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Old 10-19-2021, 01:51 PM   #1
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:39 PM   #2
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I can't wait to see how well that slide operates; after it starts getting twisted-up in the boonies...
I don't mean to be the "Buzz-Kill" guy; but this is like putting an elephant on roller skates...
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:57 PM   #3
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I'd pay to see that!
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Old 10-19-2021, 04:22 PM   #4
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I can't wait to see how well that slide operates; after it starts getting twisted-up in the boonies...
I don't mean to be the "Buzz-Kill" guy; but this is like putting an elephant on roller skates...
Yes, but those roller skates are HUGE. I have never seen such big tires on any MH of any size.

The drive train is certainly stout- 4WD with locking differentials fore and aft. But unless it comes with a 50,000 lb rated bumper winch I wouldn't go anywhere that required that kind of drive. If you got stuck, nothing short of a track driven excavator could pull you out.

And finally, you pay half a million for a new one and you have to make up the bed each time. NFW!

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Old 10-19-2021, 04:27 PM   #5
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Yes, but those roller skates are HUGE. I have never seen such big tires on any MH of any size.

The drive train is certainly stout- 4WD with locking differentials fore and aft. But unless it comes with a 50,000 lb rated bumper winch I wouldn't go anywhere that required that kind of drive. If you got stuck, nothing short of a track driven excavator could pull you out.

And finally, you pay half a million for a new one and you have to make up the bed each time. NFW!

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These tires 46 inch they go bigger !


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Old 10-19-2021, 04:49 PM   #6
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If you google "unimog rv" you can find tons of RVs converted from Mercedes Unimog military transport vehicle. All look similar to the above.

For instance:
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Old 10-19-2021, 04:55 PM   #7
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These tires 46 inch they go bigger !


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Between tire size and all those lug nuts, changing a tire in overland country could prove a daunting task. Certainly wouldn't want to be solo in that situation unless I could radio for some extra muscle.
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Old 10-19-2021, 06:25 PM   #8
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I want an elephant on roller skates!

I believe I can afford that front right tire!
Wonder if you do get a flat and have to call for help.....who could get to you?
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I want an elephant on roller skates!

I believe I can afford that front right tire!
Wonder if you do get a flat and have to call for help.....who could get to you?
They could probably scrape up a SEAL team: looking for some fun...
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Old 10-19-2021, 08:20 PM   #10
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Those tires may never be an issue..have you seen the thred..
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:42 PM   #11
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Those tires may never be an issue..have you seen the thred..
Then why the spare? Think man, think!
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:21 PM   #12
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Then why the spare? Think man, think!
Spare tire is for counterweight
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Spare tire is for counterweight
Ahhh. Right. If she's too nose heavy, she can't pull out of a dive.
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Then why the spare? Think man, think!
For looks..no one I have ever known as used their spare including cars
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:42 PM   #15
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Spare tire is for counterweight
Tows 20,000 pounds!
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Old 10-20-2021, 12:59 AM   #16
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I see that it is built on the M B Unimog chassis. That has a long history of proven off road use both in military applications and civilian. Interesting build.


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Old 10-24-2021, 01:24 PM   #17
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Old 10-24-2021, 01:49 PM   #18
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Old 10-24-2021, 01:55 PM   #19
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For looks..no one I have ever known as used their spare including cars
20 years of military equipment operation, never used a spare on road but always needed multiple spares when traveling off road.
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Old 10-24-2021, 02:16 PM   #20
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No bed(room), no way to get from coach to front without climbing over a seat/bed, and canít use huge cab space as part of living area? At that price it canít be all about 4X4 off-road capabilities in my opinion.

Steel body is a nice touch.


Flip side, looks great and bunk over couch is great idea given limited (real) bed space.
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