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PostSubject: Hi All Great site   Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:01 am

Hi All
New to this site so this is my first posting, Looking for info/advice from fellow travellers
Have my eyes on a Mercedes 1017a any ideas on what to look out for when inspecting apart from the obvious, where in the Uk would one find spares new or used apart from the main mercedes dealership.
Many thanks and have a happy new year:)
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PostSubject: Re: Hi All Great site   Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:01 pm

Welcome! cheers

The Mercedes 1017a is a really popular choice for overlanding, the type of vehicle that mechanics will know about the world over.



Mind what you buy though as there are two versions - those built as commercial trucks as they have what has been described as 'fast axles' (with an average cruise speed of 90 Km/hr + top speed of 105 Km/hr, and the military edition which barely reaches a top speed of 80 Km/hr on factory tyres. BIG difference!

Don't know of anyone in the UK, but last September there was a Dutch trader called "Adventure Trucks" who attended the Adventure Travel & Overland Show at Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse. Nice guys and a mine of information, may be worth contacting for some advice.

www.adventure-trucks.com/overland

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PostSubject: Re: Hi All Great site   Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:20 pm

Hi and welcome, clinking teacups

looks like a good choice of motor.
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PostSubject: 1017a   Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:48 pm

Thanks guys will keep you're advice in mind, as you say they are a great looking truck you can't beat a bit of retro. Laughing
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