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    TW200 made the 4WD Magazine!

    In the latest Petersen's 4WD & Off-Road, there's coverage of the 2017 "Overland Expo."

    One of the "Top 10 Coolest Extreme-Duty 4x4 Campers" has a "TW200 stored in the rear trunk could be lowered to the ground with the onboard crane and used as a quick getaway vehicle."

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    Nice, but I can't imagine the price tag on that RV.
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    More likely a "get help" vehicle when that monster gets stuck.
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    I think Earth Roamers and their ilk can run up towards $500k.

    “Purchasing and Pricing
    Each EarthRoamer XV-LTS is handcrafted at the base of the Rocky Mountains and sold factory-direct from our Colorado facility. Our waitlist is typically 7-9 months from time of order. We require a $50,000 initial deposit and a signed sales agreement to reserve the next available production spot in your name. Prices start at $451,000.”

    https://earthroamer.com/xv-lt/#how-to-buy

    Cool, I guess, but puts the “wretched” in “wretched excess”.
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    In my many years of wandering the west for work and play I have yet to see one of these expedition grade Overlander type rigs parked down a challenging road in that ideal remote campsite that the dream of these machines is based upon. Sure, see them in National Park parking lots & campgrounds next to conventional RVs but never down a narrow rutted road, at a lakeside or tucked into any of the scenic locations as seen in the sales brochures.
    They tend to be too wide for many mountainous roads that go to desirable regions out west. I suppose by the time one drops serious coin on one of these "two comma" rigs one doesn't want it scratched, muddy or stuck with a broken driveline. "Two commas" as in a price tag of $X,XXX,XXX.
    But hey, this is America where often image is seen as being more important than action. If buyers enjoy the dream of being able to drive from Prudhoe Bay down through the Darien Gap in order to camp along the Darker Ralley route then OK, buy into and hopefully live the dream.
    At least the smaller EarthRoamers potentially can make it to some of more open Western destinations if overhead clearance and sideslopes permit. They sure look cool for sure, just not $500,000.00 cool.
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    What I kinda wanted to do do was get some original Hummers and make a custom pop up trailers with high ground clearance and do tours into Baja, etc. Such a rig would be able to get into places you’re talking about Fred.

    Here are 10 such trailers: 10 Off-Road Camping Trailers Perfect For Your Jeep
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    I agree with your analyses Fred.... Only see rigs like that on the paved highway around here.... And after purchase...."double comma" there is the daily cost of fuel and maintenance on the tow vehicle.
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    I posted this one on our little IG page a while back too!

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    Nicely equiped Unimog! Nice to see they have a little shovel for when they get stuck.
    I say this jokingly in that I have had some experience extricating large things like drill rig support vehicles and water trucks from off-road situations and you will certainly need more than a shovel. At least some commercial rigs have outriggers one can put down, lift the vehicle up and insert a road underneath with timbers, cribbing, etc.durapad in use.jpg
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    nice set up, but, i would be just a little pissed off if i had to empty 5 gallons of black water every few days, after spending $500,000
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