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Postby cuyeda » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:57 am

I don't know if anyone posted this photo here, but a picture alone may spark ideas of building a futuristic teardrop.

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The cubes could double as storage, and a pull out for a dinette seat

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Postby H-Balm » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:42 am

Whoa!

Forgetting the design.... the construction is amazing!
Is that a digital model? Or is it made from materials?


I don't think they could handle it, but looks like a cool use for a SMART CAR!
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Postby cuyeda » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:57 am

Pondering the ideas... How do you go from building something like a teardrop that has been done the same for many decades, to new concept designs.

Many of the builders here, have used updated materials to build stronger, better, and perhaps with more technical features. ie solar.

I've seen talent on this forum with pencil drawings (I have to find the pictures later). Gaston's gel coated teadrop (RIP), the other purple TD that had a crank up pop top, lots of AngiB's, and MikenChell's designs that have changed the way we think about building. Oh yes, let's not forget Mr. Hodder's craftsmanship, among others here as well.

A recent thread from the Aussie's site making a trailer look like a rocket ship to cut down air drag has merit in this category.

What will the designs here be in 10, 25, 50 years from now. What will our futuristic teardrop look like...
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Postby mezmo » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:37 pm

Hey Cliff/cuyeda,

Is there a link to the Aussie thread you mentioned ?

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Postby cuyeda » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:24 am

mezmo wrote:Hey Cliff/cuyeda,

Is there a link to the Aussie thread you mentioned ?

Cheers,
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Well not specifically an "Aussie" thread, but a few notable comments about Aussie builds.

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More here:
http://www.mikenchell.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=780027#780027

Website here: http://myswag.org/forum/

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Postby mezmo » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:05 am

Thanks Cliff

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Re: Future Trailer/Tow Vehicle

Postby Ron Dickey » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:06 pm

I think I need to rethink my build :lol:
http://kiravan.net/gallery/

just click on the small pictures for a closer look :shock:

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Re: Future Trailer/Tow Vehicle

Postby dales133 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:38 am

Myswag gs a great forum.
Plenty of tallent there as there is here.
Nice to compare geographical differences and schools of thought
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Re: Future Trailer/Tow Vehicle

Postby mezmo » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:55 am

Hi Cliff,

For the sake of discussion, let's ignore cost/price and just look at design and features.

One Aussie Company is on its way:

Their range:
http://www.ultimateoffroadcampers.com.a ... OgodSxEAVw

This model Especially:
http://www.ultimateoffroadcampers.com.a ... /nautilus/

And this Aussie company is at the cutting edge of TT/camper design. Look at their
Karavan and the Kruiser series 2, especially.

http://www.kimberleykaravans.com/off-road-caravans
http://www.kimberleykruiser.com/offroad ... r-series-2
Compare their series 1 and the changes made for series 2.

Cheers,
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P.S. Here's another:
http://www.innovan.com.au/caravan-featu ... -functions
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Re: Future Trailer/Tow Vehicle

Postby cuyeda » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:25 am

Very interesting shapes!


mezmo wrote:Hi Cliff,

For the sake of discussion, let's ignore cost/price and just look at design and features.

One Aussie Company is on its way:

Their range:
http://www.ultimateoffroadcampers.com.a ... OgodSxEAVw

This model Especially:
http://www.ultimateoffroadcampers.com.a ... /nautilus/

And this Aussie company is at the cutting edge of TT/camper design. Look at their
Karavan and the Kruiser series 2, especially.

http://www.kimberleykaravans.com/off-road-caravans
http://www.kimberleykruiser.com/offroad ... r-series-2
Compare their series 1 and the changes made for series 2.

Cheers,
Norm/mezmo

P.S. Here's another:
http://www.innovan.com.au/caravan-featu ... -functions
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