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Posted: Apr 9, 2021 - 3:07pm



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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 7:05pm



 haresfur wrote:


 rhahl wrote:
Before committing yourself to it, go to Australia, buy one used, circle the island for six to eight weeks, then sell it.  If you can't take that much time off I am retired and will go for you.

 
I'm already here and don't have to quarantine for 2 weeks. Islander is welcome to sponsor me. Also willing to help as a go-between with the company for a few perks.

 

You guys are so gracious... thanks (?).  As for go-between, I'd ask for a demonstration of proficiency in the language, but I'm not sure how to judge it. 
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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 5:17pm



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 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Wanna have.
 
They are pretty cool. We were doing a fix/update to some electrical gremlins. They use a lot of Victron gear and we are a dealer for that stuff.  They layout is nice, and the build quality is high. There are some really cool gadgets on board.  The price is high but I think it's built right for that part of the market. I've heard that they are looking for distributor/dealers in the states and am thinking about what it would take to make that happen. 

 
Price on all caravans is high in Australia compared to N. America, if you have ever checked out a purchase-then-sell holiday. I can see there being a market for mid-level 4x4 caravans in the US, like for dirt roads that can get muddy or a bit washed out. Not sure about the full-on vehicles where they design them around the width of nasty tracks up to the top-end and going over major obstacles. Then again it is the kind of thing people tend to over-buy, for plans that may never materialize or just because they are way-cool.

Still judging from what I've seen on the roads on US holidays, it's a pretty unique niche and some well-placed articles on 4x4 websites could generate interest.

I have looked at the folding campers in the past and still think they are pretty cool but might not be glitzy enough for the US market. Still you can get off-road models and they tow better with smaller vehicles. 

Probably worth exploring the Aussie camper websites to see what is available. Had the seamstress make a mosquito net cover for my Passat moonroof but still haven't tried it out. I was actually surprisingly comfortable doing a long road trip in a compact car, sleeping in the back seat when I couldn't sleep under the stars so I think a station wagon will luxury for 1 person.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 4:43pm



 rhahl wrote:
Before committing yourself to it, go to Australia, buy one used, circle the island for six to eight weeks, then sell it.  If you can't take that much time off I am retired and will go for you.

 
I'm already here and don't have to quarantine for 2 weeks. Islander is welcome to sponsor me. Also willing to help as a go-between with the company for a few perks.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 7:55am

 islander wrote:


 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Wanna have.
 
They are pretty cool. We were doing a fix/update to some electrical gremlins. They use a lot of Victron gear and we are a dealer for that stuff.  They layout is nice, and the build quality is high. There are some really cool gadgets on board.  The price is high but I think it's built right for that part of the market. I've heard that they are looking for distributor/dealers in the states and am thinking about what it would take to make that happen. 

 
definitely targeting a small niche market, but pretty cool. They reminded me of this Kiwi start-up. Also ridiculously expensive but also successfully targeting a tiny niche.
btw, someone at the company has an interesting interpretation of "commercial".
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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 7:11am

 islander wrote:
They are pretty cool. We were doing a fix/update to some electrical gremlins. They use a lot of Victron gear and we are a dealer for that stuff.  They layout is nice, and the build quality is high. There are some really cool gadgets on board.  The price is high but I think it's built right for that part of the market. I've heard that they are looking for distributor/dealers in the states and am thinking about what it would take to make that happen. 

 Before committing yourself to it, go to Australia, buy one used, circle the island for six to eight weeks, then sell it.  If you can't take that much time off I am retired and will go for you.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 6:33am



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Wanna have.
 
They are pretty cool. We were doing a fix/update to some electrical gremlins. They use a lot of Victron gear and we are a dealer for that stuff.  They layout is nice, and the build quality is high. There are some really cool gadgets on board.  The price is high but I think it's built right for that part of the market. I've heard that they are looking for distributor/dealers in the states and am thinking about what it would take to make that happen. 

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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 2:53am

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Bruder EXP - 4
Stripped down price $38,000, say $50k really. But it probably goes up in value over time, like a small airplane.  I wonder what happens in a lightening strike.
 
Wanna have.
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Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 9:51pm



 rhahl wrote:

Bruder EXP -  I wonder what happens in a lightening strike.
 I turns into Frankentrailer.


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Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 2:23pm

 islander wrote:
One of these rolled through the shop:


I wouldn't go as far as lust, but it's pretty cool and I could see dragging it for an extended trip.  Then I saw the price.... still pretty cool. 
 
Bruder EXP - 4
Stripped down price $38,000, say $50k really. But it probably goes up in value over time, like a small airplane.  I wonder what happens in a lightening strike.
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Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 1:53pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 haresfur wrote:


 

 

pretty nice but the steering wheel is on the wrong side and I still prefer racing green
 

Well! I disagree! You Biden lover.

Now where's my 2x4?

 




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Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 9:44am



 haresfur wrote:


 

 

pretty nice but the steering wheel is on the wrong side and I still prefer racing green
 

Well! I disagree! You Biden lover.

Now where's my 2x4?

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 8:47pm



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pretty nice but the steering wheel is on the wrong side and I still prefer racing green
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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 7:00pm



 oldviolin wrote:


 KarmaKarma wrote:


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Oh my.  What a beautiful beast.
 
Those aren't traditional spokes. apparently they  were billets. Incredible cnc work. Color also amazing...

 
The curves on the E-type are so awesome.  Legendary sexiness.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 6:43pm



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 oldviolin wrote:

 

Oh my.  What a beautiful beast.
 
Those aren't traditional spokes. apparently they  were billets. Incredible cnc work. Color also amazing...

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 6:15pm



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Oh my.  What a beautiful beast.
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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 6:10pm


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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 5:54pm

 islander wrote:
One of these rolled through the shop:


I wouldn't go as far as lust, but it's pretty cool and I could see dragging it for an extended trip.  Then I saw the price.... still pretty cool. 
 
Very cool, indeed...Just shy of 100k base price.{#Eek}
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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 3:33pm



 islander wrote:
One of these rolled through the shop:


I wouldn't go as far as lust, but it's pretty cool and I could see dragging it for an extended trip.  Then I saw the price.... still pretty cool. 
 
That's pretty impressive. There are a lot of off-road caravans available here and the not-so-fancy ones cost an arm and a leg. Some pretty good 4x4 tv shows that have cool segments on towing through nasty places. Unfortunately the shows are mostly product placement.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 12:19pm

One of these rolled through the shop:


I wouldn't go as far as lust, but it's pretty cool and I could see dragging it for an extended trip.  Then I saw the price.... still pretty cool. 
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