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    Sticky: I was of course talking figuratively. Anyway,...

    I was of course talking figuratively. Anyway, what's the point in having 18 tonnes of GVW if you can't have a ceramic butlers sink?
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    Sticky: I can see the attraction of being able to drive...

    I can see the attraction of being able to drive out into the boonies for a few days with your toys, but it's not really a practical proposition for an extended long distance trip. Most travellers...
  3. The tank on my truck (about 450 litres) lasts us...

    The tank on my truck (about 450 litres) lasts us around 10 days to 2 weeks if we aren't being too careful and with this capacity we rarely have trouble filling up.

    In the US we mostly filled up...
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    Festo is an old name used by festool tools. To me...

    Festo is an old name used by festool tools. To me it looks like a simple air cleaner for a compressed air system, perhaps for separating oil and water?
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    It looks like a lot of space on a small platform,...

    It looks like a lot of space on a small platform, but surely there's the potential for a simple problem that immobilises the truck and means that you can't drive the truck out from under the camper...
  6. the twin steer 3 axle configuration used to be...

    the twin steer 3 axle configuration used to be called a Chinese Six in the UK, so that will bring up lots of search results
  7. How about a foot pump? Whale make some cheap and...

    How about a foot pump? Whale make some cheap and reliable ones which are used and sold all over the UK. I guess there's comparable items for sale in the US.
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  8. That catalogue page is from a UK distributor...

    That catalogue page is from a UK distributor called Albert Jagger. They're a great source of general commercial vehicle body building equipment. I have an account with them so let me know if you get...
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    What's the plan for the truck? A 20kw generator...

    What's the plan for the truck? A 20kw generator is surely too big for running a motor home? The bores will glaze running a few air con units.
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    I guess they couldn't risk the dinosaurs damaging...

    I guess they couldn't risk the dinosaurs damaging a $500k G-wagen 6x6
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    Sticky: I'd be interested to find out what kind of...

    I'd be interested to find out what kind of traveller can't fit everything they need in a double storey 10 meter long, 3 axle truck, and needs to take trailer too!
  12. mine does similar, if not a little less, with...

    mine does similar, if not a little less, with 510,000km on it. Not an exciting engine to drive but certainly a well designed one.
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    great video and truck. I'm sure you'll rack up...

    great video and truck. I'm sure you'll rack up more great memories in it.
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    That'll be Rob Pickering's yard. You can get your...

    That'll be Rob Pickering's yard. You can get your fix with Jay Couch in Denver too.
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    From memory I saw vitrifrigo fridges, although...

    From memory I saw vitrifrigo fridges, although they may have had Waeco units. Most of the decent compressor fridges use danfoss compressors so it's just a matter of choosing a fridge with good...
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    My experience is that for general small parts...

    My experience is that for general small parts mercedes dealers in europe are quick and fairly cheap. With your reg number they can get you anything from a single trim clip to a new chassis. In the...
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    It's likely that the 1428 is a stretched tractor...

    It's likely that the 1428 is a stretched tractor chassis. I don't know much about this truck but 280 hp was a fair amount of power for its day and would have been unusual in a rigid truck. It could...
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    Thatís some neat work with a grinder! I hate cutting circles with an angle grinder, I have some huge and expensive hole-saws from being too lazy to use a grinder. For 3mm a decent blade on a jigsaw...
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    I got a big 3/4 inch sykes pickavant torque...

    I got a big 3/4 inch sykes pickavant torque wrench off ebay for about £70 a few years back. It goes up to 1015 Nm so plenty for most lug nuts. It's the type that breaks in the middle when you get tot...
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    nice work bro! How did you cut out the new...

    nice work bro!

    How did you cut out the new pieces of steel?

    Do you have to integrate some kind of thermostatically activated heat dump in the boiler circuit to prevent the coolant boiling if...
  21. I think he's talking about putting something on...

    I think he's talking about putting something on the ladder rungs to stop you slipping off. Some grip tape would be fine if you find it's dangerous I guess.
  22. Hi Paul, Whenever I designed mounts for items...

    Hi Paul,

    Whenever I designed mounts for items in my truck, I always tried to imagine whether the item would remain in place if I managed to roll the truck onto its roof. Ruining my truck would be...
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    Because of the cutoff pressure on my engine...

    Because of the cutoff pressure on my engine mounted compressor, it's all but impossible to inflate my truck's tyres past about 105 psi. This is plenty to get some air back into a tyre in an emergency...
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    Most (all?) east coast ports require you to have...

    Most (all?) east coast ports require you to have a TWIC card to access the docks. Without the card you'll need an escort to take you around. Regardless of the legal requirements, the process of...
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    Have you visited Jay at Couch offroad in Denver,...

    Have you visited Jay at Couch offroad in Denver, or Rob Pickering at Terry Lee Enterprises in La Junta? Both have a stock of Unimogs for sale so it might save you some money and hassle if you look at...
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