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Old 08-23-2012, 11:00 PM   #21
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Re: All Terrain Warriors and Sportsmobile West Partnership

Size comparison, based on published length specs:



ATW Conquerer vs Sportsmobile RB-50

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:51 AM   #22
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Geoff, I noticed in both pics, there was a bunch of fluid on the ground under that big ol' thang... wonder whazzup wit dat. Gray water (ewww, or even blackwater leak)? AC condensate? Mop water?
Melted zombie/wicked witch?

Also, take a look at the crawl you have to make to get into the passenger seat... or the fall to get out.
I think I'd rather keep my raggedy ol' van thankya.

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Old 08-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #23
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"[color=#FF00FF]Geoff, I noticed in both pics, there was a bunch of fluid on the ground under that big ol' thang... wonder whazzup wit dat. Gray water (ewww, or even blackwater leak)? AC condensate? Mop water? Melted zombie/wicked witch?"

Given the Australian propensity for consuming near mythical quantities of beer I suspect that the million dollar RV just has a direct flow toilet...Australians have more expressions for taking a leak than the Eskimos have words for describing snow and there'd be no way to store it all, even in a vehicle that size.

See:

While the humor is definitely best appreciated if you know something about both cultures the movie is really funny. Not as obscene as the Barry McKenzie comic strip though. Mind you, the Australian Govt. actually banned the first Barry McKenzie movie. I guess it just didn't show Australian culture in the best light.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:57 AM   #24
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Another concern of mine is stealth. I like to think that when I'm touring around rural Mexico or whatnot that I'm in what appears to be a generic van, maybe a bit lifted.
I've been a bit disappointed so far regarding how much attention my van gets. As in "far too much." I was on a trail recently and somebody decided the best choice was to video the van negotiating the terrain. Somewhere else, some overly-enthusiastic twenty-somethings gushed about being ready for the "zombie apocalypse".

I was thinking that some lace curtains and a gilded tea set on the dashboard might take the edge off.

Along with the sounds of some ice-cream truck bells.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:57 AM   #25
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I've been a bit disappointed so far regarding how much attention my van gets. As in "far too much."
Yeah, that's a major reason why I opted not to get the fancy custom bumpers -- as much as I'd like the built-in winch, storage, and hi-lift jacking points.

Even still, plenty of people notice the lift & knobby tires and walk up with "Is that thing 4x4?"

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Old 09-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #26
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Re: All Terrain Warriors and Sportsmobile West Partnership

Youse guys got it all wrong. The All Terrain Warriors camper model Sportsmobile is talking about using is a new pop top model similar to the ATW Scout, not the model in the pictures published here. When closed up for travel, the Scout is no taller or wider than the truck cab. With tires aired down a bit, the truck and camper will fit in a standard shipping container for shipping overseas.

As far as durability goes, ATW builds composite bus bodies used in the Australian mining industry. Their buses are driven hard for years over rough rocky tracks. The body outlasts the truck chassis in these punishing conditions. The same construction techniques are used in the ATW campers.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:18 AM   #27
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the Scout is no taller or wider than the truck cab.
Which is kinda big. Look at SMB's proto type.
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the Scout is no taller or wider than the truck cab.
Which is kinda big. Look at SMB's proto type.
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This guy may want to take a closer look at the mounting instructions next time

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Old 10-17-2012, 04:07 PM   #29
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Saw it at Pomona show last Saturday. It is big but it folds down towards the cab making it shorter. They said
it should come in a little shy of $200k so start pinching those pennys or playing the lotto.
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