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    Got £650k knocking around?

    Here's a new toy for you.


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    What a beast!!!

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    Fanatastic. I could get into motorhoming with one of those. But where would you take that in the UK?

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    A weeks wages for Gareth Bale,

    I wonder how much it will depreciate over 3 years, 6 months down the line even

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    I can see a new thread appearing on this forum imminently - when I realise Iím one of the few here who not only doesnít have a large collection of branded Swiss Ďtimepiecesí or a supercar collection, but also donít own a massive motorhome! I await photos of men wearing captains hats at the wheel whilst flashing - hmmmmm - 2-tone Yachtmaster IIís I reckon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdh1 View Post
    Fanatastic. I could get into motorhoming with one of those. But where would you take that in the UK?
    I have always liked the idea of motorhoming! That giant would be amazing to tour America or Australia in!! Dreams!


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    If could afford £650k on a motorhome I'd using the best hotels not a motorhome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vRSG60 View Post
    If could afford £650k on a motorhome I'd using the best hotels not a motorhome!
    That is a very good point.

    I will pop mine up on SC shortly.

    I wish!

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    There is a guy over on TRF who has one of these. If not that one then a very similar one. Also has a collection of £15k bicycles and some other high end hobbies. Makes my mate's transporter conversion look humble.

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    Decidedly cheap! Some of the US manufacturers like Prevost are $2M+ for a high-end spec. I recall once seeing a show about a guy who'd won like $200M in the US lottery who was just driving around aimlessly in one seeing the sights.

    Personally I like the overland globetrotter ones made by the likes of Unicat, they start around half a mil. Anyone know the numbers for Saturday?

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    A family relative, now deceased, bought one of those converted coach motorhomes from the states (at a cost of something around $1million) about twenty years back and imported it. He then had a huge "hanger" built to house it.


    It was used perhaps a handful of times because it was far to big for English country lanes, and few campsites would take it due to size and weight.

    When he passed away a few years back his son finally managed to get it sold for £25k.

    I think he did well.


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    So clever my foot fell off.

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    I love the thought of him rocking up in that to 'Phyllis and Ernie's Farm Stay Camping' in the Peak District for a bank holiday weekend.

    The united sound of every other camper on the site exclaiming 'what an a-hole' and 'WTF is that' as he drove on in anticipation of lighting his disposable BBQ and unpacking the B&Q white plastic garden chairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vRSG60 View Post
    If could afford £650k on a motorhome I'd using the best hotels not a motorhome!
    This.
    £650K gets you and the missus 6500 nights at the Premier Inn. (17.5 years)
    Or 3000 nights at a really good hotel.
    Also...where the hell are you going to park it?
    WAY too big for ordinary sites....and backroads..
    I'd probs just hire one for the odd weekend.

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    Wow!!!
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    This.
    £650K gets you and the missus 6500 nights at the Premier Inn. (17.5 years)
    Or 3000 nights at a really good hotel.
    Also...where the hell are you going to park it?
    WAY too big for ordinary sites....and backroads..
    I'd probs just hire one for the odd weekend.
    Or 1000 nights with someone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Or 1000 nights with someone else?
    You're a thinking man.
    I like you.

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    a friend of mine had a huge American motor home just like this, it seemed like a great idea at the time, it was two feet longer than a coach, the only place he could park it was race tracks and motorway services, it ended up just sitting on his farm for a couple of years then he sold it.

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    Don't you need a Cat. C licence to drive something like that?
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    Fantastic bit of kit, that but no good in the UK

    My friend in the States has one about that size pull out sides the lot it even has a American double fridge in the kitchen. He tows his Ram 500 pick up behind it, total MPG 6.5.

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    This is a land-based super-yacht.

    Well, in a manner of speaking.

    Similar kind of buyer I should think.

    You need an HGV licence.

    And the rear overhang means you'll be hitting street furniture as you turn on B roads.

    But imagine the fun you could have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    This is a land-based super-yacht.

    Well, in a manner of speaking.

    Similar kind of buyer I should think.

    You need an HGV licence.

    And the rear overhang means you'll be hitting street furniture as you turn on B roads.

    But imagine the fun you could have...
    I donít see it. Thereís hardly much glamour driving a coach around rainy England and then sleeping in a caravan site.

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    Well, the odd trip to Goodwood or Brands might be fun.

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    The only place I can see it being any use is USA


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    Good god, there are some miserable gits on this thread. I posted it because it’s a wonderful feat of engineering and would be an incredible thing to experience/own. I didn’t post it because it’s a practicable means of transport!
    Last edited by learningtofly; 8th October 2020 at 21:24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Good god, there are some miserable gits on this thread. I posted it because itís a wonderful feat of engineering and would be an incredible thing to experience/own. I didnít post it because itís a practicable means of transport!
    It must be the weather Tony getting to people. Autumnania is setting in...

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    These top £1.2 million....very cool..

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1B2F1AYBQn8VdO

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    I know the presenter in the video, in fact the watch he's wearing used to be mine. Small world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerard View Post
    These top £1.2 million....very cool..

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1B2F1AYBQn8VdO

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    I'd much prefer the first option rather and save half a mill than the Tonka toy.
    In fact, they're for completely different usage and both hugely expensive but I think the Yank Land Rover is particularly hugely expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Good god, there are some miserable gits on this thread....
    But we like being miserable....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    I know the presenter in the video, in fact the watch he's wearing used to be mine. Small world.

