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December 7, 2004 11:22 AM   Subscribe

4Sale. 2002 Recreation Vehicle. 40,000 miles. $400,000.
posted by stbalbach (29 comments total)

 
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posted by GleepGlop at 11:30 AM on December 7, 2004


I'm with the anti-SUV/big vehicle orthodoxy as much as anyone else, but this thing makes me drool.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 11:32 AM on December 7, 2004


400k aint so much, RVs are spendy 500k+ easy
posted by zeoslap at 11:35 AM on December 7, 2004


I think I saw this thing featured on Monster Nation or something. It looks exactly like that one at least, and it had a wheelchair elevator as the guy built it for his paralyzed wife. I hope this isn't that truck though because it would mean that something happened to her.

I don't want this though. I prefer at least double digits for my mileage.

It sure is shiny inside though.
posted by fenriq at 11:39 AM on December 7, 2004


It's really not a bad deal, as these things go, but looks like a hackers dream (or nightmare). All custom. And you wonder why he's selling after 2 years and 40k miles. It's one of the coolest looking expedition vehicles (disregarding some of the 70s decorations). On preview, maybe that's why he's selling.
posted by stbalbach at 11:40 AM on December 7, 2004


I guess an H2 just isn't enough for some people.
posted by mervin_shnegwood at 11:43 AM on December 7, 2004


it is the same one fenriq.
posted by poopy at 11:49 AM on December 7, 2004


I wonder if it gets good gas mileage.
posted by driveler at 11:52 AM on December 7, 2004


driveler: 6mg highway, 4mpg mountains. No word on how it handles in those stop-and-go city work commutes, though.
posted by scottq at 11:56 AM on December 7, 2004


that squiggly stuff on web sites? that's called "writing", and it is filled with interesting facts such as the city/highway gas mileage of the vehicle.
posted by quonsar at 12:00 PM on December 7, 2004


PLEASE!
For all my earth-crushin', off-roadin', environment-destroyin' adventures, I will settle for nothing but a MAXI MOG. And of course, the optional Unmanned Air Vehicle and Jetboat are a must...
posted by mcstayinskool at 12:01 PM on December 7, 2004


That thing looks like it was borne out of a nightmare involving military spending and the A Team.
posted by fnord at 12:05 PM on December 7, 2004


My eyeballs just imploded to preserve the still working fragments of my brain. I don't care about the mileage, but that thing just looks garish.
posted by substrate at 12:23 PM on December 7, 2004


Yeah, but it holds 190 gallons of gas. So one fill-up will let you go about 1000 miles. 1000 miles on one tank of gas is great mileage!
posted by flarbuse at 12:24 PM on December 7, 2004


fnord is my hero.
posted by xyzzy at 12:27 PM on December 7, 2004


thanks for the news, poopy, bummer. Now I'm doubly curious as to why they are selling it? Maybe they know the machine's "fame" is at its peak and they can cash in for the most duckets and build a new one that's a little less gaudy?

Flarbuse, umm yeah but let's see 190 gallons at $2.30 equals 437 bucks. The new Accord Hybrids get like 600 miles on a tank and its a standard size tank. And yes, I knew you were joking.
posted by fenriq at 12:28 PM on December 7, 2004


So I guess they canned that sequel to Damnation Alley after all.
posted by sourwookie at 12:30 PM on December 7, 2004


i must me missing something because that thing doesn't look like luxury to me.

i would like to take it on the beach though
posted by clubmedia at 12:42 PM on December 7, 2004


Isn't that the EM-50 from 'Stripes'?
posted by spilon at 12:44 PM on December 7, 2004


Thats just a little overkill, I'm still drooling over an: Earthroamer
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 12:54 PM on December 7, 2004


Ms. Johnson's disease causes chronic coldness so the couple are selling their home in Victoria B.C. and moving to Tuscon. They don't need Draco anymore. (from this May, 2004 article.)
They've already come down from the original $549,000 asking price.
On first seeing that stainless steel interior I thought, "damn, I've probably slept in more inviting jail cells". You know, had I ever actually gone to jail.
But that bathroom/shower/sauna? A drug induced psychosis fantasy come true!
posted by Cedric at 1:40 PM on December 7, 2004


That thing looks like it was borne out of a nightmare involving military spending and the A Team.

Hmm.. I was thinking it's RV of choice for Garthe Knight when he's not truck'in around with Goliath.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:11 PM on December 7, 2004


Great, now I know what I'm bringing to Burning Man next year. Forget desert life, I have a sauna. Plus, you know how many tents I can run over with this thing?

(Note: Never bothering to leave your RV during a camping event is not cool, nor is running over other people's tents. Thank you.)
posted by DaShiv at 2:15 PM on December 7, 2004


Great, now I know what I'm bringing to Burning Man next year.

I got friends at BM Org who can get you a spot in Emperor Larry's Millionaire RV Fort right in front of Center Camp. All they ask is you commit yourself to one hour a day of arrow slit and hot oil caldron duty to keep the hippies at bay
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:28 PM on December 7, 2004


Dammit! I wanna make a movie reference, and somebody always beats me to it.
posted by fungible at 3:06 PM on December 7, 2004


No way! They're selling Megaweapon's Dad!
posted by Busithoth at 4:22 PM on December 7, 2004


Makes me think of the RV in Snowcrash...
posted by five fresh fish at 4:39 PM on December 7, 2004


Only my arse.

http://www.oka.com.au/home.php?inc=specialgallery.php&image=camper.jpg
posted by krisjohn at 5:08 PM on December 7, 2004


I got friends at BM Org who can get you a spot in Emperor Larry's Millionaire RV Fort right in front of Center Camp. All they ask is you commit yourself to one hour a day of arrow slit and hot oil caldron duty to keep the hippies at bay

Ha! Larry has already offered me a spot in a corner near the moat if I keep doing this low-level web site work I'm doing for them right now and also if I, quote, "suck some sea-men out of a hose" for him with my eyes closed. But I'm going to one-up him by commandeering this "Steel Wheels" RV thing instead and start taking over First Camp myself!

Take that, Larry Harvey! I bet you didn't see this coming in your Psyche: Conscious, Subconscious, or Unconscious!
posted by DaShiv at 6:03 PM on December 7, 2004


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