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Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: SHANEA on July 26, 2007, 12:53:21 PM
Do you think I can get this up to the Basin?

I need to either win the lottery or marry a rich girl, a very very rich girl, that's about the only way I'll ever get close to one of these babies...

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping001.jpg)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping002.jpg)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping003.jpg)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping004.jpg)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping005.jpg)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping006.jpg)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping007.jpg)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping008.jpg)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping009.jpg)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping010.jpg)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping011.jpg)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping012.jpg)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/camping013.jpg)
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Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: randell on July 26, 2007, 04:17:37 PM
Are there two toilets?  Or is it one toilet and big mirror so you can make faces at yourself while you are sitting on the toilet?
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: Al on July 26, 2007, 04:33:52 PM
Hopefully there is a mirror behind the toilet and one the door so one can relieve oneself while contemplating infinity . . .

Al
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: RichardM on July 26, 2007, 06:03:16 PM
So, does the rig need to be lifted up on jacks before the roadster can be unloaded or does it just look that way?  I guess that keeps any idjits from trying to load/unload while the RV's in motion.
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: Boot Canyon 1 Cougar on July 26, 2007, 06:13:25 PM
Now how much does it cos........

Oh, that's right, if you have to ask.........

Nevermind.
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: 01ACRViper on July 26, 2007, 06:17:36 PM
Quote from: "RichardM"
So, does the rig need to be lifted up on jacks before the roadster can be unloaded or does it just look that way?  I guess that keeps any idjits from trying to load/unload while the RV's in motion.


it looks like it's on the leveling jacks when the car is coming out, so i'd assume they have to raise it up. too abd you can't fit a more practical vehicle in there :lol:
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: chisos_muse on July 26, 2007, 06:57:57 PM
That's a custom, isn't it?

The real question is....does the toilet wipe your @ss for you too? For that $ it damn well better! :lol:
And by looking at the photo, it very well does look like 2 of them! YUK!  :-# That's one thing I DON'T do in front of a loved one!  #-o
Title: $
Post by: SHANEA on July 26, 2007, 10:20:41 PM
I guess $1.6 million.

Based on http://tinyurl.com/2hnlw7 Country Coach Rhopsody Model @ $1.3 million.  http://www.countrycoach.com/
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: mountaindocdanny on July 27, 2007, 12:31:15 PM
Why not just stay in a hotel (or stay home). If you want to be that removed from your environment I'm not sure why you would ever leave your front door.
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: bdann on July 27, 2007, 04:57:12 PM
check this rig out:
http://www.earthroamer.com/tab_xpedition_vehicles/xvjp1_overview.html

(http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/2006_interior/08_09_4330_std.jpg)

(http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/xv-jp_first_photos/img_9414_master_std.jpg)

(http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/xv-jpinaction/img_1621_std.jpg)

(http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/xv-jp_first_photos/img_0321_letter%20size_std.jpg)
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: RichardM on July 27, 2007, 05:07:42 PM
Quote from: "bdann"
check this rig out:
http://www.earthroamer.com/tab_xpedition_vehicles/xvjp1_overview.html

http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/2006_interior/08_09_4330_std.jpg

http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/xv-jp_first_photos/img_9414_master_std.jpg

http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/xv-jpinaction/img_1621_std.jpg

http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/xv-jp_first_photos/img_0321_letter%20size_std.jpg

It looks like the first pic is for the much bigger EarthRoamer XV-LT (http://www.earthroamer.com/tab_xpedition_vehicles/xvlt1_overview.html).  Here's the interior (http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/xv-jp_interior/index.htm) of the Jeep version:

(http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/xv-jp_interior/img_0672_std.jpg)
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: bdann on July 27, 2007, 05:26:43 PM
ooops, i clicked the wrong link.  i had been wondering what kind of weird camera angle they used to make the inside look so big.   :oops:
Title: La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel
Post by: SHANEA on July 27, 2007, 06:53:07 PM
That company needs to hire Homero to take them to the mines and La Linda for some really unique pictures.  Homero's are much better than this "action shot".  

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/homerocoulddobetter.jpg)

Sweet unit.  I wonder what it's like to sleep on top of that thing in a howling wind  :shock: and how much the entire vehicle shakes.  At least you wouldn't have to worry about the lions, tigers, and bears...

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/windy.jpg)

CB Radio is kinda pricey though...

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/priceycbradio.jpg)


Not much, any, privacy, when sitting on the toidy...


(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/notmuchprivacy.jpg)

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YUK! :-# That's one thing I DON'T do in front of a loved one! #-o


Me, I'll just stick with R2D2 - does me well.  Sleeps many comfortably, has a "reasonably" private toidy and shower, A/C, Heat, heated beds, cooktop, microwave, water, etc.  And, it's off road equipped...

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/kz5bw5kz5bw5/r2d2.jpg)
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: homerboy2u on July 27, 2007, 09:33:12 PM
Man i just couldn't take a " load" and cook right next to the toidy...the aromas would kill my dish :pissed:

 However, they could use some support on those pictures . Let me give them a hauler and invite them over here. maybe they could cough up a Big Bend Chat version of a unit. WTH, lets give it a shot :!:  :lol:
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: Al on July 28, 2007, 12:32:55 AM
Am I reading this right?  For $77K plus the cost of a loaded Jeep @ $33K I can have that vehicle?  For a $100,000 I can do much more than that!!

Al
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: PyramidBlaster 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...
Title: Make / Model / $
Post by: SHANEA on July 28, 2007, 11:50:05 AM
Quote from: "PyramidBlaster"
I did a little research.


Where did you find the research at?
Title: and only $14,000 - ?
Post by: SHANEA on July 28, 2007, 12:02:43 PM
Quote from: PyramidBlaster
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/pinzgauer_712.htm)
http://www.eurotruck-importers.com/pinzstock.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 (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 (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 (http://www.swissarmyvehicles.com/shpics.php?table=vehicles&idnum=75)

I need to go and get my lottery ticket...
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: badknees 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)
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: PyramidBlaster 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...
Title: Too Bad.
Post by: SHANEA on July 29, 2007, 10:10:38 AM
Quote from: "PyramidBlaster"
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
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: PyramidBlaster 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....
Title: Ah ha...
Post by: SHANEA on July 29, 2007, 04:41:59 PM
Quote from: "PyramidBlaster"
It's a Volkner Mobil RV.


I couldn't make that out.  Great job :!:  :notworthy:
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: JeffB 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.
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: PyramidBlaster 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...
Title: Let's Just Call It...
Post by: SHANEA on July 29, 2007, 07:29:16 PM
Quote from: "JeffB"
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?
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: RichardM on July 29, 2007, 09:23:41 PM
Looks like the Mercedes isn't the only stowable option.

(http://www.volkner-mobil.de/reise_mobile/009_10_12_08/bilder/009_1050hg_1200hg_15_08_07.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's Just Call It...
Post by: JeffB on August 01, 2007, 05:33:53 PM
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Quote from: "JeffB"
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.
Title: A New Way to Camp
Post by: Undertaker 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:
Title: Re: Let's Just Call It...
Post by: Doc Savage on August 03, 2007, 11:53:11 AM
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Quote from: "JeffB"
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 :)

Robert