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Old 06-11-2014, 12:09 AM   #1
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A more compact camper van

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Old 06-11-2014, 07:50 AM   #2
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Re: A more compact camper van

And they are available in 4WD! (See end of article.)

Is it just me, or does the front end of these look like an old-school Econoline?

I wonder how well a standard-size American male and female would fit inside one of these
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:21 AM   #3
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ive wanted a kei truck/van forever, but have never seen any rv versions, very cool! appreciate you posting the link.
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That is pretty cool. Pretty sure it wouldn't work for me. I'm 5'20" tall.
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I'm 5'20" tall.
5'20"? So you're actually 6'8"? How's your NBA career going?









Just so you know, I hvae neevr maed o tpyo.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:43 AM   #6
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Re: A more compact camper van

I've got a Hi-Jet pickup for crashing around the ranch, and my 5' 16" self fits in it fine for the short haul. It gets pretty old sitting in it for very long, but that's not an issue since it can't be made road legal. Getting in and out uses back/neck muscles that I don't normally put into service that way.

Couple points:

The suspension travel is only about 1", which means at least one wheel is off the ground a lot of the time. Not a prob because of the 4X4 and locking diff, but I am continually amazed at how frequently I need to engage them.

I tried a couple of "back door " registration tactics with DMV (SE plates and "implement of husbandry") and was unsuccessful getting it road registered. I don't know of anyone on the internet who has actually completed this task in CA.

Reliable and well built. Parts are cheap(ish) and readily available.
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^^^ all it has to have here is DOT approved headlights/lenses. in fact, i just saw a kei truck yesterday driving around setup as a mobile sno-cone vendor.
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I wonder why I instantly had to think of a pug after seeing these?

Very cool little vehicles! Thanks for posting the link.
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That is pretty cool. Pretty sure it wouldn't work for me. I'm 5'20" tall.
you're short, I'm 5'22"
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you're short, I'm 5'22"
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