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post #76 of (permalink) Old 03-02-2015, 08:24 PM
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Forget about 4WD when you could get 6WD instead,well that if you sell your house or win the lottery.

Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6x6:



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8thaIMJd1Rg
I think they mispelled bro-bus.

Thanks for this. I'm enjoying this completely derailed thread.
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I think they mispelled bro-bus.
Unless the owner is a woman. If not then i feel bad for the owner and his bros lol !

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Much rather have a Unimog than a G-wagon (hopefully this works, it is a FB video).

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152848380693645

Not sure many other vehicles, other than a skidder could do this.
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Much rather have a Unimog than a G-wagon (hopefully this works, it is a FB video).

https://scontent-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hv...46&oe=54F5360C

Not sure many other vehicles, other than a skidder could do this.
Haha nice one Craig. That could be the cheaper more affordable less luxurious version of the G63 lol. I wonder what the towing capacity of that thing is. Maybe this could do that:





You would really enjoy what this thing could do on the city streets in this short vid here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDoRmT0iRic

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Retirement house to see the world:



Towing capacity is up to 20 tons, depending on vintage & motor.
FAQ here:
http://www.unimogs.co.uk/faq.asp

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If you really want a Marauder like vehicle, you can buy MRAPs here:
http://www.armytrucksinc.com/#!portfolio/c15pv

Good luck importing that into Canada though.

The Cdn government banned private bullet proof vehicles a couple of years ago (gang guys were buying them to prevent getting shot), not sure how they would feel about a wheeled tank.

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There are always kits like the Ibex that are in the price range of mere mortals. Not exactly your daily driver though (or winter) and be prepared to learn to weld
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I have been contemplating an electric or gas powered mountain bike for backroad travel. Since gates seem to be closing more and more it makes an easy to carry and store way to travel.
Sorry to have to head back to the original theme of the thread...


The biggest issue with the above idea is cost. The amount you would spend to get something capable is leaps higher than a small dirt bike or scooter that would do the job better. Parts and fuel would be issues (in the long term), a tank of gas will get you farther on $20 than 25 lbs of extra batteries.
I've followed a few blog entries where the authors used a couple of the fat tire 49cc scooters (Honda Ruckus, Yamaha BWS style) for logging road access. They'll do 60km/h easily enough, no special license needed. Small enough to get under gates, too. As long as you're careful with tire puncture issues, it might be your best bet.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com..._1-11_5-12_405
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Edit: Since you are on the SSC, the Adventure sports store in Davis Bay (beside IGA) has the yellow 4x4 van they use to shuttle people up to Dakota ridge. Maybe take a look at theirs to learn about them. Not sure who built theirs.
Good point... I've been in that rig at Alpha Adventures. I'll have to check it out.

A travelling buddy of mine, here on the coast, had one of those cool OKanagan van conversions, with heightened ceiling etc. He had the drive train upgraded to 4X4 by some shop in the lower mainland. Must find out who did it.

That was a very impressive rig. He traveled almost everywhere in the USA and Canada with it, including intense off-road in the canadian rockies, utah and montana.

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That was a very impressive rig. He traveled almost everywhere in the USA and Canada with it, including intense off-road in the canadian rockies, utah and montana.
That is what we use ours for.

If you are on FB, send me your name by PM here and I can share a FB album of pics of our van with you.
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Edit: Since you are on the SSC, the Adventure sports store in Davis Bay (beside IGA) has the yellow 4x4 van they use to shuttle people up to Dakota ridge. Maybe take a look at theirs to learn about them. Not sure who built theirs.
Just noticed they have their van listed for sale on CL (the ad says is was built by Clydesdale):
http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/nvn/cto/4947928032.html
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It desperately needs bigger tires...


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