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    Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

    why is citroen stopping with building there vehicles with hydropneumatic suspension?
    it 's for a lot people THE reason to buy one.
    best regards Thijs

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      Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

      True words.... as far as it concerns me, they will have to suffer the consequences.
      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        Our rented campervan for last week's trip to Sweden: VW T5 California Comfortline with 2,0l Diesel engine and 140HP.
        We drove about 2.000km with it and this is a great car. Definetly an option for our next holidays.... we'll see what we will do.

        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          Bought myself an RV for next summer - just waiting for it to be shipped from Dubai:

          https://autos.yahoo.com/news/world-m...160010714.html
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          • Seagull
            Seagull commented
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            Nah…no mention of guest bedroom. Or perhaps I can camp on the pop-up roof terrace?????

          • Sigve
            Sigve commented
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            This will certainly look terrific on norwegian roads, say Gamle Strynefjellsveg or Trollstigen...


          The commuting vehicle in salty winter colors. Three days of commuting left to do...

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            Do you have the nightmare problem of road salt there too?

            Oh, in case you didn't know, I truly HATE the salting of the roads!
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            • Tommi
              Tommi commented
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              Yes, salt salt salt - a lot of salt every day.
              Despite all the salt we've had some quite slippery mornings and evenings, so I guess I'm happy if that helps me to commute 120 km's in one direction to get to my job in a safe way.

            The strange thing about salted roads is, that 20 years ago, we were fully able to drive on winter roads.

            Now, all roads must remain snow and ice free all through the winter.

            Not only does salt damage cars, and depreciate the value tremendously, but there is also an environmental impact of the salting.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            • Tommi
              Tommi commented
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              I think that the traffic is more intense and vulnerable while people are in a greater hurry. That narrows down the margins for accidents.

            before we go to far OT there,i continneu here.

            http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...318#post185318

            Sterkoder commented
            Nice truck. Drove an IVECO once..., didn't like it much ;-)
            Merry X-mas Thijs...., and; wouldn't it be nice if you got a transport out of your country and maybe to..., let's say, Kristiansund, Norway and more to the pinpoint; Vestbase?
            Very popular with foreign registered vehicles to do the transportation up here :-) No drivers speak Norwegian anymore :-)
            You know, cabotage is allowed in Norway for up to three different loads within 7 days of the main load coming in from abroad.
            (As a former Norwegian trucker, I'm not sure I like it..., but hey, let's not discuss such matters in this cosy thread) :-)

            thank you Svein.
            i wassn't happy when my boss told he bought an Iveco for me,the only +point that moment was it was turbostar instead of the smaller Turbo.
            Daf minded as i was/am i also knew Daf would come without extra's,Iveco is standart with everything on it.
            so when you order one and you specifid that you don't want the extra's it became with al extra's.
            when i got it,i quickly love the power thats he gave me,280hp of my Daf to 360hp of the iveco,
            but so much torque,wow.yes there were some minus points as the narrow space behind the wheel,not that much storage place,but even more then a Daf.
            small sidewindows,smaller as a daf,this was in the time of the 2800/3300/3600 type's,later became the 95 type, had more storage place and bigger side windows.
            but the greatest thing of the iveco was it's sound,such a nice roar Climbing up the hill,and it kepts gooing passing al other brands of trucks.
            it came from the garage what's now build the technic part for the trucks of the De Rooy dakar trucks,they also started in europe the truck pull event


            but he had told it me very early in the year 1990 and that it would delivered in August.
            and i told Henny Always,when i am getting married,it wil be in the truck,or nothing.
            so went home told her that i gotat the end of August a new truck,and IF she wanted we could getting married.
            yes i know.i'm a romantic guy, not on 1 knee,no fancy diner or what so ever,just if you want.
            bad luck,she said yes,darn.
            back to my boss,to ask him for the truck for my wedding.
            he said yes.

            not that much change that i will got a ride to Kristiansund.
            i had the idea to ask for a trip to Stuttgart,but then you want standing still early and even better the load will be ready afetr 1 day,but even that is just a slight change.
            wanted to make a trip through the Uk,but thats the same,you're at work,not that much time for sight seeing
            also for a trip to Norway,in the summer,i think it will take a week,it looks great,every one (i think) speak English,so that won't be a problem.
            but it would be great taken a week to go unload Friday on Vestbase,reload new material back on monday,so we got the whole weekend.
            (i'm not a fish eater,so a lot of restaurants wont do for me,i have the idea that Norwegians eat mostly fish,like italians pasta)
            but i think that when my boss got a trip for Kristiansund gets,he read Kristiansand so a lot ot troubble on the trip.
            also that he will charte it out.

            yes i have seen that the norwegians are very keen at the east european drivers what they have done the last days.
            it's the same now all over Europe 3 trips and back to there own country.
            but they have now already seen that the switches licence plates,they have more driver's licences.

            but also here we don't like it that they are driving here,stealing our jobs.
            it are the bosses to blame,they wanted pay less,they are cheaper than we.
            but the service they provide is many time more less ,they need extra days to deliver,but they are cheaperrrrrrrrr,and thats what counts.

            but if my boss ask me to do such a trip,i'll take it.

            now the second part

            i told in the greetings thread,the truck was our wedding truck.
            here's the prove





            the whole week Sunny wheater,the day we got married,rain from morning till late in the evening (images from images)
            when i got a scanner i will place more of my trucks images here



            best regards Thijs

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              Belive it or not, here's my spotter car parked at the shoulder of what was the main road, RV70, to Kristiansund up until mid. 1970s. Not wider that todays sidewalks...
              (Naturally, I stopped here because I wanted to try and capture the very nice green-ish light)


              No car in this image, but it was a really nice looking light...

              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                I guess this was my birthday present to myself,

                a pure pleasure to pass the woods with everyday.

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                  Very nice shot by Sterkoder, you did absolutely correct in picturing your red ride in that green forest.

                  Congratulations to you as well Tommi, both onyour birthday gift and on your awesome image.

                  In connection with a photo-job today (story in my blog at www.captainsvoyage.com ), and before packing up, I also did my own car:





                  The rest of the images in my car's own thread.
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    We received yesterday our brand new VW Transporter.



                    Up to now it is completely naked and empty inside,



                    But this will change during the winter, from March on it will look similar than the following pictures.



                    Furniture and bed inside.



                    Sink, kitchen and fridge. Even a small toilet will be hidden behind one of those doors.
                    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                      The master bedroom will look like this.



                      Up in the roof there are two more beds, or - if not needed as bed - it is for standing height inside and a better ventilation.



                      We brought it today to the camper specialist. There was a very similar car on the yard prepared for a photo session. So we had a first impression.



                      The newest generation is called T6 and is very similar to the T5, which was sold until autumn this year, But the new one fulfills the environmental standards which we will have to face from the year 2020 on. And we plan to use this Campervan for our voyages during the next 20 years...

                      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                        Oh Ralf !!!! VERY nice. Looking at the second photo I had no idea that such a well equipped little home-on-wheels could be fitted out inside. It is perfect, isn't it? Well done.
                        Ivy

                        "To thine own self be true.......
                        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                          Congratulations! I'm sure that you will have a lot of nice excursions around the continent during the coming years.
                          Is the first trip planned yet?

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