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Something to dream about for your BUG OUT Vehicles!

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by biglos, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. biglos

    biglos Everett New Member

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  2. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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    I sure as heck wouldn't want to have to change a tire on that! :laugh:
     
  3. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Yeah they're cool but not for the price. I'll take a 7.3 L IDI Ford Diesel for a couple thousand dollars and a high canopy. Deck it out and you've got yourself the exact same thing for under 5k. 10k if you go crazy on it. Take the 190k you save and pay off your house, buy land, buy toys... Whatever.
     
  4. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Holy frackin' price tags Batman!
    But that Jeep with the tent on top is pretty cool!
     
  5. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My BOV has wings. Don't need no stinkin' roads.
     
  6. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    Helicopters are "winning!"
     
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  7. biglos

    biglos Everett New Member

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    LOL! It's nice to dream
     
  8. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Now where did I leave that winning lottery ticket...

    -d
     
  9. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Pfft. Give me a MaxiMog, you can keep that stuff. MAXIMOG
     
  10. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Now I want a MaxiMog.
     
  11. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    HAHAHAHA Let's talk range, payload, and ease of maintenance.......and with a 50 knot headwind my ground speed is faster than a slow walk. My BO plan calls for me to take 3 plus 900 lbs of payload several hundred miles....I can do it non-stop in ice with a IFR reserve.....can the little Schweitzer air thrasher do that????
     
  12. nforest

    nforest Eugene, OR & Costa Rica Active Member

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    The thing that you cant forget is that in the event of an EMP, none of those vehicles will run, You need a mechanical injected Diesel with a mechanical fuel shut-off.

    The very best would be a 1990-1993 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 5spd Cummins with a mechanical fuel shut-off and an air starter, and a good filtering set up and portable centrifuge for cleaning used motor oil and other fuel "on the go" to use as fuel.

    All of that is easy to get for under $6000, except the air starter.


    Our fuel quality here in Oregon is the worst in the nation, 5-7% H2o (I have tested it personally) regular gas has about a 6 week life span in a sealed tank and about a 2 week lifespan exposed to the atmosphere. a BUG OUT rig must be a diesel.
     
  13. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Something about a shiny new quarter-million dollar bug-out vehicle that screams "I've got big bucks, attack me first".
     
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  14. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    There is no-way I would spend a 1/4 of a million dollars on that.

    What a waste of funds.
     
  15. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah? Tell that to my lawnmower and my back up car (1989 dodge minivan) with regular gas that is at least 1 year old. With no additives.

    They both run fine when I crank'em up and use them.
     
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  16. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I see your Earthroamer and raise you a Unicat!

    Unicat make some amazing rigs. However for my area, both the Earthroamer and the Unicat are going to do no more then get stuck somewhere off road. I'd be much better suited by my Scout with a pintel hook trailer.
     
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    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    Range: 275NM (with full fuel)
    Payload: None (1 Passenger, maybe 2 depending on model)
    Maintenance: Extensive
    Need for Runway: Non-Existent
    Besides Duce, I would so steal our Bell 407 in a SHTF scenario. Just had to give you some crap. =)
     
  18. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    For bug out to a fixed retreat I would prefer a surplus APC with a nice turret mounted SAW
     
  19. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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