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Old 30 September 2017, 22:44
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I went to the rifle range (a range way out in the country) for our weekly long-range day and met a guy with a six-figure custom Ford F350 rig along the lines of the one shown. The back seat area was an arsenal. He had bought all this gear as his wife was very wealthy. He had a Barrett 50 with a suppressor that he did not know how to sight in or use his optics. I had a great time shooting his rifle and sighting it in... On one hand, his whole outfit was kind of perplexing on the other it was a blast shooting his guns and consuming his free ammo. Modern times.
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Hell, them trucks ain't shit. Look what HM showed up in last time he came to visit. That boy is a high roller!
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Old 1 October 2017, 02:07
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Hell, them trucks ain't shit. Look what HM showed up in last time he came to visit. That boy is a high roller!
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^^^ that freaking made me snort out loud (SOL)
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Old 14 November 2017, 22:27
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I'd go for this and call it a day. Far less maintenance and better fuel economy with the right tow vehicle.

http://conqueror4x4usa.com/index.php...north-america/
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Old 15 November 2017, 13:41
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But at $47K for a tent camper? Nice but no thanks.
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Old 15 November 2017, 14:16
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They rent out really well and they are bomber. The trailing arm suspension is very heavy duty and it wont rattle apart on the trail. I'm not convinced the same can be said for the cabinetry on the EarthRoamer. I've toured the Columbus distribution center and met with the engineer that rebuilds them for the US. These things are really well built.
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Old 24 November 2017, 17:34
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I sold some 5 gal Jerry cans to one of the guys who makes these, looks like a good little off the grid camper.

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Old 5 December 2017, 12:04
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I sold some 5 gal Jerry cans to one of the guys who makes these, looks like a good little off the grid camper.

https://www.crosscountryteardrops.com/options
In regards to off-road use I would be concerned about flex as the primary build material appears to be wood.
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Old 5 December 2017, 14:57
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I've seen a bunch of those little teardrops built up for off-road use and they are awesome. Many of them use aluminum frames and skins for weight reduction with some lightweight laminated wood for ascetics on the inside. The ability to run the AC all night long behind some nice screening is quite appealing in the south during the summer.
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Nothing wrong with wood as a structural material, it's actually very stiff for weight, obviously depending on what kind of wood.

I'd be more concerned with weather/moisture protection, that's the real issue with wood IMO. S/F....Ken M
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Old 5 December 2017, 17:37
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Nothing wrong with wood as a structural material, it's actually very stiff for weight, obviously depending on what kind of wood.

I'd be more concerned with weather/moisture protection, that's the real issue with wood IMO. S/F....Ken M
What I have found in the Airstream is that when the chassis flexes from regular road use, potholes etc. rivets pop from the interior skin, hinges and trim panels become loose. All easy fixes but that is from driving on the road. To keep these trailers light most companies use thin material with little structural integrity.

Class A campers are well known to have similar issues.

If I am going to take something off-road I don't want to have to fix it.

That being said I should have a UEV 490 here pretty soon that we can take out for a test run.
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Old 7 December 2017, 03:07
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You give up on the Airstream? Or are you collecting campers now? S/F...Ken M
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Old 7 December 2017, 09:47
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You give up on the Airstream? Or are you collecting campers now? S/F...Ken M
We are keeping the Airstream for personal use. The 490 is a business purchase and it will be available for rent through Great Hunt Outfitters in Hickley, OH.
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That being said I should have a UEV 490 here pretty soon that we can take out for a test run.
I'd really like to hear or see your review on the UEV 490 (Conqueror?). We have a 2016 Sunset Trail travel trailer (30') that we are looking to get rid of, as we're more of the "overland" / tent type campers. I'd like to know if the high cost of the UEV is worth it.
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Old 7 December 2017, 20:28
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As soon as I get some time with it I'd be happy to. Since you're in the Midwest maybe we can link up so you can check it out for yourself.
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As soon as I get some time with it I'd be happy to. Since you're in the Midwest maybe we can link up so you can check it out for yourself.
That would be most excellent.
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