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RE: IVECO Daily: strange towing choice from Australia

Looks to fill the niche that the F450/550/650 and similar are used for in the US, not quite medium duty semi tractor but something much more stout than a normal pickup/ute. Bit slower up hills, but quite amazing what it can do https://i.postimg.cc/hvwq2CGd/images-jpeg-3.jpg height=480 width=640 As a large Truck Camper base https://i.postimg.cc/rmzkk63H/b9s6ldp4tyxwjk2n0lp3hes3y.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/d1F52Gmj/43mg5f6h8wwth4p9msdjw89x3.jpg As a base for a 30ft European Motorhome with a garage for a smart car https://i.postimg.cc/02T6tvrc/159-concorde-d-liner-890g-smart-car-garage-wide-jpeg.jpg
RobertRyan 09/27/21 03:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: IVECO Daily: strange towing choice from Australia

Robert som of those pictures are from other countries not Australia. But yes a fair few use them for there FW Frank. Frank yes but I was showing how capable the IVECO Daily is and it's various uses. Still amazed how popular it is as a tow vehicle.
RobertRyan 09/26/21 11:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: IVECO Daily: strange towing choice from Australia

A few more comments I found on another site. There's nothing wrong with the automatic! The iveco does a brilliant job of towing our fiver up hills and down dale. It's great that you can use it as a manual when you need to. My daughter advertised this for me as I am dumb with all this modern technology. the van is actually 33 ft long, it is the SUNDANCE model and is ideal if one wants to add bunks without any alteration. The IVECO is a dual cab tip truck six speed manual, making it a very useful piece of equipment apart from pulling the van. They are both licensed in WA We got an 2021 dual cab brand new , got told to cut 400ml of Tray/chassis dammmmmmmmm but not for sale beautiful truck ????????
RobertRyan 09/26/21 04:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you do this in the US?

This is someone adding a room to a Caravan, so no awning to start with but he is taking little time. Adding a Annexe on Caravan not a Motorhome
RobertRyan 09/25/21 04:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you do this in the US?

This is someone adding a room to a Caravan, so no annexe to start with but he is taking little time. Adding a Annexe on Caravan not a Motorhome
RobertRyan 09/25/21 04:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you do this in the US?

Setup and takedown takes a ton of effort. Where to store that stuff is a concern too. Have done it myself in a word no.
RobertRyan 09/25/21 03:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you do this in the US?

I've seen more of this in europe, Italy & Swis than here. looks sort of like for a longer stay required to warrant the work. bumpy Actually these take about 15 mins to set up I can remember as a kid seeing the awning fully screened in like this. 15 min is very optimistic from the people I've seen setting them up. Depends if you are making a tent or already have 3/4's done using the awning Faster taking it up than putting it in place
RobertRyan 09/25/21 03:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you do this in the US?

Setup and takedown takes a ton of effort. Where to store that stuff is a concern too. Actually it does not, as it is attached to the manual or power awning
RobertRyan 09/25/21 03:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: IVECO Daily: strange towing choice from Australia

Good looking setup - but how does the 3L diesel do and highway speeds? Rob Same as anything else. If it did not it would not be that good as a tow vehicle
RobertRyan 09/25/21 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: IVECO Daily: strange towing choice from Australia

Typical comments about them Mine is a 36 fter cross road cruiser and it is towed by a iveco 50 c 18. Its a great tug. Our 2014 Iveco 50C21 lwb, 6spd manual, diff locks, ECAS rear airbags. Excellent on fuel. Gr8 truck. Very happy with it. 50C21 - 5 years 140k klm. Minor issues but great truck. I have a 2018 70C21 8 speed Auto 210 HP chipped after only 300k ( 300,000kilometres or 186411miles)with a DB chip, so not sure about the difference but happy with the performance. Returns about 16Lt per 100k at about 85-90 kph(14.7mpg US) pulling the van at 10.2 tonne(22487lb). Fly's along unhooked and so far hasn't missed a beat
RobertRyan 09/25/21 03:56am Fifth-Wheels
IVECO Daily: strange towing choice from Australia

