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    Default Expedition Rigs Encountered

    I'll post shots of any rigs we see while we're out and about.

    Here's the first batch.

    Date: 27 June, 2007
    Location: Bryce Canyon National Park Campground
    Chassis: Mercedes 1017
    Rig Info: ex-German military chassis, custom built by small shop
    Owners: great couple from Germany that we've kept in touch with
    Circumstances: This was during our six month test trip or our rig in the U.S. We were riding through the campground on our dirt bikes on a scouting trip and struck up a conversation.






    Date: 28 November, 2007
    Location: Carlsbad, CA, Dove Library parking lot
    Chassis: MAN
    Rig Info: N/A
    Owners: couple from Germany touring North America and beyond
    Circumstances: Steph spotted this in the library parking lot down the street from our old house in Carlsbad. The wife of the couple walked out of the library while Steph was shooting these photos.





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    Date: 6 January, 2008
    Location: Pueblito Los Dominicos, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
    Chassis: Mercedes 1832 (2WD)
    Rig info: N/A
    Circumstances: We were visiting the market and spotted this in the parking area. Very clean construction and I thought the spare tire mechanism was interesting. Note the limited departure angle and 2WD. There's a full size, stand-up, walking pass-through.

















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    Cool rigs, thanks for sharing!
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    Thanks Doug!

    From the Desert Fox decal on the right rear, I'm guessing that the "Wombat" camper is a Unicat design, maybe an EX44. The covers over the windows are interesting, designed for security rather helping the occupants see the view.

    The "Cruzero del Sur II" is described on the company web site, www.kondor-tours.de It's a tour bus, designed to transport 12 clients plus driver and guide. The back half of the bus carries supplies plus a rest room. The group spends part of the trip camping in remote locations



    Kondor Tours has four such buses traveling different itineraries around South America. Looks like an interesting business.

    Chip Haven

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    Date: 27 December, 2007
    Location: Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
    Chassis: Chevrolet 198? 1 ton
    Rig info: N/A
    Circumstances: Walking around the neighborhood and spotted this parked along the curb. Came back the next day with a camera and shot these. Very out of place in this neighborhood.













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    Quote Originally Posted by haven
    Thanks Doug!

    From the Desert Fox decal on the right rear, I'm guessing that the "Wombat" camper is a Unicat design, maybe an EX44. The covers over the windows are interesting, designed for security rather helping the occupants see the view.

    The "Cruzero del Sur II" is described on the company web site, www.kondor-tours.de It's a tour bus, designed to transport 12 clients plus driver and guide. The back half of the bus carries supplies plus a rest room. The group spends part of the trip camping in remote locations



    Kondor Tours has four such buses traveling different itineraries around South America. Looks like an interesting business.

    Chip Haven
    I was looking at their site and some of their trips are from 19 to 36 days. now that is vacation time well spent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haven
    From the Desert Fox decal on the right rear, I'm guessing that the "Wombat" camper is a Unicat design,
    the Desert Fox sticker has nothing to do with Unicat, it is from one of the big German outfitter companys (http://www.daerr.de/).

    bye, Werner

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    I passed the Wombat Rig on HWY 41 here in Fresno a few weeks ago. I actually slowed down and let him by me so I could check it out some. May have been coming down from Yosemite. I did not have a camera with me so I'll borrow your photo!
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    From the Desert Fox decal on the right rear, I'm guessing that the "Wombat" camper is a Unicat design
    the Desert Fox sticker has nothing to do with Unicat, it is from one of the big German outfitter companys
    You both are actually correct. Daerr (I don't remember his first name) sold his expedition outfitter retail business about 5 years ago and started marketing "outfit it yourself" boxes under the name TerraCross. Obviously made by Unicat.
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