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Old 01-23-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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Is This A Bad Idea?

I have never seen anything like this and did not know if someone has. Is this a good idea? Is it even an RV?

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Old 01-23-2010, 01:10 PM   #2
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Looks like a whole lotta work especially if your outing is for a week-end or less.... I guess it might be considered a RV, Clark.
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I would call them "folding" mobile homes or park models. Depending on the price, I guess it would make sense, but not for camping. The price of park models and mobile homes already are cheaper per square foot than any form of housing. Now if you had a piece of property in a remote hilly area where a large mobile home could not be placed, one of these folding units would make a nice cabin. It all comes down to price......
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:26 PM   #4
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They would have a place, especially if you are going to be put for a while.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:09 AM   #5
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It's an interesting idea, but my concerns out weigh the possible benefits you might have.... like:

what rv stop can take it, insulation, is it warm or only suitable to hot/warm weather regions, ability to erect (age and well being)... or am I only looking on the defense?

I am thinking build it and leave it where its built, that my initial cent reaction.

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No mention of any holding tanks black or grey.
Using the helicopter to move it would be a lot of $$$$.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:28 PM   #7
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Hi Ho: It looks like a double wide mobile home that is designed for owner transportation and setup. Moving the thing has to be a job and I would guess that setup is also a job. The problem with a mobile home (and RV's also) is, unlike a permanent home, they depreciate rather than appreciate.

Most mobile homes are permanently installed and are never moved. We owned a mobile home in Wyoming for 25 years and there are some real advantages. They are relatively well insulated, especially under the house, and being relatively small (compared to most houses) are relatively easy to heat. When the temperature is below -30 degrees that is a good thing.

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If I were hauling this somewhere, where would I put all of my STUFF that goes inside of my RV (linens, pots/pans, clothes, ...) ??
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If I were hauling this somewhere, where would I put all of my STUFF that goes inside of my RV (linens, pots/pans, clothes, ...) ??

Thats in the truck behind being driven by DW or DH ..... well you didnt think you could travel together did u?

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Old 01-25-2010, 03:23 PM   #10
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$35K to $75.5K is the cost of an uncustomized unit. It initially seemed like a good value if you were setting up in a semi-permanent situation such as an RV Resort or a permanent wintering situation. Sq Ft is double of a parkhome and more than an RV. I'd still have to examine the quality as on a permanent basis one could invest in a condo and have at least 2-300 sqft more room. Still the portability aspect is enticing and as I read this you can move it with a trailer and a 3/4 ton pickup. I imagine if I were working construction or staying in one place for extended periods it would make sense, and then fold up and move to the next locale.
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Kinda looks like a foldable version of a Mobile Home, the facade and layouts look alot like one.
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