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Old 03-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #21
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It's kinda cool. sort of a utility trailer crossed with a swiss army knife and a tent!
Did you ever try to use the knife and fork at the same time?
To me it is like when I moved from wade fishing to kayak fishing but for someone who has tent camped and backpacked for nearly 40 years(me). I can get places in my kayak that no powerboat can and I have the same kind of hopes for a more comfortable camping experience(i.e. sleeping on the ground isn't so easy at ~50) off the beaten path that no conventional trailer could reach.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:01 PM   #22
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Faceted body panels make it look like a stealth aircraft. Teardrop for a Tinman maybe. I also think the cost/benefit is low but new anythings must be purchased at new anything prices. Every time I see a plug for innovative thinking, I worry that it's the return of the dreaded hi-lo.

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Old 03-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #23
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To the degree that "go anywhere" is about ground clearance and length of overhang from axles, I'm having trouble seeing how this is an off-roader at 15' OA and 10" ground clearance. 15 to 16' length and 13 to 14" ground clearance are pretty common among trailers with no great pretensions of negotiating power line cuts and fording streams.

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Old 03-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #24
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Faceted body panels make it look like a stealth aircraft. Teardrop for a Tinman maybe. I also think the cost/benefit is low but new anythings must be purchased at new anything prices. Every time I see a plug for innovative thinking, I worry that it's the return of the dreaded hi-lo.

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The back end's aerodynamics look to be out of the Toyota Prius school of design to me. I'm guessing the side angles are to lessen the effects of the air blast off a passing semi?

Isn't rigid aluminum frame construction a considerably more expensive technique than molded fiberglass panels? They are using airplane frame type stuff. Strength for the weight should be pretty high. This thing really isn't aimed at the average RV loop at the campground crowd.



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Old 03-04-2013, 02:31 PM   #25
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To the degree that "go anywhere" is about ground clearance and length of overhang from axles, I'm having trouble seeing how this is an off-roader at 15' OA and 10" ground clearance. 15 to 16' length and 13 to 14" ground clearance are pretty common among trailers with no great pretensions of negotiating power line cuts and fording streams.

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Nor do I have a tow vehicle that can do those things. But I can get to more remote primitive road areas. I'm not intending to hook it to a Jeep and hit Moab or the Rubicon. But I do want something beyond the RV loop at the campground.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:45 PM   #26
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Strange to say, the incorporation of all my heart's desires in a folding, overlapping, adapting, converting, expanding, contracting package made my jaw drop for a minute until I remembered other mousetrap concepts of years gone by. The frames and stringers look sharp. I guess you supply our own hard hat?

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:35 PM   #27
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I went checked out the pics at Dwell: Dwell | At Home in the Modern World: Modern Design & Architecture For someone wanting to become a minimalist, it looks like heaven on wheels!
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:15 PM   #28
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To the degree that "go anywhere" is about ground clearance and length of overhang from axles, I'm having trouble seeing how this is an off-roader at 15' OA and 10" ground clearance. 15 to 16' length and 13 to 14" ground clearance are pretty common among trailers with no great pretensions of negotiating power line cuts and fording streams.

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Well it might at least be able to traverse most Illannoy roads,providing they stick to the best ones!
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:17 AM   #29
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Well it might at least be able to traverse most Illannoy roads,providing they stick to the best ones!

My use would be mostly getting to streams on friends' Texas' Hill Country ranches where there is almost no dirt on top of the limestone.

I'm getting the idea from y'all's responses that I need to rent trailers a few weekends and see what they are like to camp out of as I've never camped in anything but a tent in my life.
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Don't think it would ever suit our needs, but I like some of his innovative ideas, especially how the windows work. How nice it would be to be able to open the entire area of a window, screened when you need it to be, or not when a nice breeze was keeping the bugs away. I also liked the way the privacy shades pulled up. Very clever. I thought the little table that swung into various positions was cool, as were the LED lights on those flexible arms. And being able to open up the entire back of the trailer was a nice feature too.I agree with George above. We've been RVing for quite a few years now and really the basic layout and equipment of RVs hasn't changed in decades. Time for some fresh thinking!
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