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Old 05-07-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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What's in the Future

...sittin' here tonight with my mind wandering; don't worry, it's tied on a short string. I am an old hot rodder who used to like to look at the "futuristic" cars planned and the drawing board scenarios.............what might you think could or would be the next direction for the RV industry???? I already know of a pontoon boat builder in North Florida that is building custom pontoon style house boats with super slide-outs.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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How about a 45 ft coach with 4 slides, and designed to look like a 57 chevy 2dr. hardtop! It would be better than a couple of the new Monaco's I've seen!
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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My buddy is a meteorologist.

"The weather tomorrow will be a lot like today except a little different."

He says that is correct 90% of the time.

We can expect the same in the development of motorcoaches. No Jetson cars yet!

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:15 PM   #4
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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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Old 05-07-2012, 11:46 PM   #5
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Hello, slide UPs? LOL I picture rvs going hi rise LOL. imagine what one would pay to have a view above the other RVs ??? LOL

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.

Materials will be lighter and low maintenance.

It is hard to imagine them any more compact than they are now.

Probably be solar and wind energy would be set up as stock.


Have to ponder more LOL
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I expect hybrid/electric RVs. There are already full size buses in our area so it makes sense. . Winnebago already has a prototype. Seems there is a lot that can be done to improve the efficiency of RVs. They are starting with 18-wheelers, so it's time to get to our side of things too.
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After the brakes are repaired, and a little body work, you can get this one and put your own side graphics on.
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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.

Great thoughts
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Look at what they have in Europe now. I've seen some well designed compact fifth wheels and trailers with a 'great room' concept for multipurpose use. Will rigs like that have all the amenities of those today? Probably not. But at least a smaller more efficient vehicle will be able to pull them.
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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.

Great thoughts
A Smart car size EV toad that is a convertible with a flipdown windshield like the WWII jeeps could fit into a compartment beneath the bed. Hymer already makes a bed platform that raises to increase the basement storage height. You'd need to take the toad out before going to bed, but it sure makes sense. If they ever come up with light weight battery technology this could be a real solution.
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I really like the "on board toad" idea.
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