One of the greatest mysteries I have found is why so many owners like this 3litre Diesel cab chassis variant of a European Van as a tow vehicle for a 32-34ft 5th wheeler.Photos give you some idea why. Owners really love these 5th wheel tugs https://i.postimg.cc/9f6sHsKN/FB-IMG-1630379457064.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/MZFVZxdT/images-jpeg-21.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/cLsY1cVx/images-jpeg-18.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/5tVr2DfH/FB-IMG-1599137109757.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/mZp21yzZ/29019-2251deb9af06fa6984c2e496fc56d8b9.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/RZL0h5wy/FB-IMG-1545099873794.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/7hZ3snwY/download-jpeg.jpghttps://forums.goodsamclub.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/editpost/forum/24/editTID/30282998/thread/30282998.cfm https://forums.goodsamclub.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/editpost/forum/24/editTID/30282998/thread/30282998.cfm https://i.postimg.cc/9f2JPTRz/FB-IMG-1631048280569.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/B6fWWtVK/Chqm-Al-QUo-AAIj4-B.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/KzRLtvNR/FB-IMG-1630755134034.jpg
RobertRyan 09/25/21 02:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you do this in the US?

I've seen it for weekend stays, but not so much in recent years. Could be we are staying in the wrong places for this - it's more prevalent in state parks and destination campgrounds, not so much in RV parks dominated by pullthrough sites and large RVs. Basically your making the awning as the basis of a " tent" when it is very hot it acts as a shade cloth. You can have air-conditioning running into it.As well it is a very big room that adds to the slideouts. Attached to a conventional awning on the motohone does not take long at all to put up.
RobertRyan 09/24/21 10:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Very unusual tow vehicle, see if you can guess it

All of these in use in the US. Repurposed or flat out worked to death. Generally the Class 8's in the US, have been reconditioned. Here they are either old,( Kenworth) like the Mitsubishi or the Mercedes Actros not that old at all. Others have been reconditioned Repurposing like the fire engine into a tow vehicle is extremely rare here.
RobertRyan 09/24/21 05:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you do this in the US?

I've seen more of this in europe, Italy & Swis than here. looks sort of like for a longer stay required to warrant the work. bumpy Actually these take about 15 mins to set up
RobertRyan 09/24/21 05:29pm Class C Motorhomes
Do you do this in the US?

Old Motorhome does have slides as wellhttps://i.postimg.cc/Jzyzkz9y/FB-IMG-1632524463240.jpg
RobertRyan 09/24/21 04:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Very unusual tow vehicle, see if you can guess it

https://i.postimg.cc/tCRkR70P/FB-IMG-1630456314105.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/NMVPwhDy/FB-IMG-1630456675789.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/7LDwW6TQ/1632464217240-merc-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/bYGrbZ0Q/images-jpeg-29.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XYPK9Qsn/FB-IMG-1632469748731.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/RZMmBTmQ/images-jpeg-34.jpg Typical bed load of a Japanese " MDT" not equivalent to a US version https://i.postimg.cc/d1fxyHRc/0-acco-4-vhtn.jpg
RobertRyan 09/23/21 11:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Very unusual tow vehicle, see if you can guess it

Edit to/for my previous post, in re: Heavy Duty Trucks (HDT) with Smart Cars on the bed - which can be off-loaded to the side w/o un-hitching. Heavy Haulers Resource Guide The topic bar has a section for photos of the owner's rigs. BTW - as a former 30 year pd firefighter, other than "well maintained", former fire apparatus is a poor conversion choice. Lots of collectors, however. ~ They have a vast variety here that can haul a smart car on the Bed. You get Kenworths Conventional and Cabover, Japanese Semis and European MDT's as well as the other European makes like Scania and Volvo( Cabovers) As well not only smart cars but medium sized https://i.postimg.cc/g2JXfDq1/FB-IMG-1632456498072.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/X7FB3JTk/FB-IMG-1632456196576.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/bNNCZ79M/FB-IMG-1632456245815.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/TYfwg9KB/FB-IMG-1632456175806.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Qd7yDpbx/hblhapx4fyybwb66qmy6z.jpg
RobertRyan 09/23/21 09:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Very unusual tow vehicle, see if you can guess it

Pretty cool tow vehicle. Do you suppose he bought it that way, or repurposed a retired fire truck? No repuposed it, someone on that group is doing something similar, except he is putting a smart car on the bed.
RobertRyan 09/21/21 09:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Very unusual tow vehicle, see if you can guess it

It was a Valley Fire Engine built in Australia https://i.postimg.cc/Yjcx4PTJ/images-jpeg-35.jpg
RobertRyan 09/21/21 04:50pm Fifth-Wheels
Very unusual tow vehicle, see if you can guess it

Saw this on a Australian site, I know we have unusual tow vehicles but this one, is pretty unusual even by our standards. Yes it does have a " Garage" on the bedhttps://i.postimg.cc/tR3VdY0K/FB-IMG-1632217290084.jpg.
RobertRyan 09/21/21 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
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