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Old 05-12-2012, 09:28 PM   #29
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The Thor Serrano, and the new smaller diesel Monaco, HR, AND Tiffin Breeze, are good examples of 31-34 ft that get great fuel economy and still have all the amenities. I think that is where the marketing will be for the next 10-15 years.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:10 AM   #31
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CMVT..........."I picture the back part of the RV also being the travel vehicle... like instead of towing a car or instead of hitching a camper to a truck, I imagine it is one piece for travel that becomes two separates upon parking. No hitches. Maybe an electric 'car' so it charges while attached to RV or can be plugged in to shore power. Or solar car."

This idea is a lot more practical or viable than you or I may realize; we have toy haulers now, so what would be unusual about an EV riding piggyback until needed. A small commuter type EV would be ideal and pretty cost effective.

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I like your response ... we could do it now with a toy hauler a few changes and additions maybe, but it is all off the shelf .....BRILLIANT !!!!!
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:38 AM   #32
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I think efficiency (solar panels, LEDs as standard equipment, etc) will be the trend. Also the continued efforts to appeal to new markets, such as with more bunkhouse designs to target younger families.

My dad has been RVing for 15 years including 10 full time. He kept trying to get me to buy a rig but nothing I saw worked for my family ( or late wife!).

Now I have an even bigger family and found a model that is perfect for us on the first day we looked. Ironically my late wife enjoyed camping but couldnt find an RV she liked. My new wife has never camped and never wanted to, but jumped at our Outback as soon as she saw it. I had to get her to curb her enthusiasm so I could negotiate the deal.
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A. Funny post, but in all seriousness, a hybrid.

Allison, are you listening? We need a new transmission, with an electric motor builtin, like a chevy tahoo hybrid. That would let us use a smaller diesel without sacrificing pulling power....
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #34
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Funny you should ask. This particular RV first appeared on IRV2 a few months ago. It's the RV of the future but it's available today... for a price.

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And someone said Monaco coaches are ugly? Please tell me this isn't the future for motorhomes.
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And someone said Monaco coaches are ugly? Please tell me this isn't the future for motorhomes.
It looks to me as if they tried for evil, menacing and ugly when desigining this exterior. Glad someone else dislikes it, too.
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I would like to see an LPG diesel engine made avalable, along with the infrastructure so support it. There are some awsome diesel convesions on the roads for the long haul truckers. I'd love to see similar for RV hauling.
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It looks to me as if they tried for evil, menacing and ugly when desigining this exterior. Glad someone else dislikes it, too.
On the other hand, anyone seeing that monstrosity coming at them would certainly get out of the way!!
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