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RE: Ford 7.3 v8

You all realize that the RV versions of this 7.3 drivetrain will not be appreciably better than the outgoing V10, right. It’s disappointing that the chassis models get old technology and less power. Less GVWR and GCVWR in the case of Winnebago Gas Motorhomes, which is surprising for a larger engine.
RobertRyan 09/06/20 11:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Australian Off Road Caravan experience explained

See my follow up post on the new much heavier Caravan and not a Truck but a heavier tow vehicle.
RobertRyan 08/27/20 06:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Australian Off Road Caravan their new model

Next Step as far as Towing and Payload carried https://i.postimg.cc/X7JBf57P/images-jpeg-6.jpg
RobertRyan 08/26/20 06:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Australian Off Road Caravan their new model

Very tuff looking. Makes our US trailers look like sissies. Love that generator storage. TY for posting. Heaviest Off Road Caravan was released not long ago, a 12,000lb GVWR model
RobertRyan 08/26/20 03:25pm Travel Trailers
Australian Off Road Caravan their new model

I posted earlier his previous Off Road Caravan, this is his slightly longer somwhat heavier Caravan. This is his Youtube video describing it New Off Road Caravan that is condiderably heavier than the families previous one
RobertRyan 08/26/20 01:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Australian Off Road Caravan experience explained

According to the manufacturer he is now thinking of a 4 tonne 8,800lb Off Road Caravan.Their current range does cover rhat weight, so he will be going to someone else. What tow Vehicle is another question a US HD Pickup or a Japanese Truck? Many are now switching to the 4x4 Japanese Trucks because of their much greater payload capacity https://i.postimg.cc/HkWPSFNw/0001550-1000-jpeg.jpg
RobertRyan 08/22/20 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Australian Off Road Caravan experience explained

I didn't watch the whole video, but I was really impressed by the suspension and brakes on the trailer. Looked like it could handle any conditions. I also really liked the custom storage body on the truck. I might watch other videos, I would like to see the rig in action off-road. I watched another of their videos, where they were on the road talking about safe towing speeds (100 km/hr) and all the idiots on the road. Just like the US, 60-65 mph is a good towing speed but there are always those who just have to go faster. Also the importance of good roadside assistance, which came in handy when their truck blew a head gasket in the middle of nowhere. Yes Off Road Caravans are now very common hwre. They had an online survey of OffRoad Caravans 54 manufacturers were listed. Masda BT50 a Global version of a,Midsize truck was the " tug". Engine is the Ford 3.2 Diesel that has problems seizing due to lubfication problems.Yes the custom storage body is very similar to others you can get here. Of course Idiots are everywhere
RobertRyan 08/22/20 03:31pm Travel Trailers
Australian Off Road Caravan experience explained

A family of 5 are travelling across Australia, owner gives extensive information On the Caravan and how it went . As well he talks about his " car" Pickup Truck to you and the staggering amount of equipment he has on it. This is from a Youtube seriesOwner describes in detail how his Off Road Caravan performed
RobertRyan 08/22/20 12:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Australian Hodge Podge of 5th Wheelers

One last unusual 5th Wheeler from Here. This was owned by a former Texan who settled in Australia. It is a Mack V8 engined, Renault Truck body 5th Wheeler that was also a horse trailer. Owner eventually downsized to a US HD Pickup version as he foubd he did not need the Mack/ Renault Class 8 Truck https://i.postimg.cc/k4BcYMkJ/images-jpeg-5.jpg
RobertRyan 08/14/20 06:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Covid has not stopped the Off Road Motorhomes

Wonder what's with the two spine boards? Those are MaxTrax recovery boards for when you're stuck in sand. Thdy are from an Australian aftermaket supplier
RobertRyan 08/12/20 01:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Covid has not stopped the Off Road Motorhomes

People that work in Australia must get paid very well. :) Yes with people not being able to go overseas, RV production has gone up using online ordering Yes, I think its been a good rv sales year all over. At 50% capacity its difficult getting a campsite in the U.S. They certainly look beefy. I worry about tree branches scratching my rv while riding dirt roads, I guess if I owned one of those units I would worry about taking down the entire tree as well as the stump. :B Same peoblems you have with tall Class C'sand A's branches and low overpasses
RobertRyan 08/11/20 10:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Covid has not stopped the Off Road Motorhomes

That’s what a class c or similar classification should look like! That’s how you RV camp! memtb Yes, these are made for extreme Off Road, most take them around Australia or take them overseas Contrary to what you think Australia is much more urbanised than the US. As a result we have a lot of the country to explore.
RobertRyan 08/11/20 10:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Australian Hodge Podge of 5th Wheelers

https://i.postimg.cc/nM8z2tSM/images-jpeg-17.jpgThis is a 29ft all Composite( fibreglass and other resins) 5ver. It is non slide https://i.postimg.cc/pTqzsyKr/unnamed-2.jpg A Japanese Truck towing a 5th wheeler with a Garagehttps://i.postimg.cc/Sxjfck9k/FB-IMG-1597234132220.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/gk1nBW5Y/FB-IMG-1597234112319.jpg
RobertRyan 08/11/20 04:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Covid has not stopped the Off Road Motorhomes

