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I think the 20,000 pound payload might be a stretch. That truck is only legal for 32,000 total, it hasn’t got the axles and tires for more.
This looks cool but it’s a terrible rig to drive. The ride in these cabovers is horrible!
Off road you have to crawl or you’ll beat yourself and the camper to death.

I’d sooner use an old Peterbilt 359 or 389, with a real engine and air ride suspension.
At least they drive nice.


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Nice pictures RR. Thanks for sharing.

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RobertRyan wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

You can buy similar trucks in the USA and as long as they are not used for commercial operations, I don't think you even need a commercial drivers license in most states.

No you cannot buy Japanese Trucks like these in the US, they do not exist. I do not know if the F650-F750 trucks have a 4x4 option.

All the Ford F-series trucks up to the F750 offer 4wd as an option.


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I saw one of these at an offroad expo a few years back and was quite impressed. Got home and visited the local Isuzu dealer and was disappointed. A class 4 model was the biggest they offered and it had the little 200 HP 400 ft/lb. torque diesel. Lots of nice options with 4x4, four doors, air seats and cabs, lots of different electronics from cameras to radios.

They did say that there was a class 6 model that would get the GVWR up to 29,000 lbs. but it still had the little diesel power plant.

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Those remind me of these. We saw these N.E. of Missoula in late June. I didn't get to talk to the owners but was told they were on a world trip.

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Zoom in on this picture and you will see Austrian military vehicle converted to motorhome.
We spoke to the owner in Alaska. He is Austrian-American and imported the vehicle to USA for his travels.

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discovery4us wrote:

I saw one of these at an offroad expo a few years back and was quite impressed. Got home and visited the local Isuzu dealer and was disappointed. A class 4 model was the biggest they offered and it had the little 200 HP 400 ft/lb. torque diesel. Lots of nice options with 4x4, four doors, air seats and cabs, lots of different electronics from cameras to radios.

They did say that there was a class 6 model that would get the GVWR up to 29,000 lbs. but it still had the little diesel power plant.

You do not have the heavy Isuzus in the US, where you are looking at 100,000 or vastly more GCVWR. Isuzu, UD, Mitsubishi and Hino all produce 13-15litre engines for very heavy work, their so called Medium Trucks are very heavy.
Far cry from what you can get in the US as far as Japanese Trucks go. European Trucks have similar lineups, but they have 700hp+ engines they you do not get in the US
All Japanese and European Trucks have 4x4 Trucks like I have posted in my original photos

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Bedlam wrote:

RobertRyan wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

You can buy similar trucks in the USA and as long as they are not used for commercial operations, I don't think you even need a commercial drivers license in most states.

No you cannot buy Japanese Trucks like these in the US, they do not exist. I do not know if the F650-F750 trucks have a 4x4 option.

All the Ford F-series trucks up to the F750 offer 4wd as an option.

It appears you can but they like Cabover Trucks all with airride suspensions as Expedituon vehicles or carrying Truck Campers

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Kayteg1 wrote:

Zoom in on this picture and you will see Austrian military vehicle converted to motorhome.
We spoke to the owner in Alaska. He is Austrian-American and imported the vehicle to USA for his travels.

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European Truck manufacturers have 4x4 versions similar to the Japanese

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RobertRyan wrote:

Bedlam wrote:

RobertRyan wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

You can buy similar trucks in the USA and as long as they are not used for commercial operations, I don't think you even need a commercial drivers license in most states.

No you cannot buy Japanese Trucks like these in the US, they do not exist. I do not know if the F650-F750 trucks have a 4x4 option.

All the Ford F-series trucks up to the F750 offer 4wd as an option.

It appears you can but they like Cabover Trucks all with airride suspensions as Expedition ivehicles or carrying Truck Campers


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