Monday, January 5, 2015

Darn You, Stretch!

I could have lived my whole life without knowing this was out there...

Earthroamer


Take a super duty truck chassis. Build a state-of-the-art recreational vehicle around it. Add in true off-road capabilities and you've got an RV that can travel pretty much anywhere on the planet. I know there are other companies that make similar vehicles (there's one that does this on the Ford Econoline 4WD model whose name escapes me right now).

It's supremely expensive - the used model in the picture above is selling for over $300K - and uttlerly impractical, for sure. But I tell you this right now: If I were to hit the lottery, you had damn well better believe I'd be placing an order for the biggest model they can make. There's something about that setup that just begs to be taken on a very long road trip - and believe me, if you can afford that rig, you can afford the gas.

So, anyone got a spare $400K they aren't using at the moment?

That is all.

10 comments:

ZerCool said...

Quigley does the van conversions. Do want.

Anonymous said...

Perfect western US hunting rig.

Gerry

Stretch said...

I love helping other people spend money they don't have.

Evyl Robot Michael said...

I can't remember whether I told you... Back when I used to work at AutoZone, I had a regular customer that had an RV that was basically this that he'd home-brewed in his garage. The chassis started life as a 1-ton Chevy. He was running four-wheel-drive with locking hubs and a 525-cubic-in Cadillac V8. the coach looked to be partially salvaged from something else and heavily modified by hand. One day I asked him where he drives that thing. His response was a huge grin and, "anywhere I want to." Man, if you can't have fun living life, then what's the point?

Ygolonac said...

Nice little camper there.

This is a bit... more.

http://www.robgray.com/graynomad/wothahellizat/index.php

I know people do UNIMOG conversions, too.

daniels said...

Or you could get a Unicat

http://www.unicat.com/ua-en/

You know... when you win the lotto or something.

Old NFO said...

OH DAYUM... That is nice!

Will said...

Choices!:

http://globalxvehicles.com/vehicles/

Will said...

Jay, I'm thinking this might be closer to your budget:

http://www.rqriley.com/minihome.html

Ed said...

There is something a little more modern than a VW bug – A Nissan NV200 CamperCar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By18PEBR_Q8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GZAiNr7H1Q

But what you really want is a 4wd VW Westfalia Synchro with a Subaru engine conversion:
http://www.adventure-journal.com/2009/04/ultimate-adventure-rig-the-four-wheel-drive-vw-camper-van/