andrew hoffman: You folks are doing life right, and as hard as humanly possible. Thanks for
setting a bar.
Vivian Dantche: awesome...
Peter Sab: If I send you my email details, could you supply me with instruction
details as to the wood/epoxy build? Thanks
Mads Sørensen: @shachagra is it expensive to ship it from US to Europe? I have been
wondering about this for some time as I live in europe and could maybe do
it the other way around.
mrjcdc241: WARNING TO THOSE WEARING HEADPHONES!!! The intro will scare you TO
Girom Christian Calica: I now know why they're kinda expensive.
VK7001.P: i love it this is what i did with my M35a2 but its full time 6x6 and will
do 70 mph flat out but 55 nicely and will run on almost anything you put in
the tank as long as it burns i hope to see more of this
Miguel Barriga: What do you guys work in?
Chris Abraham: How awesome is this? What a family! They built it all together. It takes an
extended family to build a super-RV. And then they traveled Europe for a
year and home-schooled. Living the dream!
Jon Slagill: This thing will last forever plus you spent lots of TIME with your kids.
Good dad you r.
shachagra: @RushToFall I think that worked- all goes well, on the southern coast of
Turkey after 6 months of travel. The truck has become home and the only
reason we don't keep going is I'm ready to get on with the next project.
shachagra: Wood/Epoxy with fiberglass (or carbon fiber) is significantly stronger than
tubular aluminum which has a skeleton, and then a separate skin. This truck
is built like a multi-hull sailboat, structure and skin are one, making it
very strong. I've been in a Gale sailing a 44 foot sailboats built like
Shachagra and it took a pounding that no truck is ever going to give it,
made me very confident in that method of construction.
shachagra: @crackin2000 Thanks
MrRoberoni117: Reminds me of the RV from 'Stripes.'
oregonmeds: Who are you to judge me for judging him? How many africans died because he
didn't send just 50 cents a day each to keep them alive all this time? How
many people has he killed? Yet you judge me?
Jonny Killick: Nice pic of mont saint michel at the end, one of my favourite
places!Fantastic job on the RV.
shachagra: Yes it is. We saved many years for her. It was scary actually spending the
money we had saved on something that might have been a complete flop.
oregonmeds: I do wish I had the kind of finances to just jump in and do whatever I want
regardless of cost or possible loss though to be honest, and wish I could
be on my project already rather than just stuck researching and planning
but can't, so there's the frustration. Sorry that's all you got from me was
frustration and jealousy leaking through, I need to work on that. In the
meantime I live vicariously through those of you who can do what I wish I
could, then mock them.
shachagra: Thanks- it was great seeing the operation of the ship, almost like being
back onboard a carrier again. Thanks for your service- and for the chat,
its always nice to talk with someone who understands the service.
Joey Tee: Very nice job on the RV and the video too! Looks like the whole family got
into it. I could talk your ear off with questions (I've always wanted to do
something like this), but I'll settle for one- do you have to have a
special license to drive it? A CDL or something? Again- wonderful job- you
should be proud!
duh33311: lol i know the song but it had words in it and it mentioned beer alot
oregonmeds: Yes obviously it wasn't an investment, I had already figured that out on my
own too thanks. Ok, hey it was your choice, you enjoyed it good for you. I
am one of those folks who's gone cheap in his old age due to being tired of
working so hard and not having the best health for it either but I sure
wish someone had kicked some sense into me about being smarter with my
money while I was earning a lot of it. Lets hope you never see a drastic
decline in your wealth and look back with regret of waste
oregonmeds: I started my comment with the words "That's awesome". You earn enough to be
smart enough to understand that's a compliment right? Your work and skill
etc was what I referred to there, and the only negative thing I spoke of
was the insanity involved in sinking that kind of money into a rig like
that. How is that even possible, 171k really? REALLY? Dollars not pesos? I
watch all these video's BEFORE taking on my project for a reason, to get
ideas and to learn what to expect and what not to do also
DIY Slave: 1/2:Shachagra, do not let his sarcastic, self pity attitude stop you and
your family from enjoying what you have created, and what you do with it.
On the subject of "dying Africans".. If you teach a man to fish, and think
for himself, you have done great. If you give him a fish, you make a lazy,
worthless, not thinking air parasite.. Is it not funny, how people continue
to "give" to Africa, and what have you seen for all that GIVING over the
crackin2000: just saw you on the travel channel great stuff man
bigbosssario: That is great- You built it like a boat. Awsome technique.
