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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Well matched pair as seen in Denmark

slaunger on wikimedia commons. used with permission.

Folks with an eye for RVs are not all cut from the same cloth. Take the man who we only know as Slaunger. Educated as a physicist, in his own words he is, "generally curious to learn about --- everything." 

Last year, Saunger took 17 days to travel through nine European countries in his question to learn about "everything." One of the sights he took in was in Denmark, where he happened upon this well-matched pair. The car is a Buick Roadmaster Riviera. But the travel trailer? Ah, what a mystery! If you have any idea, let us know!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A "caboose" RV with a fold-down deck

Is the equatorial dividing line more than just an imaginary spot on the map that marks off the difference is seasons? Or is there more to it than that, a whole different way of looking at things when you get south of that line?

Here, out of New Zealand, is "the Caboose" or Bedford house truck. We've seen a few vintage "house cars" from the states over the years, but this owner-built RV puts a whole new spin on the matter. With a little over 150 square feet interior space, with a bit of engagement, one easily adds another 110 square feet of outside living deck space.

Built by John Hancock over a two year period, and completed in 1995, it's now owned by Hancock's son and daughter-in-law. Gas struts move the roof into "living" mode.

Our thanks to for the lead and the unfolding photo.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Car top camper comes with "training wheels"

Here's a beauty we'd like to learn more about. All we have is the caption and a hazy bit of the manufacturer's label -- too tough for old, tired eyes. Anyhow, the "training wheels" make a nice touch. Wished we'd have thought of them when used to carry an 11 1/2 foot truck camper on a 3/4 ton truck!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ominous looking travel trailer comes with high flying fuel economy

How would you like to pull a BIG travel trailer with your SUV? How about an RV that promises you 100 to 150 percent increase in fuel economy? An RV that weighs about half of what current RVs of the same size and configuration scale in at?

The folks at Global Caravan Technologies in Speedway, Indiana are making those promises. Can they deliver? Earlier this month they rolled out (behind an SUV) their prototype CR-1, all-carbon fiber "super luxury RV." Looking like something that Batman might tow behind the Batmobile, the CR-1 almost has an ominous, brooding look, perhaps to the chagrin of the fiberglass or stick-and-tin built RV manufacturers.

The company, which boasts partners such as Dallara and Purdue University, employs a veteran team of former IndyCar champions and aerospace technicians to design and build its state-of-the-art products. Bragging that the new generation trailer contains no screws or connectors, perhaps the company is on the front edge of a new wave of manufacturing. While prices haven't been announced, nor a production schedule, the company is already looking for dealers – and of course – customers. Here's a link to the company website.

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