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Lantley

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RobertRyan wrote:

Lantley wrote:

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And check out the specs on the Aussie models. They are generally narrower and shorter.


A classic case of ignorance, caravans are built using metric measure, 2390 mm being a common trailer width i.e. 7.8 feet, not chosen because it offers some magical advantage over 8' but simply because that's what works well in metric measure. As in Europe caravan owners aren't dragging around 30'+ monsters because V6 powered mid size vehicles are the preferred choice for towing, necessary because 1/2 ton and larger vehicles as we have here in N America are simply too big. You may not like it but believe it or not there is a world out there beyond the US borders where the vast majority of the world often does things differently than in the US. Get used to it. [emoticon]

There is no ignorance they are generally narrower and shorter.
The why is really irrelevant. The euro models are smaller than US models.
I do like some of the materials and finishes they use, but at the end of the day I see the Euro units as tight and cramped vs. what we have readily available in the US.

Size is totally irrelevant You can get 35ft 5th wheelers here with Euro type interiors

Are they 35'x 102" wide with 5 slides?

Yes relative to what people NEED. That would NOT impress people here. They need something that can be easly moved from location too location. None goes to one location on holiday


I'm not sure we have 5 slide trailers here to impress anyone.There are plenty of people traveling all over the country with 40' plus trailers. These trailers routinely have 3-5 slides on them. They are moved easily from location to location with full size diesel pickup trucks.
They are not taken to just one location.
I imagine our RV's are not built/assembled as well as those down under, however I'll stick by my comments that they a generally larger and more spacious.


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1956 called. They want their interior and styling back. [emoticon]


Lol. One person's "modern" is another person's old-fashioned.

I though "Euro" styling was an 80's thing that never really caught on. [emoticon]

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Lantley wrote:

RobertRyan wrote:

Lantley wrote:

RobertRyan wrote:

Lantley wrote:

SoundGuy wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

And check out the specs on the Aussie models. They are generally narrower and shorter.


A classic case of ignorance, caravans are built using metric measure, 2390 mm being a common trailer width i.e. 7.8 feet, not chosen because it offers some magical advantage over 8' but simply because that's what works well in metric measure. As in Europe caravan owners aren't dragging around 30'+ monsters because V6 powered mid size vehicles are the preferred choice for towing, necessary because 1/2 ton and larger vehicles as we have here in N America are simply too big. You may not like it but believe it or not there is a world out there beyond the US borders where the vast majority of the world often does things differently than in the US. Get used to it. [emoticon]

There is no ignorance they are generally narrower and shorter.
The why is really irrelevant. The euro models are smaller than US models.
I do like some of the materials and finishes they use, but at the end of the day I see the Euro units as tight and cramped vs. what we have readily available in the US.

Size is totally irrelevant You can get 35ft 5th wheelers here with Euro type interiors

Are they 35'x 102" wide with 5 slides?

Yes relative to what people NEED. That would NOT impress people here. They need something that can be easly moved from location too location. None goes to one location on holiday


I'm not sure we have 5 slide trailers here to impress anyone.There are plenty of people traveling all over the country with 40' plus trailers. These trailers routinely have 3-5 slides on them. They are moved easily from location to location with full size diesel pickup trucks.
They are not taken to just one location.
I imagine our RV's are not built/assembled as well as those down under, however I'll stick by my comments that they a generally larger and more spacious.

It is the overall package, not just slides.
In that case US trailers fail.miserably. Yes build quality, interiors , off roadability all are factors

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wnjj wrote:

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

1956 called. They want their interior and styling back. [emoticon]


Lol. One person's "modern" is another person's old-fashioned.

I though "Euro" styling was an 80's thing that never really caught on. [emoticon]

In the US. Dark interiors and poor ergonomica, build quality have never caught on here

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If you want something a little more modern, check out the Little Guy Max.

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Too small and too ugly for me. I am sure it is "just right" for others.

It is like which is the best beer or hunting dog. It depends on who you ask.


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Yep, and it is too big for me. I go camping to be outside, not sit in a trailer. I do like the look, and love the window over the bed.

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Rather frustrating that one domestic manufacturer, Airstream, knows how to do interiors properly. They're popular so clearly people like them. But those interiors aren't worth the 100k asking price. A mid-high end manufacturer like Lance should be able to do the same? Instead, we just get "grandma's kitchen"...

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Proteus wrote:

Rather frustrating that one domestic manufacturer, Airstream, knows how to do interiors properly. They're popular so clearly people like them. But those interiors aren't worth the 100k asking price. A mid-high end manufacturer like Lance should be able to do the same? Instead, we just get "grandma's kitchen"...

AS you said they are popular so they are worth it to some/many.
However like many of the Euro and Aussie models poste,
they lack slides and interior space that the majority of RV'ers are looking for.

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Wait until the next big economic downturn and I bet you can find a nice Airstream for cheap.

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