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    Default A thing of beauty

    Came across this on YouTube.

    http://romotow.com/

    Currently a concept, I see no reason why this can't be built. Will likely cost a pretty penny but it looks amazing.





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    Default Re: A thing of beauty

    Looks like an oversized flash drive...
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    Default Re: A thing of beauty

    It does look like it took inspiration from a flash drive. I still think it's beautiful. I'd totally buy that.
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    Default Re: A thing of beauty

    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    It does look like it took inspiration from a flash drive. I still think it's beautiful. I'd totally buy that.
    Johan, I can appreciate the design that went into it. Aesthetically, it looks great. But practically, that thing is useless. It would be shaken apart within a few hundred kilos of dirt roads - any camping equipment that can't handle dirt roads is useless in my view. And if it was engineered to withstand the abuse, that hinge mechanism would need to be so heavy as to make it completely pointless. And yes, it looks a bit like a thumb drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanRoux View Post
    Johan, I can appreciate the design that went into it. Aesthetically, it looks great. But practically, that thing is useless. It would be shaken apart within a few hundred kilos of dirt roads - any camping equipment that can't handle dirt roads is useless in my view. And if it was engineered to withstand the abuse, that hinge mechanism would need to be so heavy as to make it completely pointless. And yes, it looks a bit like a thumb drive.
    Take a look at this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNXR90k9Gn0
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    Default Re: A thing of beauty

    Ask if Heinz will be able to built one. Maybe a new addition to the Metalian family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanRoux View Post
    Johan, I can appreciate the design that went into it. Aesthetically, it looks great. But practically, that thing is useless. ... if it was engineered to withstand the abuse, that hinge mechanism would need to be so heavy as to make it completely pointless. ...
    Yes, it is basically two separate structures that need to maintain their rigidity separately, at least when camping. They might lock together when towed.

    Maybe the concept can inspire manufacturers to produce something practical in future.
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    Default Re: A thing of beauty

    Cool concept! Imagine the real world heigh of that? That would be Jurgens Exclusive plus a foot... If you want to be able to stand upright inside..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    Cool concept! Imagine the real world heigh of that? That would be Jurgens Exclusive plus a foot... If you want to be able to stand upright inside..
    If they custom made me one it won't have to be very high

    Good point. I think given the structure and running gear needed you'll effectively be towing a 2 story building behind you...
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