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    Anyone heard of Acela Trucks before?

    I feel for the folks who were in the middle of a build then left with nothing and out a lot if cash.
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    Anyone heard of Acela Trucks before?

    I heard that XP Camper went out of business??? Anyone know the story?
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    Good morning, sounds like you are well prepped for the a great trip. I live on the Peninsula as well and would love to chat about your itinerary. I'm leaving in Oct 2019 or Feb 2020 for an around the world trip in a Merc 1017. Send me an email: 2009BMW@Gmail. Martin
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    International vehicle insurance question

    Good morning, Thanks for the reply. That's what I figured, as it does seem quite complicated when reading an underwriters contract. I was just worried about theft and damage to the vehicle beyond a reasonable out of pocket costs. As for the ATA Carnet, I've heard mixed experiences for Africa...
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    International vehicle insurance question

    Soooo, everyone is driving around the world with no insurance?
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    International vehicle insurance question

    Hello, We are planning to leave the USA and try to drive around the world as much as possible....Ca, to Baja to Mex, Central, SoAm, ship to Africa, Ship to Europe, try to drive from Turkey to Mongolia, then to China, ship to Australia , back to the USA....4-5 years in a Merz 1017. Got a quote...
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    Anyone heard of Acela Trucks before?

    Thank you, we are doing some quick upgrades then plan on using it for as much as around the world trip as possible starting in November 2019.
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    Anyone heard of Acela Trucks before?

    So, I hate to say it but I backed out at the last minute with my Acela/XP Camper build. As I was looking through these pages of trucks for sale, I came across a Mercedes 1017 with a GVX camper box, flew out to Colorado and bought the rig. All in all comparison, I think the 1017 is one of the...
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    GXV Global Traveler for Sale

    Hello Steve, Can you email me please for more info as a serious buyer 2009BMW@GMAIL.COM Martin
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    Anyone heard of Acela Trucks before?

    LMTV M1078 A1 vehicle description Wheel base3900 mm (153") Vehicle curb weight (no kits, crew, fuel)7809 kg (17216 lb) Payload2268 kg (5000 lb) plus kits Towed load5443 kg (12000 lb) Maximum speed (governed, at gross weight)94 km/h (58 mph) Range: 58 gal (219 L) nominal645+ km (400 + mi)...
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    Anyone heard of Acela Trucks before?

    Hello All, just wanted to add my 2 cents. After many months of visiting different shops and trying to figure out what rig would be best for us to travel as much of the world as possible, the choice became pretty clear....you either buy a gasoline truck or an Acela LMTV that literally can burn...
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