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Old 10-13-2020, 04:03 PM   #21
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I just looked at this 25LW.... not a bad storage compartment. Might be on my short list if decide I really need this comparment for my Mtn bikes..... I wonder what the dimension are for this entire cargo area?
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Old 10-13-2020, 06:57 PM   #22
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I just looked at this 25LW.... not a bad storage compartment. Might be on my short list if decide I really need this comparment for my Mtn bikes..... I wonder what the dimension are for this entire cargo area?

Floorplan states 35ĒX44ĒX86Ē.

James of the Fit RV wrote a segment on bike-friendly rigs at Tampa RV show. The four conditions he uses to define a bike-friendly rig are pretty much in line with my opinion/needs as well.

https://www.thefitrv.com/rv-reviews/...tampa-rv-show/
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:12 PM   #23
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Ok, Thanks. Sounds large enought.....I will take some measurements of by bikes. Im sure I would have to remove the front wheels... they are "Mid travel" E-mtn bikes. So 150 - 160 mm travel front and back. But they both have dropper posts (lower the seat with a touch of a button) so that will help some.
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:29 PM   #24
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Electric RV

https://twitter.com/reuters/status/1...024841729?s=21

Here is the chassis for a true electric RV. Even one that is self driving. Kind of neat.
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:31 AM   #25
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https://twitter.com/reuters/status/1...024841729?s=21

Here is the chassis for a true electric RV. Even one that is self driving. Kind of neat.

That skateboard design is indeed neat, and a fairly common approach many auto manufacturers are reportedly working on.

I especially like that the design is compact, low to ground, and has only four wheels. These are all features I like and would prefer in an RV; but they are not exclusive to electric vehicles. Conventional RVs can also be built that way, but apparently there’s not much demand.

Just wondering if there would be a market for that type of motorhome in US when in the past, smaller, low-profile and 4-wheel conventional motorhomes haven’t done well.
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:38 AM   #26
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Here is the chassis for a true electric RV. Even one that is self driving. Kind of neat.
An old idea, almost two decades old:
https://jalopnik.com/gm-debuts-new-e...ago-1842094994

Just about every EV these days is based on that configuration--just not as modular.

(Interesting that GM's original HyWire was H2 powered and not an EV.)
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An old idea, almost two decades old:
https://jalopnik.com/gm-debuts-new-e...ago-1842094994

Just about every EV these days is based on that configuration--just not as modular.

(Interesting that GM's original HyWire was H2 powered and not an EV.)
That's cause some GM executives thought a fuel cell with H2 storage made sense over a battery. The only fuel cells that made sense to me were the ones that ran on gasoline or alcohol. H2 storage is not practical IMHO.
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Old 10-14-2020, 07:41 PM   #28
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Taking an ďideaĒ and actually producing and selling a final product are two very different things. Letís see if they can pull it off.
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Taking an ďideaĒ and actually producing and selling a final product are two very different things. Letís see if they can pull it off.

It doesnít sound too difficult to me.

Didnít VW use the same design concept about 80 years ago; just not electric? The body was bolted to the chassis, and while Iím not certain they were identical, the basic chassis was used with different body designs, not just the Beetle.
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It doesnít sound too difficult to me.

Didnít VW use the same design concept about 80 years ago; just not electric? The body was bolted to the chassis, and while Iím not certain they were identical, the basic chassis was used with different body designs, not just the Beetle.
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Yes, I had a 1972 VW Karmin Ghia (for 19 years - wish i still had it but it was becoming a pile of rust - I live on the ocean.) it was a VW chassis and engine with a fancy convertible body in place of the bug. Looked like a real sports car (body by Italian designer Karmin) but the same engine, transmission and chassis as the bug. They supposedly bench tested the engines at the factory and put the best ones in the Ghiaís. In the early 90ís I could still buy a new fuel pump (or new engine if I wanted) from the bug production line which moved to Mexico. A fuel pump was $9. Had 150,000 miles on it and the engine still ran like a top, didnít burn any oil, never been rebuilt. Body parts were hard to come by and most of the body was Bondo. I sold it to a car museum in Canada for more than I paid for it - 19 years later. .
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Their van and RV was not on the same chassis, but used the same engine and transmission and many parts.
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Old VWs were just dreadful automobiles! But I loved them then and I still do. I had many and would buy another it I had space to store it. The simplicity of it all. And dirt cheap cost! With practice you could pull the engine in like an hour. You could rebuild it in your garage to good as new for just a few hundred dollars and, with the possible exception of the internal parts of the transaxle and fixing rust, there wasnít much an average handyman couldnít do himself. Those days are gone forever.
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They sure were simple. I almost never had anyone work in my Ghia unless I was stumped.One winter in Virginia, it kept quitting on me on my drive home of about 10 miles. After I replaced the fuel pump and it did it the second time, I took it to a local mechanic who worked primarily on VWs (he loved my Ghia). He listened to my story, put the Ghia on his lift, removed the gas line which ran from the front gas tank to the rear engine, hooked up his high pressure hose to it and blew a chunk of frozen dirt against the far wall of the garage. It was fixed forever.
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Yes, I had a 1972 VW Karmin Ghia (for 19 years - wish i still had it but it was becoming a pile of rust - I live on the ocean.) it was a VW chassis and engine with a fancy convertible body in place of the bug. Looked like a real sports car (body by Italian designer Karmin) but the same engine, transmission and chassis as the bug. ....cut....

I can relate because I purchased a much older Karmin Ghia that had rusted out, and had been abandoned in tall grass. The owner, an older gentlemen, sold it to me for a fee dollars so Iíd get it out of his yard.

Mine was the hardtop but I removed body anyway to build an open rail dune buggy (it was very simple build due to extremely low budget while in college). Without a body, I could remove engine in a few minutes ó literally.
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