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Old 11-16-2006, 12:34 PM   #1
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'Bigfoot' is a unique off-road overland vehicle built in spring 2002 and now has 105,000 kms. A proven, dependable, trouble-free camper for the adventurous off-roader or overlander who wants both the rugged design to get into remote areas and comfort on arrival. Cab-over engine design gives superb driver visibility. The vehicle has a steep angle of entrance and departure (350 front, 30 0 rear) . Completed adventures are documented on the Silk Route Motorcaravan Club Also see
Ready to fulfill your dream of world exploration in a reliable vehicle you can trust. From Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, the Arctic to the Atacama, Istanbul to Shanghai, 'Bigfoot' is ready to take you there.

Also ideal for a Rally Support Vehicle, Media Uplink Platform, Naturalist Vehicle or whatever requires rugged 4WD all terrain capabilty and long range. There are bucket seats for three up front in the cab.

Chassis :

2000-model 3-ton 4 x 4 Mitsubishi Fuso FG (Canter in some markets) truck (new January 2002) with the 3900 cc, 4-cylinder turbo diesel. See Fuel tanks give 1100 kms (730 miles) driving range, and the 5 jerry can rack allows a further 500 kms (300 miles). Truck averages 15 to 17 MPG in most conditions. Five speed, high/low range transmission. Brakes equipped with ABS. Rear axle has a limited-slip differential, Comfortable highway cruising at 100 kph (about 65 mph). Dimensions: L 5.79m/19', W 2.44m/8', H 3.12m/10'3". Weight 4.5 Tonnes/9900 Lbs. The vehicle meets all US importation regulations including Section 108 which refers to clearance lights on the Bigfoot Camper which is built in Canada .

Living space:

2001 Series 1517CB Bigfoot Travel Trailer with custom-engineered mounting to the truck chassis. The 1700 Series has been replaced by the 2500 series. Look up 25B175CB diagram. Bigfoot RV products are 'high-end' composite moulded Fibreglass monocoque construction with excellent insulation and a reputation for rugged strength and the ability to handle rough roads without damage or leaks.

See Air Conditioning in cab and cabin. Electrics are; 120 V – 30 Amp. mains plug-in, 12 V – 32 Amp. inverter, independent 12V 200 amp hr deep-cycle battery system, 75 W solar roof charging panel, and 1000 W Honda genset too.

Appliances; propane furnace and hot water, Marine 12V compressor style electric fridge, 3 burner stove with oven and Microwave, Shower and flush-toilet.

Sleeps 2 comfortably (4 are cosy). Pleanty of interior storage. Exterior lights each side and in engine area. Locked external storage, plus fuel and roof racks.

Tires : Yokohama Supersteel 10 ply, 7.50 R 16. The first set circled the globe without damage. Present set has 22,000 miles. Never a flat, puncture or damage occured on very challenging terrain. Single spare fits any location.

Accessories and Spare Parts:
- President CB Radio AM/FM/USB – US/CDA/EU capable

- Exterior GPS antennae

- Sony FM/AM/CD cab and cabin

- GE drinking water filter system

- Jack, blocks, lifters, 8 T towline, extension cords, water connection

- Auxiliary water pump (for water fills from streams, etc.)

- Fitted tool kit

- Spares; water hoses, brake linings, bulbs, oil & fuel filters

- Front and rear bumpers with spare tire on rear

- Security/protection – door blocks, nerf bar, etc.
"I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety." Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic Explorer, Sea and Land, 1874-1922.
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