Fwd: Juergen and the camel truck

Hi All, guess who has been the latest to call in! Jürgen and his 3 tonne Camel truck ! This vehicle is just a must see, 3 t plus when loaded with about anything 

one would need when breaking down on the road to Innaminka or Lake Eyre. And, bG, did he have some experiences of that kind (breaking down), from 

replacing the whole engine , using a Passat Diesel 1.9 he shipped out of his garage in Berlin by air and installing it with the help of his son and the guidance

by Steve Müller.

Driving this beast, I have been surprised how well his engine handles this monstrosity , cornering takes some getting used too…..

We possibly experience Jürgen's company on the Tassie trip…

Hart






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Wow Hart,

That thing is amazing - no low bridges or shopping centre car parks for Jurgen!

He even has the spare wheels up on the roof.

The centre of gravity must be very high!

Cheers,

Skot

On 26/11/2012 12:05 PM, Hartmut wrote:
Hi All, guess who has been the latest to call in! Jürgen and his 3 tonne Camel truck ! This vehicle is just a must see, 3 t plus when loaded with about anything

one would need when breaking down on the road to Innaminka or Lake Eyre. And, bG, did he have some experiences of that kind (breaking down), from

replacing the whole engine , using a Passat Diesel 1.9 he shipped out of his garage in Berlin by air and installing it with the help of his son and the guidance

by Steve Müller.

Driving this beast, I have been surprised how well his engine handles this monstrosity , cornering takes some getting used too…..

We possibly experience Jürgen's company on the Tassie trip…

Hart






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Yes Scot,  CoG is VERY high indeed. but manageable . The vehicle was constructed for winter touring The body 3" and insulated, all windows double glazing, comfort gas heating, grey water tank etc etc no wonder it weighs in so much.
120 ltr water in 3 different tanks for safety reason in case a tank springs a leak… and plenty more…  Hart



On 26/11/2012, at 12:16 PM, Mr Scott Pitcher wrote:

Wow Hart,

That thing is amazing - no low bridges or shopping centre car parks for Jurgen!

He even has the spare wheels up on the roof.

The centre of gravity must be very high!

Cheers,

Skot

On 26/11/2012 12:05 PM, Hartmut wrote:
Hi All, guess who has been the latest to call in! Jürgen and his 3 tonne Camel truck ! This vehicle is just a must see, 3 t plus when loaded with about anything 

one would need when breaking down on the road to Innaminka or Lake Eyre. And, bG, did he have some experiences of that kind (breaking down), from 

replacing the whole engine , using a Passat Diesel 1.9 he shipped out of his garage in Berlin by air and installing it with the help of his son and the guidance

by Steve Müller.

Driving this beast, I have been surprised how well his engine handles this monstrosity , cornering takes some getting used too…..

We possibly experience Jürgen's company on the Tassie trip…

Hart






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Hart. Are they in our neck of the woods. Bill

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Jürgen is on his own and stays for a week or so right now he is having a flying lesson. He has some work to do on the water tanks, one is leaking. He will look you up next week or so when going North. Hart

Sent from my WalkingStick!

On 26/11/2012, at 7:14 PM, "Bill" <marg_bill@westnet.com.au> wrote:

 

Hart. Are they in our neck of the woods. Bill

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