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Old 08-08-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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The Future of RVing?

Could one of these be on the road soon?

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Old 08-08-2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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That would solve some issues
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:13 AM   #3
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As long as you are on straight road. I don't see how it can turn.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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Yes, it will be made by the government and will be 100% electric/solar powered, with a range of 15 miles and a top speed of 23 mph. JK, the answer is "No."
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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First things first. Is it a Decepticon or an Autobot?

Seriously, it is an interesting concept.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:08 PM   #6
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My Lego-Pope wants one. Where can he get it?
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:34 PM   #7
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Autobot make me LOL literally.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:49 PM   #8
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I think the future of RV's will be a move to more automotive like construction. Super lightweight materials, monocoque construction instead of heavy frames, etc. That would probably require a complete revamp of the industry business model and make them much more expensive, but maybe better quality. Could you make a decent travel trailer from blown polystyrene with carbon fiber elements and spray foam insulation? I can see a million ways to make RV's lighter and more reliable, but they would be completely foreign to todays typical buyer. Would you buy a plastic egg to camp in?
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #9
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LOL, we did camp in a plastic egg for 3 years (13' Trillium 1972) until it just got too small. Still, it was 40 years old and I wonder how many of today's trailers will still be going strong in 2052? Good times in our little egg, and not much to go wrong.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:08 PM   #10
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Yeah, you can still buy a Casita or a Scamp - they are pretty cool, but crude.

But what about a 30 foot egg, with automotive fit and finish? What if you could make it 3500 lbs? And as thermally efficient as a house?

All I need is about a billion $ in seed money to make it a reality!
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:08 AM   #11
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I like the concept...be willing to throw $500B of taxpayers money to R&D it, we'd get a lot more out of that project than the solar panel escapade!



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