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Luky
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Driving old Pinzgauer on the highway

Post#1 » Sat May 16, 2020 3:27 am

Hi G-uys,

sorry this is not exactly a G question but I think here are also people who have experience with Pinzgauers.

I´am considering buying a 1980 710 MS which comes from a fire department, was in service and maintained until just recently.

The question is- the vehicle is about 500 km from my home, is it OK to drive it such a distance at (near to) highway speeds, let´s say 80-100 km/h? For example is there a danger that the portals will overheat or something like that?

Thanks in advance,

Lukas

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TechMOGogy
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Re: Driving old Pinzgauer on the highway

Post#2 » Sat May 16, 2020 6:49 pm

Yes its ok
Just with any old truck be sure to take tools and be sure to check all fluids.
Speed will depend on tire size too so 85-90kph is probably most realistic.
It will be slow on hills so make sure hazards work :)
Many suggest ear protection as well - I prefer my AirPod Pro’s now as they have active noise cancelling that does work fairly well and allows you to hear music at a lower volume (that said, in a new truck I would not listen to music, I would listen to the truck)
Post some photos if you get it!
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