If any of you N.A. RV'rs are looking at these and thinking..'I need one of them'....and then go looking at prices...a bit of shell shock. There is an alternative. If you Google 4x4 conversion shops..or something like that, you will find there are several that are well known and do excellent work. If you are looking? Ask them if they will do the work on an older c. Rather than buying new, you buy (or use the one you have) the one with the floor plan that works for you and have the conversion done. HUGE dollar savings. There is a shop in Kamloops BC, Sportsman Light Truck,..they did mine. Probably 25,000 -30,000 now..on the bright side, remember that the CDN-US dollar is a major win. https://i.imgur.com/ZRFiRD1.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/ZRFiRD1.jpg Gary Haupt Gary Haupt similar conversions here to what you got. Some people like buying High end Class A's others much cheaper Class C's. Depends on what you want to do A small Japanese Bus been converted into a 4x4 Motorhome https://i.postimg.cc/sgkbnNKb/images-jpeg-11.jpg
RobertRyan 08/11/20 03:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Covid has not stopped the Off Road Motorhomes

If any of you N.A. RV'rs are looking at these and thinking..'I need one of them'....and then go looking at prices...a bit of shell shock. There is an alternative. If you Google 4x4 conversion shops..or something like that, you will find there are several that are well known and do excellent work. If you are looking? Ask them if they will do the work on an older c. Rather than buying new, you buy (or use the one you have) the one with the floor plan that works for you and have the conversion done. HUGE dollar savings. There is a shop in Kamloops BC, Sportsman Light Truck,..they did mine. Probably 25,000 -30,000 now..on the bright side, remember that the CDN-US dollar is a major win. https://i.imgur.com/ZRFiRD1.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/ZRFiRD1.jpg Gary Haupt Gary Haupt similar conversions here to what you got. Some people like buying High end Class A's others much cheaper Class C's. Depends on what you want to do
RobertRyan 08/11/20 02:20pm Class C Motorhomes
Australian Hodge Podge of 5th Wheelers

Australian 5th Wheelers are now a mixture of ultralights for Global Pickups up to 27ft. Australian Custom and US Manufactured, lightweights and high end US 5vers Australian ultralight 27ft with Pickuphttps://i.postimg.cc/Jhh3ckn3/images-jpeg-5.jpg They are very popular for towing 32-36ft 5th Wheeler in some cases replacing F250's https://i.postimg.cc/4x0yq7PQ/facebook-1596858454014-6697709801106386269.jpg AJapanese Truck is used carrying a SUV or a very long and heavy 5ver https://i.postimg.cc/prdtPkXh/FB-IMG-1597123537638.jpg Lastly a 6 wheel conversion 30ft lightweight 5th Wheelerhttps://i.postimg.cc/vmk25tWX/17694-2x.jpg
RobertRyan 08/10/20 11:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Covid has not stopped the Off Road Motorhomes

People that work in Australia must get paid very well. :) Yes with people not being able to go overseas, RV production has gone up using online ordering
RobertRyan 08/10/20 08:26pm Class C Motorhomes
Covid has not stopped the Off Road Motorhomes

This is one of 7 Off Road Expedition Motorhome manufacturers in the Australian state of Queensland. Unidan does Motorhones on Unimogs. They had a FB forum on the most Off Road capable Caravan, 53 manufacturers were listed.! Off Road is big in Australia Covid or otherwiseUnidan Website https://i.postimg.cc/MHqJpLhg/unidanunimog-4.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/cHc5XLb5/unidanunimog-2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/W3p7p65X/unidanunimog-5.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/63Qdx6QP/unidanunimog-7.jpg
RobertRyan 08/10/20 07:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Mercedes C-Class

I took this from another post of mine about motor home considerations. Advantages Of The Mercedes Sprinter With Diesel Engine - Offers a 35%-50% improvement in fuel economy over the Ford-V10, when both are loaded and driven identically. - More ergonomic driver compartment with more leg room. - Comfort continues with a car-like feel & quiet ride. - A grander view out the windshield - Made by Mercedes which people are attracted to. Advantages Of The Ford E350 with V10 Engine - Given identical motor homes both brand and model, the Ford is around $24,000 MSRP cheaper - The Ford V10 engine has 50% more horse power and torque - The Ford E350 chassis handles 1430 pounds more weight. - The E350 is able to tow a heavier load. - The E350 rear axle is significantly wider which translates to better stability. - In most places traveled, gasoline costs less than diesel fuel - The Sprinter diesel has limited mechanical service shops around North America - The Sprinter diesel is typically outfitted with a propane generator. Propane is a critical fuel for RV operations, and generally needs to be rationed when dry camping. - This Next Point Is Debatable But Still Worth Noting....The V6 Sprinter diesel engine is not allowed to idle for extended periods. This limitation is detrimental when you need a/c but there are generator restrictions, you are low on propane, or you have a mechanical failure with the generator or roof a/c. The Ford offers a great backup system. The V10 can safely idle for hours on end, heating, cooling, and battery charging, all valuable if you have a baby, pets, or health/respiratory issues. Ron we have the IVECO Daily with a greater GCVWR than the E450 and a similar fuel consumption to the Sprinter, it is being the chassis of choice here for 28-29ft Motorhomes
RobertRyan 07/16/20 11:13pm Class C Motorhomes
Winnebago in Australia becoming Windsor

After the bizarre history of Winnebago in Australia , another twist. Intially AVIDA built " Winnebagos" in Australia but they had a court action stopping them. Apollo then had the rights to Winnebago, OK sounds good except "'They were proudly designed and built in Australia ":? Seeing the Winnebago flavoured chewing gum was losing Ita taste, Apollo bought the rights to the Windsor and Coromal brands from the original Western Australia manufacturer https://i.postimg.cc/mg25BFB4/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/y6mQRTNB/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/9MGpGWC1/image.jpg
RobertRyan 06/29/20 01:20am Class C Motorhomes
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