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The Travels of

Jacqui and Lars

 

South America Circuit 2001/02 - Priscilla and Al

(the Trucks that took us around South America)

 

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Priscilla - Lunch in the great South American coastal desert, Peru

Priscilla - the interior

Priscilla - the interior

 

Priscilla

Al (as in Ally McPherson)

-  Mercedes Benz 1622

-  Mercedes Benz 1622

-  14 tonnes

-  16 tonnes

-  23 passenger and 2 driver seats

-  24 passenger and 2 driver seats

-  1982 chassis

-  1988 chassis

-  Diesel tanks - 700 liters (400 liter main tank and 300 liter reserve)

-  Diesel tanks - 650 liters (350 liter main tank and 300 liter reserve)

-  220 horsepower

-  V6 10 liter engine

-  3 - 4 kilometers per liter of diesel

-  2x4 drive with rear diff locks

-  8 gears and 1 crawler gear (hi-lo range)

-  Custom body built by Smiley at Dragoman

-  8 roof seats (4 front and 4 rear)

-  Water tank - 400 liters (plus jerry cans)

-  Fully equipped for a South America circuit (tents, cookers, gas cylinders, pots and pans, cook tent, awning, oxygen bottle, etc.)  Priscilla did, however, have Coco, the Clown as a trash bin.

 

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Al enroute to the Equator, Brazil

Al - the interior

Al - the interior

 

 

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