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Old 05-21-2013, 04:26 PM
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Default Our new toy. (Uncle Rico)

Took a bike trip to fruita with the and our 100lb lab. Slept in the bed of the truck which was nice until the dog threw up on us. Got to talking about a little more comfortable way to camp.
Got home and found this, a little sooner than I planned but we are pretty happy with it.
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Planning a road trip to Washington state and BC for later this summer. Excited to get this thing on the road.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:02 PM
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Wow, cool! but shouldn't it be Tio Rico?
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:16 PM
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Nice!

You gotta paint it orange and carry a football just in case!

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Old 05-21-2013, 11:20 PM
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The family truckster, I dig it Brian.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:50 AM
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Looks like some serious fridge space. Nice looking rig. Dog puke sucks in a camper too though, well and a tent. I know all too well
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:09 PM
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That's not the fridge it's a little pantry/storage compartment.
The little black door is the fridge, still works great


Not thinking ill paint it orange but I may take up selling Tupperware to pay for it
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Wow nice find!
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:59 PM
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My buddy John from college has an uncle Rico van similar to your find but not nearly as nice... I never understood why he called it Uncle Rico... I must have been living in a cave to have missed that..

Your video made my afternoon!!

My buddies Uncle Rico is actually really disgusting and he had a rat living in it.. He takes it surfing with his kids, his wife won't get near it...lol

Ok back to work for me...
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:18 PM
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What kind of mileage does it get? Gasser?
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:33 PM
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No rats looking to get the carpet cleaned at some point soon.

It is a gasser, the 5.8. 351? The guy I got it from said it gets 12mpg uphill, down hill, reverse. Have not gone through a tank yet.
Has bilsteins all the way around and air bags on all 4 corners. Even with no air in the bags it drives really nice.
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