want to drive across europe in a 4x4 camper

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  1. do1977

    do1977 Read Only Funster

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    hi there to all this should be intresting i have just sold my winni as they are selling for silly money at the mo and want to try somthing new i am haveing a new 4 birth 4x4 landrover motorhome built or me it will have eveything from sky ty, solar, toilet, shower, long raing water tanks & a winch so i can go off road i want to go for a long drive to some where in europe i want to go where you cant take a motorhome
    i am not shore where to go and for how long as time dont matter

    i have been offroading landrovers for yours now and done 2 x 1 week in north france over the years but stoped in camp sites that is why the new 4x4 camper i should be able to go a week without needing to stop for water and the fuel tanks will do 600 miles so i should be able to go anywhere

    if you have done this before let me no
     
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    you'll need a long stay in europe to have 4 kids while away.....

    birth = berth:Rofl1:

    sorry..:Blush:
     
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    well ill take some pics soon when i go to see it the body should be ready and fitted in 2 weeks and then i am getting it fitted out inside and then painted
     
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    I haven't but we saw a lot with the same idea in Morocco. There are areas there where your vehicle could be tested.

    Ask Ray at Desert Detours.

    Is there any such challenge in Europe ?

    Africa, Russia, Mongolia now that should test you.
     
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    Hi there
    We work in the Land Rover world, so are interested to know where your camper is being built and what type, will you have a rooftent? lifting roof ? fixed high top ?110 130. fiber-glass body ? please please fill us in. We have a 110 csw with a very large Australian rooftent we have used it an awfull lot but are now going over to RV for travel !!! We are finding the comfort "quite nice" but are using a truck-camper to get to the smaller places.
    There are loads of companies doing "tag along trips" with 4X4's.if you fancy one.
    I presume that you have attended some of the 4X4 shows ? We were at the Manby LR show this weekend.
    Please keep us posted
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    You should look up "Land Rover Brotherhood" it is totally free and can offer help all over Europe (and beyond)If you have any doubt pm Upmarkethippy:thumb:
    Nigel
     
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    well the landrover was a 130and was streched again wolf XD axels twin shocks and polly bush all round
    the body will have a 10ft x6,6ft floor with out the luton over the cab
    it is made fron av alloy so strong and light
    300 leters fresh water with out the jerry cans 2 fuel tants 130 and a 90
    it will have a walk through cab sleep 2 over cab 2 on a rock and roll sofa
    oven hob, fridge toilet shower 400x solar panals 6 x 110 amp batterys
    it will be a beast

    call 07770 66 5109 ask for john he builds to order i he has done 2 for me now and he is spot on

     
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    That all sounds GREAT, with that wheelbase does it have a 3rd axle? What engine does it have?
    I realise that the body construction is light, but do you know what the weight will be ??
    Does the builder have a Co. name ?
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    140 wheel base he as striped it back to the chassie and rebuilt it all new bushes to well every thing
    i was going to get him to do a 3rd axle but it should be ok i am loking for a 6x6 axle at the mo when i find one i am going to get him to build a 6x6 with a bigger body
    2.8 isuzu
    he haze one there that he haze just finished for someone it is spot on only a 130
    heis also doing a 130 left hand drive rapirer that he building and striped it to bare chassie
    j.m.c i think they are called


    well cant wate to tak it out and play
     
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    Have you seen this company??

    4WD Off Road Motorhomes

    I know youve got to ship it half way round the world but why not start your adventure in Oz and work your way back home with it :thumb::Eeek:

    Might take a while.......say 2 years but im sure it would be the adventure of a lifetime :Wink:
     
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    This is a new site for adventure travellers set up by Russ Malkin,who produced Charlie and Ewans journies.
    bigearth.co.uk
    Happy trails,I wish I was going. Meet you in Ulaanbatuur.:thumb:
     
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    well the only thing is i am not shore that a 6x4 would be ok as i cant find a 6x6 axle i cant find any info on this
    as having 3 axle's i could have this one longer
     
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    The link goes to bigearth.com the correct link is here: Home - Big Earth

    :Smile:
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    I am still thinking to try and drive East and South .. will be in a car though :RollEyes:
     
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    i agree that a third axle would be good, allowing better weight capability, but stretching it even more will be a compromise on where you can actually get it, 130,s have the turning circle of a narrowboat anyway, so havimg more would surely negate the "4x4" aspect?
     
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    best get a 4x4 truck .isuzi n mitsubishi make nice narrow ones .by the time you strech a landy n fit a box it,ll be the same size anyway. iveco do nice 4x4 aswell. there is alot of choice out there get to some travel shows /4x4 shows or look at offroaders rant page site camper convertions . theres loads people out there .have a word with frogs island landies or brownchurch in london they know all the right people. make nice rooftents as well.
     
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