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DMiller

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The massive pusher diesel RVs are the big thing here, some Built on transit coach chassis and not as resilient as those shown. Hermann has a city park set up as a RV park for the tourista volumes that come here, electric connections, sewage connections and water supplies. City aldermam noted is a fat hog in Money Making. Those monster RVs show up dragging cars or trailers with autos in them for some show weekends. Blue Oval was several weeks ago, vettes were last week. I try to avoid town during those periods as block streets, traffic gets stupid.
 

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Yeah, these ego types have to announce how much they paid for them like a trophy. Half to full mil for a RSH they cannot either maintain or really utilize, bad waste of effort. Add to that as noted two 16’ doors tall and wide as the owners seem not to be very able at backing.
 

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Spotted this at the KW dealer. I didn't even know KW made any small cabovers. This one said Boise on the dealer tag, and I'm guessing they aren't a cheap little camper.

Sporting 425's all the way around, and I don't think the little green sand boards, are quite going to get something like this unstuck - like they would with a wrangler.

Winches front and rear, and the spare was on a winch too, because I don't know many guys that could throw a 425 up on that back rack.


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Sorry to bring up old posts, but this reminds me of a bloke I follow on Instagram, who has just bought and converted a MAN 4x4 in 4 months for a lot less than that, admittedly not brand new MAN but still, He basically got dumped by his Mrs and decided feck it I want to go to Australia, so he's driving himself there from the UK with his dog. https://www.instagram.com/one.life.truck.it/ if you fancy a look
 

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Sorry to bring up old posts, but this reminds me of a bloke I follow on Instagram, who has just bought and converted a MAN 4x4 in 4 months for a lot less than that, admittedly not brand new MAN but still, He basically got dumped by his Mrs and decided feck it I want to go to Australia, so he's driving himself there from the UK with his dog. https://www.instagram.com/one.life.truck.it/ if you fancy a look
Gonna be a mighty wet drive!!
I take it shipped by Ship then off to land!
 

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so far, across in the channel tunnel, then drive across Europe, middle east, India, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand and Malaysia and then it will be a boat from there.
 

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I've worked around several spider cranes but that's the first one with outrigger boxes that long.
The glazers like to set their own glass with those spiders from the floor above, but I've had to do a lot of glass for them with the boom truck when it wasn't possible.
 

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Just one of those big lift jobs
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I looked at one of those a couple years ago, it had a post hole digger, was from a power co. for setting poles in back yards where they didn't want to drive their big trucks. I would want one on tracks, but either way, they are either real expensive, or don't have much capacity.

I decided I wouldn't use it enough to justify a big/expensive one, and the cheap ones I could afford won't lift enough.

But would be real handy around a repair shop.
 

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I looked at one of those a couple years ago, it had a post hole digger, was from a power co. for setting poles in back yards where they didn't want to drive their big trucks. I would want one on tracks, but either way, they are either real expensive, or don't have much capacity.

I decided I wouldn't use it enough to justify a big/expensive one, and the cheap ones I could afford won't lift enough.

But would be real handy around a repair shop.
It will pick up about 2200pounds I wouldn't be afraid to double the line to pick a bit more if I had too it's plenty stable enough. I got it off a towing company most all the drill parts where missing along with the engine
 

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Well, first miracle of the week. The Zoro/ grainger pantograph arm arrived today, and my "best guess" from the tiny picture seems like its the right one. I'll try to get it mounted tomorrow.

ABS sensors are the ones I'm really sweating. Both that they are the right ones, and that they fix our issues.
 

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Just hope it's not the processor. When people talk of buying older to beat the new, there are a few
areas that are problem child unless older than 1997. ABS is one of those, it can be a costly item.
Well, its a $200,000 paperweight if I can't move it, so if it needs a processor, I guess I'm buying a processor.

This one is a 2005, the guy I bought it from was just getting his new one. New one was over a million. I think it was like $1.2, 1.3. So I've still got a little wiggle room fixing this one vs. new. :)
 

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Well, its a $200,000 paperweight if I can't move it, so if it needs a processor, I guess I'm buying a processor.
I think more of what I was getting at is parts availability. The older ABS systems are going to be tough,
most will end up with complete update.
 
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