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.