"Tricked ou"t Airstream trailers.

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  1. fredaevans

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    Personally I'd rather own a Sprinter conversion van, because then I can still haul the boat.=)
     
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    Son-in-Law's company services Sprinter van-based ambulances. He is not impressed with them; lots of enginge issues and difficult access.
     
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    I would actually prefer one of the new Nissan NV vans to convert, but I figured most wouldn't know what they were...lol
     
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    Mitsu based Earth Cruiser > anything else. Aussie ingenuity, Japanese reliability, a reasonable price, and a world wide parts and service support system trump all.

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    http://www.earthcruiser.com.au/
     
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    Lot of room on that rooftop for a 14' cataraft!
     
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    I dunno Ed, Kym designed them to be all terrain capable, yet still just barely fit into a shipping container for multi continent journeys. If you had a rack and a boat on you'd have to ro-ro ( roll on roll off) ship them between destinations. I'm not a very materialistic person, but these rigs are pretty damn sweet.

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    Spey clave???
     
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    That's what I am talking about! That thing is burger, fries, soft drink, AND apple turnover...NICE
     
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    Yeah man, whatever....
     
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    That guy lived across the street from me in Missoula.
     
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    All be it years ago on an extended trip to New Zealand ... the 'ex' tripped out camping vans out of Japan was a total 'Wooozer.' Japanese have some very interesting 'laws' on vehicle maintenance (or did then; now?). Bottom line was after 5 years (or sum such) you had to have the thing re-built ... darned near from the ground up. End game was it just wasn't worth the money; go get another one.

    Some entrepreneur in NZ knew a good deal when he saw one. Would buy these up for "pennies on the dollar," have them shipped to NZ and converted them from rights side steering to left (ya-ya, they drive on the wrong side of the road). At the time you could pat 30-40 grand for a VW Van-a-gone .... or 5-7 K for one of these.

    Don't know if the units are still being built, if so and intro'ed into the US they would turn our RV industry on its head.
    fae
     
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    I am make a quick connect roof rack system for that rig. For the cataraft I'm thinking a set of ramps that retract into just below the roof, lined with strips of UHMW to winch that cat up on top slick as shit. Roof rack rod holders-a-plenty, no problem.
     
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    Now that's one cool rig!
    Fred
     

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