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Old 03-30-2014, 08:24 PM   #29
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Watched the video and read the article more patiently. I think it looks pretty awesome. I'd love to see one half the size and 1/3rd the price. That 35 footer they claim at 6500lbs, that does sounds quite light? I'd like to see a spacious 17-19ish footer for $50,000. Leave most of the fancy add ons. I wonder how the $160,000 features compare to the $500,000 options?!

I'd love to see a finished interior and see more about how it's constructed.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:25 PM   #30
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Ain't always the house that's too heavy; sometimes it's the contents. Remember Lucy's souvenir rocks? To travel lite you have to leave something behind. And as Dylan says, a bigger gas hog can solve as many problems as an acre of prepreg. Got rid of my 05 6cyl runner this week. Replaced with an 09 GX 470 v8, genuine mahogany and cow inside, and it's black like a Bentley, a Roller or a hearse. Is this livin or what!

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Sounds like a nice ride! What kind of mileage are you getting?
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Ain't always the house that's too heavy;
This is so true for many people. They buy into the lightweight of the smaller moulded trailers, then load them up with what some consider more than necessary, and often end up having to get a larger tow vehicle to pull it.

I have seen this with mountain bikers, who spend lots of money to save ounces, yet are 10-20 pounds overweight. Not meaning to be judgemental (I am in that range too), but I can think of an easier way to lessen the load.
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That 35 footer they claim at 6500lbs, that does sounds quite light?
How far have we come? The 1st 34' triple axle Airstream built in the early 80's weighed just over 6,000 lbs. and you could tow it with a sedan. Cost of 34' when new about $70K.
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I have seen this with mountain bikers, who spend lots of money to save ounces, yet are 10-20 pounds overweight. Not meaning to be judgemental (I am in that range too), but I can think of an easier way to lessen the load.
I am an avid bike rider/racer. Ridden over 50,000 miles in the last 15 years.

We have found that when ridding if you were to say add 5 lbs to your back back that you would feel a slight affect by the extra weight.

But, if you were to add 5 lbs to the weight of the bike the extra weight is very noticeable affecting acceleration, top speed, and energy used. It is difficult to wrap one's head around the physics but it is the way it is.
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I love this quote about NOT keeping it outside:

So, is the industry ready for a $160,000 carbon fiber travel trailer? Dealer R.R. Anderson, owner of Anderson RV Center, who took a train from Topeka, Kan., to attend the Indy unveiling, thinks that might well be the case. “This isn’t an RV for the average buyer, but the average buyer will want to see it,” Anderson said. “They’ll have to see it in my showroom, because I’m not keeping it outside. It’s too valuable.”

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Got rid of my 05 6cyl runner this week. Replaced with an 09 GX 470 v8, genuine mahogany and cow inside, and it's black like a Bentley, a Roller or a hearse. Is this livin or what!

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Do I see a new 2' bigger trailer announcement coming soon as well?

Could not agree more though that there is a lot to be said for the increase in enjoyment when towing with a tow vehicle with a bit more power and comfort.
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