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    SOLD (details and notes within)

    The vehicle is now SOLD into British Columbia and is headed for Asia.

    The sales process has been an interesting adventure. For those who later search this thread up and contemplate selling a...
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    With the installed Q21 pintle hitch the towing...

    With the installed Q21 pintle hitch the towing capacity is listed as 30,000lb for gross trailer weight. I see that there is/was a Q20 option which would result in a 45,000lb towing capacity but I...
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    Ah, you were replying while I was editing my post...

    Ah, you were replying while I was editing my post above. Basically, I have concluded that it *is* straightforward to expand the opening downward on both sides by about 12 inches. There is no...
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    I'm not going to say that it'd be impossible, but...

    I'm not going to say that it'd be impossible, but the amount of rework it'd cause seems extreme to me. In fact, I suspect you'd find that you would not be done until you'd completely remodeled the...
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    Linz, there is no stand up pass through. The...

    Linz, there is no stand up pass through. The camper and cab windows do line up and slide in a compatible way, but only a very nimble person could scramble through without landing a foot on the air...
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    Yet more photos - bed platform, underbed storage areas

    I've added pictures of the bed area without the mattress showing the lift up panels that give access to three storage areas, the webasto air heater, and top access to two external storage areas. ...
  7. SOLD

    The bike has now been sold. Thanks all.
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    Storage space spreadsheet and more photos

    I've received requests for more photos on the exterior storage, cassette toilet, mat jacks, control console, stove, and shower. I've now added those to a separate album on the website but you can...
  9. Yes, it is much more durable than a derailleur...

    Yes, it is much more durable than a derailleur cassette and is immune to mud fouling.
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    Not sure if you were serious, but I believe the...

    Not sure if you were serious, but I believe the answer is "not very". Even with creative wheel & camper removal the show-stopper appears to be the width.

    My understanding of ocean container...
  11. Fandango/Rohloff 29er Mountain Tandem Bicycle

    ** SOLD **
    2011 Fandango 29er Rohloff Mountain Tandem bicycle located in Winchester, VA - $4300

    Captioned pictures are here and on a sidebar of our travel blog here.

    This is an optimal tandem...
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    More interior pics

    I received some requests for better wet bath pictures, a closer look at the wall coverings, and of the table. Those have now been uploaded. Cab pictures were also uploaded yesterday in case you...
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    Good eye, Ron. Yes, when towing the large JK...

    Good eye, Ron. Yes, when towing the large JK with 35" tires, garvin roof rack with bikes on the top, and about 500 lbs of gear in the jeep, I see between 7 and 7.5. Without the jeep but with the...
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    This vehicle is registered in South Dakota and so...

    This vehicle is registered in South Dakota and so it is no issue for me, however, this is my understanding -- privately-used RVs are excepted on page two of the final regulation order and are defined...
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    2005 Unimog U500 - GXV's Original Camper

    Update: This vehicle has been sold. See last post for details / comments. Thanks all.

    After several intense years of full time adventure travel, we're rolling to a stop and have decided to...
  16. SOLD -- All items sold

    All these items have now been sold. Thanks much.
  17. Pull Pals and PowerTank are sold; only the winch remains

    It looks like the pull pals and the powertank have been sold. Thanks all for the interest.

    I'm not getting any love yet on the winch (http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/tls/3335078812.html). I...
  18. Selling Pull Pals, PowerTank & 8000# Tractel manual wire rope winch - San Diego

    ALL ITEMS HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD -- OCT 17 2012 -- THANKS!

    After 3+ years of full time travel, my wife and I are "going stationary" in San Diego for a few years and will be selling all our expo gear...
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    Sure, PM anytime. John (of John's 4x4) is a...

    Sure, PM anytime. John (of John's 4x4) is a great guy and his shop does more fabrication than most. That failing, Mike of GXV has many other fabrication resources in the Springfield area.
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    I have a GXV U-500 and have towed a JK for 20K+...

    I have a GXV U-500 and have towed a JK for 20K+ miles using a custom long tow bar hanging off the U-500's pintle hitch and connecting to the jeep via its bumper D-ring shackle eyelets. The hitch...
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    No dolly for the toad. I flat tow the jeep with...

    No dolly for the toad. I flat tow the jeep with a custom tow bar off the pintle hitch. It's a bit longer and beefier than the usual bar but breaks into three pieces for easy storage on & in the...
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    Yes, it's actually surprising how few guess...

    Yes, it's actually surprising how few guess correctly that it's a camper even when we have the windows open. Generally they engage some sort of transference and declare it to be whatever it is that...
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    Yes, you've got that right. That's me following...

    Yes, you've got that right. That's me following my wife up the Appalachian Trail. Eastern PA and now Northern NJ are proving very challenging wrt finding nice camping spots and maneuvering /...
  24. Thread: UAV for video?

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    A couple years ago I had good luck with live...

    A couple years ago I had good luck with live video feed from a DraganFly four-bladed helicopter. Since then they've got fancy and offer everything from hobby grade to police grade systems. ...
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    I've been contemplating same -- that $$$$ U-500...

    I've been contemplating same -- that $$$$ U-500 heated windshield is just begging to be broken. I think when the Van Pelts spent their year in South America with their U-500 they took a hit but...
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