Transformer overland camper

StarCruiser Oct 30, 2018

  1. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    First things first… sorry! It’s a Land Rover! But please, bear with me. The design and time this thing takes to put up and pack away is amazing. Genius in fact. I do believe he’s thought of pretty much everything and kept it simple to use.


    Now, if only it were done to a Landcruiser…
    KARL!! :)
     
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  2. karl webster

    karl webster Land Cruiser Club sponsor Promoted Company Guru Land Cruiser Club Promoted Company

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    i spoke to a mate couple of years ago about this rich. i saw it on fb.

    watch this space. there maybe a few changes happening next year
     
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  3. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    That’s mad and brilliant at the same time :clap::clap::dance:

    “We were motivated” I liked that...:thumbup:
     
  4. Daniel_VDJ79

    Daniel_VDJ79 New Member I am in chile

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    I like it, he definitely makes profit of every single inch of space....I also love Defenders.
     
  5. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Overly complicated and ridiculously heavy for not much gain i reckon , still claustrophobic as hell .

    If i was gong to invest that much in it , without much thinking , the side would fold down to give me a full size bed under canvas and the kitchen would be mounted on the tailgate , again under canvas . Leaving the main body of the truck free to fit a fixed shower and a comfortable seating area .

    Bravo to the guy though he knew what he wanted and made it happen , nobody can fault that :clap:
     
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  6. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    I think I agree. It's a classic case of function over form. It's a fantastic example of something superbly done that I just wouldn't give house room to. Great ideas, but in some ways a complete compromise on everything.

    Hats off to them though. I'm not saying I like suffering, but one of the reasons I travel in my 80 is because I like the outdoors. If I didn't I'd buy a caravan or a motor home. The only advantage that this really brings is when the weather is bad. At which point I stick the Foxwing up with the sides.

    But again, well done to them for the innovation.
     
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  7. SteveJB

    SteveJB Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Mr Star and a few others wanted to lift there roof tents off could not his bed system not be used to the same effect would need a few small pulley blocks a fair bit of cable and a small atv winch agree with the complicated comments and it looks bloody heavy and with a kid growing up with them they will soon run out of space but as long as it suits them
     
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  8. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Are you taking orders Karl?
     
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  9. nick_the_fish

    nick_the_fish Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    Its similar tech that you've been able to buy on motorhomes for years. Kinda cool, but not for me. I think for the cost of the build you could have been a good way to buying and converting a small overland truck.
     
  10. moggy1968

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    I’m with Shane, if he wanted to go to those lengths he needs a bigger vehicle, there no adequate space for clothing, tools, sores etc etc. It’s just a flight of fancy by someone too clever for their own good!
     
  11. moggy1968

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    They’re selling it, no room for 3
     
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  12. karl webster

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    each to their own i say. personally i love it though. if you could get from the cab into the back it would be even better imo.

    after doing scotland with some shite weather this would have just done the job for us.

    Obviously if it was built on a cruiser. i have 0 interest in landrovers....
     
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  13. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    It looks like there is access from the cab Karl. It’s more what could be built on the back of a pickup than an 80 really though I suppose it could be done.
     
  14. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    My trailer could easily be mounted on a pickup bed instead .

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  15. karl webster

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    ive got the pick up project on the go rich and have a jiffy truck box body sat waiting. i like the fridge body that rich sims has but ive never seen one pop up for sale.
     
  16. Dervis Garip

    Dervis Garip Well-Known Member Supporter I am in cyprus

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    Wow.......seeing is believing lol

    Thats quite something special....All credit to him and his wife pulling something off like that.

    Very inspiriting thanks for sharing Richard. :thumbup:
     
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  17. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Look at Shayne’s trailer photo, it’s ace!

    There’s a slide-out stage on the left and a band pops up and starts playing so you can have a dance...

    Brilliant bit of kit :bow-blue:
     
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  18. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Lol Clive its not that good but there's beauty in its simplicity , all sorts of improvements have been thought up but nothing done because ........................ it has everything we need already .
     
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  19. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Although not my bag, i admire the obvious thought and effort gone into the project.
    Personally cant see the point in pop topping an 80, there just isnt the room imo.
    i do keep casting an eye over demountables though.

    converting an 80 into a chassis cab is pretty simple.
    on the other hand, i do actually enjoy camping. So will probably stick with the rtt for at least the time being.
     
  20. Jacob100

    Jacob100 Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    This 80 series conversion is pretty special. I think he says the camper only weighs around 300kgs.

     
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