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Hello ally

Postby Stumog » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:06 pm

Hi guys

Thought I should sign up here. Doing some research to see if I should trade my 80 series and trailer in for a 4x4 lorry.

My first 4x4 was a 67 lhd unimog at 18 so not phased with driving anything really.

On a tight budget so would properly be a daf 4x4 with some form of back converted.

Would like it to be a 4 berth as we have a little 3 year old and make plans for another child at some point.

I could always end up with a vario also.

Regards Stu

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Re: Hello ally

Postby jonbull » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:42 am

Hi Stu and welcome to the house of dreams....... :D Some excellent information on here and many a source of inspiration. I know of at least one Daf, configured for a young family, so it is emenently "do-able".
All the best, Jon

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Re: Hello ally

Postby sparks101 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:14 pm

Hi Stu and welcome to the forum. As Jon said loads of ideas and advice on here.
I have a Daf too, they are good fun and loads is achievable

cheers

Andy

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Re: Hello ally

Postby bromleyxphil » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:44 pm

Hi Stu welcome to the mad house, not a DAF for me but they are a great Truck and you will certainly feel at home here.
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Re: Hello ally

Postby skipperted » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:14 pm

Hi Stu,
Welcome to the forum,I've pm'd you something you may find interesting ,
Simon

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Re: Hello ally

Postby Brian-reynolds » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:13 pm

Hi Stu and a warm welcome to you and your family,

We have one member that sleeps in the DAF cab, as it is a sleeper cab, and I did read of one member that has bunks in the cab for the little ones whilst the "grown up's" (loose term!) party in the cabin.....

To be honest, it is up to your imagination on how to do it all, and if all else fails, sell the kids to sponsor the build!

I often type "expedition trucks" into the google machine and once you ignore all the Americans that call pick-up's "trucks" then you have a good selection of ideas of the layout.

Then start designing it, build it, and then realise you have cocked it all up and want to start again..... or is that just me?

Where abouts are you located? I am sure there is a member nearby....

Have fun, it is very hard work but when you get out in the vehicle for the first time, all becomes worth it!

B.

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Re: Hello ally

Postby Stumog » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:38 pm

Hi Brian

I am in Bristol so if anyone is close would like to see how a daf does drive as I have some people say it's fine others they are not so good.

Also do they cruiser at 55 60 on the motorway?

Don't really want to sleep or have our daughter in the cab. She is only 3 and worried people may phone the old bill.

We looked at a nice mk this week with a great layout. I only was looking at the box as don't want something that old.

Regards Stu

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Re: Hello ally

Postby Brian-reynolds » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:00 pm

I dream of cruising at 60! (me and the truck!)

Mine seems quite at just under 50mph, but put the bigger tyres on and things improve.

They are noted as being under geared, but to be honest, I like to see where I am passing and am never in a hurry, and at night I seem to travel more like 45mph, just under the famous tyre wobble.

These really are fantastic vehicles and you will never regret buying one.

Don't forget, you put the kiddies on a roof rack at night, no one will see them up there and if you gag them first, no one will here them either! Win win!

Can you tell I am not a parent?

B.

PS, I was near Bristol a month back, nice down there, and a few members of this or the FaceBook groups reside slightly in land from there. I do intend to be back down there some time in a month or two to resume my journey.


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