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Old 04-11-2012, 07:58 PM   #71
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You can agree or disagree and you can add to the list. I made up some simple categories for my want list.

CONVENIENCE- BOSE ACTIVE SUSPENSION SYSTEM

CONSERVATION-RECYCLE GREY WATER DOUBLE USE TOILETS

ENERGY- AIR TO AIR HEAT EXCHANGER

POWER- 240/120 VOLT GENERATORS STANDARD-SLOW SPEED (1800 RPM) MODELS Has been available for amny years, our 2002 DSDP has a PowerTech 8Kw constant speed gen set, uses .72 gph at full load.

ENERGY- DOUBLE "PANE"/PLASTIC ROOF VENTS Available now if you have a Fantastic Vent fan, have them on our DSDP. Our bath skylight is also double pane.

ENERGY- THERMAL BREAKS ALL WINDOW and DOOR FRAMES

CONSERVATION- WHEEL SKIRTS REAR WHEELS

CONSERVATION / APPEARANCE- HIDDEN WIPERS Standard on some Newmars

CONSERVATION- TURBOCHARGERS ON SMALLER ENGINES

CONSERVATION- FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH CYLINDER CUTOUT

CONVENIENCE- USABLE ROOF RACKS CLASS A'S Never used ours but it would work if I needed it

ENERGY- ELECTRIC RADIANT FLOOR HEATING Again, available on some Newmars

CONSERVATION- TANKLESS/INSTANT HOT WATER Parents had it in their 1958 KenCraft 18' TT, factory installed. European apartment unit

CONSERVATION- AERODYNAMIC ENHANCEMENTS MOLDED INTO BODY

CONSERVATION- FULLY STREAMLINED FRONT

CONVENIENCE- ELECTRICALLY HEATED FRONT GLASS (WHEN PARKED!)

CONSERVATION- LOGIC CONTROLLED CRUISE CONTROL VS SPEED
CONTROLLED --INTEGRATED WITH FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

CONSERVATION- AMBIENT LIGHT VARIABLY CONTROLLED LIGHTING

ENERGY/CONVENIENCE- MAGNETIC INDUCTION COOKTOPS Can be ordered on some Newmar units

CONVENIENCE- ELECTRICALLY TINTED PRIVACY GLASS
Electric Glass, variable tint and room darkening glass for conference rooms, commercial, and residential applications,


Add to it, pick on it or comment on it, the list that is.
 
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:48 PM   #72
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How about a areodynamic Blonde in a Bikini to serve adult beverages and meals. She would have to be efficient and low maintenance. That sounds like a good option let me run it by the DW and see what she thinks. I might get back to you but then again maybe not after I ask.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #73
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Here is an idea I would like to see.
A second story would be great for a bit more living space or maybe sleeping space. The use of murphy type beds or fold out couches would make for some nice extra space. Could be used as a large dining area.
For those that tour the NASCAR circit would appreciate the top level patio.
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They make something like this.. For the Rich and Famous, of course..

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Another: Anderson's Mobile Estates's Sky Box

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Yea here is another cool idea. Folding out patio.
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As stated. a rear slide would be bad news. Racking, weight, cg changing, wiring, ouch my head hurts........

Many design choices are not engineering or designer decisions, the problem tends to be marketing and sales. Oh, and cost reduction. You would not believe the crap we deal with everyday. If only the laws of physics could be rewritten.........

R&D cost money and most businesses and consumers, don't understand that or don't want to, so the cheapest way out is copy. If a design sells well, just make minor changes and tada! All your work is done, marketing, consumer testing, all sorts of stuff. Why do you think there are lot's of Homedepot's and Lowes so close together? All the research has been done by one of the companies. Same in engineering and design.

Cost reductions are constantly being done, and I'm sure that's why you don't see a lot of fairings and other drag reducing measures. Material costs! Mold changes cost!

If you look at whats under most beds, you'll mechanical systems or access to something. While murphy beds have been used in the past and still are in some cases, there are mechanical systems that cost money and need to be maintained. Maybe they could be an option. That wouldn't be a bad idea, but I don't think you'll see that standard.
Why would racking on a rear slide be any more severe than a side slide. At least you're in line with the general configuration of the main frame and components.
Wiring and other components would not be any different than a side slide,IMHO. The components wiring etc could be in a sub floor.
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The corners would not stay square so your coach would be twisted front to back
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