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RobertRyan

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Posted: 09/02/19 04:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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It is 20ft 10inches, long and as you can see it uses more than suitable tires. Weight is 8,800lb and of course it goes Off Road
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* This post was edited 09/02/19 04:41pm by RobertRyan *

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Guilt by association....”if the tire was manufactured in China,...” I reject your premise.


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Looks like an ad to me.


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Posted: 09/03/19 07:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The price point might be a problem in the American market, but I think there would at least be a demand for an RV like this.

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The difference is there is not much "outback" in the USA that cannot be approached by a relatively good road or logging trail.

Also there is a difference between boondocking and bushwacking. Those tires are very heavy duty.

There are a few TT and 5ver maker that use LT's particularly on the higher end products.

What surprises me is that the RV dealers have not taken advantage of the tire hype and offered a "tire upgrade" option. It probably shows how little concern there is for the issue.


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We already have such a thing in the US but it has a small issue.

It's built on a garbage LCI frame. How long do you think it would take until those long spring hangers twist off if you took it true off roading? Then again you may not make it to the trail as you might twist them off hitting a pothole on the highway or turning out of the gas station LOL. Even if the suspension lasts a trip or two after the first time the staples will pull through the siding and it will start falling off.

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Posted: 09/03/19 09:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

US market is about low price no matter what the cost.


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We have roads where that air suspension would be perfect... bridge deck transitions, railway crossings at curves in the track, unrepaired holes in parking lots, roads and streets ...

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The issue is not that the TT makers wont make it, there is not enough of the public willing to pay for it. The TT makers simply do not want to bother with a limited niche market. What they make sells very well.

Now if you are one of those that are willing to pay for durability, there are numerous custom TT builder in this country that will build what you want. The Travel Channel has featured many custom shops that rehabbed vintage units and custom built RVs.


There really is not a lot of room to complain. If you have the money, they have your product.

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Bert Ackerman wrote:

We already have such a thing in the US but it has a small issue.

It's built on a garbage LCI frame. How long do you think it would take until those long spring hangers twist off if you took it true off roading? Then again you may not make it to the trail as you might twist them off hitting a pothole on the highway or turning out of the gas station LOL. Even if the suspension lasts a trip or two after the first time the staples will pull through the siding and it will start falling off.

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That is not a spring hanger. Is is the shackle. One end of a leaf spring needs to be free to move as the spring flexes. As the spring compresses, it lengthens. That is why it looks like that. With it being a single axle unit, there will be no sideways thrust on the spring attachments during turns.
Not a thing wrong with it. Good and solid, even if it is low tech.



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