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Posted: 10/01/19 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

Not bad for half million. Seen too many glitzy vegas party buses over a million that I would not be caught dead with.
Would the MAN be considered a C+ or an A?


I see no reason to have marble and fake gold fixtures in a MH either. I prefer function and durability. I drove a 500K MH from Topeka to Ca and was surprised at how many items needed attention, the unit had less than 25K miles.

The Aussies know how to do it right.

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klutchdust wrote:

The Aussies know how to do it right.


Well - so do some Yankees ... but it may take the Yanks $1.5 million US to do it [emoticon] :
https://earthroamer.com/hd/


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I like that MAN 8x8. It looks like it will last for a long time and make a great full time home.


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klutchdust wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Not bad for half million. Seen too many glitzy vegas party buses over a million that I would not be caught dead with.
Would the MAN be considered a C+ or an A?


I see no reason to have marble and fake gold fixtures in a MH either. I prefer function and durability. I drove a 500K MH from Topeka to Ca and was surprised at how many items needed attention, the unit had less than 25K miles.

The Aussies know how to do it right.

Thank you Sir Agree Bling does not make the Motorhome better

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pnichols wrote:

klutchdust wrote:

The Aussies know how to do it right.


Well - so do some Yankees ... but it may take the Yanks $1.5 million US to do it [emoticon] :
https://earthroamer.com/hd/

Very bad choice. Original company went into liquidation. Dick Smith who tried to drive an Earth Roamer on a F550 Chassis had massive problems with tbe F550 and the EarthRoamer. He eventually broke down in Mongolia. Projects was backed by Ford and Earth Roamer, but whole project was a major disaster

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magnusfide wrote:

I like that MAN 8x8. It looks like it will last for a long time and make a great full time home.

Very tough chassis, with extremely tractable diesel MAN are involved with many Miltary pfojects

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Posted: 10/02/19 05:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think the MAN truck was AUS $500,000 by itself, not including the body and equipment.

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On our recent two month/7,500 KM driving trip around the east part of Australia (Cape Tribulation to Adelaide) we did see a number of what I would refer to as "great off road RV's" like the MAN-based one here. Many based on Japanese medium duty all wheel drive trucks. I suspect excellent choices for the outback.

BUT (yes, large but) in visiting with several of the owners, they were less than happy with the ride on highways, speed and handling on highways and fuel consumption.

Probably a matter of matching the machine to the desired area of operation.

I did enjoy seeing the occasional (very occasional) Class A diesel pusher with a roo guard in front. A very good idea given the number of kangaroos we saw-- kind of like armadillos and deer on the Texas highways.


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wolfe10 wrote:

On our recent two month/7,500 KM driving trip around the east part of Australia (Cape Tribulation to Adelaide) we did see a number of what I would refer to as "great off road RV's" like the MAN-based one here. Many based on Japanese medium duty all wheel drive trucks. I suspect excellent choices for the outback.

BUT (yes, large but) in visiting with several of the owners, they were less than happy with the ride on highways, speed and handling on highways and fuel consumption.

Probably a matter of matching the machine to the desired area of operation.

I did enjoy seeing the occasional (very occasional) Class A diesel pusher with a roo guard in front. A very good idea given the number of kangaroos we saw-- kind of like armadillos and deer on the Texas highways.

Something you need to understand before you get one, you Defintely have to match the machine to the operation you want

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noteven wrote:

I think the MAN truck was AUS $500,000 by itself, not including the body and equipment.

That is correct, custom Motorhome a lot more

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