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Old 02-25-2009, 05:06 PM   #29
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For those of you who have the winter 2005 issue of Airstream Life, you can see the Class C Airstream. The article is titled Invasion of the C Monster and begins on page 55. I would have scanned it and posted it, but I feared that would break some copyright laws. I didn't want to raise Rich Luhr's ire.

It was "...built as a trade show prototype in 2002." It is "...built atop a Ford F-450 van with a Triton V-10 gas engine..." and is 28 feet long. A couple from Maine purchased it.

I'm not much of a class C RV fan, but it does look pretty cool.
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For those of you who have the winter 2005 issue of Airstream Life, you can see the Class C Airstream. The article is titled Invasion of the C Monster and begins on page 55. I would have scanned it and posted it, but I feared that would break some copyright laws. I didn't want to raise Rich Luhr's ire.

It was "...built as a trade show prototype in 2002." It is "...built atop a Ford F-450 van with a Triton V-10 gas engine..." and is 28 feet long. A couple from Maine purchased it.

I'm not much of a class C RV fan, but it does look pretty cool.
I would'nt want to step on any toes here, but that sounds like a whole nother thread under a whole nother caption.
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I would'nt want to step on any toes here, but that sounds like a whole nother thread under a whole nother caption.
I will begin a new thread regarding history, Africa and such. This has drifted into a tide pool.
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Yikes!

PeeWee, Sadly you are right this thread and all the good history it was imparting was not really hijacked but driven onto the reef and the pirates are among us. Sorry it went off topic so far. Ed
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:14 AM   #33
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A good captain can steer his vessel around the reef. I think it is premature to abandon ship...

And the scout truck is truly a mobile home, it is just closer to a Basque shepherds wagon than a class C . How about the interior photo we discussed on the phone Pee Wee? Can you post that too?

What happened to the trucks after the caravan?
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The job of the scouts and those S.V.s is just so intriguing to me. I'm sure there are some stories there as well as memories worth telling.
What was it like meeting the locals to set up passage through there lands?
Who came to your aid when you were fender deep in a ditch or rut. I just can't imagine presenting a 55 gal. drum to fill up with gas and forking over a ten and a five then getting change back.
Let's just steer this adventure back on track and continue down that road.
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Question Was Communicating An Issue

What about the language barrier. As an advance scout did you find it difficult communicating with the folks you encountered?

PS - I apologize for my previous mutinous posts and will be more careful in the future .
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It's Africa. It's a haircut. It's the Scout Truck. 1959!

This clip was taken from the existing poor quality film of the African Caravan.

It is me.

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PeeWee, Thanks for continuing to post your great wealth of pictures. I love it! Ed
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[quote=PeeWee;670431]Wally probably had an - imput -, maybe many do-this-and-thats.

Pee Wee - Was Wally giving an "implant" or "input"?
Actually, you may have just invented a perfectly valid new word!!
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Wally probably had an - imput -, maybe many do-this-and-thats.

Pee Wee - Was Wally giving an "implant" or "input"?
Actually, you may have just invented a perfectly valid new word!!
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Either way Wally had his say-so. INPUT, like put your left foot in, take your left foot out.

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What if the Hokey-Pokey is what it's all about! Ed
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great thread! It definitely deserves a tribute truck!
Any chance of a sketch of the interior layout?

I wish I could see trip pictures of my Vanagon that seems to have been an S.V. on the WBCCI 3 continent tour in 1980
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great thread! It definitely deserves a tribute truck!
Any chance of a sketch of the interior layout?

I wish I could see trip pictures of my Vanagon that seems to have been an S.V. on the WBCCI 3 continent tour in 1980
When you say three continents do you mean the Around-the-World Caravan?

I have only publicity pictures and no info or pic of their aux vehicles.

When I find time I can do a roughy, roughy sketch of the inside of the Scout Vehicle in Africa. It is basically described in one of the threads I have entered, and could be drawn up by an artist.
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