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    Hi Iain, I met the owner of the newer atego...

    Hi Iain,

    I met the owner of the newer atego truck below whilst staying at the (only) rv park in new York city. I can't seem to post the link as an image on tablet.
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    great video! What's the problem with your current...

    great video! What's the problem with your current camper?
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    I learnt that the hard way too. I ended up...

    I learnt that the hard way too. I ended up quitting my job and still spent nearly 7 months full time, that was with a truck that needed no mechanical work and already had a nice box on the back.
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    Jim's sitting forlorn and unused in the back...

    Jim's sitting forlorn and unused in the back yard. I've got a long list of repairs and improvements to make when the whether warms up, but for now I'm stationary in London. It's about 45 here, the...
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    I got struck by curiosity about this again and...

    I got struck by curiosity about this again and started doing some research. I am still none the wiser, and cannot get a photo without tilting the cab, but I did work out that it is attached to the...
  6. you get used to it in no time. The only time I...

    you get used to it in no time. The only time I need help is when turning right onto a road at an oblique angle. At 90 degrees junctions you can see out of the passenger window, and at on-ramps onto...
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    Hi, I paid £485 for a 450 litre rectangular tank, and £95 each for two 65 litre triangular shaped tanks. EMPF was less than half the price of TEK Tanks, and the quality is great.

    Regarding the...
  8. Hi there, you can get absolutely everything...

    Hi there,

    you can get absolutely everything you need in the UK, you just need to look in the right places.

    1.Split charge system. Many people use the Battery to Battery chargers from Sterling,...
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    That looks like an epic project in the making....

    That looks like an epic project in the making. That's a well equipped vehicle for sure.
  10. Hi dinoevo Thanks for the link. Do you work...

    Hi dinoevo

    Thanks for the link. Do you work for explorer magazine? You seem to post a lot of links to their website.

    Regards,

    Nick
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    I've now added a load of additional photos to the...

    I've now added a load of additional photos to the blog, all as links to photobucket and flickr galleries.

    You can find photos I took when converting Jim in the 'Converting Jim' tab...

    And you...
  12. How would you improve on the original man cab?...

    How would you improve on the original man cab? It's impossible for the aftermarket to replicate the huge budget and resources of a company like that.

    Sorry to see these pictures, I hope that the...
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    I do not think that it is necessary for you to be...

    I do not think that it is necessary for you to be getting quotes from specialist expedition truck manufacturers. Any local welding/engineering company with experience of working on commercial vehicle...
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    Hi Julius, Sorry, I misunderstood you. The...

    Hi Julius,

    Sorry, I misunderstood you.

    The cab is actually much simpler. I got a local welding and engineering company ( http://www.specializedgroup.co.uk/ ) to make and fit four brackets to...
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    Hi Julius, most of what you can see in this...

    Hi Julius,

    most of what you can see in this photo is an awning from a British company called The Awning Co.

    http://www.theawningcompany.co.uk

    it is mounted to a custom galvanised roofrack ...
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    Thanks Iain! 28l/100km is pretty poor, even by...

    Thanks Iain! 28l/100km is pretty poor, even by big truck standards, but this was after a lot of driving in mountainous areas. I actually noticed a fair improvement after I got the truck serviced in...
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    Knowing how useful it would have been to me when...

    Knowing how useful it would have been to me when I was planning the trip around America, I wrote a blog post detailing all of the major costs associated with the trip. Hopefully others will find it...
  18. I work in the London office, Arup's London ATG...

    I work in the London office, Arup's London ATG group are particularly good with the kind of project that you are doing.
  19. It's a small world, I also work for Arup.

    It's a small world, I also work for Arup.
  20. I inherited the semi integrated cab-over format...

    I inherited the semi integrated cab-over format from Jimís previous life as a cash in transit truck. The cab has a welded in-situ internal steel lining that prevents the driver or passenger from...
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    In the UK it is common and legal. Many tractor...

    In the UK it is common and legal. Many tractor units get turned into rigid or drawbar trucks this way. The cost is not high but if you only want an extra 50cm, it seems a little extravegant.
  22. The comfort of having a cold shower on a hot day...

    The comfort of having a cold shower on a hot day cant be underestimated. I found that even after carrying water around for two weeks with ambient temperatures of over 40 degrees centigrade in the...
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    he had better luck than this truck: ...

    he had better luck than this truck:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf3fPATAPuc

    crazy flooding in Morocco recently
  24. Sticky: A while back I was looking for ways of upgrading...

    A while back I was looking for ways of upgrading my truck from Euro 3 to Euro 4 to enable me to enter London's low emmission zone without paying the fine. I ended getting exemption but was previously...
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    I put Jim through the annual test again this...

    I put Jim through the annual test again this weekend, as part of the process of getting him road legal after a year out of the country.

    All went fine, but the strange result was the weight....
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