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Old 06-06-2024, 04:57 PM   #1
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Predator EXP - for those that love boondocking

With the advent of solar power on RVs (such as it is) the numbers of folks that want to utilize, expand and explore its use on an RV so they can "get off the grid" seems to be exploding. I've spent my time doing those things and not interested, much, any longer.....but IF I was I think I, and those enamored of "getting out there" need to look into the Predator EXP (not to be confused with the HF generator). What you need is built in; drive right to where you want no matter how remote or rough; amenties are high end but it's still a "rustic" experience. For those trying to figure out how to add a half dozen lithium batteries and solar panels.....just look into this guy and "head on out into the desert".

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Old 06-07-2024, 06:17 AM   #2
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Yup I am gona get one, just have to convense wife that $400k is a good deal!
Funny they do not list any specs on there website.

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Old 06-07-2024, 07:20 AM   #3
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Yeah. I thought the entire thing a bit peculiar. I guess you're supposed to call them and then they will "shock and awe" you to convince you it's a good deal. I didn't see much that appealed to me.
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Old 06-07-2024, 07:47 AM   #4
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It seemed "telling" to me that with a $400K "high tech vehicle, filled with the latest and greatest" that the first thing they demonstrated was a Westinghouse 4.5KW gas generator.... Maybe it was "start with the basics" or maybe it was "start with the backup that's historically been most reliable"..... Just caught my curiosity that they didn't start with all the high tech.....
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Old 06-08-2024, 10:01 AM   #5
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Looked like "Captain Overkill's" command vehicle to me.
We see this type of "Overlander" camp rig often in the areas we travel.
Strangely though, my '07 Ram seems to get me to the same places
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Old 06-08-2024, 10:56 AM   #6
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Looked like "Captain Overkill's" command vehicle to me.
We see this type of "Overlander" camp rig often in the areas we travel.
Strangely though, my '07 Ram seems to get me to the same places
We were in Vernal, UT a couple years ago, resting up and restocking for a week in Dinosaur National Monument. While there, we decided to take in a few of their "local scenic attractions. One was a natural arch that was about 5 or 6 miles north of Vernal. We drove there in our SuperDuty and found that there was a "pretty big gulley wash" to navigate to get to the parking lot. It wasn't particularly difficult, just put the truck in 4WD and drove down one side across the bottom and up the other side. We passed one of those "world traveler rigs" parked on the road side of that gulley and didn't think much about it. While we were getting ready for the hike from the parking lot to the arch, we met an older couple who were returning from the arch. They were complaining about the gulley. Come to find out, that "go anywhere and stay forever" vehicle on the other side was theirs. They didn't want to risk damaging their rig in the gulley, so they walked rather than drove to the parking lot.....

Sort of reminds me of a 1975 Chevy Blazer 4x4 I bought to replace my old Dodge pickup. DW wanted the Cheyenne package, leather seats and all the pretty stuff like 2 tone paint, etc.... Wound up, the first time I went elk hunting in my new "go anywhere Blazer" the first narrow "jeep trail" with evergreens encroaching the road, I parked and walked in... My "mindset" was that with such a new, expensive vehicle, I didn't want to risk scratching the paint.... More or less, that taught me a lesson on "purposeful buying"... If you don't want to risk using it for what you bought it for, you might be paying too much for the purpose you want the vehicle.....

So, $400K for a "go anywhere truck" with a "don't scratch it driver" is pretty much the same a driving a Mustang GT through the desert.... YMMV
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Yup!! Like these guys who build up these "Bionic" Jeeps for Rubicon type trails and never take them off road for fear they'll get scratched up.
But, they sure look COOL
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