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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 16-08-18, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
 
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Better off with a demountable I reckon!
https://www.bimobil.com/en/modelle/pickups/

They have loos, so no puddles when you get out in the morning....
Now that thing is scary !!
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 16-08-18, 02:25 PM
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Better off with a demountable I reckon!
https://www.bimobil.com/en/modelle/pickups/

They have loos, so no puddles when you get out in the morning....
Do they have walk through cab/sunroof so I can get the wife to my the coffee while i drive
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 16-08-18, 04:04 PM
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Better off with a demountable I reckon!
https://www.bimobil.com/en/modelle/pickups/

They have loos, so no puddles when you get out in the morning....
Technically those are not demountables - they are bolted pretty permanently onto a cab chassis. A demountable will sit in/on/over the tub or a flatbed and normally uses some kind of quick release fixings to allow it to be removed quickly and the vehicle underneath is still usable - rear mudguards and loadbed, etc.
But as this sort of thing usually also seals to the back of the cab you can sometimes rig an access way to get back there and make the coffee...../end pedantry
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 16-08-18, 04:06 PM
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Dozens similar up here over the "summer".
Here's a "his and hers" Land Rover version, with one LR missing and replaced by a ladder
Roof Top Tent (RTT) - all the disadvantages of camping under canvas with the added excitement of shinning down a ladder in the middle of the night when nature comes calling. ONly for the young and agile with good bladder control....
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 16-08-18, 04:08 PM
Fully run in and going strong!
 
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Tanuki - yes you are right, even though many of the models on the link say "demountable" - I forget the name of the common ones up here, so couldn't get the the right picture..

Got it now - Northstar - http://www.northstarcampers.co.uk/
But those are US-made and look as if they fall apart too quickly !

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Up here, I'll stick with my trusty Ultra Quasar tent (for our son, not for me, these days ). Well over 20 years old, reproofed once by me, and in the serious winds, the only tent here that did not flap (and several summer tents were flattened and then binned) or leak water. Good as the day we bought it!

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Tanuki - yes you are right, even though many of the models on the link say "demountable" - I forget the name of the common ones up here, so couldn't get the the right picture..

Got it now - Northstar - http://www.northstarcampers.co.uk/
But those are US-made and look as if they fall apart too quickly !
Actually you were correct and I apologise - the Bimobile is a demountable according to the web link you put up. Interesting system and very German - lots of overengineered stuff hidden away. I've not seen one of those in person yet but it does inspire some ideas and i'm hoping to go to a Dutch caravan expo when i'm back in Europe to look for inspiration. Although as a permanent traveller i don't think it would work for me as you can't transport normal vehicle body and camper at the same time.

Northstar are one of the models I'm using as "inspiration" for what I want to build in terms of shape and size, but using the European style foam/composite laminate construction.....


I really want to make it green with a big 2 on the roof, but the wife won't let me...
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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 16-08-18, 04:50 PM
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Indeed - many US ones are wood, plywood and staples; basically what I call a rot-bomb, or spit and cardboard shed!

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