Let the grunting begin boys! - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-26-2007, 12:13 AM   #1
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OK, it's not actually Fiberglass, it Polyester.. yes, just like the 70s!

Last week, I was parked next to the Pickle, this week, I have no idea what it's name is..I believe it is shukoppel 2, but we will call it the Lemon, for obviuos reasons.

Owned by Rolf and Ingelore Maciossek of Germany, this MANly monster arrived here at Applewhite CG in Lytle Creek after a 2 year journey thru South America and Mexico, as well as some bits of the States (I have a map of thier travels to post later)

They still are not done, another year of the PNW, Canada and Alaska, then back to Germany. What a dream!

I have shown them this site and post, hopefully they will join in and share more with us!

The brand, I THINK is MAN, but I can't find any reference on the net. I will look it up later when I gleen the info from a pic of an advert they had up.

The Motorhome is made for the Sahara, and they shipped it to So. Am on a boat and have been running since. It is actually a production motorhome, not a conversion.. and no, it's not Draco

The Truck bit is actually younger than the coach. Mr. Maciossek swapped the coach from his older model and put it onto a new chassis.

The coach is made of polyester, single piece, so it gets a Molded feather.

The rest is nothing like our rigs outside, but it is plush and wonderful in.. with the Euro styling we all admire. I was stunned, and it was a pleasure to see.

I tried not to ask too many questions, I suspect they get bugged all the time, so I will let the pics tell part of the story.

Thanks Ingelore, for your most gracious tour!
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:16 AM   #2
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The inside is as impressive as the out.

The map has where they have been.. follow the red line!
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:21 AM   #3
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They gotta drive it.. and here is where they do that from.. as well as the power center, and bathroom.

I had to literally climb into the thing. It has a ladder you must climb up, it sits so high.

It did not feel wierd at all. There was something wonderfull about sitting so high above the campsite.. cat bird seat!

I am sorry I did not get a chance to ask about the technicals, I was just happy to have seen it.

They do rely on solar, and for when they have hook ups, they have convertors.

Engine size.. I dunno.. tires.. almost as tall as me
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:49 AM   #4
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Gina,
Thanks for sharing about the "Lemon". Looks as if it's a real offroad vehicle with probably all the comforts of home.

Kurt & Ann K.

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I don't know about grunting, more like drooling..., where's a napkin when you need one?
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:40 AM   #5
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MAN is a truck manufacturer. They probably made the frame.
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:56 AM   #6
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The poster on the wall shows LKW. Here's their site.

http://www.lkw-walter.com/default.aspx
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:05 AM   #7
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OK, it's not actually Fiberglass, it Polyester.. yes, just like the 70s!
Gina, I don't know what you mean by this.
In Europe fiberglass trailers are called polyester trailers.
Imho the material is a combination of both: fiberglass reinforced polyester.

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http://www.man-mn.co.uk/en/Lkw_/Lkw_.jsp
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:42 AM   #8
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That's really cool! I never have anything interesting park next to me....in fact, it's often the "stuff" I wish would just move on.

Didn't something like this rig show up on eBay a while back It was all white..I think, or maybe it was just a picture someone had posted
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Lex, polyester was what liesure suits were made of in the 70s.. sort of a US joke now.

Thanks for the explaination. I thought there may have been a language issue there. She spoke english reasonably well, but the fine detail was lost on both of us. My german is.. non existant.

It was warm to the touch, and not hard like glass. I figured it was more like the stuff poly pipe was made out of.

It is double shell, with insulation in between. She did not know the english word for it. I suspect it was foam.
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Wonderful pictures!

Definitely NOT a camper for a sleep-walker!

I saw a similar one once in Ireland and lusted after it immediately.

Diesel 4WD no doubt?
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:01 AM   #11
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Gina,

Thanks for the pix. Great rig! (Now I only hope that the driver doesn't watch that TV while tootling down the road---at least now when I am coming the other way!)

Art

P.S. That was intended as a joke for I'm sure they don't---particularly considering the length of that red line on the map you showed of their travels. Otherwise, they wouldn't have survived so long.
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One of these pulled up behind me when I was waiting for a ferry - well, it was mostly above me, but a little bit behind too. As I was in a convertible, the lady on board had a short discussion with me by standing up through the escape/observation hatch in the cab roof. I walked around the back and found they had a nice BMW off-road twin sitting in the hoist with the spare tyres.

Gina, you were lucky to see inside - I got the impression that the couple I spoke to were heartily sick of giving tours, so I never got to see there.

Unicat : Big boy's toy, for sure.

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I don't know much about electronics but I would guess that little TV is for backing up and would be very useful too.
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