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
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.
__________________ When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America , you get a front row seat. - George Carlin
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.
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...
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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.