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    I thought I recognised him! How many years ago were those meets near Exeter?

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    This came into my work this week




    Solar panels
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    And the whol back is on air rams and lifts off to stand on its legs


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    This.
    £650K gets you and the missus 6500 nights at the Premier Inn. (17.5 years)
    Or 3000 nights at a really good hotel.
    Also...where the hell are you going to park it?
    WAY too big for ordinary sites....and backroads..
    I'd probs just hire one for the odd weekend.
    It isnt a choice over a luxury hotel or the plush motorhome,those who spend this sort of money can afford to do that too and probably do.

    Hugely expensive toys & baubles are purchased because they can,and makes no dent in their bank account when buying at this sort of money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    I know the presenter in the video, in fact the watch he's wearing used to be mine. Small world.

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    Nick Burnham, he is a respected boating journalist and he likes his Rolex.
    Boating is another interest of mine, I watch his Aquaholic youtube channel and read his articles, he comes across very well and I always enjoy his content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P9CLY View Post
    It isnt a choice over a luxury hotel or the plush motorhome,those who spend this sort of money can afford to do that too and probably do.
    Who'd of thought it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    This.
    £650K gets you and the missus 6500 nights at the Premier Inn. (17.5 years)
    Or 3000 nights at a really good hotel.
    Also...where the hell are you going to park it?
    WAY too big for ordinary sites....and backroads..
    I'd probs just hire one for the odd weekend.

    YOU RENT If it Floats, Flies or.. barely Fits into camping spaces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerard View Post
    These top £1.2 million
    They are stupidly overpriced! Targeting the wealthy yank 'toy' market is the only possible explanation as the base vehicle is a $50k pickup.

    The same concept on a £120k MAN/Merc 18 tonne truck chassis comes in around £500k from the Euro manufacturers, and there's an Aussie one called EarthRoamer based on a £25k 7.5 tonne Isuzu chassis that costs around £200k all-in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    They are stupidly overpriced! Targeting the wealthy yank 'toy' market is the only possible explanation as the base vehicle is a $50k pickup.

    The same concept on a £120k MAN/Merc 18 tonne truck chassis comes in around £500k from the Euro manufacturers, and there's an Aussie one called EarthRoamer based on a £25k 7.5 tonne Isuzu chassis that costs around £200k all-in.
    The one pictures above IS an EarthRoamer XV-LTS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurmot View Post
    I thought I recognised him! How many years ago were those meets near Exeter?
    Too long ago!

    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    Nick Burnham, he is a respected boating journalist and he likes his Rolex.
    Boating is another interest of mine, I watch his Aquaholic youtube channel and read his articles, he comes across very well and I always enjoy his content.
    I knew him from his days at Princess Yachts and follow him on YT for his boating reports, but never knew he did other forms of transport. Really nice guy and also a member on here, but not a frequent poster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    But we like being miserable....
    I'm never happy unless I'm miserable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenikjones View Post
    The one pictures above IS an EarthRoamer XV-LTS
    Sorry my bad meant to say EarthCruiser - they are the Oz company who use Isuzu.

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    Only 650K, each to their own I suppose. I think I'd rather spend that much money on other things...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Sorry my bad meant to say EarthCruiser - they are the Oz company who use Isuzu.
    Cheers, that makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damo View Post
    Only 650K, each to their own I suppose. I think I'd rather spend that much money on other things...
    Maybe the buyers have already bought those other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Maybe the buyers have already bought those other things.
    Very true which is why I said each to their own. If they already have those other things and that takes their fancy then fair play to them :)

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    Ah, good old Nick.

    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    I know the presenter in the video, in fact the watch he's wearing used to be mine. Small world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDad View Post
    I can see a new thread appearing on this forum imminently - when I realise Iím one of the few here who not only doesnít have a large collection of branded Swiss Ďtimepiecesí or a supercar collection, but also donít own a massive motorhome! I await photos of men wearing captains hats at the wheel whilst flashing - hmmmmm - 2-tone Yachtmaster IIís I reckon?
    You are not alone. A couple hundred quid on a Seiko is about as rich as it gets for me.

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    Thatís a monster!!!



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    The glaring issue with the Merc in the original video is it's not a TZ-UK favourite MX-5 in its garage!

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    Who knew the fairground trade was so profitable?

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    Good evening all!

    Ralphy kindly dropped me a line and mentioned this thread, I feel humbled! :)

    This motorhome was custom built by a friend of mine who makes bespoke motorhomes, it's the biggest he's ever created and I think it took about a year. He builds them in a small factory in South Devon. There are a couple of his smaller (but still impressive) motor homes on the channel.

    This one wasn't built for going camping, I believe that it's most likely to be used as a support vehicle for the owner to use at motor race tacks and track days across UK and Europe. Nice way to travel, and to arrive!

    Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed it and sorry I've not been around too much, life has been absolutely crazy for the last few years, mostly with youtube.com/aquaholic and now with youtube.com/motaholic! Still into the watches, but having built a modest collection that I really like I'm pretty much sticking with them for now (including the ex Ralphy Rolex!). I could be very tempted by a black PVD Porsche Design Orfina Chronograph however!

    Hello to all the south west meet guys, long time no see, and don't forget to like and subscribe, as proper YouTubers say..! :D

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