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Old 12-17-2007, 05:18 AM   #1
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The Travelwave appears to be a well thought-out and designed option to combine the benefits of an RV and houseboat. First I've seen of this concept, but I could understand the appeal to folks who frequent large lakes and adjacent campgrounds.
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The Travelwave appears to be a well thought-out and designed option to combine the benefits of an RV and houseboat. First I've seen of this concept, but I could understand the appeal to folks who frequent large lakes and adjacent campgrounds.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:04 AM   #3
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I couldn't get any of the pix to show up. The old red X thing. Anyone else have that problem?
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The problem appears to be one of file size. My broadband connection is a little slower loading the pics from this site. Take care Mr. 'Rockin'.
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Pretty cool!
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Another dual-use thrilling idea is Terrawind amphibious Motor Home.
The Travelwave sounds much more practical for water-loving folks. The Terrawind amphibious Corvette is quite appealing though.
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Ray,

I was thinking of the Travelwave last night and remembered the houseboats I observed through-out SE Asia. For thousands of years, many of these folks have lived ("camped") on the water. Something about the concept appeals to me -- probably the freedom to "move" my RV over a large lake and drop anchor in secluded areas.

Agree that the Travelwave offers a more viable option to single-purpose RVs versus the Terrawind. I believe the multi-purpose recreational vehicle's time has come. We're seeing the beginning of this market with the current surge in the demand for toy-haulers. The Travelwave concept is within the capabilities of current RV manufacturers and would not require a large capital investment.

Launch your houseboat/RV on a lake or river and enjoy the benefits of camping and boating without the marina or campground fees. Utilize the marinas for refueling, fresh water, and dumping the tanks. Need a break from the water, take your home to a local campground and enjoy terra firma.

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I have half of that. The terra boat really struck a cord with me. It would be awesome.

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I'm a retired riverboat pilot off the ohio,mississippi rivers.I have seen pontoon boats that you pull your RV onto it and is powered by outboard motors.To me this seems to be a way to go without the 1.2 mill price tag.I have gave some thought to this,but passed it by.I might just look into it now that my motor home is paid for.

PS;saw these boats on the KY.lake.Mainly small rvs around 24ft.
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The Travelwave 360 is perfect for the traveler who wants an RV or a houseboat. These boats are beautiful and there is one listed on ebay currently.
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I couldn't get any of the pix to show up. The old red X thing. Anyone else have that problem?
I would be happy to send you any pictures of the Travelwave. my email is nicolas_stoll@yahoo.com Let me know if you have any questions. There is a Travelwave 360 listed on ebay currently.
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I'm not familiar with the Travel Wave, but many large vehicles that try to combine features ending up doing both poorly. I won't mention the make, but there is a sailboat that advertises it can sail as well as pull skiers with its 35 hp outboard. Bottom line is it's a lousy sailboat and a lousy power boat.
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I'm not familiar with the Travel Wave, but many large vehicles that try to combine features ending up doing both poorly. I won't mention the make, but there is a sailboat that advertises it can sail as well as pull skiers with its 35 hp outboard. Bottom line is it's a lousy sailboat and a lousy power boat.
The Travelwave does work. We have been going on trips all across the united states and canada for over 10 years in one of them. We've been on lakes, rivers, oceans, great lakes, locks, canals, intracoastal waterway. However I'm sorry I'm not saying you can ski behind it haha, they only go 12 mph tops.
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I'm a retired riverboat pilot off the ohio,mississippi rivers.I have seen pontoon boats that you pull your RV onto it and is powered by outboard motors.To me this seems to be a way to go without the 1.2 mill price tag.I have gave some thought to this,but passed it by.I might just look into it now that my motor home is paid for.

PS;saw these boats on the KY.lake.Mainly small rvs around 24ft.

Can you pull them behind the motorhome or are they too big?

That would be the best, then you wouldn't have to leave the tow vehicle behind and you could travel up stream...

Bridges??? we don't need no stinkin bridges...
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