How much does it cost to fill up? Today, it's actually how much they pay me to fill it
Working on it.Have fun with it and keep posting your project.
Have you done some layouts of the inside of the container ?
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Well, I may have misunderstood you.I am sincerely happy for you getting the rig that you wanted! The point i was trying to make (and obviously not doing a very good job of it) was that if you were planning exploring DEEP in the outback (like in many parts of Baja) and staying "off the grid" for a month plus at a time... You would be better off with a lighter rig that had low range working gears. Preferably low low ones like on Unimogs. Yes, horsepower and torque are wonderful things until you are really stuck... Then it just starts to break things! A calm steady right foot and a really low gear (with low tire pressure and a shovel) if far more likely to get you out of trouble.
And when it doesn't... It's time to go into the hidden vault and pull out the "tractor fund"! From what I've read on this thread sounds like you are mostly going to explore in the USA where there is a good likelihood that you will have Cell service, which is FAR more convenient then down in Baja where there are stretches of hundreds of miles between service and the only way to get help is to walk to a main road and hitchhike to the nearest tractor the be ready to pay the tractors owner hundreds/ or thousands of $$$ to bail you out of trouble. Trust me! I am speaking from experience!
My truck Casa Azul weighs 16,800 dry and usually under 20K wet (too big to get pulled out by a F350) and I keep my tractor fund at about $2800. Enough for a greedy backhoe owner. You will probably need a D8 ($15K ~ $20K) and... Lets not forget the low-boy to get the tractor to your truck!
Best of luck and fun with your new rig.
Get a standard 20' container and measure out 14'. Use cardboard boxes to build a full-size model of the interior. She might want to expand to 20'.... The wife and I are trying to come into agreement regarding the length of the container. I'd like to just use a standard 20-foot container, but she wants to use one that has been cut down and rewelded to a shorter length, around 14 feet (the bed is 14 feet long).
No, we are some way off that with this 2000 u1550 being one of the last analogue engines and gearboxes. We have 290bhp and 600ish torques with an updated injection system but that's a way off yours. No tc or abs obviously but neither did my Ariel atom so I can live with that .Very cool, nathane. I see the torsion-free subframe, the pass-through, and the tall roof. We looked for a U2150L/38 or a U2450L/38 to import, but we were not successful.
And we never would have gotten 425 horsepower, 1,550 pound-feet of torque, a 7-speed automatic transmission, ABS, and traction control in any Unimog old enough to legally import (25 years old).