6 wheeler , who has one.

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 19:26
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G'day guys,

Iv been asking a few questions lately , my minds racing a million miles an hour haha.

6 wheelers , who has one, who's had one , thoughts .

Touring , 4x4 ing.
Tamani , tele track ,nullabor.

Corning any good, tight?
Wheel scrub
Comfy ride
Load
Space

Any set ups, pics.

What size motor ???
Recommended size motor.

Cheers ken

Really tossing up my options.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 19:46

Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 19:46
These guys would be a good start, excellent product lots of $$$

http://www.multidrive.com.au/

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Follow Up By: ken w4 - Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 19:54

Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 19:54
Thanks mate.

Looking for real life trucks, used by everyday people.
Will be buying second hand, a few around. Not many.

Cheers ken
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Reply By: Eric Experience - Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 20:33

Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 20:33
Ken.
I have driven a few and was generally disappointed, if you load up the rear axles to max capacity the steering is very unpredictable. For example if you come of a sealed road onto a gravel side road the vehicle will go straight ahead once the front leaves the sealed service. The normal solution is to use a long wheel base so the front axle has more leverage over the rear, but a long wheel base is no good of road going over humps. By far the best solution if you want more capacity is to go to dual rear wheels.
or a Unimog. The Unimogs are selling for around $20k at the moment, about the same as a Canter. each has its advantages. Eric
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Follow Up By: duck - Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 21:00

Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 21:00
Ken I have driven several crap ones as we'll but a well engineered one is a totally different vehicle & is a great tourer as the 2 I have owned & still do own one, if I could I would do it again & I must ask have you ever driven a dual wheeled vehicle in the bush, beach, rocky road you would no the short comings & that's why on my isuzu I have fitted super singles & most do
But I don't care how much you spend you will never get a cab over to be as comfortable as a patrol or cruiser
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Follow Up By: ken w4 - Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 21:39

Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 21:39
No havnt never had the opportunity to drive one,

Am now tossing up between the idea if a 6 wheeler or dual cab. Extended chassis.

They seem to measure in at around the same lenght.

Trying to get an idea if people's experiances .

Cheers ken
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Follow Up By: duck - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 08:28

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 08:28
sorry Ken it was meant for Eric
but here's a few extra things
Ken where is home for you, I know where there is a good 6 wheeler dual cab for sale
1) they do drag the back wheels if you are still trying to turn in the same space as std truck & they will
2) tyre wear, back set last about 40% longer & the others last a bit longer than a std truck if its driven empty a lot as each wheel has less load on it
3) fuel economy empty not much difference to std, loaded better than if you were towing the same weight
mine at 4.5t & towing 3T will use 18-23ltrs per 100 but that's 7.5ton with a 4.2td, that's still better than the F350 empty & about what the Isuzu uses but they both go up the hills a lot better, but on a std long trip with camper on Simpson/cape etc is about 16/18ltr per 100
4) length is not a problem most of the time I still use std parking spaces in shopping centres etc
5) width is the same & hell of a lot better than my Isuzu 300 or F350 which are both the same length that you can't park in a std shopping centre space if you what to get out of the door
6) be very careful of extended chassis that extend wheel base as you will be hung up a lot & when loaded have many other issues I have seen when travelling with others
7) I have owned 6x6 conversions & found then to be great when they were working but more times they were NOT & ended up not trusting them to do a trip & they do not steer well as they will push fwd to the point of peeling front tyres, My 6x4 is pretty well std of any touring 4x4 so parts etc is not a problem in the out back just carry a spare set of rear bearings & brake shoes but you should never need them
If you have any questions just ask
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Follow Up By: ken w4 - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 09:07

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 09:07
G'day duck mate I'm in Eltham , melb vic.
Thanks for all that info. I do agree with getting hung up with a chassis extension I can see that.
Where is this one you no of, what is it.
Ken.miller@city-holdings.com.au.

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Follow Up By: ken w4 - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 20:46

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 20:46
Hi duck msg me on 0427982484 if you like.
Ken
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Reply By: duck - Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 20:38

Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 20:38
I have one it's my 2nd, have had both from new, over the years there's been plenty of knockers until they travel with us & with a 4500 GMV on a trip were legal something most patrols & cruisers are not & to date we seam to be the one pulling the others out
We have done the Simpson, the cape tele track including crossing the jardine, (wa) west to east (Nsw) crossing, high country, & many more trips you do have to drive them a bit different & loaded there great but empty there at there worst, on sand there great weight over 6 wheels not 4. I live in the shoalhaven Nsw & empty it can easily do monkey gum fire trail & it's got a pretty good rep for being a tough track these days.
Mine is a 60/40 load share on the rear with a 2nd manufactures plate so no problems with rego etc in all states, I would fit a diff locker in the front in patrol & 2 lockers in a cruiser
If you want send phone number & I will answer all questions (no longer member so can't send member msg)
There are quite a few articals in forum over the years
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Reply By: BunderDog - Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 21:57

Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 21:57
Mercedes seems to have a real 6x6 (if you have the $$$$$$)

Mercedes 6x6
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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 07:54

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 07:54
What a clown! Driving up Uluru, getting air over Big Red, drifting around every corner. When he realises he's lost his swag and his Engel he won't feel so smart!
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Follow Up By: bigcol - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 08:06

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 08:06
Geez I didn't realise Big Red and Uluru were in Namibia
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Follow Up By: duck - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 09:00

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 09:00
I what one, must go buy a lotto ticket, makes my patrol 6 wheeler lacking
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 21:19

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 21:19
I want one too.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 21:36

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 21:36
OK for glampers, can't see it doing hard stuff in Oz.
The video showed it going most places a soft roader can go. Maybe it can move more dirt around corners and go faster....no thanks, maybe if I was 17 again.

Looking for adventure.
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:19

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:19
Ken,
If you are heavily into DIY and vehicle maintenance the ADF (Army) are, or have been, auctioning off a few of their 6x6 Landrover Perentie vehicles.

One owner, many operators....LOL

Cheers
Pop
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Follow Up By: BunderDog - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 23:01

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 23:01
Graysonline have a few going through their auction right now with bidding around $15,000, auction ends 16/4/2014
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Reply By: Batt's - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 07:16

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 07:16
Ken if you end up going for a dual cab and just extend the chassis make sure you get a vehicle that you can upgrade the GVM on if you want to carry a bit of extra weight. I have a GQ with extended chassis and went in and talked to a QLD motor registry and I was told I cannot upgrade the GVM on a GQ even after putting extra heavy duty springs on the front and heavy duty on the rear with poly air bags so do your homework before you buy.
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