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Old 07-31-2016, 07:07 PM   #1
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Check out this Australian rental

Check out this Youtube video of a rental camper in Australia.

3 items I especially liked and wonder WHY these are not available in North America are as follows:

1. The sink/cook top cabinet and appliances are well designed and compact.

2. The toilet design and function are excellent. The waste "Cassette" is a heck of a lot better idea than a "stinky slinky". This would be PERFECT for a fiberglass egg trailer!

3. The safety features in the electrical wiring for the kitchen, bath and shore power should required for all RV's.

Watch the video and let's hear your opinions & reviews!

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Old 07-31-2016, 08:51 PM   #2
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Don't see much in that video that MFG campers don't have, aside from being self-propelled. My Casita Spirit Deluxe 17 has a nicely-designed galley, a 4-person dinette that turns into a bed (and another two-person dinette that does, too), switches and breakers for the appliances, a three-way fridge, and a compact wet bath. Some MFGs offer cassette toilets instead of black-water tanks (an ongoing debate as to which is better). Sure, I wouldn't mind having a Mercedes-based Maui (Motek) motorhome, but then I've got a Ford Expedition and a Casita travel trailer, both for probably less than the Maui by itself would cost.

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Old 08-01-2016, 07:48 PM   #3
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I prefer a LPG/Electric Fridge not battery

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Don't see much in that video that MFG campers don't have, aside from being self-propelled. My Casita Spirit Deluxe 17 has a nicely-designed galley, a 4-person dinette that turns into a bed (and another two-person dinette that does, too), switches and breakers for the appliances, a three-way fridge, and a compact wet bath. Some MFGs offer cassette toilets instead of black-water tanks (an ongoing debate as to which is better). Sure, I wouldn't mind having a Mercedes-based Maui (Motek) motorhome, but then I've got a Ford Expedition and a Casita travel trailer, both for probably less than the Maui by itself would cost.

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: it uses very little propane and I keep it on 24/7 as I do not want my insulin to spoil or our food, I cannot just walk into a Pharmacy here in the USA and buy Insulin, battery cannot keep it cool enough for a 2 door fridge Freezer, we have a set up walk around queen, seating at the table for 4 and the MH can sleep 4 if needed. We tow Little Kar behind so we have Transportation when we arrive. But what we really need after doing this for the past 10 or so years is more room in the Kitchen area so were looking at the 2017 Winnebago Vista 28E one slide on the drivers side from front to back and u can still use the total MH with the slide in. We've now hit 85,000miles on this unit and we put 70,000 of them on.
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nuttin' exciting me.....

looks really cramped (the guy in the kitchen) don't see anything new or "improved"......and the cassette toilet deal ???? oh please.... yeah I would just love to walk through a busy campground pulling my little sh** tank all the way to a dump station.....and then having to POUR it out.....

for the life of me I will NEVER understand this phobia some people have about their "stinky slinky" (as they call it)
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and another thing in that video....

the way that "cassete toilet" works is exactly the same as mine "works"...and it's twenty years old!!!!....where's the innovation there???

and what about that "tip" about lifting the seat?????????????? Hellooo Boys, you're in a WET BATH.....SIT the heck DOWN.....just like the ladies (when you're in MY trailer anyways)....sheeesh!
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:10 PM   #6
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I see the SMEV appliances pop up on eBay every once in a while. If you like them, you can put them in your U-Haul Mike. For me the sink is too shallow.


The rest of it, different strokes for different folks. I wouldn't trade what I have for what I saw in the video.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:27 PM   #7
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I also don't see much there that would be so special in terms of features. That shore power cord engine start interlock is simply weird. A quick look around and under is always advisable before pulling away, for many reasons, not just the power cord. And yes, boys, do sit down! It's just as easy.
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For the life of me I will NEVER understand this phobia some people have about their "stinky slinky" (as they call it)
Oh my!

You have forced me into therapy for my "phobia"!
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Dont worry...wont ever be in YOUR RV...you'll never "feminize" THIS old man .

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and what about that "tip" about lifting the seat?????????????? Hellooo Boys, you're in a WET BATH.....SIT the heck DOWN.....just like the ladies (when you're in MY trailer anyways)....sheeesh!
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I have a similar slogan in our home bathrooms and the MH

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the way that "cassete toilet" works is exactly the same as mine "works"...and it's twenty years old!!!!....where's the innovation there???

and what about that "tip" about lifting the seat?????????????? Hellooo Boys, you're in a WET BATH.....SIT the heck DOWN.....just like the ladies (when you're in MY trailer anyways)....sheeesh!
: I'se the one who cleans the toilet and if I find any of your tinkle on the walls or floor I'se bottle mine and bring it to your house and drop around the most notable areas.
Please set down when crapping and tinkling.
I clean all bathrooms, my wife is good with the Slinky but I assist when cleaning out as it takes two for the job especially with the design of cleaning out the crapper well.
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Dont worry...wont ever be in YOUR RV...you'll never "feminize" THIS old man .
Sounds like you were never in the military and never cleaned the latrines.
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Sit down? Hey, it's a wet bath, right? Just run the shower and auto-magically wash off all the splatter!

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[QUOTE=Mr Lynn;601363]Sit down? Hey, it's a wet bath, right? Just run the shower and auto-magically wash off all the splatter!



Good one Lynn. Funny. "Kill two birds with one stone"...sheesh that sounds weird for a bathroom...
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Sit down? Hey, it's a wet bath, right? Just run the shower and auto-magically wash off all the splatter!

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Flippin' waste of water when there's a simple/private solution.
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