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Old 11-28-2015, 04:08 PM   #21
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With the chassis frame all standardized it should be a fairly simple thing to get a whatever suspension you fancy from a breaker. I suggest that most tractor suspensions should also work (as in 18-wheeler tractor-unit)....

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Old 11-28-2015, 05:05 PM   #22
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A breaker? You must be one of thar foreigners.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:09 PM   #23
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...sorryy! Junkyard, then!
I am Austrian, live in Panama (here it would be a RASTRO) and read funky UK-car mags (BREAKER).....

However, my source will be the US of A, if I ever get to do the Skoolie Conversion thing...

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Old 11-28-2015, 09:17 PM   #24
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I'd love to visit Austria!
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:05 AM   #25
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East Coast,

shipping your ride will be a bitch in the economy department!! 3


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Old 11-29-2015, 10:20 AM   #26
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Getting around in EU traffic would be horrible in a 40 footer!
My friend who lives in DE has a hard enough time parking her VW Lupo.

And yes shipping would cost more than the bus.

If I ever went to Austria, I'd do what I always do in other countries- walk, bike, or if legal to do so, rent a scooter!
We LOVE scooters.

So have you enjoyed living in Panama? I love warm weather being from FL, but I'd imagine the climate may have take some getting used to going from Austria to Panama, eh?
If you ever get over here to FL, hit us up and we'll take you out for beer and schnitzel.
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:31 PM   #27
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I CERTAINLY will do the Schnitzel thing with you guys, whenever I hit FL!!

It takes some time to get used to the LATINO AMERICA thing, not so much the heat thing....
However once you are used to the Latino thing - it is REALLY hard to even imagine to live anywhere else!
The few times I got home (like 8-10 years between trips) - I hardly recognise the place anymore. Environment changes a lot, people change a lot, views (political, personal) change a lot - just doesn't feel like home anymore...

40-footer in EU? NO problem!! Just plan ahead!!
Scooters is no problem, just don't get caught on the Autobahn with it!

On Expedition Portal (I think...) there is guy, that built a "boat on a truck" (basically....took yacht building technics to make his own World-cruiser, to see Europe with his gang - wife and 3 youngens each with his OWN room!!). The thing was put on a 3-axle International chassis and cab. If he could do it, you can do it too with a 40-footer.....

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Old 11-29-2015, 05:41 PM   #28
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On Expedition Portal (I think...) there is guy, that built a "boat on a truck" (basically....took yacht building technics to make his own World-cruiser, to see Europe with his gang - wife and 3 youngens each with his OWN room!!). The thing was put on a 3-axle International chassis and cab. If he could do it, you can do it too with a 40-footer.....
I've seen that. Awesome build. Here is that guy's youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/shachagra/videos
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:51 PM   #29
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THAT'S the one!!

The guy had some neat ideas with that build - incorporated heated Japanese hot-tub. "Basement"-suites for the kids (...like a yacht)......

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