New Kid on the block

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Are the yanks finally giving up on gas guzzling RVs ?

    Somehow I doubt it, but this latest offering from Winnebago is a step in the right direction..

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/automobiles/autoreviews/24winnebago.html?_r=2&ref=automobiles

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  2. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    nice one !!!
     
  3. pappajohn

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    cant see that taking off in yankyland.

    no slides, short, narrow and a 'small' deisel engine.:RollEyes:
    they could always use it as a toad.

    could be a way for winnibago to make headway into europe though:Wink:

    remember, a few years ago there were no DODGE or CADILLAC badged cars here.
     
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  4. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    have another look pappa :Wink:

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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    thought it was a roll out awning Jim.
    only looked at the outside shot..:Doh:
     
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    Thanks guys for reporting the spam - dealt with :Wink:
     
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    No settee to lie on, not for me:thumbdown:
     
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    First of all I d’like to say. |

    This is funny. A good distraction from the days work.
     
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    I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Don't we have enough viagra already?:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    You speak for yourself. Have you tried in Single Malt Whisky for a real stiff drink ?
     
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    pickering full mud not going a gain
     
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    The Winnebago View you've got featured here is now available in numerous forms courstesy of other US manufacturers...all using the same Mercedes 3lt diesel matched with the Sprinter/Freightliner chassis. These manufacturers all have their own version of this more gas-efficient rv:

    Coachmen Prism
    Coachmen Freelander
    Monaco Covina
    Dutchmen Dorado
    Chateau Citation
    Four Winds Siesta
    Fleetwood Pulse
    Fleetwood Icon
    Holiday Rambler Traveler
    Jayco Precept
    Forest River Solera (Warren Buffett's Bershire Hathaway-owned subsidiary)
    Itasca Navion (same as the Winnie View)

    The latest release amongst them all is the Winnebago View, which has IMHO the best floorplan layout. But I'm not sure I see the value in the extra $30,000 asking price over the others listed above.

    I'm hoping to to get some feedback from you savvy Poms on the Coachmen Prism. Have got a separate thread running under the American RV heading in this forum. Am hoping you salty and seasoned campaigners will be able to point out my folly (or kudos) in bringing one of them into the UK from the US.
     
  15. EzeeRider

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    Trouble is, Mercedes won't allow import of new vehicles into the UK!

    ezee
     
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