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everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

Iíve got a pretty funny video of my Japanese camper. The guys from my brokerage went and saw it at mechanic and took a video. They said it smells of zero smoke (pretty rare for Japanese camper) but it has old school bar and laserdisc along with vintage porn in it. I donít know how to post video itís nearly 5 minutes long. They say now it is in great shape mechanically and driving now but itís rough inside needs a redo, all appliances donít work, has a cassette type toilet I donít know anything about that. Has a shower.

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everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

Japanese camper released from mechanic, at port waiting to get loaded on boat to USA

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Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


everdave posted:

Japanese camper released from mechanic, at port waiting to get loaded on boat to USA



ALL HAIL MACC, CONQUERING CAMPER KING. I for one, welcome our new alien overlord.

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


Well, I had my own misadventure with the Ranger this past week. It was leaking coolant, so I (and dad) figured it was a cracked reservoir or at the most, a bad water pump. I brought it to the local mechanic. He took a look at it annnnnndddd it's the head gasket. Need a new engine. We all hem and haw about it for awhile, but ultimately, I love the truck, and it's still got a lot of value, no rust or damage, so I told my new best buddy Willy the mechanic to go ahead and get me a used engine. He got a decent tested and certified wrecker, same exact engine, also replaced the water pump (which was on it's last legs), wiring harness (which was kaked), radiator (which was splitting), hoses and other fun things. For 3700, I have pretty much the nicest Ford Ranger alive in New Jersey. Starts like a startled cat and runs like a hoss. But there goes the Pop Up fund . Gonna have to scrimp and save again.

JacquelineDempsey
Aug 6, 2008


everdave posted:

Iíve got a pretty funny video of my Japanese camper... it has old school bar and laserdisc along with vintage porn in it.



(Yeah it's like two weeks late, but I've been dying to do this quick and dirty photoshop and finally got my hard drive with the needed software out of my storage unit.)

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

JacquelineDempsey posted:



(Yeah it's like two weeks late, but I've been dying to do this quick and dirty photoshop and finally got my hard drive with the needed software out of my storage unit.)

I have some more bad news, the shipping line would not let them include the tv and laserdisc player as it was t original. Hopefully the laserdiscs and vhs tapes in drawers at least made it. Loaded on boat today will be here December.

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


everdave posted:

I have some more bad news, the shipping line would not let them include the tv and laserdisc player as it was t original. Hopefully the laserdiscs and vhs tapes in drawers at least made it. Loaded on boat today will be here December.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttt fire that making GBS threads company. It's original to the SOUL OF THE VAN

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

Suspect Bucket posted:

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttt fire that making GBS threads company. It's original to the SOUL OF THE VAN

Believe me I am crushed about it

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


In more cheerful news, we can now rough it smoothly over a glacier if need be.

TigCobra
Oct 29, 2013



Grimey Drawer

Somewhat Heroic posted:

I realized I had forgotten to update this thread as I have been posting to my build thread but just a few pics to say that car camping is neat and it can take you some pretty great places.






Poop in a bucket. Camp in the woods.

Does the Lexus come with all the same off road features as the actual Land Cruiser?

Somewhat Heroic
Oct 11, 2007

(Insert Mad Max related text)




TigCobra posted:

Does the Lexus come with all the same off road features as the actual Land Cruiser?

The LX470 is largely the same as the LC; the main differences being the front grill and head lights and the LX has the AHC suspension. AHC is hydraulically controlled suspension that has three modes (low, normal, high). So the spring rates are different, the torsion bars are different and the plumbing for the hydraulic lines are in place. It still has the center diff lock, low range transfer case and all. If the internet is to be believed the early model LX 470s have a limited slip rear differential too. The interior is a little more posh with *~actual~* wood trim and not some dumb faux covering.

Plus most olds who buy Lexus trucks donít ever take them off road so they are really clean and usually have good maintenance records.

TigCobra
Oct 29, 2013



Grimey Drawer

I been looking for a LC to do something similar to what is shown in the picture. Also rumor mill on the internet says they are going to stop selling the LC in states.

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

Just to keep updated my Japanese camper should be here in a few weeks, it is on a boat as we speak...first week of December should be in USA

Somewhat Heroic
Oct 11, 2007

(Insert Mad Max related text)




TigCobra posted:

I been looking for a LC to do something similar to what is shown in the picture. Also rumor mill on the internet says they are going to stop selling the LC in states.

They are definitely going to stop selling the LC in the states. The Heritage Edition 200 series is available now. There will be a hiatus and likely a return with the next gen, but for now they are done.

You should go read in my thread. The LC/LX are great platforms and the value of the UJZ100 (commonly just called "100 series") are the best value in LC's right now. The 200 series is a friggin masterpiece though. Seriously if you have the budget (and can find a nice one) the 200 series is such a good truck. They are not as common, and the people who buy them keep them forever. They are definition of "Stealth Wealth" too. People barely notice them or give them a second look on the road, but if you know, you know.

TigCobra
Oct 29, 2013



Grimey Drawer

Ya, my first car was a J60 (86 Land Cruiser). Loved it, unfortunately my wallet didn't like the gas guzzling it did and had to get something more economical.

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

Hey! No one is chatting it up in this thread, I am going to have to add CONTENT

Remember my Hi Ace Japanese camper? It will FINALLY be in the USA tomorrow. Should have it at home in the next 5-10 days. That cheap camper sure turned expensive...

Anyways I am doing my part, I have won/purchased ANOTHER JAPANESE CAMPER. This one even more outlandish!

9300 actual miles. yes NINE THOUSAND. Diesel.

