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Old 09-26-2014, 07:25 AM   #1
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not sure if this has been posted or not but I thought it was pretty cool when i saw it. and for the little sum of $850,000 is a bargin

CAMI Terra Wind Amphibious Motorcoach - YouTube
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It's a compromise ; and we all know how well they work.

Probably only one launch ramp in 500, with an approach angle , that the rig would handle, to pull onto land.
Can you imagine trying to back that rig towards a ramp ; to get traction with the drive wheels; with a 10mph cross wind.
Just because you can build something, doesn't mean you should.
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+1, Skip! We all know how cumbersome a motorhome can be, and there are those who constantly struggle with the challenge. Any of us who have done time in boats also know there are legions of folks who can't handle a boat at all.

Unfortunately, the intersection of those two groups on the Venn diagram are *exactly* the people who would rush out to buy one of these!!
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Yep, it's been posted numerous time over the last several years. Still funny to watch and try to figure out what niche it actually fills!
At one time they had outrigger pontoons on it for stability.
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At one time they had outrigger pontoons on it for stability.
Seeing the way it rocks around when the kids are jumping off the roof, it needs them.
RV, insurance ; void once you hit the water. Boat insurance probably won't cover on land.
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Then there is this:
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not sure if this has been posted or not but I thought it was pretty cool when i saw it. and for the little sum of $850,000 is a bargin

CAMI Terra Wind Amphibious Motorcoach - YouTube
Perfect! In addition to wanting to tour around the country in the MH, I have a dream of someday buying a trawler and doing the Great Loop. Problem is, my wonderful, loving, understanding wife (just in case she's reading this) thinks that being on a boat is a lot like being in prison, with the added prospect of drowning. But, she loves being the the motorhome. Maybe I could get one of these, drive into the intracoastal waterway, and she'd be OK with it!

That motorcoach is about the most unseaworthy looking thing I've ever seen. But that's OK ... for the open water portions (like the great bend of Florida), just drive up onto the land, drive around that section, and head back into the water further down the route! Time to start saving up.

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It think I would just buy a $500k boat and a $500k MH and have something twice a good.
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Perfect! In addition to wanting to tour around the country in the MH, I have a dream of someday buying a trawler and doing the Great Loop. Problem is, my wonderful, loving, understanding wife (just in case she's reading this) thinks that being on a boat is a lot like being in prison, with the added prospect of drowning. But, she loves being the the motorhome. Maybe I could get one of these, drive into the intracoastal waterway, and she'd be OK with it!

That motorcoach is about the most unseaworthy looking thing I've ever seen. But that's OK ... for the open water portions (like the great bend of Florida), just drive up onto the land, drive around that section, and head back into the water further down the route! Time to start saving up.

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Sorry Skip. The video indicates it's for rivers and lakes only. IOW, fresh water. The Intercoastal is saltwater. OTOH, saltwater does provide much better flotation.
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Classic case of answering a question that was never asked. As in, "gee, I have a metric ton of spare cash, a history of poor decision making skills, and a burning desire to find a motorhome that doubles as a poor handling, awkward excuse for a watercraft" was said by exactly ZERO of the seven billion people currently orbiting the sun. If I was given one of these, my ownership would last as long as it would take to find a sucker on Ebay to dump it on.
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Sorry Skip. The video indicates it's for rivers and lakes only. IOW, fresh water. The Intercoastal is saltwater. OTOH, saltwater does provide much better flotation.
Another plan for a life of marital bliss dashed on the rocks of reality.
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Buy a big enough boat and drive the RV onto it.
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