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rlw999

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Posted: 07/09/21 08:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Terrawind sells a $1.2M floating Class-A RV

I just saw this today, but it's not exactly new, here's an article from 2004 for the same RV. Back then it "only" cost $850K.

Better have an iron stomach, in the videos looks like it rocks back and forth in the water (since there's no keel or anything else to steady it).

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Posted: 07/09/21 08:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I saw the same or similar article and photo many years ago and it may have been on this forum. I would think extreme risk of loss of expensive toy and insurance premiums probable thru the roof if it is even insurable.

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Posted: 07/10/21 04:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've seen this posted previously. It's interesting but, I wouldn't want one. To me, it doesn't seem practical.
If one of the big white air bags springs a leak, will the RV roll over?

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Posted: 07/10/21 06:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gbopp wrote:

I've seen this posted previously. It's interesting but, I wouldn't want one. To me, it doesn't seem practical.
If one of the big white air bags springs a leak, will the RV roll over?


According to the first linked article, the low center of gravity keeps it from rolling over, but the slides can't be opened without the air inflated pontoons. With the pontoons, they claim it will handle 4 foot swells. The operator must exit the RV to inflate the pontoons, so it's best to decide if they're needed before launching... [emoticon]


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Posted: 07/10/21 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Similar to the cars that turn into a plane…or a plane into a car? lol


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Posted: 07/10/21 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been around for years but appears very impractical.


This seems much more practical and much more reasonably priced:

http://www.trailerable-houseboat-for-sale.com/photos.html


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Posted: 07/10/21 06:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Awhile back there was something called a boaterhome where the boat part separated from the chassis. The boat part was the living space of the rig when secured.

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Posted: 07/10/21 06:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks, but no thanks. I can get queasy just watching a boat rock and roll. [emoticon]


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At best an RV is a collection of compromises with wheels.

At best a boat is a bunch of compromises that float.

Combined the result does not do anything well except suck up money.


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Posted: 07/11/21 08:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Although I've never heard the saying said about an RV like I have about a boat. "The two happiest moments in a boat owners life is buying ,and selling"

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