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One of my rides in Oz

Old 03-14-2012, 05:40 PM
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Cool One of my rides in Oz

Hi guy's here are a few pictures of one of the Mogs I own in Australia.

Its a 1980 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1300L, 12 volt, air-over-hydraulic brakes. 395/85R20 Michelin XML tires.

On board air compressor can power air tools as well as inflate tires.
Roof vent port, side loading lights.

Front mounted vice provides platform for repairs if required.

OM-352A turbo-diesel; 75K miles on factory-new motor installed in 1999.

Air ride driver's seat, air conditioning, tinted windows.

8 speed manual transmission. Working gear set providing 16 forward, 16 reverse gears with ultra-low-speed possible. High speed differential gears.

Full locking differentials and sealed drive lines, portal axles.

2x275 litre after market fuel tanks for long drives in the outback.

Mercedes-Benz hydraulic system including pump, reservoir, plumbing and controls.

Heavy-duty hydraulic front winch: 40,000 pound capacity, 300 feet cable and hooks. PTO operated

Warn electric rear winch and remote control: 25,000 pound capacity 250 feet cable and hooks. PTO operated

Class 5 Rear trailer hitch receiver w/ 2 trailer ball, backup camera.

2 meter ham transceiver .

Erickson satellite telephone with a 4.5 watt output wired to a 20 amp box feeder.Restrictions? None!

Stereo and speakers, enhanced LED interior cab lighting for low-current operation.

Droppable, removable side boards and tail gate provide easy access to external cargo. Tailgate provides easy entrance/exit to camper with slide out supports.

External storage space provides room for 8-5 gallon fuel/water cans plus plenty of space for folding chairs, firewood, etc.


Alaskan Camper with durable fiberglass body on easily removable frame.

Hydraulically lifting roof provides stand-up room for persons of up to 6 feet. Top is lowered for travel providing low wind resistance, improved side-hill and reduced collisions with overhanging brush/trees.

Dinette seats 4 & converts into comfortable sleeping area with storage underneath.

3 burner propane stove, catalytic heater and stainless steel sink.

Marine-grade 120VAC/12V refrigerator/freezer operates 30 degrees off level

Seagull virus filter on 18 gallon water supply allowing ability to use potentially contaminated water supply. Will also filter shore water automatically if connected.

Cassette toilet.

Propane mounts with 2-10# removable tanks and auto-switching supply.

Marine-grade electrical components including Blue Sea Systems breaker and control panel. House electrical system can be isolated from truck and house batteries can be used to jump start truck with proper switch settings. Truck charges house batteries.

1 kW Xantrex inverter/charger provides 220/120 VAC from 180 AH battery array. Unit provides 1000 amp charging of battery array when connected to shore power or generator. Voltage, current and cumulative amp-hour usage display.

5 kW Honda EU5000 generator. 330 W solar panel with charge controller allows extended stationary operation w/o running motor or generator.

iPod compatible stereo with 6x9 speakers and satellite radio connection.

Removable LCD panel for video display for DVD player or laptop.

LED interior lighting for low current draw.

Removable rear cargo basket for stowage of large/dirty cargo (cooler, firewood, etc).

Roof rack with tool mounts. Folding stairs provide easy access to camper.

Thanks for looking.
Big Dan
Darwin Australia and Vancouver Canada

I do have pics but I'm not allowed to post any on this site yet.
Old 03-16-2012, 12:32 AM
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Default Why is "Big Dan" playing the imposter?

So, Big Dan, how come you've bragged about "your" particular Australian Unimogs, as "BenzLover," on at least one other forum (Team-BHP - The Definitive Indian Car Community - Portal) -- when in fact you don't own them, and have probably never even been near them??

The photos that you posted there were pirated from the true owners of these particular Unimogs, and consequently they have been identified, because they are pretty well-known vehicles to those in the 'Mog community.

"Your" 1980 U1300L Unimog, that you claim you ".... purchased .... in Papua New Guinea 10 years ago, and over the years I've modified it with things I needed....." (the one with the Alaskan camper), is actually Bill Caid's Unimog that he built up himself, and drove to Alaska a year ago. (The photos of it that you posted are from California and Arizona most likely, and one photo even shows this Unimog parked next to Bill's latest, larger Mercedes camper).

"Your" 1963 blue Unimog 404 extended hardtop with the star on the door is actually for sale right now at Unimog Exchange in Port Orange, New Jersey.

Your" 404 Unimog is actually Kent Drummond's Unimog, and the photos of it were taken in Colorado and Wyoming.

I must assume that your "fleet" of vehicles in Vancouver BC and in Australia is, for the most part, a "fantasy" fleet, one that you possess only in your own mind. What gives?

Are you that desperate to impress others? The game's up.
Old 03-18-2012, 11:32 AM
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well ok , then here is one of my rides , however im currently having trouble with the fluxcapacitor , i hope to have this issue resolved soon so i can get back to good ole 1985. its just hard to keep it under 88 mph , its just so damn fast. i cant wait to tell all my friends about this internet thing. wowsers!

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