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cowboy1964
07-14-2011, 13:58
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/the-future-is-here-these-transition-flying-cars-approved-as-street-legal/

Well, maybe not the ultimate. Add off-road capability and more payload and then you'd really have something.

SFCSMITH(RET)
07-14-2011, 14:19
Nope, not my cup of tea. But last month while camping/backpacking in the high Sierra, I did see the vehicle of my bug out dreams.. if I was going to bug out.

(Ubiquitous crappy cell phone pic excuse)

Sitting in the state park campground where we met my parents was this:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w88/maypo59/moto_0086.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w88/maypo59/moto_0087.jpg

I never did see the people who owned it, so didn't get to see the layout, but info can be found here.. (http://sportsmobile.com/4_4x4sports.html) I think it's pretty near perfect. Appears to be completely self contained..

jjslice
07-16-2011, 09:59
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwy6nY78sZk

The Marauder

Lawmaker
07-19-2011, 21:23
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwy6nY78sZk

The Marauder

Your video is blocked now.

B.Reid
07-19-2011, 22:12
:wow:

Glock940
07-20-2011, 09:15
10 speed or a mountain bike

Bilbo Bagins
07-20-2011, 09:20
Nope, not my cup of tea. But last month while camping/backpacking in the high Sierra, I did see the vehicle of my bug out dreams.. if I was going to bug out.

(Ubiquitous crappy cell phone pic excuse)

Sitting in the state park campground where we met my parents was this:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w88/maypo59/moto_0086.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w88/maypo59/moto_0087.jpg

I never did see the people who owned it, so didn't get to see the layout, but info can be found here.. (http://sportsmobile.com/4_4x4sports.html)I think it's pretty near perfect. Appears to be completely self contained..

:rofl:

I guess that is non hippie, American version of this.

http://vwsurfari.smugmug.com/Vintage-Surfari-Wagons/VW-Camper-Buses-for-Hire/1979-VW-Bus-Eddie-because/EddiePopdSanO/21870182_WpUhR-D.jpg

GunHo198
07-20-2011, 12:07
If the SHTF I'm going to snag one of these. May as well be comfy...:whistling:

http://laketahoerecreation.com/mega-rv/index.html

SFCSMITH(RET)
07-20-2011, 13:40
:rofl:

I guess that is non hippie, American version of this.

http://vwsurfari.smugmug.com/Vintage-Surfari-Wagons/VW-Camper-Buses-for-Hire/1979-VW-Bus-Eddie-because/EddiePopdSanO/21870182_WpUhR-D.jpg

Wife and I had a westy back in the day. In Germany. Was perfect for the two of us. We traveled all over Europe in it. That is why we liked the van above.. except for the price.. it's +20x's the price we paid for our little "hippie van".. We would get another westy here (just for close/short camp outs), except a nice one is crazy expensive due to the "collector" status.

1 old 0311
07-20-2011, 14:13
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n489/kcq1/A5_GunKid_1.jpg
:whistling::cool::whistling::cool:

GunHo198
07-20-2011, 15:52
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n489/kcq1/A5_GunKid_1.jpg
:whistling::cool::whistling::cool:

:rofl:

G29Reload
07-20-2011, 15:55
http://www.roadtrek.com/

Aside from Shelter-in-Place, if I lived in FL or someplace like that, I'd own one
of these in a HURRY.

Not all that cheap, I think they're 40-60k plus.

But with motels unavailable for hundreds of miles around during a major evacuation, we're talking:

A clean comfortable bed of your own
Plenty of water storage
On-board AC
On-board generator, tapped into the gas tank for a fuel supply
Propane stove
Propane fridge/multi fuel: AC docked, 12vDC OTR-underway/propane while remote
MW
HOT SHOWER.

Just park for free in any WM parking lot, where you can stock up on chow and bevvies.

Bed, shower, meal, shelter, mobility and all the comforts of home. Heck you can even get a mobile DirectTv dish that can pull signal while underway! Life continues unabated.

No hunting for motels.
No sleeping in cars.
No filthy public restrooms.
No missing football or your favorite show.

Some of these even have flip out outdoor gas grills, and an outdoor swim shower.

Mileage might suck, not sure. Maybe they have a diesel one.

If I had the bucks, this is what I'd get. I visited a dealer in FL once and they were pretty impressive.

Bilbo Bagins
07-21-2011, 08:05
http://www.roadtrek.com/

Aside from Shelter-in-Place, if I lived in FL or someplace like that, I'd own one
of these in a HURRY.

Not all that cheap, I think they're 40-60k plus.

