So you think you've got man toys? Think again!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Horsehead, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Horsehead

    Horsehead Adventurer

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    I saw this rig at a campground in the Shenandoah Nation Forest earlier today. I can't imagine the money this guy has tied up in this rig. One thing's for sure: he must really like the outdoors (and be filthy rich)!

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  2. Jonnylotto

    Jonnylotto Zipper Club with Clusters

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    All I see is incredible cloaking technology, but that may just be Chrome speaking.
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  3. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Probably less money tied up in that thing than your average full size RV.

    The fact that it is infinitely fucking cooler than your average full size RV doesn't hurt either! :bow Want.
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  4. klp

    klp Been here awhile

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    How do you get that bike down?

    :huh
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  5. bassogap

    bassogap Haulin' the kids around

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    Down's easy. Getting it back up there, on the other hand...
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  6. GP640

    GP640 Long timer

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    There's a jib arm folded against the back.
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  7. X Banana Boy

    X Banana Boy stuck in the office

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    I wouldn't expect that to cost more than $50-100K.

    This on the other hand will cost more than $1M
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  8. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    That looks like retirement or lotto money well spent.

    I saw the poor man's version of that today in Pilot Mtn, NC. It was a Ford van with a fishing kayak strapped on top and a small dual sport bike stuffed inside.

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  9. Venteuri

    Venteuri I don't give a shit

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    I need one of those!
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  10. TooFast

    TooFast Long timer

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    Anyone know what the BN license plate is?

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  11. Venteuri

    Venteuri I don't give a shit

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    Netherlands. Google helped.
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  12. Rallyroo

    Rallyroo Been here awhile

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    I spotted this MAN Truck outfitted by Unicat down in Baja California Sur, Mexico last month owned by a German couple.

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  13. Rallyroo

    Rallyroo Been here awhile

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    Also ran into this Unicat built on a Freightliner near San Francisco last summer.

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  14. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    For EU license plates, read the letter code in the blue stripe to determine the country. Remember that the code refers to the place name in a local language, not English, or you'll get confused.
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  15. PaulRS

    PaulRS Dutch fool

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    Dutch ex-army dump truck.

    When they become obsolete, they are sold off at an auction, 5-10k in € tops.
    And when 25 years or older, no road tax and a cheap oldtimer insurance.

    Put a waterproof portocabin on the back and your'e ready to go. :D

    Paul.
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  16. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    I dated a girl when I lived in Germany whose parents were looking for the same basic thing, to take a DAF and make it into a camper. I helped with the build. It was a lot of fun, and way cheaper than you might expect. Just keep in mind that your Euro military trucks are notoriously underpowered. You aren't going to be pounding down miles on the freeway, and depending on how they are geared, the mountains can lead to some slow climbs. The one we built had a diesel engine, which was much nicer than most of the gas ones. I wish I had taken pictures of it, but it was similar to the build below that was spotted on the Dragon a few weeks ago.

    Full story on the rig here:
    http://sanenpe.com/daf/

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  17. ADVMindset

    ADVMindset Americana Adventurer

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    Here's a few of my favorites....


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  18. machinebuilder

    machinebuilder Long timer

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    HOLY CRAP.......I might have to start playing the lottery:eek1:eek1
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  19. BoxerTwinF6

    BoxerTwinF6 Been here awhile

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    We ran into a German couple driving this in western Belize last January:


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    Website painted on the truck: www.two-vagabonds.de

    In German, but you can muddle through with Google translate. Info in there on how they built it also.
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  20. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    Probably less than the EarthRoamer I saw yesterday down on the Rez in Utah. They must have been at Moab with the gazillion other spandex lovers.

    Wife and I saw a couple with a 6x6 Pinzgauer up in the Yukon, that was a pretty cool way to go but it looked like a pretty rough ride - and at a top speed of about 55 mph, it took a long time to get there too!

    Also saw an old Leyland ambulance fitted out by a british couple - pretty slick but very slow they said - and the back of those ambis were not rigid - so you can only mount to one surface or the screws will rip right out. Still was an awsome ride - I'll see if I have the pics around somewhere.
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