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6door74

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Posted: 03/11/21 07:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm sure some of you have seen something similar before. But this is my first time and I suppose it's a good overland type vehicle that doesn't break the bank.

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I think that's an Isuzu straight truck. They are not that cheap, and not very comfortable. But it would be easier to back it up.

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Did you see a picture of the other side?
Was wondering if anything was built on for access, or if they were using a portable ladder or stool.

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A street sweeper truck with a TT on it! It's unique, and probably very functional.


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Posted: 03/11/21 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RoyF wrote:

I think that's an Isuzu straight truck. They are not that cheap. But it would be easier to back it up.


Compared to the price of an expedition vehicle...it's dirt cheap.
- A low end expedition vehicle might run $300k.
- This is maybe $60k for the truck. $10-15 for a small trailer and maybe $10 to mount and fit with a 3 point support (stops the frame twisting from tearing up the house box)...That's about $80k...even if I'm off by $20k that's still 1/3 the price.

I started a thread about this exact idea a few months back and came across some interesting options with people doing this.

If you can find a used flatbed tow truck, they already have the 3 point support system, so really easy to retrofit.


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Holy doodle..look at all that available tank space in the wheel wells. Get a flat bed diesel...man, that is good to go, right there.

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Did you see a picture of the other side?
Was wondering if anything was built on for access, or if they were using a portable ladder or stool.


I didnt. Saw it early this morning in the grocery store parking lot.i went back later and it was gone.

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I saw one of these in Blaine, Washington on Aug 2, 2017. The metal door on the driver's side near the wheels had two 20 lb propane bottles. Incase you cannot read the small print is is a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE EDITION.

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This link is to a youtube walk around of the vehicle.

Seaside, OR Zombie Apocalypse Edition

Another one from Germany in 2018 - Crew Cab with interior walkthru.

Fuso Class C Conversion Video

The truck is a Mitsubishi Fuso 4x4. They are in the near 16,000 lb GVWR/CGWR range. About 20-26 ft long.

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Creative. I would think that such a setup using a similar class truck is very common in Australia & Europe where the humans are much smaller & there is no need for the 40 & 45' tag axle monsters which are so common running around N America.


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Veebyes wrote:

Creative. I would think that such a setup using a similar class truck is very common in Australia & Europe where the humans are much smaller & there is no need for the 40 & 45' tag axle monsters which are so common running around N America.


It's not about need...it's about fitting in Europe. Over about 25ft, camp sites become very limited.

The universality of the chassis is the big advantage. You can ship it across an ocean and take off...if you need work done on it, the local mechanics are familiar with it.

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