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Little Butch

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530 posts

62 months

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What's out there? My Dad's mate has got a Mitsubishi 4x4 thing with a single bed and a stove in.. Not quite sure what it is but It's a smart little motor, winch, roof rack etc and he plans on driving it to Russia!

I know people use 110 Defenders with an airbed in the back.
Just interested to see if anybody does any kind of travelling in their 4x4 and if so what kind of set up they use. Pictures would be great!

Jonnas

948 posts

47 months

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My neighbour has a Mitsubishi Delica which I believe is a Pajero underneath. I have no idea what it's like but he uses it for weekends away with his sons and seems to get on pretty well with it..... It looks quite cool in an odd kind of way....

Little Butch

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530 posts

62 months

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After searching 'Delica' that's what he has! Smart ol' thing, mud tyres, roofrack etc.. He loves it and reckons it's pretty capable offroad!

camel_landy

2,133 posts

67 months

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Thursday 6th September 2012 quote quote all
Now this is a 4x4 camper....



...the others are just campers with 4wd. wink

M

s_zigmond

619 posts

70 months

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TheHeretic

73,668 posts

139 months

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camel_landy said:
Now this is a 4x4 camper....



...the others are just campers with 4wd. wink

M
Saw a white Unimog camper thing driving towards Sofia on Sunday. Nice looking thing.

Little Butch

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530 posts

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Thursday 6th September 2012 quote quote all
You could go anywhere with those two, If there wasn't room to fit through you'd just make room...
There's some real smart motors out there, the skys the limit when you've got the money I suppose!

welshjohn

958 posts

65 months

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

139 months

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normalbloke

2,445 posts

103 months

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camel_landy said:
Now this is a 4x4 camper....



...the others are just campers with 4wd. wink

M
Sadly, the newer U3/4/500 series Unimogs aren't that reliable. I certainly wouldn't want to be out in the boonies when a dirty sensor puts it into limp home mode until you next visit a main dealer !!

Marlin45

715 posts

48 months

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Thursday 13th September 2012 quote quote all
If you can find ione of these that hasn't rotted out it would fit the bill!?


mcjimny

65 posts

43 months

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Marlin45 said:
If you can find ione of these that hasn't rotted out it would fit the bill!?

Awesome bit of kit! Seen one in action a few times, guy even used it in Tyro all it had was muds!! This had lockers as standard, not sure if they all did though.

Bill

31,466 posts

139 months

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They did the normal Syncro and the 16", with bigger wheels and I think locking diffs, but don't quote me on that.

I had a T4 Syncro (ex-Transco works van) that I converted to a camper, it had a viscous centre diff and a rear locker.

PH lurker

1,300 posts

41 months

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Fletcha

168 posts

74 months

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Marlin45 said:
If you can find ione of these that hasn't rotted out it would fit the bill!?

mate at uni had one of these, was a brilliant car off roading on a sofa is a totally random experience

Little Butch

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530 posts

62 months

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Love both of those last two, not sure I could decide between the two! Love old VW's so that sycro appeals majorly..

markmullen

14,631 posts

118 months

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I've just bought an Isuzu Trooper LWB for use as a photography truck (I'm a landscape photographer in my spare time), with the rear seats (it is 5 seat rather than 7) folded forward I reckon I'll be able to sleep lied straight.

I've got a 12 day trip around the highlands planned for November, so have bought it for this.

Plans include winter tyres, extra lighting (both upgraded headlights and some long range driving lamps), a CB, extra powerpoints (probably an installed inverter) for charging camera batteries, phones etc.

Trying to stop myself going overboard, fitting a winch, rooftop tent etc and making it a full expedition vehicle.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

139 months

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Well, that would make a nice blog type thing. Come on, get to it.

markmullen

14,631 posts

118 months

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TheHeretic said:
Well, that would make a nice blog type thing. Come on, get to it.
Sounds like a plan. I've only just agreed to buy it, it belonged to my MOT tester as his own personal truck so I know its provenance. He's fitted a new head, new injectors, fuel lines, all sorts. A couple of bits to finish, then I can have it.



Little Butch

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Blog sounds a good idea, I love reading of peoples expeditions and little trips..
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