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"QUANTUM SHOT" #261
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Sell Your House, Move into a Larger Bus

Most recreational vehicles are supposed to provide just enough living space to be adequate, however many recent motorhomes appear so sophisticated, extravagant and expensive that they can only be considered a "moving indulgences" for Robert De Niro retired CIA types (seriously, who else can afford the thing?)

As the long weekend in Canada approaches, we are going to witness an RV & Motorhome "highway show", when all types of this venerable zoo on wheels will start to creep toward (and from) the mountains, exasperating the car/truck motorists inadvertedly stuck behind. On this page we'll show various extreme RVs, some available on the market, most transcending the market and perhaps even the common sense.

RV to the Max!

The following luxury boats are too fancy for mountain roads, probably too fancy for any road (you don't want to scratch this thing) But then again, maybe we're just jealous. The "Rock-Star" RV and the Renault bus conversion each go for a cool one million, but they're definitely NOT the most expensive motorhomes. That honor goes to "The Platinum Plus" model from the "Featherlite Luxury Coaches". Read the article here. The price on the Platinum Plus is $2.5 million.































Compare the interior design and a level of finishing shown above with the interior of Vladimir Putin's private plane (See article "Presidential Planes" here and be glad that you do not need to be bound to the tacky Russian ex-communist taste)

As a counter-point to the wheeled laps of luxury, here are a few odd ones, followed by a rather more humble "truckhouses":








Truckhouses - when living on the farm gets too boring

Roger Beck collects pictures of various truck- and bus- houses, popping up here and there across American countryside. The full gallery is here and info about the book, called "Some Turtles Have Nice Shells"
















(image credit: Housetrucks.com)

More of wonderful housetrucks from New Zealand can be seen here.


The One and Only Soviet RV

The following is a super-rare picture of the projected motorhome for Soviet mass production. Only one prototype was made in 1971 by Ulianovsk auto plant, and then immediately went all the way across the Sahara desert to prove the point that it was equal, if not better than most western models:




We like this one:

Let me clarify this... FOR THE LACK OF A CHROME AIRSTREAM TRAILER, this one will have to do:

Updated 1940's Teardrop Trailer, courtesy 2modern.blogs






General Motors saw the future of RV and it is this:

We wrote about this concept before, technically it's not "new" (unveiled in 2005, read more info), but it's so aesthetically interesting and visually obnoxious, that we decided to put up more pictures of this "future RV bus" PAD vehicle (click to enlarge):











The PAD has fully modular design and can be adapted for use in government roles such as disaster response and emergency housing. Or it can house movie stars and other cool cats, if it ever gets built.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are some fancy lookin' RV's....

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Blogger cmblake6 said...

If I had that sort of money, you can BET I'd own one of those. Lay some odds on it, you'd make a fortune! In an absolute eyeblink!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, if it carries a boat and a helicoptor, I'm all over it... Can't stop twitching... Must have...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was another GM RV called the Ultravan. It was based off a Corvair engine and everything.

http://www.corvair.org/chapters/ultravan/

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