Originally Posted by TheMatrix
OK so I've been doing a lot of thinking since I bought my Lance TT this April.
I've upgraded a lot of things to make it function better and I'm thinking ... why don't manufacturers think of these things as standard. Don't get me wrong, the quality and features on the Lance are outstanding but I think as a whole the industry can move forward a lot faster.
So I'm thinking we should build the ULTIMATE RV together in our forum.
There are so many things that I think would work great....and I hope someone in the RV industry will catch on and take heed, if not I will atrmot to build this dream RV myself (with a little help from my friends
What would yiu like to see in the RV, don't worry about a little added costs.
I would like to see.. PLEASE ADD YOURS.
LET'S BUILD THE ULTIMATE RV
1. Teflon coated black/grey tanks.
2. Tank level gauges on the outside near the dump drain.
3. ALL RV'S come with Siphon 360 installed as standard.
4. Better usage of shelving space. ie. more shelves per cuboard.
5. ENDLESS hot water system. Can't remember where I saw this but it's available.
The high end rigs can be spec'ed with pretty much whatever your heart desires. Check some of the higher end units, especially class A diesel and you'll see options you hadn't even thought you needed yet. Multiplexed lighting systems, mascerating toilets, electric dump valves, multiple tank level displays, power sliding interior doors, etc.
Granted there are some budget ways to get there. An instant hot water heater costs a lot less than an aquahot system. A SeaLevel tank level system with interior and wet bay displays isn't too much money, and it's more reliable than the old three sensor systems. Personally though, I'd just like to see them expend their efforts building better quality products.
Of course, on the other side, you have to remember that each little thing might only be a few dollars more, but it adds up really quick. For example, a Suburban hot water heater might cost 300-400 dollars, but then the tankless "endless" water heater will cost three times that. The 360* siphon cost $30, while the regular vent cap costs $5. A good shower head plus shut off valve might set you back $50, while the generic Camco head that comes in most units is only $10. To me these are the kinds of things that are small and easy to handle at your leisure.
Meanwhile the real nuts and bolts of the rig need to be done right at the factory. Things like real wood cabinets with no particle board, melamine, or vinyl wallpaper on them. Properly insulated walls and ceiling. Double pane windows. A frame and suspension that can actually handle the weight of the rig, it's occupants, and all their belongings. Furniture and trim that doesn't look like it was smuggled out of a Miami retirement home. Dinettes with backrests high enough to actually lean your back against. I could go on. . . . . . . .