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Old 09-27-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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New egg prototype or?

Josie and I saw this egg at a rest stop on I 95 the other day. It does need a door and a few windows but it did have a skylight and roof racks for kayaks. We thought maybe a prototype from Escape or perhaps an Oliver.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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Since it is wider then the semi trailer, and I don't see any wheel wells, It doesn't seem likely it is a trailer. I wonder what it is.
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Due to the location of it and the style is is Most definitely not an Escape prototype. Strongly suspect not an Oliver either.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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If that was a fiberglass shell it could be carried on a simple rollback or a flat bed truck.

The 28+ wheels under the trailer, as well as the towing capacity of that truck suggests something very, very heavy is inside.

Sorry, no cigar this time.....
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This is the fibreglass cabin of a large house boat. Windows need to be cut out and it goes into a lower hull component to make up the whole houseboat.

It is much too large to be a lightweight travel trailer. It isn't THAT heavy--the trailer it is loaded on is overkill as far as weight goes--it is because of the bulky size that they use that trailer to haul it--the unit is too wide to securely place on a normal flatbed.
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Since it is wider then the semi trailer, and I don't see any wheel wells, It doesn't seem likely it is a trailer. I wonder what it is.
It's the head for a large wind turbine. From the size of the unit I would bet it is 3/4 to 1 MW (that's megawatt) unit. I've seen a lot of them on the road lately.

If you really want to be impressed you ought to see the turbine blades on a trailer. They are so long that the rear wheels of the trailer are steered remotely so they can make a turn in a reasonable radius.

I've been in one of these units. Very impressive technology.

By the way - many of the housings are fiberglass.
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Hmmmmm... Suggests that it is very heavy and that the shaft entry is at the other end.

But it was nice that they incorporated the kayak racks in the event of very high tides. LOL....
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The 28+ wheels under the trailer, as well as the towing capacity of that truck suggests something very, very heavy is inside.
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This is the fibreglass cabin of a large house boat...
It isn't THAT heavy--the trailer it is loaded on is overkill as far as weight goes--it is because of the bulky size that they use that trailer to haul it--the unit is too wide to securely place on a normal flatbed.
That might account a wide trailer, but not really a low trailer. More importantly, it would not explain the extra axle sets, which probably do not need to be used with the trailer (heavy haul equipment is usually modular) and would not be used unnecessarily.

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It's the head for a large wind turbine
Sounds reasonable - thanks for the wind turbine info.
It's hard to appreciate the size of these machines unless you see them adjacent to something more familiar, or see them in person from very close.
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It's the head for a large wind turbine. From the size of the unit I would bet it is 3/4 to 1 MW (that's megawatt) unit. I've seen a lot of them on the road lately.

If you really want to be impressed you ought to see the turbine blades on a trailer. They are so long that the rear wheels of the trailer are steered remotely so they can make a turn in a reasonable radius.

I've been in one of these units. Very impressive technology.

By the way - many of the housings are fiberglass.
We were out day before yesterday eating breakfast and a train
went by while we were eating. And lo and behold wind turbin
blades. You are right. It is impressive. They were longer than
I could imagine.
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And we have a winner! Orlen is correct, I found a photo on line that shows the same type of unit.
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That rail must be to hook a safety harness to?
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For a while, I was guessing that it might be a FG septic tank, already filled with politicians' you-know-what. Wow, a wind turbine, that's interesting.
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For a while, I was guessing that it might be a FG septic tank, already filled with politicians' you-know-what. Wow, a wind turbine, that's interesting.
Either way, the politicians fit the bill.
Either all BS or all Wind.
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We were out day before yesterday eating breakfast and a train
went by while we were eating. And lo and behold wind turbin
blades. You are right. It is impressive. They were longer than
I could imagine.
They put a monster turbine up on the mountain behind my home - it has an elevator and a viewing pod on top so people can look out over Vancouver and beyond. It was interesting to watch them build it over a couple of months as they had to fly in most of the large pieces using a Sikorsky helicopters (or some other large type) due to the terrain.
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