If you are going to go that far, why not go all the way!









End of hi(van)jack.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:36 AM   #108
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The logo was on it when I bought it. Needs paint and some rainbow and puppies stickers. I was hoping to have the inside done for this years dirt bike camping fun...




Not a van sorry Duke...
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:14 PM   #109
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Be on the lookout for me and Comet in the WA/OR area in July as we trip around in this.

Mine still hasn't gotten me no babes tho. Maybe cause it's a MINIvan and lacks the cachet of the older ones?!? Look, I got the light alloy wheels, cool stickers, etc... Come on, do I STILL really look like a "soccer mom?!?!"



At least I get to sleep with my hot blooded Italian mistress each night on the road. Mad Moto Marko

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:17 PM   #110
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I love Vans... I wear them all the time at the beach

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:22 PM   #111
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My dad had a '67 extended cargo van in beige. I got to sit on the dog house with no seat belt.



I have pictures somewhere.

That's where I rode, too. Unless I was "driving" .

My Mom snapped this of me "driving" the 73 Tradesman on I-70 somewhere in Kansas...



In the Tradesman, we had a big brown victorian style chair with wooden arms that they'd just sit between the front buckets. Seat Belts? Car seats?
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:34 PM   #112
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I had one just like that. I lived in it in '88.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:08 PM   #113
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My current and favorite vehicle so far:
2001 Econoline 150

These photos were taken at the Six Days of Michigan


It made the long slog across the plains states to and from Wyoming much more bearable also. Four guys and all their gear and bikes fit comfortably, captains chairs all around.

Three bikes on the trailer:

And my DRZ in the back:

I would love to have one in 4wd.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:20 PM   #114
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Cool stuff everyone.

Heyduke, do you have those original "naked dodge" file links you can pass on?
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:25 PM   #115
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Cool stuff everyone.

Heyduke, do you have those original "naked dodge" file links you can pass on?
nsfw

http://hayduke.smugmug.com/photos/476490523_BYxjx-L.jpg

http://hayduke.smugmug.com/photos/476490528_3FUZU-M.jpg
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:26 PM   #116
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Minivans are great, too.





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Old 02-19-2009, 02:48 PM   #117
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Thanks.


Klay, those bikes are clearly trying to escape:

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Minivans are great, too.

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Old 02-19-2009, 02:50 PM   #118
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:57 PM   #119
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Thanks.


Klay, those bikes are clearly trying to escape:
Like kids. They don't want to be seen in a minivan, either.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:04 PM   #120
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Best.
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Evar.




hehehhehe
just saw these too.


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