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RV_Lee 10-14-2021 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 77Travco (Post 5950056)
Sounds like a carnival ride at Disneyland. Just sprinkle on some ferry dust and climb aboard. :laugh:


They said that about Tesla too. Don't worry, you can re-power the Travco with one of these


How does 700hp sound?


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MDFiver 10-14-2021 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by 77Travco (Post 5949880)
We've had every type of RV there is. We went back to a class A because my wife likes to be able to get up and move around while going down the road.

I wish I could find the post where a woman was almost killed doing that after her husband had to suddenly hit the brakes. She had so many serious injuries, she probably wished she was dead.

Highway66 10-14-2021 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by 77Travco (Post 5949880)
We've had every type of RV there is. We went back to a class A because my wife likes to be able to get up and move around while going down the road.

This plus my wife has to have her 2 chihuahuas with her at all times & tend to their every need. :)

Jzack 10-14-2021 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by MDFiver (Post 5950084)
I wish I could find the post where a woman was almost killed doing that after her husband had to suddenly hit the brakes. She had so many serious injuries, she probably wished she was dead.

Risk is our business, that's why we own RVs.

okcnewbie 10-14-2021 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by MDFiver (Post 5950084)
I wish I could find the post where a woman was almost killed doing that (moving around) after her husband had to suddenly hit the brakes. She had so many serious injuries, she probably wished she was dead.

You don't need the post really. I believe you. This is not going to stop us from moving around in our MH while on the road. We all have to weight the risks. Moving around in my MH (with me driving) is certainly less risky than several other things I enjoy doing.

OldWEB 10-14-2021 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by bneiva (Post 5949878)
I guess we could all bury our money under the floor boards and admire our wealth..... but that doesn't sound like much fun now, does it?

Silus Marner should had quoted this - but he didn't.

ďNothing is so good as it seems beforehand.Ē
― George Eliot, Silas Marner

2cyber71 10-14-2021 05:45 PM

Well, itís not what you think.
I bet most of the 20+ year Class A owners will tell you this.

It how we travel, we take the motorhome everywhere vacation, day trips, weddings, family visits. Itís just how we travel, just itís bigger than a car or van. Most new RVers would not comprehend this because they jumped into RVing as a solution to Covid.

the sights 10-14-2021 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Old-Biscuit (Post 5949954)
Substitue for Sex, drugs, rock-n-roll

I use to take acid now I take antacid

jcdata 10-14-2021 06:01 PM

Smh..this thread is pointless

OldWEB 10-14-2021 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by jcdata (Post 5950216)
Smh..this thread is pointless

More useful than two sinks in a bathroom....

bentjm 10-14-2021 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by RV_Lee (Post 5950029)
Personally I think the RV world as you know it is about to finally come to a close. Look how many new ev car companies have started up, well, the same thing will happen with RV's. Literally any day now one of the new RV companies is going to drop a concept RV that will obliterate everything currently on the market.


I envision something between a class A gas and diesel pusher (no need to weigh 35000lbs), electric motors, 650hp, 1800+lbft, 800+ mile range, all built in-house like a Newell, slides that don't break, 80% self driving and other trickery, whole roof solar etc. They will be luxury DP priced initially but will come down in short order.


At 60 yrs old, please excuse me if I don't hold my breath waiting for your nirvana.

If it is to be, then great. I have yet to see any campground that could support it.

There is only one electric supplier the US wiith constant excess power. Where is all this electric power and infrastructure to deliver it going to come from?

TheCatsRV 10-14-2021 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by RV_Lee (Post 5950029)
Personally I think the RV world as you know it is about to finally come to a close. Look how many new ev car companies have started up, well, the same thing will happen with RV's. Literally any day now one of the new RV companies is going to drop a concept RV that will obliterate everything currently on the market.


I envision something between a class A gas and diesel pusher (no need to weigh 35000lbs), electric motors, 650hp, 1800+lbft, 800+ mile range, all built in-house like a Newell, slides that don't break, 80% self driving and other trickery, whole roof solar etc. They will be luxury DP priced initially but will come down in short order.


Hydrogen fuel cell would be better (and no need to run a generator).


Of course, by the time the rig (well used) becomes cheap enough and enough refuelling infrastructure is in place, it most likely won't be in my RVing life time (and I just started).

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dbircky 10-14-2021 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by RV_Lee (Post 5950029)
Personally I think the RV world as you know it is about to finally come to a close. Look how many new ev car companies have started up, well, the same thing will happen with RV's. Literally any day now one of the new RV companies is going to drop a concept RV that will obliterate everything currently on the market.


I envision something between a class A gas and diesel pusher (no need to weigh 35000lbs), electric motors, 650hp, 1800+lbft, 800+ mile range, all built in-house like a Newell, slides that don't break, 80% self driving and other trickery, whole roof solar etc. They will be luxury DP priced initially but will come down in short order.



You might be a tad bit off with the weights. There is not one ev that weighs less than a comparable sized ice. Plan on about a 20-25% increase in weight thanks to batteries for the same power and range.

Donskiman 10-14-2021 10:37 PM

In all seriousness we bought a Class A for the extra space and storage that would allow us to take long trips.

Having spent many years on tour busses taking me to ski areas with no issues, we thought these big rigs would be designed and engineered to withstand the horrible roads. Sure there would be maintenance and things wearing out, but things just falling apart were not expected.

I've bought many hand made items over the years and the vast majority were superior in quality and craftmanship to factory built items. I don't buy that argument.

On my rig there are body parts only held on with glue. Many other things are attached with tiny screws into particle board. Both are examples of poor design and engineering.

The horrible roads are a known issue. Why can't these things be built with that in mind?


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