But with motels unavailable for hundreds of miles around during a major evacuation, we're talking:

A clean comfortable bed of your own
Plenty of water storage
On-board AC
On-board generator, tapped into the gas tank for a fuel supply
Propane stove
Propane fridge/multi fuel: AC docked, 12vDC OTR-underway/propane while remote
MW
HOT SHOWER.

Just park for free in any WM parking lot, where you can stock up on chow and bevvies.

Bed, shower, meal, shelter, mobility and all the comforts of home. Heck you can even get a mobile DirectTv dish that can pull signal while underway! Life continues unabated.

No hunting for motels.
No sleeping in cars.
No filthy public restrooms.
No missing football or your favorite show.

Some of these even have flip out outdoor gas grills, and an outdoor swim shower.

Mileage might suck, not sure. Maybe they have a diesel one.

If I had the bucks, this is what I'd get. I visited a dealer in FL once and they were pretty impressive.

I got to admit, cruising that site, I like them. It is a nice setup, and they look like any other van, so unlike a bigger RVs they don't scream " Someone has taken up residence." when parked in the same spot for more then a day.

Kind of a gross question coming but what is involved with emptying a septic tank in an RV. Its it just gravity or a manual pump, or do you need some sort of electric or engine power? It would be nice to have a totally self substainable Camper Van/RV. Maybe solar backup to run the water pump for the sink and shower if you are out of fuel. Waste water during a SHTF event could be pumped into a hole and buried I guess.

cyrsequipment
07-21-2011, 08:17
. Waste water during a SHTF event could be pumped into a hole and buried I guess.

Or you could just open the tank at highway speeds... might keep people from tailgating...

SFCSMITH(RET)
07-21-2011, 08:43
Kind of a gross question coming but what is involved with emptying a septic tank in an RV. Its it just gravity or a manual pump, or do you need some sort of electric or engine power? It would be nice to have a totally self substainable Camper Van/RV. Maybe solar backup to run the water pump for the sink and shower if you are out of fuel. Waste water during a SHTF event could be pumped into a hole and buried I guess.

It's called 'dumping". Pure gravity, although some people use a "macerator" which also acts as a pump.. but many campgrounds do not allow them. The process goes like this.. hook up sewer hose to camper and drain, dump "black water". Close valve, dump "grey water", close valve, while keeping hose elevated, disconnect from trailer, hold up, rinse with fresh water, dry/store hose until next time...

The water pump is 12v on every RV I have ever had or used. The concept of complete, long term, self suffeciency in a RV is known as "boondocking"

Here is a link (http://www.airforums.com/forums/f382/) if you want to read up on it, and what some people are doing..

SFCSMITH(RET)
07-21-2011, 08:49
http://www.roadtrek.com/

Aside from Shelter-in-Place, if I lived in FL or someplace like that, I'd own one
of these in a HURRY.

Not all that cheap, I think they're 40-60k plus.

.

BTW, if you want to look locally, maybe even at used units, look for "B vans" That's what that style of camper is called. My brother got one a couple years ago for pretty cheap, had 10k miles on it.

HotRoderX
07-21-2011, 09:22
I think one of these would be useful in a SHTF situation http://crittergitters.net/

cowboy1964
07-21-2011, 09:27
The diesel RoadTreks get 20+ MPG. My freaking gas minivan barely gets that!

I'd like to have one of these RoadTreks just on principle but they ain't cheap. I could get a nice 30+ foot fifth wheel for that kind of money.

RWBlue
07-21-2011, 09:41
Nope, not my cup of tea. But last month while camping/backpacking in the high Sierra, I did see the vehicle of my bug out dreams.. if I was going to bug out.

(Ubiquitous crappy cell phone pic excuse)

Sitting in the state park campground where we met my parents was this:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w88/maypo59/moto_0086.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w88/maypo59/moto_0087.jpg

I never did see the people who owned it, so didn't get to see the layout, but info can be found here.. (http://sportsmobile.com/4_4x4sports.html) I think it's pretty near perfect. Appears to be completely self contained..

I like it, but would like something a little larger.
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn50/rwblue01/other/img080.jpg

Bilbo Bagins
07-21-2011, 09:52
It's called 'dumping". Pure gravity, although some people use a "macerator" which also acts as a pump.. but many campgrounds do not allow them. The process goes like this.. hook up sewer hose to camper and drain, dump "black water". Close valve, dump "grey water", close valve, while keeping hose elevated, disconnect from trailer, hold up, rinse with fresh water, dry/store hose until next time...

The water pump is 12v on every RV I have ever had or used. The concept of complete, long term, self suffeciency in a RV is known as "boondocking"

Here is a link (http://www.airforums.com/forums/f382/) if you want to read up on it, and what some people are doing..

