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The Camper, Trailer or Adventure Vehicle Thread

Oct. 14, 2015, 12:19 p.m.
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did you notice its an automatic?

Minor detail. Those aisin autos are slushboxes but for the most part indestructible. Given the kms and the rarity of this configuration, $2800 is really cheap. I wonder what the condition of the truck is as the pictures don't really show anything of substance.

Oct. 14, 2015, 7:09 p.m.
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did you notice its an automatic?

Needs 1uzfe and w56.

Oct. 14, 2015, 8:05 p.m.
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well yeah I might need lots of things "i ain't got" being the operative phrase

You could starve to death in the amount of time that thing takes to reach 100KPH

if in fact it ever gets there at all

Oct. 14, 2015, 8:06 p.m.
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id still drive it. Probably not much slower then my delica

You know you went to far when even Tungsten thinks your a Jack Ass.

Oct. 15, 2015, 10:29 p.m.
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did you notice its an automatic?

I wouldn't trust the menu list. Default is Auto….the idiot listing it doesn't give details….so who knows

..and now this…The coolest mini truck ever made. Style wise…it's the '57 Chevy of mini-trucks imo….tho a '70ish Mazda is pretty cool too (used to own both)
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/kamloops/1976-datsun-other-pickup-truck/1109792481

haha…that small camper is huge on there

Oct. 16, 2015, 9:48 a.m.
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http://bringatrailer.com/2015/10/15/added-utility-1988-land-rover-defender-expedition-rig/

Oct. 16, 2015, 1:21 p.m.
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http://bringatrailer.com/2015/10/15/added-utility-1988-land-rover-defender-expedition-rig/

Or if someone wanted to build their own:

1998 Land Rover Defender 110 - $25900 (N.Vancouver)
http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/nvn/cto/5229686543.html

Jan. 6, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
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http://reconcampers.com/

Interesting little camper. The Nissan NV200 with a Westy style pop-top and interior.

Jan. 6, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
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That's pretty sweet. I'm really liking this category of vehicle, although it might not be the right next car for me, I'm glad that there are some options to replace the Element as a small, roomy efficient little "van". Hopefully someone will put in 4WD/AWD into one of em.

I used to want a pop-top for the Element, but the only one available (ecamper) is $6K+ and doesn't involve cutting open the roof at all so no standing possible. So it ends up being a six-thousand dollar rooftop tent.

Jan. 6, 2016, 10:02 a.m.
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There is a guy in Quebec just getting started doing full Reimo conversion on the new MB Metris van.

http://www.reimoamericas.com/index.html

Ford does a van between the little Transit Connect and the full size Transit called the Transit Custom that would be an amazing platform for the "garage-able" camper that the VW Westfalia served. Lots of support for it in the UK as a conversion. Would be nice to see it come to NA.

Dream lotto winnings would be spent on a new VW T6 4Motion poptop camper imported from Euroland.

I might have posted this before but the smallest of the Promaster van's with a poptop is also nice for the smaller side of things compared to the big Sprinter conversions.

Jan. 6, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
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Quigley is converting the new Ford Transit, the old GM [HTML_REMOVED] the new Nissan vans.
http://www.quigley4x4.com/

Importing a US vehicle in to Canada that has had suspension modifications (eg installing a 4x4 conversion) isn't trivial. Most modifications and conversions aren't allowed, Quigley is one that is.

Check the RIV site for details.

Jan. 6, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
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Not as big as Quigley…but Clydesdale, right here in Kamloops, does brand new 4by conversions and ships them worldwide.

Their shop van is for sale
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/kamloops/2001-ford-e350-4x4-diesel/1104662588?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Jan. 6, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
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anyone have opinions on the Mitsubishi Delica L400(rounder body style, 2.8td engine) ?

I'm shopping for a new vehicle right now, and no matter how much I want to stay away from the hipster-status of such things the inner dirtbag in me is having a really hard time passing up the diesel/4x4 capabilities/big enough to live in for a while status.

I don't want a conversion van (too much $$$, too big to daily drive), the Delica is the middle ground and would be enough for a few planned road trips this year…unless its prone to blowing cylinder heads and timing belts in the middle of nowhere.

Jan. 6, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
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^an AWD Astro/Safari will kick a Delica's ass in every way.

Jan. 6, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
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If I was looking for a new vehicle I would consider one of these.

http://www.mercedes-benz-vans.ca/en/sprinter-4x4/cargo-van

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