Unusual off road motorhome?

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  1. normanandsue

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    There are many of these 'unimogs' around, and Fun members Pat4Neil brought one to Malvern last year.... very interesting. My niece's husband, a mountain guide, uses one in Chile to take tourists up the local volcano! Rather heavy on fuel though for everyday motorhoming!
     
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    If it's an off-road camper you want, then a Land Rover 101 is one of the finest vehicles you can get. Other than a genuine Unimog.

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    No Steve - it means you can drive it across the Sahara, or up into the Andes. It hasn't been 'made to look unusual', it's an expedition vehicle originally designed for the military. Apparently not all motorhomers want to camp in UK fields!

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    I know I have posted this link before, and many Funsters are aware of Unicat, but since we have several new members, you might find this website interesting - perhaps inspirational - certainly unaffordable except for the wealthy!

    http://www.unicat.com/en/index.php
     
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    thank you Catherine for enlightening me on off road veichles.steve
     
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    You might like my motorhome, Land Rover 130 300tdi 28 mpg.
     

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    Ah...

    But do these vans have a place to keep the hairdryer?

    And where is the satellite dish for the telly?


    JJ :Cool:
     
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    I do like it.. did you do the conversion ?
     
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    If you look on the Unicat site under 'Vehicles > Special' there is a premium 8x8, model number MXXL 24 AH. You will note that this has 2 KVH Tracvision domes mounted over the cab, one for TV, the other for satellite communication. Inside there are two Imacs for AV entertainment and vehicle control.

    There does not appear to be a special place to store a hairdryer, but I suspect there is a deployable landing beacon to guide in the helicopter with the hairdresser each day!

    :Laughing:
     
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    That is fantastic - the attention to the interior detail (and luxury) is wonderful. And I love the end slide out!

    I think a few regular manufacturers ought to have a look at the habitation area...

    I would love one if it were solar powered! Wouldn't fancy the fuel bill though.

    Catherine
     
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    I built the 130 chassis cab out of my old 110, then had the rear body built and fitted out by a firm I know that build horse boxes.
     
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    looks good.. :thumb:

    do you have any internal photos, and if you don't mind saying.. how much was the body ?
     
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    If you look on my profile, there are some photos of the build and the inside. It cost us £20k but the guy who built it said if he did another it would be at least £30k.
     
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    that was ball park figure I had in my head..

    just had a look at the photos, excellent.. thanks..
     
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    We also had a 127, Land Rover, built as a one off by LR.

    unable to post a photo, so see web site at bottom.
     
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    thanks for the link

    sorry to hear about Sasha.. :Sad:

    good luck with the new 6 ton girl.. :Smile:
     
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