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Old 08-18-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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Can't say if this is fiberglass or not.....just saw it on Camping Road trip and thought it was kind of neat.

C3 Hotel Cube - A Concept Trailer that Lets You Go Green Camping in Comfort

Don't think I would want to try one,but it would be interesting to see one at a RV Show.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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Looks like they are trying what UHaul failed at in the 1980's.
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Axle at rear of trailer would really bump up the hitch weight.
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That's great. My laugh-of-the-day.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:22 AM   #5
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Another obvious design-on-a-computer which has not been built, or even mocked up. It probably hasn't even been shown to anyone who camps or tows a trailer (of any kind) for comment.

There are also some awkward translation issues, understandable given the location of the designers.

It is good to see people trying to create new RV ideas.

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Axle at rear of trailer would really bump up the hitch weight.
Yes, but boy would it be stable! On the other hand, it is shown immediately behind a car as if it is hitched, and it has a caster wheel on the ground... a helper wheel to carry some of the hitch weight? Really bad idea.
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My guess is that they graduated from whatever school, college, university they did the project for.
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I want an entirely transparent, solar energy collecting, auto tinting, color changing roof on my egg..I can't imagine what that would even cost.
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That trailer setup looks like the water tanks for irrigation that Rain Bird has. They are towed to a location by a class 9 truck.

This thing looks like it is meant as a rental cabin alternative. The hitch and wheels are secondary to living space. Does not look like a travel trailer like most of us would use. Perfect example would be a temporary shelter for FEMA. Though this one looks too nice for that use.

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This thing looks like it is meant as a rental cabin alternative. The hitch and wheels are secondary to living space. Does not look like a travel trailer like most of us would use. Perfect example would be a temporary shelter for FEMA. Though this one looks too nice for that use.

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The lines below from the article do make me think of those KOA Kabins more than camping trailer. They identify it as not suitable for road trips.

"The only downside to this trailer is that it's good for short-distance travel only - the garbage and sewage receptacles can only hold their contents for a short time, and you can't take them to a dump station. So you won't be able to take the C3 Hotel Cube on long, cross-country trips.
Camping in a C3 Hotel Cube unit would be the best compromise between the not-so-green comforts of RVing and the oh-so-green but not-so-comfortable charms of tent camping."

Not sure it beats out many of the small FGRV's that folks already use with solar, aside from the idea that you don't clean and dump yourself. And possibly the way sewage is handled.

There might be some efficiency to not hauling the camper, especially to some back country locations. It would however take a pretty high availability to make a cross country vacation work.
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