DIY Slave: 2/3: More corruption, famine, murder, and unwillingness to care for
themselves, plan for the future, and taking ownership for the future. It is
NOT your responsibility to care for Africa, and its' pathetic attitude
towards its' own future. If you are too stupid to do that, die. (and so by
the way, I was born here, and live here. There is thousands of us who wish
the world will open its' eyes, and see how "wasted" it is / was after all
duh33311: just look up beer song
shachagra: @mramadabla Yes- 10 Oz glass over marine grade plywood. The bottom 4 feet
(the part we turned over) is 3/4 inch and the upper part is 1/4' plywood-
2' insulation panel- 1/4" plywood. Thanks for the comment.
shachagra: It wasn't an investment, if I wanted an investment I would have bought
gold. We didn't want to stay at the best hotels in Europe, we wanted to
stay in villages and on the beach in Turkey and Bulgaria. The hotels would
have cost more than the truck, with nothing to show for it in the end.
oregonmeds: Anyway sorry about the attitude, you get where I'm coming from, it's my own
issues... Oh if I only had a portion of money I'd wasted in the past... oh
well. I get the value in what you did beyond money, just understand that is
life changing amounts of money for some people and they will look and that
and think that could buy a lot more than what you ended up with. I could
retire on that the way I live now and have no worries ever again but
instead... Well, life's a bitch sometimes.
Traveling On The Outskirts: @shachagra Are you in the Jax area now? Whenever we're passing through we'd
love to stop by and have a look at this rig in person! So freakin' cool!
ZaphodsPlanet: Cool project. But I'd be nervous about building something like that with
wood. I'd fear structural issues and fire hazard in the case of an
accident. Did you ever investigate building it with aluminum? Slick work
you all did there though.
shachagra: @vennibergs Thanks, Maybe we'll explore Iceland on the next overseas
adventure, I hear Reykjavik is a blast. I am planning to make a wrap-up
video of the trip and will post some stuff on expedition portal over the
next few weeks. Next project is a live aboard riverboat, in a year or so!
StavEllis: Hi man, I met you yesterday on the integrity as you were storing the RV the
ex forces lad, you told me to take a look at the videos so here I am.
Absolutely amazing mate, showed people here and theyre all a bit jealous
haha lovely to meet you, hope you and the family had a great time in
europe. Take care from one ex forces guy to another
tritty84: Nice, would have looked better on a kenworth
Coolride17: Great Job ! People though my wife and I were crazy building our own house .
We did it working threw the night with lights, and a generator. I camp also
, and pull a 5th wheel with a diesel truck. That's one heavy duty chassis,
it'll last forever, great choice for your build. Good luck to you, and
enjoy life, that's what it's all about!
Joel May: So awesome and inspiring. Is the smooth exterior a fiberglass over wood?
Thanks for sharing the vid.
Ford's RV Training & Service: Very nice!!
shachagra: @RushToFall I've tried responding before, maybe this will work. You don't
need a CDL if it is registered as a Motorhome. The chassis came registered
as a truck so I couldn't drive it until retitled.
shachagra: @msredneck001 Sure I sell plans, one Bud next time you are in the
Jacksonville Fl area. I can send you what I have but most of the details
are scribbled in two notebooks and look like Chinese even to me now. Send
me your E-mail and I'll send you some excel files that have most of my
Mackey McLelland: I would love to know more about the design phase. For instance how long did
this take you from start to finish? Also floorplans, diagrams etc?
RdRash22: Love it! Its bigger than some European countries :p
waldfrauke: where ist your wonderful truck now? did you sell it?
Brothersjo: What was the cost of the the build. Truck and rest seperate. Beautiful. I
LOVE how the kids bedrooms are Under the whole think. Brilliant idea!
john wayne: Bloody brilliant.
shachagra: Awesome-(I made it so am a bit Biased)
DIY Slave: 3/3:Enjoy your deserved trip. You worked for it. (If the sarcastic
commentator wants to save Africa, then let him do it. You show me just ONE
successful "EUROPIAN"-standards African country, with all its' richness.
shachagra: I put a link in the description, to a forum where I discuss the design and
build. I am writing a book, but have found that to be harder than building
the RV. We built her road worthy in 4 months, and then had some jobs to
complete on the road.
shachagra: @CampColombo Thanks- The arches were an easy way to add amazing structure
to the roof and some storage space as well. We have lived in her for 16
months now and will move back into our house next month. I'd prefer to stay
in the RV!