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    +1 I could see the described product costing $1...

    +1 I could see the described product costing $1 million to have built. Labor costs add up really fast, and quality work isn't cheap (look at the costs associated with custom cars if you think that...
  2. The ER2K is the size truck I want. It reminds me...

    The ER2K is the size truck I want. It reminds me of a super-sized "Super Camper". The closest production model is a XP camper, but I want a permanent hard top for winter camping.
  3. For insulation purposes, a thicker ceiling is...

    For insulation purposes, a thicker ceiling is better. The floor won't get solar exposure for heat, and is slightly protected by the truck chassis and storage boxes for cold. The reason a...
  4. My "luck was with me" story centered around a...

    My "luck was with me" story centered around a flat tire. I got a finger-sized hole in the center of the rear tire, while going around a gentle bend on the freeway at 80mph. The tire went flat in...
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    OK, my first post was meant as a joke. BMW...

    OK, my first post was meant as a joke. BMW wouldn't be dumb enough to build a inline-4 based adventure bike.


    Or would they? Meet the new (and real) 160 hp S1000XR:
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    link to BMW...
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    New 1000cc BMW adventure bike

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JG52Jk9NQlw
  7. The simple answer to most any question of this...

    The simple answer to most any question of this type is "follow the money." Since none of the ideas are really new, there reason you don't see many of them mass produced is that those with the will...
  8. Nothing worse that stating on the internet "I...

    Nothing worse that stating on the internet "I have a high IQ".

    As for pressurization, I wouldn't try it for a ground vehicle. Ignoring the structural issues of the design, the amount of energy...
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    Sort of nice that it looks like a van for the...

    Sort of nice that it looks like a van for the stealth campers and those that need their campers to be pretty. However, if you've got to build a complete body, straight side walls like an ambulance or...
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    People confuse "too expensive for me" with...

    People confuse "too expensive for me" with "over-priced". Earth Cruisers are priced according to their very limited production and complexity, not to mention that they are new and not used vehicles....
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    As much as we dream about driving around the...

    As much as we dream about driving around the world in one vehicle, its not always the smart economic decision especially if you're trying to be comfortable at the same time. Instead of spending...
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    It depends on where you're measuring. Things...

    It depends on where you're measuring. Things like awnings (as long as less that 3" out) and mirrors (and other safety items) don't count. Still, a body width over 96" is technically restricted to...
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    They're common in the high end diesel pusher...

    They're common in the high end diesel pusher motorhomes. You'd probably find plenty of users on RV forums such as iRV2.com
  14. I hate page references, because we don't all show...

    I hate page references, because we don't all show the same number of posts per page. Better to link to the post #.
  15. A square base would give more room for your feet....

    A square base would give more room for your feet. Also, you're not going to use much water in a quick shower so the drain isn't important if the tub is deep enough (and adding a drain to any tub...
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    A picture and price would help.

    A picture and price would help.
  17. A fair number of small pickups (not sold in the...

    A fair number of small pickups (not sold in the USA) with crew cabs have the rear wheel right at the back of the cab. Do a google image search on "Hilux Crew Cab".
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    Do you want a vehicle that shares a platform with...

    Do you want a vehicle that shares a platform with a Mercedes SUV, or with a Dodge Dart that in turn is based on some Fiat product? I'd take the stripped Grand Cherokee over a loaded Cherokee,...
  19. Since you're not an fabricator, this falls under...

    Since you're not an fabricator, this falls under the category of "if you have to ask..." Its not just the roof skin, but the structure underneath that's different between a low and high roof. You'd...
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    Or replies. At least there shoudn't be any...

    Or replies. At least there shoudn't be any fighting in this thread.

    :removeredX:
  21. A refrigerator without the compressor running is...

    A refrigerator without the compressor running is just a fancy cooler. If you take box that's 40F inside, and place the outside in subzero temperatures, the contents will freeze as there's no other...
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    There were some dually short box crew cab Fords...

    There were some dually short box crew cab Fords made, pre-2009.

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  23. There are already far roomier and cheaper base...

    There are already far roomier and cheaper base camps available - trailers. :)
  24. Does the XP Camper have air-conditioning? I've...

    Does the XP Camper have air-conditioning? I've never seen it mentioned, so I'll assume no. For that kind of money, I don't want to be forced to sweat if I'm camping want the night time temps are...
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    Jayco Melbourne 4x4 E450 B+

    Looks like Jayco has a new model:

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    I like when companies try new ideas, but the only model offered is 32' long.
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