Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Woah! Over the top, but OMG
#11
There is a good blog linked on their site of the first man around world in a helicopter. Dick smith
Add Thank You Reply
#12
(12-05-2017, 07:28 AM)tav-2020 Wrote: Just stumbled across these EarthRoamers -- probably old news to most here, and ridiculously overpriced.  Something not right about the rugged exterior and luxury inside...a conundrum for sure.
But still...Woah! Would not turn one down if they were giving them away!
https://earthroamer.com/

Yup, old news to me, well, within the last couple years anyway. If I only had that kind of disposable income.......
But thanks for the heads up regardless.  Smile
Doing the Van thing since the early eighties.
Add Thank You Reply
The following 1 user says Thank You to Ballenxj for this post:
tav-2020 (12-06-2017)
#13
I guess I've known about them for several years, but I saw my first one in person, actually two of them, in Wyoming this past August during the eclipse event. 

Very cool, but quite large, expensive, and ponderous. No one will ever refer to them as 'nimble'....
Never trust a camp cook with lots of shiny new pans...
Add Thank You Reply
The following 1 user says Thank You to tx2sturgis for this post:
tav-2020 (12-06-2017)
#14
Rich people are different.

And yes, tend to be thinner.

Man, Dick Smith! There's a blast from the past, real character that bloke.
Add Thank You Reply
#15
I think they build these across town (/city-Denver) in Broomfield. I have never understood the market. Who with that kind of money would camp? You could stay in 5 star hotels for the rest of your life. And take it off-road for that money? No way. They look cool driving by the factory on the interstate though. Only in America.
Add Thank You Reply
#16
OMG you could not pay me enough money to travel staying in fancy hotels, what's the point?

Sorry but I really pity people with such a limited pov!

Or were you joking?

I've lived 90% of my adult life in far less comfort fewer mod cons than those rigs, including home births, raising three crops of kids no electricity, forget TV often no running water, crap in a bucket.
So this takes a far higher level of comfort with you to the remotest most interesting spots on Earth!
Add Thank You Reply
#17
(12-07-2017, 10:24 PM)John61CT Wrote: OMG you could not pay me enough money to travel staying in fancy hotels,  what's the point?

Sorry but I really pity people with such a limited pov!

Or were you joking?

Not really a limited point of view, but different. Not staying in fancy hotels would be a limited pov as well. Not something I want to do either, but in my view I see people with that kind of money wanting luxury. It's why they did what they did to get that money. If they didn't want luxury they would have given their money away to charity. And the Earthroamer is luxury. They seem to have started out with a good idea, some practical machines for a little less than insane price, but they are now pushing a 1.5 million dollar thing that's a 5 star hotel on wheels.

IMO the new Earthroamers are the trophy wives of the RV world. People get them to show they have money and get attention. They would suck off road, they could do wide flat desert roads, but in the mountains? You'd have to have somebody in front of you cutting down the trees to make it fit! And with that intense weight they might regret having a washer and dryer in the back when they snap an axle climbing a rough hill in 4 low.

I've seen a few in the wild in Colorado and Utah, never off pavement, and never with a speck of dirt on them. To each there own, if they enjoy it power to them. But nothing I aspire to. I'd like to think I'd give the money to charity. I'd rather live a humble life, roaming the earth in a cargo trailer with a detachable 4WD truck to get to the real out there places!
Add Thank You Reply
#18
They might not be practical but they are definitely cool.
Add Thank You Reply
The following 1 user says Thank You to deadwood for this post:
Cammalu (12-08-2017)
#19
OK, I thought you were talking about the concept, including custom-built Unimog land yachts etc.

Critiquing that brand specifically, I dunno could care less.

But your generalization about very wealthy people is just that. Saying stuff like that says more about you than the group you think you're describing.

I have personally known hundreds over the years from every continent, and there is no one thing you can say about all of them other than the fact they have money.

The majority of them came from money to start with, many just passive income, a mill here or there NBD.

And even many of the very hard-working ones got it just doing what they love, not motivated by getting rich or being overly comfortable in itself.

Many are not "showing off" marking status, don't care what others think, much less other rich people, just love spending on toys and adventure, cool experiences, often putting their lives at risk just for the adrenalin rush of it.

Look at Dick Smith circumnavigating in a helicopter, just doing what he loved.

Now that said, I think society shouldn't even allow that much inequality, but that's a different topic.
Add Thank You Reply
The following 2 users say Thank You to John61CT for this post:
drysailor (12-09-2017), AdventurousAdriana (12-08-2017)
#20
(12-08-2017, 11:37 AM)John61CT Wrote: OK, I thought you were talking about the concept, including custom-built Unimog land yachts etc.

Critiquing that brand specifically, I dunno could care less.

But your generalization about very wealthy people is just that. Saying stuff like that says more about you than the group you think you're describing.

I have personally known hundreds over the years from every continent, and there is no one thing you can say about all of them other than the fact they have money.

The majority of them came from money to start with, many just passive income, a mill here or there NBD.

And even many of the very hard-working ones got it just doing what they love, not motivated by getting rich or being overly comfortable in itself.

Many are not "showing off" marking status, don't care what others think, much less other rich people, just love spending on toys and adventure, cool experiences, often putting their lives at risk just for the adrenalin rush of it.

Look at Dick Smith circumnavigating in a helicopter, just doing what he loved.

Now that said, I think society shouldn't even allow that much inequality, but that's a different topic.

I disagree, and have known people as well. But whatever, I don't need to argue with strangers on the internet over something not that important to me.

I pity your limited point of view, you seem to like to correct everybody to your opinions. I was just stating mine.
Add Thank You Reply
The following 1 user says Thank You to everett ruess for this post:
Ms Daisy (12-09-2017)


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2018 MyBB Group.