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    The trash truck needs some kind of shooting holes on the sides and gun turrets on top insted of the sky lights. How is he going to be able to shoot his way out fo a bad situation. Bullet proof, Ooh yea It has to be bullet proof, sides, windows, & tires. That is what it need to be a real BOV. IMHO

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    Earth Roamer XV-LT

    http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/2006_interior/index.htm














    • Chassis: 2008 Silver Ford F550 Crew Cab with "Lariet Package" (super upgraded full leather and insturment panel gauges and toggle switches, etc.)
    • Four wheel drive with limited slip rear differential
    • 295/60r22.5 20 ply all season mud and snow rated tires
    • 350hp, 650 ft lb turbo-diesel engine
    • 90 gallons fuel capacity
    • 85 gallons fresh water
    • 510 watts solar panels
    • 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter
    • Cellphone booster (factory installed)
    • Remote start from key fob and automatic camper house battery charging
    • Front and rear winches
    • KVH Satellite dish
    • Two drop-down TV/DVD players in rear seat of crewcab
    • Audio/Video hook-ups in rear compartment for outside TV viewing
    • $5,000.00 Custom ugraded leather seating in living area of camper
    • ER installed Tool Box / Carrier to match ER ($2,500.00 option) Removable
    • HID Driving Lights installed in bumper ($1,600.00 option)
    • Kenwood GPS/Navigational system w/satellite radio/weather/traffic conditions + BT mutes the audio when a call comes in & volume goes up on disconnect
    • All primium upgrades on Audio/Video plus 2 sets wireless rear headphones
    • Totally automatic coffemaker that even fills itself with water
    • 12 volt grey water dump switch conveniently located on dash
    • 2 extra new never used, spare steer wheels & tires/mounted and balanced (a $1,600.00 option/included with the EarthRoamer)
    • i-Pod hook up
    • 4 TV's between crew-cab and living area
    • Black granite counter top with granite extention providing 4 feet of extra kitchen countertop working space for the Lady of the Camper.
    • Electric trailer braking and trailer/tow car hookup factory installed
    • Water purification system
    • All diesel appliances and water heater plus back-up heat as well!
    • Hydronic heater heats the ER and the engine while you drive
    • Two 135 amp alternators on the truck engine to charge camper batteries
    • 4 wheel ABS disc brakes
    • Optional 90 gallon diesel fuel capacity w/two tanks
    • $400.00 Solid Birch Bunk access ladder to king size bed
    • Birch storage locker for your laptops, cameras, & all your expedition gear
    • Fully automatic electric patio awning
    • 5 piece custom fit silver reflective "pop-in" window insulators (provides you with super privacy and also keeps out thermal heat from the sun)
    • All campground hook-ups (i.e.: grey water and campground provided water are "brass quick disconnect fittings.
    • Truly a "Green Machine" with no generator, propane or gasoline.
    http://www.earthroamer.com/


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    yikes 250k for a camper shell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcpookie View Post
    yikes 250k for a camper shell!
    That includes the truck. I did find out that the base model is about $200,000 new and there are other models. The waiting list is about six months. Too rich for my blood but if money were no object, who knows. I could try running it by my CPA to write off as a business expense.
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    So, where's the poor man's bugout vehicle?

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    I have seen pics of one build out of 4x4 military commo trucks, 4x4 service trucks like some utilties use, and an old 4x4 ambulance. One that was done on the cheap used stuff out of two basicly junk RV trailers that the guy picked up for free. I knew a guy that made one out of a 4x4 van that had the addition of a canvas tent addition that could be deployed from the side and a roof extension that cranked up so you could stand in the back. He was an ex-hippy and crack chip designer that liked to travel around for 6 month out of the year between bouts of manic work binges when he was under contract.

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    Yes...the ultimate BOV if you happen to have $600K-$950K to spend on a German truck. Only about 20 years take home pay for many of us. Makes the Ford above look like a bargain, huh? This is one example of many optional chassis/bodies/interiors made to order by Unicat (ie Unimog based vehicles built in Germany) You didn't really think this was even remotely related to a garbage truck did you? Nein Dumbkopf! They are awesome und unparalleled vehicles...and you get what you pay for (in Euros?) if you're one of the elite heading for your underground shelter!
    To quote from their website in regard to their company's purpose...

    "...to introduce Americans (especially my “Baby Boomer” peers) to the expedition lifestyle. Drive from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Tierra Del Fuego, Chile, roads optional. Ship your EV to the Sahara, Gobi, Kalahari Deserts or the Australian Outback. See people and places that others can only dream of. All this in a vehicle offering the highest standards of reliability, safety and comfort."

    Maybe next year I'll ship my 18 ton EV to Australia and go have a look around...just for fun...

    Unicat - Go Anywhere Off-Road RV - Vehicles for Rescue, Escape, Survival, or Pleasure
    Last edited by jfryw8; 12-01-2010 at 05:33 PM.

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    2 seconds after I win one of the lotteries I'm ordering one of the most tricked out earthroamers. Those things are straight up bad ass.
    I guess I need play a lottery though..., I hate paying the poor mans tax for a one in 5 trillion chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfryw8 View Post
    Maybe next year I'll ship my 18 ton EV to Australia and go have a look around...just for fun...

    Unicat - Go Anywhere Off-Road RV - Vehicles for Rescue, Escape, Survival, or Pleasure
    I think it's called a "walk about"

    Just testing my quoteing (?) skills on this one

    WOO HOO!! I did it!!!!!
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