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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?
    Many, many moons ago I used a moggy as an ambulance. It was the "daily driver" for a team of medics working on a artillery testing range in the Kalahari.

    That thing could handle absolutely mental side angles on sand dunes, but getting a patient up into the box on the back was a nightmare
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    They had a reputation of being a bit top heavy and falling over in rugged going, and cornering a bit quick on the road.

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    The ambos I take it you bare referring to?? Yes, the climate controlled ambo body took the GVW pretty close to maximum.

    A rag top Mog with tyres aired down and chains all around is an unstoppable thing of beauty.

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    We use to "borrow" the canopy clips to upgrade our webbing pouches.....

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    I was working two days this week with the bloke who "bailed out" of my first mog from the passenger seat because he felt I was going too steep.

    That ment I couldnt go any further because he left the door open.Trying to shout at him to come back and shut the door when the Truck wouldnt hold in the slope with the parking brake on took some doing.

    I dont miss having a square cab mog,they are easier to work on but not as nimble in tight going.Plus I feel the old round cab models look cooler.

    The Ambulance bodies come in three sizes,F1-3.I have the smallest on mine,it actually rides better with a bit of weight on the springs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Many, many moons ago I used a moggy as an ambulance. It was the "daily driver" for a team of medics working on a artillery testing range in the Kalahari.

    That thing could handle absolutely mental side angles on sand dunes, but getting a patient up into the box on the back was a nightmare
    Having net you I understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CheekiBreeki View Post
    Luggage storage - these are glorified tourist buses for gravel roads.

    Not everyone has the same purpose for a vehicle as you do.
    It indicates they did not choose the right base vehicle on the functional side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Having net you I understand.
    I think you confuse me with my cousin from another auntie that I never knew I had - that short shit dairy farmer from Dannevirke
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    Quote Originally Posted by Konev View Post
    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.
    They had it doing that at Treble Cone last winter, but expect 23 seats would be a bit low on capacity

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    A new Unimog U5023 costs something like a quarter mil, just the basic cab and chassis. Then you start spending proper money on the custom coachbuilding. So these vehicles will have been somewhere approaching half a mil, each, maybe even north of. The real problem when trying to recoup a reasonable percentage of the original outlay is that this tour bus conversion has quite a lot of bespoke design that does not suit any other applications. At first glance it might make a good basis for an expedition vehicle, but those stairs are a big problem.

    If you look at custom application Unimog overseas, the depreciation after just a few years is eye watering. In todayís tourism climate, these arenít so much unicorns as white elephants.
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    I'd agree. I'd start the tendering at $10, just because of what I'd have top lose to get the thing anywhere near functional for what I'd be wanting to do with it (note not camping haha).

 

 

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