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Ratmobile 4
« on: February 27, 2016, 11:34:40 »
After a casual mooch down to Birmingham the other day, I decided to drop into the NEC where there was a Camping/Motorhome show. That was a bloody expensive diversion  :shock:

I pick this new shiny Auto Trail up in June, I have to wait a while because they are making some alterations to the layout for me as it comes off the production line.



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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2016, 11:38:00 »
 lol

Getting closer to the prediction I made on your final Rat Mobile


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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2016, 11:54:15 »
I have a Wurzelmobile I made over the last year, not up to your specs, but it keeps the rain off, has solar power and a cosy stove, so good for off grid,  I also fitted a good stereo system, fridge and loo with shower, sink and hob.

The wood came from  partly from a tree I had to remove in my work, home milled and moulded.

Cost in total is well under eight grand with a 2010 van base.


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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 11:57:03 »
Another pic.


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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2016, 11:59:37 »
That's a really nice job  :thumb: It never ceases to take my breath away when I see some of the prices of the converted vans. If I had the skills there would definitely be a business venture.

This is an example of a disgusting colour and an extortionate price.  £37,000



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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2016, 12:00:35 »
Wurzel,

Your Van needs a 'Vanping' sticker, PM me your address  :thumb:
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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 12:03:26 »
I think there is the oportunity to produce and sell, it takes time to build one, but the profits are there for a bespoke build to order, I was under orders to get one sorted out, and enjoyed the process imensely.

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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2016, 12:04:46 »
Did you photograph it as you went? I'd like to see that.
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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2016, 12:04:51 »
Will do, and I feel privileged.  :)

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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2016, 12:05:45 »
 :text-worthless:
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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2016, 12:05:58 »
The powers that be, Silly Sally did take some, I shall see if she still has them. :)

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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2016, 16:28:12 »
Would that be Aunt Sally? I bet she blames the Crow Man.
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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2016, 18:12:08 »
Wurzel what a lovely job you made of that take a bow that man :)

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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2016, 18:16:30 »
Very nice mr rat,did you already have one or is this your first ?

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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2016, 18:17:05 »
"The wood came from  partly from a tree I had to remove in my work, home milled and moulded."

What a casual way to describe the amount of skill and labour to go from tree to that! Must have been very satisfying when finished. Top job.

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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2016, 18:20:46 »
@ASmith - We have had them for years, since the kids were really young (eldest is now 26).

This is the Ratmobile Mk3 making way for the new one  http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=25715.0
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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2016, 13:12:36 »
Tl power, Aunt Silly Sally blames me for everything, the crow man gers revered!

Thank you musty nuts, no skill just if at first you don't succeed try and try again.. :)

I will be going in the van to the April track day, with the bike on a trailer touch wood.

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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2016, 15:36:47 »
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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2016, 16:27:05 »
Freudian slip methinks... :stirpot: :)

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Re: Ratmobile 4
« Reply #19 on: February 29, 2016, 19:35:44 »
You've obviously never been in his company.

His brother Crusty has issues....
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