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Posted: 29.11.2019  ·  #1
Folk's....We are only in a ha' penny place compared to the yank's....Look at this outfit.....Can you imagine pulling into a Craic meet with this set-up??!!! 8-)



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Cheap copy of my van 😁

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Not quite as impressive, but not a bad wagon...

 


 


Saw it in Achill this year. Was more impressive the night previous with the sliders out, and the outdoor lights on.

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Post one video... the self-indulgence 🤢

Pure sickening for me. Why would anyone need that amount of crap?

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Post one video... the self-indulgence 🤢

Pure sickening for me. Why would anyone need that amount of crap?


Maybe they are fulltimers .....Who knows? Fairly impressive though...Then again, I thought my 71 VW van was the dog's back in the day :D


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Oh it's impressive alright ! :)

Just a tad OTT! 🥴

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Not quite as impressive, but not a bad wagon...

 


 


Saw it in Achill this year. Was more impressive the night previous with the sliders out, and the outdoor lights on.



How could you call pulling that around "a holiday" I'd suspect it's illegal too

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Post one video... the self-indulgence 🤢

Pure sickening for me. Why would anyone need that amount of crap?


Like something our travelling Cousins would have!!

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This is more like the thing........ :)

 

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They build that and put a plug in it to plug in your solar panels ???? wtf is that about? All that tech and can’t build in solar panels on the lid?.... and ONE battery? Suppose as long as the yanks can keep burning fossil fuel they’ll not give a damn about running V8S gennys !
Their design teams could learn a lot from the Europeans.
They laughed at Walter Röhl when he took over his little ‘puddle jumper’ Quattro s1 rally car in 1987 to race pikes peak.... told him his little 134 cubic inch toy car wouldn’t handle their v8’s running 560 ci..... Röhl promptly wiped 20 seconds off the all time best speed in his first run.... blew them out of the water and won it by some stupid margin. Awesome watch in the hands of a master.
Lesson, bigger isn’t always better.



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Oh it's impressive alright ! :)

Just a tad OTT! 🥴


Just a tad!!!!. That's not an RV...that's a house.

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Just a tad!!!!. That's not an RV...that's a house.


It was a sarcastic tad 😂

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Just a tad!!!!. That's not an RV...that's a house.


It was a sarcastic tad 😂


I know...mine was a sarcastic just a tad😉


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I love that on the Land Rover Defender. My ideal way of camping life.

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Regarding JJF's comment....."bigger isn't always be better".... I've been trying to tell my wife that since our first date.....

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Regarding JJF's comment....."bigger isn't always be better".... I've been trying to tell my wife that since our first date.....


Are ye still driving that Mini 🤣

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They build that and put a plug in it to plug in your solar panels ???? wtf is that about? All that tech and can’t build in solar panels on the lid?.... and ONE battery? Suppose as long as the yanks can keep burning fossil fuel they’ll not give a damn about running V8S gennys !
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Lesson, bigger isn’t always better.



What an iconic machine Jon :up:


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I have an 80's Classic....The Porsche 944 Turbo. The 1980's turbo cup cars were producing 250 bhp and had uprated suspension and brakes, anti roll bars etc but were basically the same as the 1988 on production cars. My car has a stroker motor to 2.8 litres ( 2.5 was standard ) is is dyno tested to put out 422bhp. It was built by Promaxmotorsports in the UK, I bought it in 2004 and had been featured in 2 prominent UK porsche mags.

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WOW lovely!

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Regarding JJF's comment....."bigger isn't always be better".... I've been trying to tell my wife that since our first date.....


Are ye still driving that Mini 🤣



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WOW lovely!


The sad part Ally is since I've had the MH I dont get to use it much....Shame on me :(


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The sad part Ally is since I've had the MH I dont get to use it much....Shame on me :(


It's not eating any grass and only increasing in value though ;)

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Sure he is a yank, what else would you expect!! I wouldn't fancy that when it would start fish tailing , be some job to hold on to it!


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I have an 80's Classic....The Porsche 944 Turbo. The 1980's turbo cup cars were producing 250 bhp and had uprated suspension and brakes, anti roll bars etc but were basically the same as the 1988 on production cars. My car has a stroker motor to 2.8 litres ( 2.5 was standard ) is is dyno tested to put out 422bhp. It was built by Promaxmotorsports in the UK, I bought it in 2004 and had been featured in 2 prominent UK porsche mags.

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And a pic of my 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo

 


That is stunning John

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Thank's Rob.....An oldie but a goodie as they say :-)

Pic below was taken about 10 years ago at the annual Porsche Club Concours event at the Radisson blu hotel Stillorgan.....My car got a 2nd place in the concours de elegence....As you can see I was thrilled with that :D


 


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Thank's Rob.....An oldie but a goodie as they say :-)

Pic below was taken about 10 years ago at the annual Porsche Club Concours event at the Radisson blu hotel Stillorgan.....My car got a 2nd place in the concours de elegence....As you can see I was thrilled with that :D


 



Thats brilliant. i have been looking at old cars recently, 60s and 70s. really thinking of buying something.

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Sounds good Rob....Plenty out there. One BIG word of advice..........Watch out for ROT....I can cost a fortune to put right , you will lose your sanity and become an alcoholic in to time! Apart from that it's all plain sailing really :D


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Sounds good Rob....Plenty out there. One BIG word of advice..........Watch out for ROT....I can cost a fortune to put right , you will lose your sanity and become an alcoholic in to time! Apart from that it's all plain sailing really :D


think im halfway there already :happy:


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think im halfway there already :happy:


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t a 2nd place in the concours de elegence....As you can see I was thrilled with that :D





It must be a minter to get that. Mirela hasn't changed a bit.

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think im halfway there already :happy:


? :-/


you will lose your sanity and become an alcoholic in to time!


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you will lose your sanity and become an alcoholic in to time!


I know, I meant.... HALFWAY there already? :-/ :lol:

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you will lose your sanity and become an alcoholic in to time!


I know, I meant.... HALFWAY there already? :-/ :lol:


:happy: ok, 75%


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t a 2nd place in the concours de elegence....As you can see I was thrilled with that :D





Mirela hasn't changed a bit.


Yeah...Neither have I, I'm probably a bit slimmer now :happy:

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I'd hate to think about what their monthly payments are on that oversized caravan.

But then, it could be less than a mortgage if they are full-timers, so maybe it's they who are having the last laugh?

If any of you follow the van-life or Rv'er scene in America, You'll notice there seems to be a growing trend towards living on wheels over there. Especially for young couples who can't reach the property ladder OR for contractors who move around a lot with their jobs.


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Indeed Kevin....Youtube is awash with the "Vanlife " scene is the USA. Thats our plan for when we retire :up:


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Indeed Kevin....Youtube is awash with the "Vanlife " scene is the USA. That's our plan for when we retire :up:


True, I forgot about retirees... You'll be joining the "Snowbirds" maybe? 8-)

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Is there also not a big crack down on people living in RV's?


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Is there also not a big crack down on people living in RV's?


Where...The US? Nearly every second driveway in Florida has an RV parked in it. I worked with a few guys who lived in their Campers in cheap RV parks. Maybe a crackdown on overnight parking in Walmart etc type carparks :-/


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