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Interesting crewcab / worktruck combo

Don't think I've seen this one before.
Out of either Arkansas or Oklahoma, as far as I can tell.
They do mobile tower systems.

Pretty nice - wonder who built it ?
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Is that the truck out of the estate in Chicago?

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Yeah it was for sale here a while back.

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He has some nice MRAP wheel Adapters....

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huh - guess I missed that.
I was in the wild outback of western CO for two months in Feb/Mar 2012

And to think it started life within 100 miles of me...

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Am I seeing it right, its full length singular body ?

They must have stiffened the frame flex somewhat. Would make a great tour vehicle.
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That truck was built on the base of the White U1550L that was for sale in Alaska, some years ago.
The owner, unfortunately, died in the crash of of his experimental plane.
The information I have, which I'll say is reliable, is that he ignored all of the realities
Of the flexible UNIMOG frame,and proceeded to have the van body built on the U1550L chassis , without the proper engineering.
I do note a Gap between the Factory DOKA roof line, and the extension....Still,I believe the source that said that the flexible frame was basically ignored during the build.

I like the look, and the external service boxes, as on my Blue "head wound box" are very functional, whether on
A service truck or a camper. Having external access to surfing gear,tents, firewood, tools, stoves, and all
Of the stuff one would want while showing up at a site and wanting to cook and camp is beneficial .
It depends on how you camp, but if you live , cook and eat outside (weather permitting ), then, being able to
Access and pull out the necessary items from externally accessible compartments at chin level is the ticket....
If everything has to come in/out of the single elevated camper door , it becomes like an Ant Farm, with a number of trips -Through the same opening for everything...and the same to pack up and leave....and if it
Is wet and raining, all of a sudden, then your " safe warm box" gets crammed with wet, dirty stuff, which you walk on to Get up into the warm zone...
Boogie boards full of sand, wetsuits, wet rain gear...better OUTside in boxes, than inside where you sleep.
Plus, it provides for hours of playing the organize and re-organize game...." Which side of the truck should
This be on ? Curb side so if I need it in town, I don't need to stand in traffic, or what ? Plenty of entertainment.

It all depends on how you camp ( or work ). How much is inside, and how much is outside. Personally, it is ALL Outside ( which is why I drove there...), except for sleeping or weather. Sleeping outside is still preferable...
As long as the hyenas, lions and that stuff are at bay- Not big threats in North America,from my experience...


Although , while core-drilling in Alaska, I was warned about Mosquitos that " could rape a Turkey- flat-footed".
I apologize for the indiscretion, but accuracy wins out.

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That truck was built on the base of the U1550L that was for sale in Alaska, some years ago.
The owner, unfortunately, died in the crash of of his experimental plane.
The information I have, which I believe to be reliable, is that he ignored all of the realities
Of the flexible UNIMOG frame,and proceeded to have the van body built on the U1550L
Chassis , without the proper engineering.
But, I do note a Gap between the Factory DOKA roof line, and the extension....

Still,I believe the source that Said that the flexible frame was basically ignored during the build.

i wonder why the plane crashed.
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Well, we all exit, one way or another
Who knows ?
He left when he did, but we are all on the same circuit, we check out of the hotel , ready
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