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Conqueror Australia – Mk1 UEV-490

The UEV-490 is the largest Urban Escape Vehicle on offer by Conqueror Australia. The body is CNC manufactured and features skeletal construction with cladding to reduce weight. All body parts are electro galvanized and epoxy coated and Chassis beams are hot dipped galvanized. The 490 rides on an independent trailing arm suspension with coil springs and ‘Tough Dog’ shock absorbers.

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Luxury items include a diesel-powered hot water system, interior heating, microwave, shower, fridge/freezer, full kitchen with cutlery and crockery, and a flat screen DVD player.

Contact [email protected] for a quote. Conqueror Australia sells the UEV-490 worldwide.

uev.com.au/490-1

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8 Responses to “Conqueror Australia – Mk1 UEV-490”

  1. LCSO264 says:

    OK, so the price may be a tad ridiculous, but that is possibly the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time…….

    • virg says:

      Well, it would be great if quality kit did not cost so much but maybe the price is not so ridiculous (especially amongst a crowd who gladly will drop several hundred bucks on unremarkable arcteryx softshell kit or 5k+ on rifle and glass so they can shoot sub MOA on their local 400 yard range a few times a year), even compared to a DIY project that has the potential to result in the same build quality and components, depending largely on how much your labor/time is worth and your experience putting together off-road trailers. I’ve found that integrating a bunch of systems is not that easy and requires a good deal of “inspired” testing e.g. spend two weeks in Moab on a family tour and find that suspension is inadequate and after bottoming out thousands of times on the 34.7 miles of washboard to the hard to spot left turn off the tight two track, find your webasto heater was (despite the grade 8 screws you used) anchored to a metal plate that took the brunt of the beating and main hot water/heat is now tits-up: hope the family enjoys dinner with the jetboil (damn,left it in the garage, the “honey, break out the MRE’s!” comment costs you how much at 2030 when after the creative land nav wizardry got you to the “epic sunset spot next to creek full of trout campsite”, plain as day on the 1976 USGS quad at least, a tad late and the light wind and rain are taking a turn for the worse and several pairs of eyeballs aim your way in an amazing replication of grunt Full Bird and his staff “you-want-to-do-what-in-my-battlespace?!” stinkeye you’d been avoiding since 05 appear in the light of your red lens?), or, three weeks in northern Montana winter conditions has condensation melt/freeze raining down from pop-up has turned your -30F rated down bags useless, water pipes are frozen, etc., etc., etc. All of this is surmountable by a competent DIY. Just buy a used M1102 mil trailer, apply genetic gift for slapping together burly offroad-rated feng shui trailer systems, laugh scornfully at peons who rely on 18 months of schematics and gen1-7 prototyping for the custom fittings, weld a good reinforced steel frame and start drilling/bolting shit together, etc. This can make sense for some, but when I look at the cost of time, labor, equipment, the prices really don’t seem that bad. Compared to [most] American-made RV trailers, where shoddy construction and cheap components are the rule, this might be worth a look. The interesting thing is that American-made trailers that are similar in capability (caveat: I’m assuming the Aussies have tested this extensively based on “overlanding” having been extremely popular recreation hardwired into the culture for many decades) cost as much or more and lack the same features. It’s all good and I’m not trying to be a wiseass to anyone here but having been there/done that with a bit of offroad trailering, I’d look seriously at a turnkey solution like this/at this price if it was easily available in CONUS and I was confident it had been tested.

  2. james says:

    very cool… and a ton of coin!

  3. Michael B. says:

    Too expensive. It’s a nice unit, but commercial Popup trailers go for about $10,000 with most of the same amenities. This thing is built better, but 60,000 just seems excessive. At 35k-40k it seems palatable. @ 60 it’s sort of a joke.

  4. patrulje says:

    Looks like something the Air Force would issue.

  5. That thing would look great being towed by the EM-50.

  6. Ed says:

    A “diesel-powered hot water system”? Is that one that burns diesel fuel to heat hot water, or is a water cooled diesel engine run to power a generator with the waste heat used to heat the water?