Local (Uruguay) campers. Looks like they’ve got it all sorted – solar panels, side awning, sun protection for the truck. There was a couple sitting with a little portable table between the two vehicles.
But: covering the tires to protect them from the sun? I guess maybe a good idea, but I’ve never, ever seen that before!
Today’s Saturday, and the weather’s much like in this photo, but this is from a few days ago, a pre-season weekday. Today this parking lot would have been full of cars. Notice the sand ladders and crane for lowering and raising the monstrous spare tire. And massive fuel tank. And bunker-like windows. Just kinda automatically makes you feel light-footed and adventurous, nein?
Most of my posts like this are from January and February, hot season, but here we are, late October, and a Deutschmobil appears outside Tienda Inglesa (as many do). Yes, actually from Germany; others similar have been from Austria, France, Slovakia…
You may recall my fascination with the unwieldy vehicles that arrive here, most often from Germany. I’m equally (actually, more) amused when I see a perfectly ordinary car that managed to brave the same territory.
He said that if he had a dollar for every time his rig had been photographed, he would never have to work another day in his life. I believe it!
He leaves for Austria in a couple weeks. His final preparation will be to take off the front bumper, which extends forward maybe 30 cm, and strap it to the roof. Turns out the shipping company charges for a set length (I’m guessing 5 m), and with bumper in place this vehicle exceeds that.
Just pay a little extra? No, €1,300 without bumper, but €2,600 with — that’s good pay for an hour of simple mechanical work!