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Old 12-03-2006, 08:40 PM   #1
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Pissed If you need to ask you can Not afford it....

Or the Most amazing truck you will ever see

I got the provilege this morning to Meet Avi Meyers (what a cool fellow) the USA Importer of Unicat Trucks and also see in person two of those amazing machines..

This "AllYouCanEat" Monsters are the GS version of a Go anywere truck, totally self contain travel in comfort machines.

Moderators please don't send this to TuMamma since is all about the little details that makes this machine what it is and also will bring a lot of inpirations for the people that actually make their own stuff.

Basically is so many details on this truck, I'm going to try to divide the postings on specif areas so nobody have a head explosion.

And a WarNinG just in case bring some towels to cover the floor and your computer since the level of salivation on this machine is UltraMegaReallyHigh.

I'm going to start with the Outside views of the big truck so you guys can get a overall idea of were everything is.



The only thig this need to be a Airplane is some Wings, since the build quality will pas any aircraft standard any day.


The chassis, Engine and ruuning gear is base on a International chassis but is being Improve and also modied to fit the "Full floating Cabin:



If you know e, you know that is soehow dificult to Impress me and also I bound to found silly design miskates.

Well I crole up and down this whole Moster and I was unable to find even One stupid error, everything was build to the ussual german standard but full of "Out There" ideas


13 feet tall, 17 feet long cabin, 96' inches the maximum permited in this country with out special permits or licence issues, sorry I don't remenber how long it is


Just take a look at this Rack that carries the spare tyre and some cargo boxes, so freaking cool, so freaking basic, is no Gadgets on this machine, everything is there for a reason ad to a level of quality than more than achive the "Life or death" standard, redundant sistems all over, back up for everything, plus two big as witches that can pretty much get you out of anything.


More to come after i eat something ad finish some stuff I need to do.

for now if you like you can check other pictures at my At My Smugmug galleries (thanks King Baldy as ussual for the incredible service).

I have arrange the fotos in about seven folders so far, but I need to work on them a little (flip, them, crop them and really organize them.


I'm going to try to get Ari to subscribe you he can tell you better about all the details since I don't thing I got 10 % of them.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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Wow!

Ricky,
Very cool rig. Looking forward to learning more about it, and nice find!!
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:38 PM   #3
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I saw that thing in Vegas at SEMA a few weeks back.
It's fantastic...
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:47 PM   #4
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I saw that thing in Vegas at SEMA a few weeks back.
It's fantastic...
Oh an if I know like I do, I bet you Heart was going at a 170Rpms..

The detail the freaking details is what kills me on this thing, even the most inacesible parts that nobody will ever they are done to perfection..

The total oposite of "west coast choppers" were they fix everything with bondo torques and hammers.

you wait until I finish all the Specific reviews and you will be ready to sell you house and also get a loan to be able to purchase one of this monsters..
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:02 PM   #5
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Ricky,
Very cool rig. Looking forward to learning more about it, and nice find!!
John

well John go into my foto galleries to get a little preview, I need to finsh some stuff tonight so I can go to my little to shop tomorrow..

for sure this Trucks are almost as well made as you Super aftermarket Ducati frames, hell I ca not eve remenber the company,, RCN...?
I don't think so,

what is it...?

To give youa little Preview take a look at this sequence



This the electric (I think) acess stairs to the big cabin in the back.














You just Press the little RED Botton and that is it.



No bloody Fingers In fact not even dirty or greasy one, this think is just pure mecanical perfection.


But don't worry I have any more to come, in fact about 170 of them or even a little more.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:35 AM   #6
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I bet a vehicle like this makes you wish you had learned to drive.

You should get on with UPS for the hollidays,you will be an expert by Dec.25.

Merry Christmas,thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:10 AM   #7
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Very cool looking machine! Tell us more...soon.
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:17 AM   #8
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Copycat!

How 'bout this one? It's based on a unimog, so it's a Rokon to the Unicat's R1200GS: http://www.maximog.com. And notice it's got a GS strapped to the trailer...
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:27 AM   #9
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Yet another reason to keep playing the lottery...

Probably eats a lot of fuel, but I guess if you can afford the truck the cost of the fuel to run the beast is pocket change......


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Old 12-04-2006, 06:35 AM   #10
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I've seen something very similar used by overlanders from Europe driving it in Africa, but it has virtually no overhang at the rear for clearing really nasty stuff.. basically a modified truck that races in the Dakar race turned into luxury living quarters.. thanks for the pics Ricky..keep it comin'

P.s. I want one with a bike garage and ramp at the rear!


I do need to ask: HOW MUCH?

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Old 12-04-2006, 08:57 AM   #11
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From their US site FAQ page...

Q. What is the price range of the UNICAT Amerigo models?
A. Starting prices are:
Amerigo with Ford F550 4x4 starts @ $275,000
Amerigo with Unimog U500 4x4 starts @ $450,000
Amerigo with International 7400 4x4 starts @ $450,000

...might get a discount if you pick up a second one for the wife to take to Costco...
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:25 AM   #12
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Unicat is better
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:09 AM   #13
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Ya, that's the one I saw, Unicat.. Something like this would do... A bunch of us ADV FF's can plan a trip to south America and take turns riding and driving this thing... check out the snorkel on this thing... deep deep water crossings... no problem!! hey.. dreaming is free!

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Old 12-04-2006, 10:43 AM   #14
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Ya, that's the one I saw, Unicat.. Something like this would do... A bunch of us ADV FF's can plan a trip to south America and take turns riding and driving this thing... check out the snorkel on this thing... deep deep water crossings... no problem!! hey.. dreaming is free!

gonna need scuba gear for that water crossing
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:54 AM   #15
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Maybe just maybe the snorkel is used to get clean air into the truck. Everything down low is way to dusty. Ag tractors do this all the time.
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