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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.
  2. 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
  4. 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....
  6. Thanks campo, I'm back at work in London now,...

    Thanks campo,

    I'm back at work in London now, starting the process of saving again for another trip. Some people can earn money whilst travelling but for me this hasn't been possible yet.

    For...
  7. Hi biotect, I'm not sure how seriously you want...

    Hi biotect, I'm not sure how seriously you want to progress with e-drive but I met a guy recently working for GKN who is working on the development of large electric motors. GKN have a long history...
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    Mount Ellen, Utah http://i.imgur.com/SmNXUxf.jpg

    Mount Ellen, Utah
    http://i.imgur.com/SmNXUxf.jpg
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    me too, I guess I was just getting used to the...

    me too, I guess I was just getting used to the american hospitality at the time. It took me a while to calibrate my English attitude of not wanting to impose myself on anyone, to the amazing...
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    Nevada de Toluca, Mexico...

    Nevada de Toluca, Mexico
    http://i.imgur.com/HA2nX7Z.jpg

    Henry Mountains, Utah
    http://i.imgur.com/ds6OWjy.jpg
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    It was at Couch offroad in Denver when I passed...

    It was at Couch offroad in Denver when I passed through earlier in the year, it's a great vehicle but I can't remember much about its history
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    I think you'd be mad to get an American truck as...

    I think you'd be mad to get an American truck as the basis for an expedition truck when you are situated in Europe. You have a host of vehicles perfectly suited to world travel that are made on your...
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    Looks great! Good luck with your journey!

    Looks great! Good luck with your journey!
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    Sticky: I think it is just the Steyr cab. I looked over...

    I think it is just the Steyr cab. I looked over an almost identical US built military truck at Couch Offroad in Denver; they probably just buy the cab from Steyr, as BAE did
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    Sticky: I saw this waiting to be shipped at Baltimore...

    I saw this waiting to be shipped at Baltimore docks. Does anyone know anything about it. Looks like a Stewart & Stevenson chassis but the box looks a bit homebrew.

    http://i.imgur.com/31YyPGc.jpg
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    I'm fairly behind right now with the blog, but...

    I'm fairly behind right now with the blog, but stage one of Jim's journey is over, I dropped the truck off at Baltimore docks a few days ago and am now back in London, patiently waiting for him to...
  17. I would try Pierre at Sathers, he is extremely...

    I would try Pierre at Sathers, he is extremely helpful to the overland community
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    Mercedes use magnetic breakers that fit in the...

    Mercedes use magnetic breakers that fit in the traditional blade slots on my 03 truck. Perhaps they'd make a reasonably simple upgrade?
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    Sticky: This belongs to Ryan an Jeffry, we met them in a...

    This belongs to Ryan an Jeffry, we met them in a state park in Texas last December and they were at the beginning of a long trip up to the NW. I think Ryan posted some build pics on the forum...
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    Hi, I have a Nautic Quick BX25 calorifier which...

    Hi, I have a Nautic Quick BX25 calorifier which is pretty similar to the isotherm ones. It's pretty quick on the 240v electric element, but how quick yours is will depend on which element is fitted....
  21. I sealed all of my roof apparatus with Sikaflex...

    I sealed all of my roof apparatus with Sikaflex 221, plus the necessary primer and activator for the aluminium roof. I have had no leaks at all and would recommend using it, but you'd have to remove...
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    Jay at Couch Offroad in Denver has done some...

    Jay at Couch Offroad in Denver has done some unusual conversions. He would be a good person to talk to about the options.
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    yes, I can't find it anywhere on the EPC, and I...

    yes, I can't find it anywhere on the EPC, and I spent a while looking under many sections.
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    Hi all, Something which has been puzzeling me...

    Hi all,

    Something which has been puzzeling me since I last tilted the cab, is the identification of an object I noticed for the first time on the back of the engine. Stupidly I forgot to geta ...
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    We made it up to Animas Forks in our wide, heavy...

    We made it up to Animas Forks in our wide, heavy 2wd Mercedes truck. People told us that it get's steeper and narrower beyond there so we spent the night in the town and headed back to Silverton in...
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