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The Camper, Trailer or Adventure Vehicle Thread

Oct. 26, 2014, 9:22 p.m.
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Looks like the bidding ended at $43,000. Not too bad of a deal.

I paid $6 for my 81 westy. Love every minute of it, but for $43, I'd much rather go with a $34K Sportsmobile and $9K in gas.

Oct. 27, 2014, 9:10 a.m.
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Just bought an Element and went camping in it on the Thanksgiving weekend…at 6'4" it's a tight fit doing it as I did, but all gear was inside and it was comfy…

Oct. 27, 2014, 10:46 a.m.
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If I won the loto I'd buy one of the 60-100k GoWesty Syncro rebuilds, but I'd have a TDI put in for the torque.

If I was struggling to pull together the cash no way I'd justify the outrages price of a meticulously restored Synrco Westy.

Oct. 27, 2014, 11:03 a.m.
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If I had the money I would camperize something like Craigs van.

Oct. 27, 2014, 11:42 a.m.
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If I had the money I would camperize something like Craigs van.

After having the van since 2007, this is what I'd do now:
http://www.provenoverland.com/the-overland-blog/14065963/exploring-elements
http://www.exploringelements.com/vehicles/eexp/

Ina [HTML_REMOVED] I actually met Bryon [HTML_REMOVED] Sarah this summer at the Northwest Overland Rally in Washington.

I would want a 1 ton or heavier chassis though, as it is I kill a lot of F-350 (1 ton) suspension components.

Oct. 27, 2014, 11:47 a.m.
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Wow, that's a nice setup!

Oct. 27, 2014, 11:55 a.m.
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I can see how people like collector cars but id want reliability in the backcountry over having a cool van

Oct. 27, 2014, 12:06 p.m.
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I can see how people like collector cars but id want reliability in the backcountry over having a cool van

What's wrong with hot wiring your fuel pump to the cigarette lighter on Greenstone Mtn?

Oct. 27, 2014, 12:07 p.m.
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Or rolling down Harper Mtn to the highway to get a tow and a new clutch ?

Oct. 27, 2014, 12:07 p.m.
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Or doing an oil change on the Coquihalla at 10 PM?

Oct. 27, 2014, 12:08 p.m.
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Or sleeping at Home Depot waiting for the black smoke to clear out so you can breathe and see ?

Oct. 27, 2014, 12:08 p.m.
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I just remember camping and riding deep up an FSR in the chilcotins on a weekend. didnt see one person drive by in 4 days and I only had enough beer for one extra day

Oct. 27, 2014, 12:09 p.m.
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Or replacing throttle cable with zip ties. I swear, there's no sense of adventure any more. I could go on, as I'm quite good at adjusting points on the highway now too.

Oct. 27, 2014, 12:10 p.m.
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Ah, but I do have a nice cold beer fridge that doesn't run out of ice.

Oct. 27, 2014, 12:40 p.m.
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UJoint Vans…ridiculously affordable and capable…and you could even do the swap in your driveway with basic hand tools if needed.

http://www.ujointoffroad.com/ujor4x4vanbuilds.html

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