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ticki2

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Posted: 09/29/21 09:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mkirsch wrote:

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Wet weight: 3915lbs

Does that mean if I put 1500lbs of stuff in the 3000lb "dry" camper, it will never weigh more than 3915lbs?

They did explain where the 3915 lbs came from , all the normal fluids and such that are usually referred to as wet weight plus 500lbs of stuff


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Posted: 09/29/21 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's Canadian dollars. It's only $105,000 US dollars.

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Finally an RV that will bankrupt me immediately instead of slowly


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Posted: 09/29/21 10:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mkirsch wrote:

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Wet weight: 3915lbs

Does that mean if I put 1500lbs of stuff in the 3000lb "dry" camper, it will never weigh more than 3915lbs?


No it means you can't put more than 915lb of stuff in it without exceeding the manufacturers weight limits...do it and they will consider it your problem if excess weight causes issues.

Yes, small startups do face the problem of competing against companies that already have reached economies of scale but that doesn't mean this one has anything special in terms of quality. This is far more likely a marketing ploy...by implying theirs is a premium product, many will assume it is without actually confirming that there is any real added value.


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Yes, its a lot of money, and no, not going to buy one, but when you look at it, there is NOTHING basic about it.

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There’s everything basic about it.


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Posted: 09/29/21 01:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

See other posts bitching about rv quality

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Isn't this the mindset that leads to the current situation of low quality RVs mass produced by low paid workers that are paid by the unit and not for quality?

I don't know that Loki is any better than the rest, but if it's a high quality product, then you're going to pay more for quality.

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Even when you hire more skilled workers, there is low limit how much they can change.
I used to own Barth motorhome, who had interior assembled by Amish laborers. When cabinets were nicely finished, the door-holding struts were all sagging.
I liked my Lance finishes, but structural engineering on it suck, what regardless did not prevent furnace and W/H electronic boards to fail.
Not to mention Generac generator ($4500 option in 2002) who was piece of junk, with electronic board failing almost every season.





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I think this is exactly the issue with the current RV industry. Most folks are mostly concerned how many slide outs, recliners, outdoor TVs and LED awning lights a camper comes with, and not at all that bothered with how the camper is made or the quality of the systems. So that is what the manufacturers produce, cheaply built campers with lots of slide outs and TVs, and end result of this is obvious from reading the forums.

There is a whole market for exactly the opposite - campers that are very robust and well made using high quality materials and techniques, and very reliable systems, but very few 'luxuries', no slides, no TVs, no outside kitchens, no generators etc. I am not sure if this new brand falls into that category, but they seem to be trying. Other examples would be Nimble, Earth Cruiser, Tiger, Global Expedition Vehicles, Overland Explorer etc. These are all north of $100K for a 'basic camper' but in exchange you are not getting the usual 'RV Quality'.

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