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therso
 


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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Zikzik wrote:
........ I bought an Eriba, but though very well made, is barely stronger than normal eurovans.


I beg to differ.....




Steel tube frame to begin with........I suggest you do a little more reading about your purchase. The only vans I know of (except Airstreams) that hold their value so strongly. A 2006 Troll model has recently sold for £16000! A 2002 model is up for sale at £13000. A 2004 model (my year) was sold for more than £14000 earlier this year. A 1997 Puck (the smallest model) is asking £7800. There is a reason for these prices. Thumbs Up

Mine, Scotland 2012 (I think?). Many thousands of miles since.


  
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Zikzik
 


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I bought mine new at the end of 2015. I know exactly how they are made and how good their residual values are. And thats why I bought one. I said they were well made by comparison with 'normal' vans. But they only weigh about 1200kg all up. The furniture inside would soon fall apart if taken off road, or accross anything like the outback. The chassis and suspension would probably soon fall apart as well. Fine and long lasting on European roads of course.
I was suggesting a heavy chassis, rock solid internal and external build model to get nearer to the heavy 2-3 ton jobs shown in this thread.
I'm also a sailor. I recon a good yacht builder could build a caravan to take some serious action. You might not believe the pounding a boat gets.

Though one guy did take a small Eriba puck all the way to India, so they clearly aint cr*p
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alfamale
 


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On the subject of weights, stats, etc., thought this might interest some of you. It's the original spec sheet from my recent purchase:


 Front Runner Rack, OEM Ladder & RAI, Tuff-Trek Foxwing, B'rakhah Ingonyama Expedition Trailer, RLD's Spare Wheel Protector, Bodsy's Bars, Empty Pockets!

 
 
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^ Impossible to read might need a bigger higher def picture Thumbs Up
 
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alfamale
 


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How's this:



I can never seem to add pictures that users can click to enlarge. Is there a knack to doing it? The above should be 2340px x 1654px.

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 Front Runner Rack, OEM Ladder & RAI, Tuff-Trek Foxwing, B'rakhah Ingonyama Expedition Trailer, RLD's Spare Wheel Protector, Bodsy's Bars, Empty Pockets!

 


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A little better.... (but not a lot) Laughing
 
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alfamale
 


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Here you go, Gaz:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332392115869?ul_noapp=true

Already in the UK, so no VAT, import duties or shipping!
 Front Runner Rack, OEM Ladder & RAI, Tuff-Trek Foxwing, B'rakhah Ingonyama Expedition Trailer, RLD's Spare Wheel Protector, Bodsy's Bars, Empty Pockets!

 
 
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Now let me think...

No Laughing
 
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alfamale
 


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But it has a garage!!!!

Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter
 Front Runner Rack, OEM Ladder & RAI, Tuff-Trek Foxwing, B'rakhah Ingonyama Expedition Trailer, RLD's Spare Wheel Protector, Bodsy's Bars, Empty Pockets!

 
 
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kevin-t
 


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Not sure why, That made me think of these u used to watch as a kid
Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song Clampett family
Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter
  
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alfamale
 


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How about this one, Gaz?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302526460364?ul_noapp=true
 Front Runner Rack, OEM Ladder & RAI, Tuff-Trek Foxwing, B'rakhah Ingonyama Expedition Trailer, RLD's Spare Wheel Protector, Bodsy's Bars, Empty Pockets!

 
 
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Thumbs Up
 
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nearlee
 


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alfamale wrote:
How about this one, Gaz?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302526460364?ul_noapp=true


Now that is nice, I have a feeling I'd be living in it if I turned up home with it Rolling with laughter
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Professionals built the titanic 
 
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lespes
 


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Have been looking at some options myself.

Thinking small is cool Thumbs Up

http://kipshelter.nl/modellen/shelter-offroad/

I like the fact its self contained, no outside kitchen etc like teardrops, which really are not conducive to the British / European weather.
Just rock up, drop and its ready Thumbs Up
Space can be easily enlarged with a Kyham or similar extension.

Also liking underfloor heating option, effective and space saving.

IMOH having a rear door configuration makes it a lot more useful, loading push bikes or even motorbike very easy.

I see Swift are now doing a rear door caravan (Base Camp), but no off road version Big Cry yet.

Size wise about the standard 2 berth caravan size, but once again that rear door provides more options than a standard caravan setup, but price wise getting on for 20k seems a little over the top, but was impressed with what I saw at Caravan show NEC
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Freelander 2 SD HSE MY11 Silver:Thankfully gone.
D4 HSE MY11 Silver: Gone missed !
Range Rover Sport MY06 HSE Buck Blue: Gone missed!
Discovery D2 TD5 Facelift MY Red Gone Missed!
Discovery D2 TD5 Cobalt Blue: Gone Missed!
Discovery D1 Auto Oxford Blue Not missed at all!
Discovery D1 Avalon Blue First LR! missed!

Now driving a rather nice Black Van (joined Club Landmark) 
 
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