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aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
9/11/11 9:44 p.m.

Meet Mongo the new means of getting from A to anywhere

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1966 MCI 8v71 Detroit Diesel, manual trans, 35 feet long, full bathroom, kitchen, Onan generator, 2 AC units, furnace, oven, microwave and more.

Needs fresh paint on top, tires and a little TLC but generally she runs nice, had her at 70 mph on US71 for a mile or so with no dramas

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero HalfDork
9/11/11 9:46 p.m.

Jealousy . . . I haz it

Toyman01
Toyman01 SuperDork
9/11/11 9:48 p.m.

You lucky bas...

If you don't mind me asking, where did you find her, and how much.

One day the right deal will come along. Everything around here is either gold plated or scrap.

Beautiful.

fasted58
fasted58 Dork
9/11/11 9:50 p.m.

holy crap... are you going on tour?

Luke
Luke SuperDork
9/11/11 10:02 p.m.

Hah, that's absolutely nuts . Awesome, though, and a beautiful looking machine.

The plan is to put cars inside the bus, right?

mndsm
mndsm SuperDork
9/11/11 10:06 p.m.

Holy hell, that is the single LAST thing I was expecting to see for a "tow rig" color me impressed.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
9/11/11 10:07 p.m.

I got it outside of Youngstown Ohio, I drove her 230 miles home, paid a princely $3700, cash talks and I searched for over a year until the right one came along.

Cars will go on the trailer, I have a 24 enclosed one lined up for purchase at the end of the season.

You have to love stainless steel.

PO was an honest upstanding guy, the vehicle was a family camper converted by his FIL years ago.

Craigslist win

SCORE

MrJoshua
MrJoshua SuperDork
9/11/11 10:52 p.m.

You REALLY need to clean it up real nice and flat tow the Rover behind it.

bluesideup
bluesideup Reader
9/11/11 10:58 p.m.

Is your wife trained on using a buffer? That's going to take her a long time to get shined up!

novaderrik
novaderrik Dork
9/11/11 11:16 p.m.
bluesideup wrote: Is your wife trained on using a buffer? That's going to take her a long time to get shined up!

i'm thinking a scotchbrite pad would make it look cooler..

curtis73
curtis73 Dork
9/12/11 12:29 a.m.

There is one of these for sale locally and I WANT IT.

Seats 96, 600 hp Man diesel, and 50' long.... which is technically over the USDOT legal limit for a single vehicle, but is a cop really gonna bust out a tape measure?

I just wish I could afford the $75000 price tag

Toyman01
Toyman01 SuperDork
9/12/11 5:55 a.m.

In reply to aussiesmg:

That's a great buy. Hope you enjoy it.

If not let me know.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave SuperDork
9/12/11 6:30 a.m.

My buddy built this one -

Woody
Woody SuperDork
9/12/11 6:53 a.m.

That thing makes me smile

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi Reader
9/12/11 7:01 a.m.

You will double your investment with tires. They are awesome though.

miatame
miatame HalfDork
9/12/11 7:51 a.m.

HA! Really?

Is that going to tow to the Challenge? You better have the sweetest workshop setup in that thing!

So do you need a CDL?

dculberson
dculberson HalfDork
9/12/11 8:18 a.m.

Aussie, that's awesome.

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette Dork
9/12/11 8:18 a.m.

Nice ! More piks of inside and some history ?

JThw8
JThw8 SuperDork
9/12/11 8:26 a.m.

Niiiiice! Very cool score there.

nocones
nocones HalfDork
9/12/11 8:49 a.m.

What kind of mpg(gpm) did you get?

DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade Dork
9/12/11 9:03 a.m.
curtis73 wrote: There is one of these for sale locally and I WANT IT. Seats 96, 600 hp Man diesel, and 50' long.... which is technically over the USDOT legal limit for a single vehicle, but is a cop really gonna bust out a tape measure? I just wish I could afford the $75000 price tag

In my state (Mississippi) I wouldn't dare the DOT enforcement guys at all. They bust out portable weight machines when drivers get sneaky. They take no crap.

belteshazzar
belteshazzar SuperDork
9/12/11 9:09 a.m.

aussiesmg, i love it. i understand it's just a small part of ownership costs, but that seems cheap

mistanfo
mistanfo SuperDork
9/12/11 9:17 a.m.

I see where the fuel savings of going to the Hyundai are now. And you had better make the challenge, I didn't carry those tires for nothing!

Rusted_Busted_Spit
Rusted_Busted_Spit SuperDork
9/12/11 9:29 a.m.

That is really cool. Are you going to drive it to Mid Ohio next weekend?

Vigo
Vigo Dork
9/12/11 10:24 a.m.

Im waiting for the mpg numbers as well. I like it.

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