nozmoking1: Good looking build - but it looks like it weighs 50 tons with the fiberglass over plywood construction, Definitely weather tight and comfortable though.
The Deprey's: i will take one lol
Wicked Techkid: The state of Maine would be a good place for you to start a boatbuilding/RV business. RV manufacture is a natural outgrowth of boatbuilding because recreational vehicles have a lot in common with boats. Besides the use of similar materials, the need to minimize weight, optimize space, and conserve energy means that many products made for boats are also desirable for campers. Also, Maine's maritime industries workers enjoy a worldwide reputation for excellence in quality and craftsmanship. For many RV owners, an RV is a substitute for, and/or a stepping stone to, a yacht. Since you have already applied your naval architecture education to the design and construction of your custom RV, why not build on that experience and make it your new career making yachts that travel on land? A boatbuilder in Virginia has already expanded into RV conversion. Also, an RV industry would be a much needed boon to both coastal and interior residents of a state that has habitually 'missed the boat' (pun intended) on prosperity. Building on Maine's maritime heritage to make a product with wide appeal would benefit a wide array of people, both in Maine and elsewhere.
Morgan Burki: Amazing...
Vitaliy Chumak: Could you please make a detailed video of your awesome RV. I am very interested in how all the rooms look like on the inside. I find this build truly amazing.
andrew hoffman: You folks are doing life right, and as hard as humanly possible. Thanks for setting a bar.
Vivian Dantche (Eagle Log Cabins): awesome...
shachagra: Yes it is. We saved many years for her. It was scary actually spending the money we had saved on something that might have been a complete flop.
shachagra: No we will keep her. Right now she is our house on some property we are clearing and developing into (hopefully) a riverfront boat building workshop. I spend a night a week in her and we live in her all summer traveling the States.
waldfrauke: where ist your wonderful truck now? did you sell it?
john wayne: Bloody brilliant.
clobbyhops: Its so nice to have big money! :) not mad at ya
Jon Slagill: This thing will last forever plus you spent lots of TIME with your kids. Good dad you r.
tritty84: Nice, would have looked better on a kenworth
shachagra: Wood/Epoxy with fiberglass (or carbon fiber) is significantly stronger than tubular aluminum which has a skeleton, and then a separate skin. This truck is built like a multi-hull sailboat, structure and skin are one, making it very strong. I've been in a Gale sailing a 44 foot sailboats built like Shachagra and it took a pounding that no truck is ever going to give it, made me very confident in that method of construction.
ZaphodsPlanet: Cool project. But I'd be nervous about building something like that with wood. I'd fear structural issues and fire hazard in the case of an accident. Did you ever investigate building it with aluminum? Slick work you all did there though.
PovertyPointCustoms: Very nice!
duh33311: just look up beer song
Ford's RV Refrigeration Training & Service: Very nice!!
shachagra: Which song- you have me intrigued... I love beer!