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Road Chief beauty at the RTR
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Art deco work of art.
Apologies for it being dirty when I took the pic. Lol.
Complete video review.
They are working on a helium filled with solar- lithium self-powered, propeller mega drone version. Wink. A la Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

https://youtu.be/hoINquwsIJ8
Minivanmotoman,  Absolutely Positively.
Draggin the line, music video
https://youtu.be/Cv3WB2loIA4
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Not a video review...more of an infomercial without much info...starring the company founder/COO.

So I dug thru the website for the specs:
Solar = 1 folding portable 120 watt unit that stores in a closet.
Battery(s) = 4000 watt hours (~300 ah) LiFePo
A/C = 10,000 BTU (Up to 4 hours use before recharging w/ little solar panel when 'boondocking') Huh
Heat = 25,000 BTU Hydronic w/ 8 underfloor radiators (LPG/120 Volt)  
Base weight = 2800 # / GVWR = 3500 # (Easily towable with your Bently!)
Hitch weight = 170 # (Sure hope the water tank is up front!)
Cassette toilet = 4.5 gallons

Lots of bells and whistles...all for the low, low price of $219,000 or financed as low as $1156/mo.

Quarter million bucks and ya still gotta carry yer 1 little solar panel outside and plug it in; AND carry yer 'cassette' to the loo! Sad Rolleyes Rolleyes

It IS pretty, though.
I'm taking care of my procrastination issues;
Just you wait and see.
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(01-26-2018, 03:49 PM)johnny b Wrote: Quarter million bucks and ya still gotta carry yer 1 little solar panel outside and plug it in; AND carry yer 'cassette' to the loo! Sad Rolleyes    It IS pretty, though.


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it sure was an attention getter at RTR. highdesertranger
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(01-26-2018, 03:49 PM)johnny b Wrote: Quarter million bucks and ya still gotta carry yer 1 little solar panel outside and plug it in; AND carry yer 'cassette' to the loo! Sad Rolleyes Rolleyes

It IS pretty, though.

That price is way out of line! I could understand $70-80k. That would be high, but closer to Airstream and Oliver pricing. $219k is unreal. Few could afford that, let alone consider it a good value.

On the subject of cassette toilets, I love my Thetford with the manual flush. You don't have to hunt down a dump station, pay a dump fee, mess with hoses, supports, fittings, valves, gloves, etc. or even move your trailer to dump. 

I can just slide my cassette out, take it to the nearest toilet, dump, flush, slide it back in and I'm done. You can even do it without gloves as there is no exposed waste - very hygienic.  I just wash my hands for good measure when I'm done, more for the idea of handling waste than any bacterial contamination. Plus it reduces boondocking water use,  as flushing only used a tiny amount of water. It has its own separate flush tank that holds a couple gallons of water, which usually lasts a month or more for the 2 of us. For particularly nasty, adhesive  bowel movements (not to get too graphic) a quick shot from our nearby shower sprayer facilitates a clean flush using about a cup of water. 

Of course if you like to camp with full hook-ups and stay in one place for a long time then conventional tanks and hoses may be more convenient, but when my DW and I are camping with full hookups I just pop out the cassette about once a week, walk around to the other side of my camper and dump it down the sewer pipe and we're good to go. For a single camper, it might hold a couple weeks or more between emptyings depending on how much you pee in it. 
For instance, if you're a big beer drinker, you may have to dump more often.  Wink  

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"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him." – Robert Heinlein

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke
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This one was parked right across the road from my camp. They were pulling in and setting up as I was getting ready to hit the road and head for home.
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