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Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


everdave posted:

Hey! No one is chatting it up in this thread, I am going to have to add CONTENT

Remember my Hi Ace Japanese camper? It will FINALLY be in the USA tomorrow. Should have it at home in the next 5-10 days. That cheap camper sure turned expensive...

Anyways I am doing my part, I have won/purchased ANOTHER JAPANESE CAMPER. This one even more outlandish!

9300 actual miles. yes NINE THOUSAND. Diesel.


I was just feeling bad this morning about not contributing to the thread and trying to think up stuff to write. Now I can just call you a mad man and ooohh-errr over your cool thing. Hot drat get pics of Sparkle Beast. Does it also have laser disc porn?


You HAVE to keep the livery

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

Suspect Bucket posted:

I was just feeling bad this morning about not contributing to the thread and trying to think up stuff to write. Now I can just call you a mad man and ooohh-errr over your cool thing. Hot drat get pics of Sparkle Beast. Does it also have laser disc porn?


You HAVE to keep the livery

This one is going to be very interesting, from what we can tell from inspection and grainy thumbnail inside pic from video is that the interior is IMMACULATE, hardwood or look floors and custom vintage style interior. Real bathroom with black tank full kitchen. Thinking it must have been made as a business promotion or a giveaway or whatever? Because these just don't come up with this kind of mileage. And if anyone doesn't know this is a Nissan Atlas.

Will update when I get the Hi Ace camper in my hands.

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


A reminder, gentlegoons. Never be the first penguin in the water, or the first RV on the ice.

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

Atlas camper with 9300 miles made it to port, surprise it has the sky roof that opens and top rack...























everdave fucked around with this message at 03:24 on Dec 12, 2019

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


An absolute stunner. My God. You'll be king of the campground.

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

1991 Hi Ace diesel camper finally delivered yesterday...



















Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


Please please do a video walkthrough, that thing is aces

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...


Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


Makes the Walmart parking lot look goooooood.

kensei
Dec 27, 2007

He has come home, where he belongs. The Ancient Mariner returns to lead his first team to glory, forever and ever. Amen!



I did a thing today.

thatguy
Feb 5, 2003


I'm gonna be there in a couple months buddy

kensei
Dec 27, 2007

He has come home, where he belongs. The Ancient Mariner returns to lead his first team to glory, forever and ever. Amen!



This is our first fifth wheel, we previously owned bumper pulls. This tows so much nicer, I wish we would have changed years ago. The auto leveling and power jacks are so great to have.

thatguy
Feb 5, 2003


kensei posted:

This is our first fifth wheel, we previously owned bumper pulls. This tows so much nicer, I wish we would have changed years ago. The auto leveling and power jacks are so great to have.

I drive a dually and I was just going to get a bumper pull, you really think it's worth taking up the bed? Tundra's a lot lighter than my 1-ton but I'm not really set on anything. I tow something 5k-10k routinely with no real issues

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


A super nice thing buddy! Powered leveling jacks are indeed amazing, no more screwing around with blocks of wood. What's the interior layout?

kensei
Dec 27, 2007

He has come home, where he belongs. The Ancient Mariner returns to lead his first team to glory, forever and ever. Amen!



thatguy posted:

I drive a dually and I was just going to get a bumper pull, you really think it's worth taking up the bed? Tundra's a lot lighter than my 1-ton but I'm not really set on anything. I tow something 5k-10k routinely with no real issues

We would sometimes put bikes and stuff in the bed of the truck but it's really a much better experience towing a fifth wheel. My daughter said it was like the trailer was not even there.


Suspect Bucket posted:

A super nice thing buddy! Powered leveling jacks are indeed amazing, no more screwing around with blocks of wood. What's the interior layout?

This is he manufacturer page: https://www.granddesignrv.com/showroom/2020/fifth-wheel/reflection-150-series/floorplans/260rd

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR



Noice. Good size too, you can cram that into a lot of smaller parks.

Blacknose
Jul 28, 2006

Meet frustration face to face
A point of view creates more waves
So lose some sleep and say you tried


I bought a van today to start converting. Aim is to have a fixed full double bed with bike storage underneath, somewhere to cook, somewhere to sit, possibly a toilet cubicle if there's space. Gonna be a ton of work, and I want it done before the summer.

Blacknose fucked around with this message at 00:47 on Feb 28, 2020

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


Blacknose posted:

I bought a van today to start converting today. Aim is to have a fixed full double bed with bike storage underneath, somewhere to cook, somewhere to sit, possibly a toilet cubicle if there's space. Gonna be a ton of work, and I want it done before the summer.



GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR

If you have the weekends to spend, I think summer is an obtainable goal. What layouts are you looking at?

Suspect Bucket fucked around with this message at 22:44 on Feb 27, 2020

Blacknose
Jul 28, 2006

Meet frustration face to face
A point of view creates more waves
So lose some sleep and say you tried


I have weekends, and also I've quit my job and so will have no other commitments past mid April. I'll grab some photos of my layout idea scribbles tomorrow.

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007






Are you going to live in your van, down by the river?

Blacknose
Jul 28, 2006

Meet frustration face to face
A point of view creates more waves
So lose some sleep and say you tried


No, I'm going to live in my house (which is by the river, as it happens).

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


Blacknose posted:

No, I'm going to live in my house (which is by the river, as it happens).

See now that's thinking ahead.

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

I have discovered and bought another camper last night...behold:

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Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


everdave posted:

I have discovered and bought another camper last night...behold:



Now you just need to start a tiny RV park.

In exciting truck news, the transmission got jealous of the new engine and fuuuuuuuukinn broke this morning. God drat it Lenny.

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