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Old 04-07-2014, 02:42 PM  
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This guy built his own RV. Check it out.

It's a long article, so you probably should go to the link. But imagine an RV designed and built by a guy with lots of money and a desire to go anywhere, and who owns a company referred to as a "military-industrial toy shop".

The article meanders about without talking about the RV for quite a while, and it's not detailed enough at all, but it's still worth checking out. I like the fact that it can dispatch drones, for example.

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Old 04-07-2014, 05:12 PM   #16
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:02 PM   #17
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That's my reaction as well. I guess that's why the top speed is low.

It also says that this thing is almost 26 tons and can climb a 45 degree angle, which seems like it would require some power. I recognize that's probably more about torque, though, right?
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:16 PM   #18
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No hottub or bar on this thing? Truck Fail!
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:32 PM   #19
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Meh.

260hp 6 cylinder?

And like Valiant said, nothing in there sounds THAT cool. The incineration shitter is kinda cool though.
Dude. Almost all diesels are 6 cylinders. The 450 HP in our truck is 6 cylinders. They are big ****ing cylinders but there are only 6. All my tractors have 6.

Diesels are different dude.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:34 PM   #20
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It seems like it does situational awareness great.

To a great extent, it probably depends on what you're using it for. In terms of traditional vehicle performance, it seems bad. But I guess if you're going to use it to go completely offroad out into the extreme wilderness, hunker down, enjoy life, and view hyena or polar bears or puffins at night, then it might be really good.
Eh. Trailers have trouble going in real rough country. Just too much dead weight to get hung up. I don't think you're getting through anything real rough, but I could be wrong. Hell I live in the flatlands. I could peel out across country for quite a ways here in a honda and not have to much trouble.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:45 PM   #21
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Meh, It can't touch the em-50 urban assault vehicle.

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Old 04-07-2014, 11:27 PM   #22
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:57 AM   #23
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I like the fact it has drones you can send out ahead of the truck to scout for trouble.
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:02 AM   #24
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And I gotta say, it seems like the old guy would be a hoot to hang around with...




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Old 04-08-2014, 02:44 AM   #25
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I bet that's more comfortable, but cost more, than the mobile home these kids built for 10 grand.

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Old 04-08-2014, 05:32 AM   #26
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I absolutely love this "mini-home" fad that's happening these days, that's a great looking unit and theres tons more out there... get one of those with a solar setup, dig a well and watch your cost of living plummet to almost nothing.

As for the RV, its pretty freakin cool... whats even cooler though is wired.com, they always have interesting finds.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:11 AM   #27
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:19 AM   #28
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what kind of shitter does that thing have in it.?
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:49 AM   #29
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Pretty cool except for the obsessive compulsive behavior of the builder for a little girl. Kind of freaky strange if you ask me.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:15 AM   #30
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250HP is waaaay too low for 51,000 gvw.

I'd want at least 350.

This ****ing guy hates doggy trucks.

It probably has over a thousand lb ft of torque. I'm sure it tugs along just fine
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