Thanks, you learn something new everyday.

pugman
07-21-2011, 11:05
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/the-future-is-here-these-transition-flying-cars-approved-as-street-legal/

Well, maybe not the ultimate. Add off-road capability and more payload and then you'd really have something.

Francisco Scaramanga would be proud

G29Reload
07-21-2011, 13:19
Thanks, you learn something new everyday.

If you have a septic system at home, you could always dump it there when you get back.

I have a concrete stub out in the yard, you could back up next to it, flip the lid off and connect up a hose, or rollout one from the vehicle and let gravity do its magic.


No, I mean, I could back up to it. Not you. all you folks get off my lawn, it wasn't an invitation.

Kadetklapp
07-21-2011, 13:19
THIS is what I want-
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-E-Series-Van-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZalgoQ3dLVIQ26ituQ3dUCIQ26otnQ3d2Q26poQ3dLVIQ26psQ3d63Q26clkidQ3d1504818 420098530861QQ_trksidZp5197Q2em7QQitemZ260820085225

Affordable, plenty of storage, 4x4, can run it on waste motor oil or whatever else I can scrounge.

G29Reload
07-21-2011, 13:32
Here is ANOTHER option. Reasonable, well affordable enough, may be too much for what it is, some prices I've seen in the 10k range.

Smallest one can actually be towed by a motorcycle or a civic.

Drop top flathead, but not a tent model. Almost mandatory in bear country.

Also the hardtop makes it winterable and it can have a propane heater.
One of the bigger models has an indoor shower. Several have outdoor showers.

Great flexibility option:

http://www.aliner.com/campers

FAS1
07-21-2011, 14:08
This would do anything that I would need.

http://sportsmobile.com

http://sportsmobile.com/sections/4x4/sports-4x4/4x4ford_bw1.jpg

RWBlue
07-21-2011, 15:40
This would do anything that I would need.

http://sportsmobile.com

http://sportsmobile.com/sections/4x4/sports-4x4/4x4ford_bw1.jpg

For some reason I want to play this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyz_2DEah4o

RWBlue
07-21-2011, 16:37
THIS is what I want-
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-E-Series-Van-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZalgoQ3dLVIQ26ituQ3dUCIQ26otnQ3d2Q26poQ3dLVIQ26psQ3d63Q26clkidQ3d1504818 420098530861QQ_trksidZp5197Q2em7QQitemZ260820085225

Affordable, plenty of storage, 4x4, can run it on waste motor oil or whatever else I can scrounge.

It could make driving around during rush hour more interesting.

FAS1
07-21-2011, 16:57
For some reason I want to play this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyz_2DEah4o

:rofl:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/93/Ateam.jpg/220px-Ateam.jpg

emt1581
07-24-2011, 20:24
Kind of a gross question coming but what is involved with emptying a septic tank in an RV. Its it just gravity or a manual pump, or do you need some sort of electric or engine power? It would be nice to have a totally self substainable Camper Van/RV. Maybe solar backup to run the water pump for the sink and shower if you are out of fuel. Waste water during a SHTF event could be pumped into a hole and buried I guess.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XqYGNi9WVw

-Emt1581

emt1581
07-24-2011, 20:30
The smallest Roadtek looks awesome!!

It'd easily sleep my family long term so long as fuel and clean water was available. Plus the used ones are cheaper than most SUV's...at least looking at their prices on ebay shows that.

However, I'm wondering what kind of target it'd make you compared to the little POS's dragging along the highway running on fumes?

But for natural disaster type scenerios where you just need to get out of dodge and maybe live in a wal-mart parking lot or bug out on in the middle of no where for a few days I think one of these is the best solution I've seen without "roughing it".

-Emt1581

Javelin
07-24-2011, 20:40
This whole SHTF thing is relatively novel and new idea for the USA.

The Russians have had this all figured out for years.

http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/pobeda.jpg

http://files.myopera.com/Amiraj/albums/3881562/Hard%20truck.jpg
http://englishrussia.com/images/dragon_tank_truck/2.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xRFNBWST25E/SWVg-PKwW6I/AAAAAAAACwA/898Eq-WFr80/s400/Russian+Home+Made+Tractor.jpg

http://www.pinztrek.com/trek/PinzI712Kcool.jpg

Javelin
07-24-2011, 20:45
Actually i would just add one hell of a brush guard and throw a 7k retail fueler trailer on the back of one of these and go on down the highway.

http://www.roadtransport.com/blogs/big-lorry-blog/2009/03/the-ultimate-rv-on-biglorryblo.html