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Thread: Anyone after a Unimog?

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    Anyone after a Unimog?

    Six minters just begging for go-anywhere camper conversions..

    https://www.turners.co.nz/buses-caravans/auctions/1006-60587/
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    Hate to think what they cost to buy and convert.

    Mint project for someone though!
    "Sixty percent of the time,it works every time"

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    Hard times for Go Orange? They still seem to be in business though with lots of water activities advertised.
    All quite low k's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Hard times for Go Orange? They still seem to be in business though with lots of water activities advertised.
    All quite low k's.
    They bought them to drive into SKippers during mid/late 2019, poor timing and the reception of the idea was poor to say the least, very little clearance for them on the road (talking centermeters) they then moved them into other rafting areas but road handling is most likely very poor and the Von valley gig didnt work out due to covid.
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    Definitely make an amazing camper

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    I think the bare vehicle was 250 thou, (was at Fieldays 2018) then the passenger conversion was fitted, so another hundy?? Box stowage ruined their departure angle. Unfortunately being a modern Euro vehicle its got over a dozen computers running it, and a 3.5 ish litre engine pumped to the max. Hardly a Zombie apocalypse vehicle, unlike the ageing NZ Army fleet that will go forever.

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    3.5 liter?

    You sure about that?
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    According to carjam it's 5.1L on the paperwork.
    If you can't beat them, beat them.
    They will be expecting you to join them, so you'll have the element of surprise.

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    Hmm, must be a sign of getting old. But yes, Joe 90 appears to be correct, smaller than the good ol original OM 352A.

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    What's the point of a high ground clearance vehicle like this and then putting the low steps and boxes under it?
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

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    Wasn't @40mm looking for one a while back ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    What's the point of a high ground clearance vehicle like this and then putting the low steps and boxes under it?
    Luggage storage - these are glorified tourist buses for gravel roads.

    Not everyone has the same purpose for a vehicle as you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kukuwai View Post
    Wasn't @40mm looking for one a while back ?

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    Yeah, that was a nice dream.
    But without a shed to build it in, we decided it was a hopeless dream and brought a caravan.

    cheers though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Konev View Post
    They bought them to drive into SKippers during mid/late 2019, poor timing and the reception of the idea was poor to say the least, very little clearance for them on the road (talking centermeters) they then moved them into other rafting areas but road handling is most likely very poor and the Von valley gig didnt work out due to covid.
    Yes, not well thought out at all. Another operator took photos of the Mog's tyre pattern mere centimetres from the precipice at the choke point on the Skippers road and pointed out that this was a multiple fatality just waiting to happen. Far far too much money sunk into a specialist off road vehicle the business plan never intended to go rugged off roading.

    And then along came Covid. Lid on coffin.

    These are vastly expensive vehicles, and I can't think of a commercial use for them in NZ for the foreseeable future, esp with this Govt and limits on exploration, access to the DoC estate etc etc. I imagine an awful lot of money has gone down the drain on these vehicles. Be interesting to see if they let them go for half decent money??

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    They would make fantastic skifield shuttles for the carparks or initial access to base building transport. Currently using little Isuzu trucks with bus bodies but they are a lot smaller than the mogs.

    Mitsubishi stopped producing the 4wd Rosa which is why you are seeing vehicles like these starting to be more common.

 

 

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