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  1. waveslider

    Winnebago EKKO

    I recently undertook a rather ambitious project to completely soundproof and insulate the cab of our truck. Primarily using dynamat extreme and dynamat 1/2” thick insulating mat to fill in the dead spaces. The project reaped great benefits as noise/sound reduction. But the biggest benefit was...
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    Fuso FM260-Based Expedition Vehicle

    In a word: brilliant.
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    EarthCruiser/Fuso Driving Experience from a Sportsmobile Perspective

    Is it on queue yet? We can have a different opinion for sure, but claiming that mine is ill informed is incorrect. Mine is well informed and perhaps more important, it’s not filtered by some strange need to defend the honor of an inanimate object. But since you mention it, you pointed out...
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    EarthCruiser/Fuso Driving Experience from a Sportsmobile Perspective

    By the same token, if you don’t care how road worthy your vehicle is, a John Deere Tractor will take you anywhere an EC can go. As I said in my previous comments, if the main rebuttal to the opinion that something is a dog as an over-the-road vehicle is “why be in a hurry” or “if speed is your...
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    EarthCruiser/Fuso Driving Experience from a Sportsmobile Perspective

    Sounds like a great opportunity for one of those YouTube shoot-out comparison videos.
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    EarthCruiser EXP from a Sportsmobile Perspective

    I suppose. But wouldn’t that mean any window is an opportunity for cracking? Still seems like a clamshell type opening (where steps fold down and a hatch opens up) could be an interesting design element.
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    EarthCruiser/Fuso Driving Experience from a Sportsmobile Perspective

    I feel the same way when we are in the Kenworth. But that doesn’t mean you can polish a turd. They are both awful over-the-Road highway vehicles that make up for it in all the other ways you mention. since this thread is about the differences between a FUSO and a SMB van, it’s worth pointing...
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    EarthCruiser/Fuso Driving Experience from a Sportsmobile Perspective

    By all means, suggest away. Geoff, lets us know when you get a chance to open one up on the highway. I’ll be curious to hear.
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    EarthCruiser EXP from a Sportsmobile Perspective

    I’ve often wondered why flip-up “lambo-style” doors aren’t the norm for these kinds of builds. They kind of make their own shade/rain protection and you (presumably) could make them as wide/tall as needed. it would be a kind of an adaptation of the “opening wall” that GXV puts on some of their...
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    EarthCruiser/Fuso Driving Experience from a Sportsmobile Perspective

    Geoff, There is simply no other way to put it than the FUSO is an absolute POS on the highway. More so as compared to what you’re used to. There’s likely a bunch of people that are going to get all riled up and start attacking like rabid dogs, but that isn’t going to change the fact that the...
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    EarthCruiser/Fuso Driving Experience from a Sportsmobile Perspective

    Bummer. You didn't get to experience the single biggest difference between the two platforms then. Great write up and completely consistent with our experience/comparison.
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    ACELA 6X6 WITH SLRV EXPEDITION BOX NEW BUILD

    "The Rhino" here.....(named by our elderly neighbor and it stuck.)
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    Switching from Ford E-Series to FC/cabover (like Sportsmobile to Earthcruiser 4x4)?

    He have the stock seats and air ride baffles. The one benefit of the stock seats is that they aren't particularly big so I figured I had a better chance of making more room with a basic seat. But I can tell you that, after having recently pulled the seats out to do some work in the cab - they...
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    Switching from Ford E-Series to FC/cabover (like Sportsmobile to Earthcruiser 4x4)?

    Yeah, I have a fair bit of experience with "adapting" vehicles to my special dimensions. I'm 6'8" and I specifically asked GXV not to mess with it and that I would deal with it once we got settled. Since the passthru is so huge in the GXV, and it extends to behind the driver, I was able to...
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    Switching from Ford E-Series to FC/cabover (like Sportsmobile to Earthcruiser 4x4)?

    Geoff, That's awesome, thank you for doing that. It adds such a great perspective that is hard to envision otherwise. In terms of height, our particular truck is exceptionally tall - owing to the reality that one of the occupants is tall (me). So GXV had to make ours taller than most. I...
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    Switching from Ford E-Series to FC/cabover (like Sportsmobile to Earthcruiser 4x4)?

    Cool comparison Geofff. I remember you from the SMB Forum. Like you, I wanted my search for our SMB replacement to be based in facts, figures, comparisons and reality - not emotional and fluff stuff like cool factor and/or granite countertops and such. Those were totally meaningless to my...
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    Big custom camper sightings

    That was cool. Thanks for taking the time to pull it together.
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    Big custom camper sightings

    Yes! That's totally it. I only saw it from a distance but I have little doubt. Man, it looked really cool. Whoever bought that got a pretty authentic and ingenious EXPO vehicle from my perspective.
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    Big custom camper sightings

    Bummer, I wish I had seen it. We at least cooled off in the river but called the trip short due to high water temps.....too hot for catch and release trout fishing IMHO.
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