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"Science fiction is really sociological studies of the future, things that the writer believes are going to happen by putting two and two together."
- Ray Bradbury

Sandcrawler  
  A very large mobile home, used by jawas on the deserts of Tatooine.  

The deserts of the planet Tatooine were harsh; very rough on machines. The small jawas used enormous vehicles as a kind of mobile home - no mere Winnebago, the sandcrawler was the size of a small building, containing living space and a large maintenance hangar and shop area.

At the bottom of the canyon - like some monstrous prehistoric beast - was a sandcrawler as enormous as its owners and operators were tiny. Several dozen meters high, the vehicle towered above the ground on multiple treads that were taller than a tall man. Its metal epidermis was battered and pitted from withstanding untold sandstorms.
From Star Wars, by George Lucas.
Published by Del Rey in 1976
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It is here that the droids R2D2 and C-3PO are brought after being found by the jawas.

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