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A New Way to Camp

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Offline PyramidBlaster

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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2007, 06:45:53 AM »
I did a little research. Apparently on the big rig with the "Mercedes storage", if you don't jack it up, it will turn the hardtop into a convertible. That's optional (costs extra!)...but the campground will want to charge extra to dispose of the roof.... :lol:

I'll take a Pinzgauer 712 hardtop any day of the week...
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2007, 11:50:05 AM »
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I did a little research.


Where did you find the research at?

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and only $14,000 - ?
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2007, 12:02:43 PM »
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I'll take a Pinzgauer 712 hardtop any day of the week...

Don't know if the $14,000 is in the Euro or what?  Does the Swiss Frank still exist?  

http://www.eurotruck-importers.com/pinzgauer_712.htm
http://www.eurotruck-importers.com/pinzstock.htm

Must be USD.  Here is one for $16,500 USD with only 26,000 miles
http://www.swissarmyvehicles.com/shpics.php?table=vehicles&idnum=80

Heck, for a lot less than $110,000, I could out fit this as a really nice camping rig.     I like the 6x6 rigs   http://www.swissarmyvehicles.com/shpics.php?table=vehicles&idnum=39

nice custom rig too at about the $ of an H2 http://www.swissarmyvehicles.com/shpics.php?table=vehicles&idnum=75

I need to go and get my lottery ticket...
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2007, 09:37:26 PM »
I noticed that the speedo only goes to 100 kph. That means TOP speed can only be a little bit more than 60 mph. That would be a LONG run from BIBE to Houston. I think I'll keep my truck and tent.

(Swiss army probably didn't get A/C either)
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2007, 07:08:15 AM »
I was being facetious about the research. I just got to looking at that thing and said, Wow! I can imagine some well-to-do RV'er having a lapse in his attention and ripping the roof off his mercedes....That'll spoil a camping trip, won't it?

As for the 'Pinz, sure, they only go 65...But they go ANYWHERE. And I have seen people trick them out, including a/c...Don't know if I'd drive it all the way to the BIBE, most people trailer them...As you can guess, it wasn't designed as an RV...But they go anywhere and you can fix it with a hammer...And they have a certain...'Je ne sais quoi' to them...
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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2007, 10:10:38 AM »
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I was being facetious about the research.


:cool:   Too bad.  I was hoping your internet search skills were more honed in than mine as I tried to find something on that rig, but no bueno.  Just in case I won the lottery last night.    :D

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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2007, 01:48:36 PM »
Oh...I can do that, too...I could just barely make out a nameplate in the first photo...

It's a Volkner Mobil RV.

http://www.volkner-mobil.de/reise_mobile/reise_mobile_08.htm

I felt like I was going broke just reading the page, fer chrissake....
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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2007, 04:41:59 PM »
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It's a Volkner Mobil RV.


I couldn't make that out.  Great job :!:  :notworthy:

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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2007, 06:10:15 PM »
What a contrast in camping philosophy...

I spent a few hours yesterday trying to figure out how to shave 4 ounces from my tarp tent, which was 18 ounces to begin with.
Jeff Bullard
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« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2007, 07:23:02 PM »
I wouldn't exactly call 'Here, I'll unpack my Mercedes,' camping....More like an exercise in pretense...
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Let's Just Call It...
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2007, 07:29:16 PM »
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What a contrast in camping philosophy...

I spent a few hours yesterday trying to figure out how to shave 4 ounces from my tarp tent, which was 18 ounces to begin with.


Let's just call it establishing a base camp to return to.   Backpacking and back country camping still rule.   :ranger:  Probably be better for tailgating or something along those lines.  Pull the Pinz behind it.  I wonder what the weight ratio is on that thing with a vehicle loaded down in the bay.  That things got to handle like an M1A1.   I still wouldn't want to drive that beast along the two lane roads heading to West Texas.  

So, how did you save 4 ounces?

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« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2007, 09:23:41 PM »
Looks like the Mercedes isn't the only stowable option.


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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2007, 05:33:53 PM »
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What a contrast in camping philosophy...

I spent a few hours yesterday trying to figure out how to shave 4 ounces from my tarp tent, which was 18 ounces to begin with.


Let's just call it establishing a base camp to return to.   Backpacking and back country camping still rule.   :ranger:  Probably be better for tailgating or something along those lines.  Pull the Pinz behind it.  I wonder what the weight ratio is on that thing with a vehicle loaded down in the bay.  That things got to handle like an M1A1.   I still wouldn't want to drive that beast along the two lane roads heading to West Texas.  

So, how did you save 4 ounces?

That RV is like a luxury hotel on wheels.  It would be fun for traveling cross-country, park hopping from here to Mt Ranier, taking every scenic route and National Park along the way.    

It is comical how different the extremes are for camping comfort.  After looking at these pictures I just have to laugh at myself for being such a "weight weenie" about shedding 4 ounces. Shed 4oz by using a lightweight aluminum pole instead of carbon fiber and using Kelty's "nobendium" stakes.  Their Nobendium is super light.   I can't seem to find it on the period table.
Jeff Bullard
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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2007, 11:22:58 AM »
Al you are reading it right, check out earthroamer.com an find the Ford F-550 at more than $200K.  For the kind of money the Merced and Home above it cost I could travel anywhere in the world for the rest of my life and stay in very nice surroundings, beside this sucker would never get into the basin, and the merced would only be good on the pavement. :shock:
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Re: Let's Just Call It...
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2007, 11:53:11 AM »
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What a contrast in camping philosophy...

I spent a few hours yesterday trying to figure out how to shave 4 ounces from my tarp tent, which was 18 ounces to begin with.


Let's just call it establishing a base camp to return to.   Backpacking and back country camping still rule.   snip


I wouldn't exactly put it that way, nothing like taking the Motorhome to BIBE and get to enjoy the AC with a nice steak grilling with a good cold beverage after a day of running around the backcountry roads and trails. Did have a friend call me a SOB after pulling into the mountain campground for a 4x4 trip in the mountains of NC in Dec. It was about 20 degrees that night and I pulled in with the jeep on the trailer behind the motorhome. Shirtsleeves and they were bundled with their tents trying to keep warm by the fire. Nice time to have the motorhome :)

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