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AuburnJen92
08-04-2008, 11:05 AM
Ah! But it is? No photoshop here guys and gals....It's a garbage truck conversion...

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/4448/rv1yz7.jpg

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/3050/rv2pz4.jpg

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5012/rv3lq9.jpg

http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/4999/rv4tw5.jpg

http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/3470/rv5la0.jpg

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/4586/rv6rd3.jpg

http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/7024/rv7it6.jpg

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/2308/rv8la1.jpg

http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/2644/rv9rk9.jpg

VACAMPER
08-04-2008, 11:07 AM
Thats just crazy. I wonder if it still smells like garbage.

AuburnJen92
08-04-2008, 11:08 AM
my rv doesn't look that clean on the inside...:confused:

Isi
08-04-2008, 11:08 AM
wow, that thing is so cool..

PolynesianPixie
08-04-2008, 11:13 AM
One persons trash is another's treasure! That is really cool...ingenious, even.......and cleaner than my house! Nicer ammeneties, too for that matter. Waaaaaaaa! I wanna live in a garbage truck!:lmao:

Gatordad
08-04-2008, 11:23 AM
I call shenanigans, the windows aren't matching up right.

AuburnJen92
08-04-2008, 11:27 AM
I thought that too, but the outside has hinges that come down and the windows are behind them. I looked.

Shannone1
08-04-2008, 11:33 AM
It's not actually a garbage truck conversion, although it does look like one ;) ;) We've talked about these often on RV.net. There is a company that makes several models on these extreme RVs. They can cover rough terrain and go for weeks without hook ups.

http://www.unicatamericas.com/

Gatordad
08-04-2008, 11:34 AM
I'd rather have this.

http://bp2.blogger.com/_wzfYVmYzzjQ/RlY6wxeL_KI/AAAAAAAAABo/-Xqa-CwuWFk/s400/Stripes_664a.jpg

AuburnJen92
08-04-2008, 11:37 AM
It's not actually a garbage truck conversion, although it does look like one ;) ;) We've talked about these often on RV.net. There is a company that makes several models on these extreme RVs. They can cover rough terrain and go for weeks without hook ups.

http://www.unicatamericas.com/

Are you tryin' to kill my dream Shannone?;)

AuburnJen92
08-04-2008, 11:38 AM
I'd rather have this.

http://www.cloudster.com/sets&vehicles/Stripes/Stripes_664a.jpg

That is just WRONG on so many levels. However, I do remember that thing.

Minnie's Mate
08-04-2008, 01:36 PM
The craftsmanship inside is georgeous...but it's still a garbage truck. They aren't made for highway speeds so it's top speed is probably something on the order of 45 MPH, maybe 50. That's the problem with city bus conversions, too. They have plenty of low speed torque, but very little top end speed.

The guy/firm that did this conversion should go into Prevost bus conversions. He/they could make a lot more $$'s because there is a bigger market. I know there is a customer out there for this kind of thing, but in my mind's eye, that was a waste, pardon the pun, of some really great work and design aesthetic.

Shannone1
08-04-2008, 02:27 PM
Are you tryin' to kill my dream Shannone?;)

Sorry Jen..if you want to dream about a garbage truck, who am I to stop you ?? :rotfl:

Pirate-Jeff
08-04-2008, 03:20 PM
Who did the interior ? IKEA

AuburnJen92
08-04-2008, 03:22 PM
Sorry Jen..if you want to dream about a garbage truck, who am I to stop you ?? :rotfl:

I fell better now (sniff sniff):lmao:

jrandtysmom
08-04-2008, 03:38 PM
Where are the windows on the outside? The interior pics show windows but then the exterior windows don't? Am I missing something? :confused3

Shannone1
08-04-2008, 03:41 PM
Where are the windows on the outside? The interior pics show windows but then the exterior windows don't? Am I missing something? :confused3

There are different models. If you go back and look at the link I sent you can see pictures of all of them.

jrandtysmom
08-04-2008, 03:43 PM
There are different models. If you go back and look at the link I sent you can see pictures of all of them.

Thanks! Sorry I'm a little slow today.

BigDaddyRog
08-04-2008, 03:48 PM
That kitchenette area is not in the same rv as that sofa across from the computer desk under the bed.


(edit)...I just re-read what this said.....what the heck planet am I from? Is that the secret code again?

jrandtysmom
08-04-2008, 03:58 PM
That kitchenette area is not in the same rv as that sofa across from the computer desk under the bed.


