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    SKI-DOO "Super Wide Track"


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    Well that's great for the months of winter but what will you do in the two weeks of summer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough View Post
    SKI-DOO "Super Wide Track"
    I have an old beat to hell Skidoo "TNT". My nephew races an Arctic cat and let me ride it once. Man these machines have come a long ways!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Well that's great for the months of winter but what will you do in the two weeks of summer?

    A fan cooled snow machine works fine in the summer on dirt, swamp, even crosses lakes (just Do NOT slow down).

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    My favorite was my 91 suburban 4x4. That thing would bring me (and anything I wanted to take) anyplace I felt like going. It had a 42 gallon tank (if I remember right) and had a very good range because of that.

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    This is my latest.........But I still would like to get an older Ambulance.



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    An ambulance? Seriously? I've actually looked at those, too. I thought they would make a great vehicle. Try this site.

    http://www.ambulancetrader.com/

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    A Motor home, for obvious reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    An ambulance? Seriously? I've actually looked at those, too. I thought they would make a great vehicle. Try this site.

    http://www.ambulancetrader.com/
    Yeah, think about it, Heavy duty everything, plenty of power, plenty of storage for "stuff", and who in the heck is gonna stop an ambulance.
    Perfect for a G.O.O.D Vehicle.

    Like this one........


    http://www.ambulancetrader.com/cgi/c...uery=retrieval
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    Exactly my thinking. Keep a dust mask in the front end and if anyone does stop you just roll down the window and yell, "Get back!!! They have plague!!!"

    I'll be the only ambulance going the opposite direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Exactly my thinking. Keep a dust mask in the front end and if anyone does stop you just roll down the window and yell, "Get back!!! They have plague!!!"

    I'll be the only ambulance going the opposite direction.
    LOL, You got it, think the one pictured was like $5500.
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    Gotta go with my Jeep Unlimited hard top with the Rincon in the trailer and all the off road goodies.
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    [QUOTE=hunter63;201548]This is my latest.........But I still would like to get an older Ambulance.



    Hunter have you thought about a humvee ambulance? I have a buddy in Texas sells govt. surplus vehicles can get one for around $5-6k.
    If by what I have learned over the years, allow me to help one person to start to prepare. If all the mistakes I have made, let me give one person the wisdom that allows them to save their life or the life of a loved one in an emergency. Then I will truly know that all the work I have done will have been worth every minute.

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    [QUOTE=oldsoldier;201655]
    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    This is my latest.........But I still would like to get an older Ambulance.



    Hunter have you thought about a Humvee ambulance? I have a buddy in Texas sells govt. surplus vehicles can get one for around $5-6k.
    Actually had thought of one, I worked with a guy that buys rebuilds and sell all sorts of military stuff.
    He has Deuce and 1/2's jeeps, truck of all sorts, buses.
    He gets pretty good money for his stuff, of course they are pretty much all fixed up.
    You might find one in the $5-10K range, but I not sure if they would be worth the money, depending on condition, and the gyrations you have to go thru for parts.
    Most parts are headed out of the country right now, as "priority items", at least according to him, makes sense.

    I guess I would want to keep more of a civilian profile, most people would not think twice about a regular ambulance, other than wonder who the poor sap is in side, any military presence might raise questions.

    sjj, bought it new, last spring, a left over 2008, that was before the gov programs, and the were practically giving them away, discounting them by 50%, couldn't afford not to buy it.
    Was a good time to buy if you could........nobody else was.
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    Default coot 2

    I actually used to work in a factory here in IL that got the rights to build the coot 2. we shipped a butt ton of the to Africa for a village. That way they could plant there crops and do all the farm work. I have drove them off road and got to work on a few of them. it is a sweet machine. oh it also just runs off of a 15 hp honda motor. all hydrostat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    An ambulance? Seriously? I've actually looked at those, too. I thought they would make a great vehicle. Try this site.

    http://www.ambulancetrader.com/
    Yes they are great vehicles until you actually need a motor part, this was featured by a green group on Discovery channel and then they found out parts were really jacked up 4x.
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    If I may cast my vote, my choice would be what I drive right now.
    She gets 22 mpg, axles are locked, and the back area sleeps two pretty comfy with the rear seat folded down.

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    My Wife and I have driven places I'm not sure I would have walked through, and carried enough gear for extended camping.

    Oh yeah, You can get replacement parts in darn near any junkyard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgyver View Post
    If I may cast my vote, my choice would be what I drive right now.
    She gets 22 mpg, axles are locked, and the back area sleeps two pretty comfy with the rear seat folded down.

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    My Wife and I have driven places I'm not sure I would have walked through, and carried enough gear for extended camping.

    Oh yeah, You can get replacement parts in darn near any junkyard.
    Good choice, and yeah, I know its a Jeep thing, but it way too clean, LOL

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    Until work picks up, I'll be limiting myself to smaller spending on toys.
    I have a fairly new 3/4 ton diesel 4x4 pick-up.
    I want an older jeep, to play with....and maybe a 4-wheeler.

    For now, I'm actually thinking in the other direction. I've been thinking about a bike. I can ride it to get my sorry butt back in shape...and I can ride it on the trails in the Dismal swamp. In the swamp, you can't drive a truck, or 4-wheeler....it's either hike, or ride a bike. On a bike, I could go a lot further into the swamp.

    I thought about some racks on a bike,to carry gear, and I could use it on WMA land in Va. They allow camping there, but it's hike or bike..so a bike would get me further in.(As in..away from other people.)
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    I've ridden all three in the swamp. My choice would be the quad.

    Why do you think the bike would be better? Maybe, because you could get off and walk it?

    Quads float and can be ridden across water. Can tote more gear than a bike.

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    I didn't see the part about WMA before I posted this

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