I like the Unimog but only ever seen one cheap one and didnt have any money at the time.
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I would never light it without a carbon monoxide detector AND a smoke alarm, EVERY time:)
Thats good, so many people install heater etc and havent a clue how to ventilate it or what precautions to take.
Have you driven one? have you actually witnessed the mileage to gallon? I'm talking flat out 40-45 mph = 7-10mpg fully fit and tuned up, good clear roads and unladen maybe -12 mpg Folk trying to sell a RL are like fishermen, "the one that got away was this :hug:big"
Before you invest. join a 4 x 4 forum or contact some genuine owners. Ask them what to expect mpg. I love the vehicles and nearly swapped my driving horse and dray for one years ago. Obviously LPG wasn't a serious option back then or that would have been a must.
I have and the general reports are 8-12mpg from one with a body on the back, I did look at one with no body and he reconed he got slightly more, off road 5-6 MPG thats shocking!
I wont be going far in it just local stuff so its not too bad, just fancied one and finally its all come togetehr moneys sorted, LPG bits in my mates shed, insurance with recovery that I can afford, even got secore storage but cant find an RL.
I see what you say about some owners, some think they are worth a fortune, but forget they dont have many practical uses due to the poor MPG
More like 10 to 12 MPG and still need petrol to start it up and shut it down.
Its 10-12 MPG on Petrol as gas is just over half the price when its on gas it should work out at 18-20mpg, its not a massive saving but still worth while
Thanks but they are all miles away so its a over night job just to look at them.
I like the recovery trucks but as they are rated at 10 ton you cant drive one on my car licence, unless you take the stuff off the back and re plate it, oh and they have 6 tyres not 4 so cost more.
Budget is about £1500.
Price wise they are all over the place, just missed a running one with a box on the back for £1100
heres my build with a Glastonbury griffin 3kw stove,just used 1mm ally sheet with a 22mm air gap behind it,on a piece of local sandstone,glued,and bolted to the floor. BOut an inch air gap bottom and can flow out the top
Works a treat. I cut a 6" hole for a 4" flue, which I feel is important, you dont want your flue touching the metal of your roof.
The flashing kit holds it plenty steady.
Nice install thanks for sharing .
One thing we all need to consider is you must have a Monoxide detector and ensure correct ventilation for the stove.
I assume the flue is cooler at the to so it wont melt the Decktite?
IN the past I have stripped out what I needed then given the bare shell to a local caravan breakers, he puts them on Ebay for 99p often gets £100 for them as people refit them out or make trailers with them.
Not all scrap yards will take them so best to check first
Yes I did but the MOD sold the last few RLs a good few years ago, they tend to now only have newer stuff which is well beyond my budget.
I believe they are ok for part worn tyres about £100 each!
I did have one lined up but the vendor has disappeared so it looks like he is either keeping it or sold it.
Perhaps it was this bloke going again?
Its a good book too
I'd check all your appliances. A vast number of things accept a wide range of input voltage these days, usually 90-250
You may be able to just use 120!
Good point, you can easily but 110v light bulbs too as the are used on building sights etc due to the risk of electrocution being less
Are you a rich Arab oil sheik ?You might find it coming in handy with an RL !
I have a not so secret plan
My mate has donated an LPG tank, another is an LPG fitter so you can guess the rest.
When you work out the LPG cost it should be like it doing 18-20MPG so I can live with that as it wont travel far
Anyone having any heating /cooking appliance should have at least a smoke and carbon monoxide detector.
It might have saved a life
To be honest get a professional to look at it.
The 60hz can be reduced to 50hz by altering the engine speed.
Ask said professional about earthing too as its vital for any protection devices to work
Go stealth van all round winner
I agree, get a decent tidy looking van, buy a cheap damaged caravan and fit it out, or insulate and ventilate the van and sleep on the floor, get your self a Carbon Monoxide alarm and a smoke detector for piece of mind
I am new here.
I found this excellent site whilst looking for a Bedford RL 4x4 truck.
I had one lined up but the vendor has done a bunk so still looking, so if you know of any for sale or any parts incase I ever get one let me know
Its gong to be a festival bus for my son, but its a secret so don't tell him
Excellent cars not good on fuel
Newer ones can have electronic issues like most newer stuff, but for £600 its a lot of car