(edit)...I just re-read what this said.....what the heck planet am I from? Is that the secret code again?

I think so.....that's why I'm so confused, it's not the blonde hair - I promise!:rolleyes1

g8trmom1
08-04-2008, 04:00 PM
Who did the interior ? IKEA

LOL...I was thinking the same thing!!!

medic9016
08-04-2008, 05:28 PM
The craftsmanship inside is georgeous...but it's still a garbage truck. They aren't made for highway speeds so it's top speed is probably something on the order of 45 MPH, maybe 50. That's the problem with city bus conversions, too. They have plenty of low speed torque, but very little top end speed.

The guy/firm that did this conversion should go into Prevost bus conversions. He/they could make a lot more $$'s because there is a bigger market. I know there is a customer out there for this kind of thing, but in my mind's eye, that was a waste, pardon the pun, of some really great work and design aesthetic.

It is not a conversion. I pretty sure they are part of the same company that makes the Unimog vehicles.

bigdisneydaddy
08-04-2008, 05:38 PM
I must be missing something, I dont see why it keeps getting called a garbage truck ? Chassis mfg's make models that can be converted into just about any end use, your wallet just needs to be as big as your imagination and you can find a body company to build anything.

Scott

AuburnJen92
08-04-2008, 07:29 PM
If you look at the first picture, it has those arms that look like a garbage truck...that is why I called it as such. I am SURE it has never seen a piece of garbage outside of one put in an actual garbage can Scott!;) Oh, I went to that website Shannone put up, I could NEVER EVER afford one..wow.

bigdisneydaddy
08-04-2008, 07:40 PM
I think those bars are brush guards of sorts.
I could see myself in one of those once I enter my crazy wealthy, post lottery winner days....:thumbsup2

BigDaddyRog
08-04-2008, 08:47 PM
If I ever feel the need to camp in a war zone(the thing looks like a military vehicle) I might consider one...but even if I had bucks to burn...it doesnt do much for me...I want a JOURNEY ESCAPE logo on my first RV...so when I pull up at the mall, screaming 40 yr old women with big hair, wide belts, pink tank tops and legwarmers will bang on my door expecting Steve Perry to come out. When they see me, they will faint with disapointment, I'll be able to take all their shopping money out of their purses and purchase fuel to make it to the next mall....if all works out the way I have it planned...I shpould be able to make it all the way to the Fort and will only have to spend my own money on slurpees, beer and doritos.

terri01p
08-04-2008, 09:08 PM
I sure beat it would freak your neighbors out. :eek:

AuburnJen92
08-04-2008, 09:20 PM
I think those bars are brush guards of sorts.
I could see myself in one of those once I enter my crazy wealthy, post lottery winner days....:thumbsup2

Ya know, I could picture you in one of those Scott, I really could...

LONE-STAR
08-04-2008, 10:12 PM
If I ever feel the need to camp in a war zone(the thing looks like a military vehicle) I might consider one...but even if I had bucks to burn...it doesnt do much for me...I want a JOURNEY ESCAPE logo on my first RV...so when I pull up at the mall, screaming 40 yr old women with big hair, wide belts, pink tank tops and legwarmers will bang on my door expecting Steve Perry to come out. When they see me, they will faint with disapointment, I'll be able to take all their shopping money out of their purses and purchase fuel to make it to the next mall....if all works out the way I have it planned...I shpould be able to make it all the way to the Fort and will only have to spend my own money on slurpees, beer and doritos.

Tooo :lmao: funny Rog. But the truck alone is my style (all wheel drive lets sling some mud) You could take the RV part off of it and I would use to pull my Toy Hauler.

Escape Artist
08-05-2008, 01:30 AM
Where are the windows on the outside? The interior pics show windows but then the exterior windows don't? Am I missing something? :confused3

I think it's got a hi-lo thing going on. When it's down, the windows are covered, when it's up, the loft area opens up and the windows are exposed.

And I thought the sofa thing was the view towards one end of it, and the galley under the loft was looking towards the other end?

Interesting but weird...I love the galley drawers, but it needs some *girlish* personality! :rotfl:

Sue in Texas
...can you imagine the mileage it must get???? :sad2:

bigdisneydaddy
08-05-2008, 07:46 AM
Ya know, I could picture you in one of those Scott, I really could...


When the picture of the 5 numbers and the power ball pop into your head, be sure and let me know right away.... :lmao: