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Old 07-10-2014, 06:31 AM   #1
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Hi there,

I am not sure to be in the right section of the forum. If not (Admin) please feel free to move this thread.

My english might not be american standard. I am living in germany.

My name is Philipp. I saw my first sportsmobile 4x4 about 1 week ago. ... Was kind of fascinating for me. They normally do not exist here in europe.

The guy I met is german and also here in the forum: Schluchtenflitzer. I would have liked to write an PM to him. But: "You are not authorised to view the member list or profiles." ... As I found out I have to write three postings first. So this is No. 1.

Since I met him I am browsing the web in search of informations. At the moment I am driving an offroad built FJ Cruiser (also quite rare here). But if one day we will be 3 in our family this car will be too small for offroad travelling. So the SPM might be an option.

I have a lot of questions. But I will do my homework and search the forum first!

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Old 07-10-2014, 08:08 AM   #2
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Nice Toyota. Welcome!
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:10 AM   #3
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Welcome, we have a few active members in your neck of the woods. Nice looking FJ BTW.

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Old 07-10-2014, 08:43 AM   #4
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:03 AM   #5
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Wow - thanks for the warm welcome!

I would be interested in members in germany. I just got a short glimpse of a SMB. Would like to check the details.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:00 AM   #6
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Welcome here Philipp,

VivaLaVida isn't a SMB but I was really inspired by those when I built it. But she will likely never come in Europe, especially in Switzerland from where I'm originally, since it would be definitely impossible to register her there.

I never met Schluchtenflitzer but we had some PM talk. Friends of mine (travellers in Baghera, a nice Land Rover) met him in Bad Kissingen two weeks ago. He could likely give you good advices since he manage to register his SMB in Germany...
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:48 AM   #7
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Hello and wellcome Phillip, here i am
Of course i remeber you and your nice FJ
We will have a small but beautifull meeting this we in the "fränkische schweiz" You are wellcome. I also will try to send you a pm

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Old 07-10-2014, 11:24 AM   #8
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Hey Didi

Haha ... I found You. ... Internet makes it possible.
I just answered your PM

@Pschitt

Yes. Didi/Schluchtenflitzer is the One I Met a Week ago at an offroad Meeting. Not Bad Kissingen (I was there too). ... I think he is about the only One to give me advice about problems of registration in Germany, buying in the us, shipping, toll and tax.

Your VivaLaVida (nice Name btw) is Looking great and seems to be very offroad capable!?

This is important for me. I know it is a Heavy van and it will have problems to compete with smaller 4x4s. But it should get quite a way offroad on rocks, in mud and sand (there it will probably have biggest problems because of weight?).

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Old 07-10-2014, 02:18 PM   #9
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Yes, VivaLaVida is definitely capable. She already went in places where modified Jeeps were stuck! With more than one foot wheel travel at each wheel, lockers on both axle and a very short low gear ratio, she's just stunning. Sure, she weights about 4.5 tons but with big tires, I can (must) deflate quite much in the sand and she works great then. Without deflating, it's obviously more difficult...

I like your FJ, especially in that gray color
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:29 PM   #10
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Hi Philipp,

Welcome, was also in Bad Kissingen and seen Didi
Next year we need to do a SMB forum meeting in Bad Kissingen camping area

Have fun discovering and planning your next rig.

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...We will have a small but beautifull meeting this we in the "fränkische schweiz" ...
Where is that? to bad I go south get the van...

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... But she will likely never come in Europe, especially in Switzerland from where I'm originally, since it would be definitely impossible to register her there...
Pschitt, we discussed about it, I bet I can register it for you in Switzerland beside one item maybe... the brush guard
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