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Old 03-11-2012, 07:53 PM   #301
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I was stupid enough to click it too.

Some of them seem pretty reasonable to purchase.

This forum is a seriously slippery slope....




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Yeah, this is just one example but it's friggin' pron to me...

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Old 03-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #302
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Yeah, this is just one example but it's friggin' pron to me...

Nice Doka. I love the older body style.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:46 AM   #303
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I hope you guys saw that there were 2 links there...
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:56 AM   #304
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:23 AM   #305
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I hope you guys saw that there were 2 links there...
Yup (for me anyway).

I actually had the Rocky Mountain Moggers site bookmarked on my old Safari browser.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:25 AM   #306
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I have recently found a need for a truck. I'll be using as such though - putting ugly things in the back and occasionally heading to the mountains for some fun. Dual PTO drives might come in handy.

A regular truck would probably do me fine - but it does not make sense (to me) to spend around 20k on a newer diesel when an old 'Mog (late 70's) in decent shape will run about that price. And they are 10 times the truck.

They have their drawbacks though. Parts aren't at the local shop. Highway speed just doesn't happen. They don't fit in my garage. They're probably noisy and they lack some comfort.

I don't know if I need to be talked into one or talked out of getting one. Any recommendations from owners? Regrets?

Not sure if these links have been posted already but if not . . .

http://www.unimogcanada.com/
I see you are located in Alberta. Hans (located near Langley, BC), can order you any type of Unimog you want direct from Germany. Not sure what (if anything) he has in stock at the moment but its worth giving him a call.

http://unimogshop.com/
Good source for Unimogs and parts that are for sale.

http://www.unimog.net/exchange/
Another good source for Unimogs and parts that are for sale.

http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/se...eId=AT&lang=en
You can always source and import a vehicle directly from Germany into Canada (provided its over 15 years old). Here is a link to Mobile.de You can input all of the criteria you want (i.e. diesel, 4x4, size of truck, etc.) and it will give you a list of everything for sale. Importing a vehicle yourself is relatively easy, although can be time consuming and expensive.

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:54 AM   #307
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Not sure if these links have been posted already but if not . . .

Cheers

Thanks. That last one might be a help.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:16 AM   #308
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...as an aside...a nice Mercedes 4x4 van...

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:48 AM   #309
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Depending on your budget, you could also consider a U500. This model was imported into the US and Canada between 2002 - 2006. They conform to US and Canadian specs so are totally legal in both countries. They can be pretty pricey but generally come with a whole slew of features, making them more comfortable than some of the older Unimogs. I purchsed a U500 in Colorado last July and am planning on having a camper built for the back in the next couple of years. My particular model has a weath of features including; front & rear hydraulics, front PTO, full time 4x4, diff locks, 24 forward gears, air conditioning, fully automatic transmission, vario pilot (allows you to change steering wheel, pedals, etc. from one side of the vehicle to the other), 3-way tipper bed, as well as GVW of 33,000lbs so there is plenty of capacity for a decent sized camper.



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Old 01-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #310
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Depending on your budget, you could also consider a U500. This model was imported into the US and Canada between 2002 - 2006. They conform to US and Canadian specs so are totally legal in both countries. They can be pretty pricey but generally come with a whole slew of features, making them more comfortable than some of the older Unimogs. I purchsed a U500 in Colorado last July and am planning on having a camper built for the back in the next couple of years. My particular model has a weath of features including; front & rear hydraulics, front PTO, full time 4x4, diff locks, 24 forward gears, air conditioning, fully automatic transmission, vario pilot (allows you to change steering wheel, pedals, etc. from one side of the vehicle to the other), 3-way tipper bed, as well as GVW of 33,000lbs so there is plenty of capacity for a decent sized camper.





If you don't mind me asking, what'd that cost to buy used (roughly)?

How does it handle highway speeds, can it cruise at say 100 km/h or slightly higher?
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:54 PM   #311
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If you don't mind me asking, what'd that cost to buy used (roughly)?

How does it handle highway speeds, can it cruise at say 100 km/h or slightly higher?
It handles really well on the highway. It's electronically limited to 70mph which is around 112 km/h. In a vehicle this size that's probably as fast as you want to go anyway. It has cruise control for those long stretches of highway and a two-stage engine brake for downhill descents. The purchase price of these is not for the faint of heart and can vary dramatically from vehicle to vehicle depending on the options and equipment the vehicle has. There are a few U500's currently for sale that I know about, ranging in price for $95,000 for a basic truck to $185,000 for one already outfitted with a very nice custom camper. However, when I say "basic truck" I mean one without a camper. There is nothing BASIC about these machines and they are truly an engineering masterpiece.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:40 AM   #312
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Got a new truck (3 of them, actually) at work today. I look forward to getting it stuck somewhere!

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Old 05-15-2013, 09:23 AM   #313
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a minimog? thats cool, is there pedals in the floor to make it go?
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:31 PM   #314
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Unimog...on Gov liquidation

has anyone checked the Unimog / white trucks on the Gov liquidation site

they have bucket up front, back hoe in the back

way cool

someone bought one and it is sitting down the street from me
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:16 PM   #315
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has anyone checked the Unimog / white trucks on the Gov liquidation site

they have bucket up front, back hoe in the back

way cool

someone bought one and it is sitting down the street from me
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