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Old 04-07-2014, 02:42 PM  
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This guy built his own RV. Check it out.

It's a long article, so you probably should go to the link. But imagine an RV designed and built by a guy with lots of money and a desire to go anywhere, and who owns a company referred to as a "military-industrial toy shop".

The article meanders about without talking about the RV for quite a while, and it's not detailed enough at all, but it's still worth checking out. I like the fact that it can dispatch drones, for example.

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/worlds-...lide-id-635172

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Old 04-07-2014, 02:44 PM   #2
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:49 PM   #3
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Cool. Engine seems small...
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:52 PM   #4
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Cool. Engine seems small...
That's my reaction as well. I guess that's why the top speed is low.

It also says that this thing is almost 26 tons and can climb a 45 degree angle, which seems like it would require some power. I recognize that's probably more about torque, though, right?
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:59 PM   #5
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Umm. It seems like it does nothing great. Probably costs a fortune also for that..
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:01 PM   #6
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Umm. It seems like it does nothing great. Probably costs a fortune also for that..
But it comes with a cool clock!!!
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:04 PM   #7
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250HP is waaaay too low for 51,000 gvw.

I'd want at least 350.

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Old 04-07-2014, 03:06 PM   #8
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That's my reaction as well. I guess that's why the top speed is low.

It also says that this thing is almost 26 tons and can climb a 45 degree angle, which seems like it would require some power. I recognize that's probably more about torque, though, right?
I'll defer to the experts but half the pick ups on the road generate more power than that with sturdy diesel power plants...
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:06 PM   #9
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Umm. It seems like it does nothing great. Probably costs a fortune also for that..
It could handle way more than a standard RV but if you stick to the highway a regular RV would be fine.
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It could handle way more than a standard RV but if you stick to the highway a regular RV would be fine.
I have thoughts of getting a touring bus when I'm a little older and just driving that bitch all over for a half year or so...
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:46 PM   #11
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This thing would be awesome at running over Zombies or Westboro assholes.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:53 PM   #12
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Umm. It seems like it does nothing great. Probably costs a fortune also for that..
It seems like it does situational awareness great.

To a great extent, it probably depends on what you're using it for. In terms of traditional vehicle performance, it seems bad. But I guess if you're going to use it to go completely offroad out into the extreme wilderness, hunker down, enjoy life, and view hyena or polar bears or puffins at night, then it might be really good.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:31 PM   #13
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what kind of shitter does that thing have in it.?
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:38 PM   #14
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Meh.

260hp 6 cylinder?

And like Valiant said, nothing in there sounds THAT cool. The incineration shitter is kinda cool though.
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