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Old 03-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #1516
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I could see it being just a prototype. It looks one part kind of cool, one part Top Gear, "Have the boys build an RV."

I love the caravan episode of top Gear UK, the US boys did almost the exact same episode, was almost as good.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #1517
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been watching extreme rv
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #1518
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been watching extreme rv
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That is a dangerous show...
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:41 PM   #1519
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Alright, I'm pulling the trigger on a Livin' Lite VRV tomorrow. Doing the 8.5x18 with one Queen tip-out bunk and no fridge/microwave/cooktop. Just bathroom and cabinetry and sink. And with the "Adventure Package" as well as a rooftop AC unit. Will be interesting to see what it weighs when it shows up. I got a 5k limit and need to put two ADV bikes and some gear in there. Gonna be TIGHT. Well, tight on the weight. Spacious otherwise.


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Old 03-05-2013, 06:58 AM   #1520
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I have a 2011 VRV 614. Bought it new a couple months ago. It was sitting at a dealer awhile. It is basically a shell without any amenities; no toilet, no black, grey or fresh tanks, no TV, microwave, or fridge, no propane, furnace or AC, no bench/bed. It does have the side fold out tent bed, the "room" where the bathroom goes, cabinets in the front with a little pump sink fed from a container of water. Basically a VERY stripped down version of the VRV. It weighed in at 2260 lbs. I can probably fit two F800GS pulled in and a third backed in. May be too tight, but it'll be close. The bikes are around 400 lbs plus, right? With any riding gear and bike/camping gear maybe pushing 500 lbs each... conservatively saying. 1500 lbs of cargo and 2300 lbs of trailer 3800 lbs. A bigger trailer and all the amenities, under 5000 lbs with cargo? It'll be very close.

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #1521
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:21 AM   #1522
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Teal Modular, Loveland, Colorado

Colorado based Teal Campers has a modular, sub 1000 lb unit. I missed the RV show last weekend, shoulda gone to check it out. Modular, can be off loaded to make a shelter for those times when you find a fishin' hole you just don't want to leave. Empty, you can haul yer bike or quad.

http://www.tealinternational.com/TealCamper/index.html

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Old 03-05-2013, 01:39 PM   #1523
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Colorado based Teal Campers has a modular, sub 1000 lb unit. I missed the RV show last weekend, shoulda gone to check it out. Modular, can be off loaded to make a shelter for those times when you find a fishin' hole you just don't want to leave. Empty, you can haul yer bike or quad.

http://www.tealinternational.com/TealCamper/index.html

Hummm I thought I remembered reading earlier in this thread that the company that made those went under. Will dig a bit to see if I can find it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:42 PM   #1524
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Production of the Teal Camper is currently on hold.
In a disturbing move on July 18, our panel molding supplier determined that they were going to
concentrate on large corporate projects only and our project didn't qualify.
Teal Camper production is currently on hold until a new supplier is located.
We are not taking deposits at this time, but if you are interested in purchasing a Teal Camper you can email your request.

Found it....wonder if they are back up and running again??
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:17 PM   #1525
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Found it....wonder if they are back up and running again??
There's a post in PUAC with a link to Teal Campers. When I opened it there was a quote from the owner dated in 2013.



Edit: http://www.tealinternational.com/TealCamper/

Edit2: That quote is dated 2/15/13
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #1526
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Congrats on your new rig!
Can't wait to see some pictures.
Did the order today. Should have it in mid-April. Actually changed my mind and went with the kitchen included. The space it takes isn't that bad, and it'll be much easier to sell that way down the road.

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I have a 2011 VRV 614. Bought it new a couple months ago. It was sitting at a dealer awhile. It is basically a shell without any amenities; no toilet, no black, grey or fresh tanks, no TV, microwave, or fridge, no propane, furnace or AC, no bench/bed. It does have the side fold out tent bed, the "room" where the bathroom goes, cabinets in the front with a little pump sink fed from a container of water. Basically a VERY stripped down version of the VRV. It weighed in at 2260 lbs. I can probably fit two F800GS pulled in and a third backed in. May be too tight, but it'll be close. The bikes are around 400 lbs plus, right? With any riding gear and bike/camping gear maybe pushing 500 lbs each... conservatively saying. 1500 lbs of cargo and 2300 lbs of trailer 3800 lbs. A bigger trailer and all the amenities, under 5000 lbs with cargo? It'll be very close.
Yeah, this one supposedly will be 3600ish. We shall see. But you're right, it's going to be all over that 5k number with stuff in it. *sigh*


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Old 03-05-2013, 07:35 PM   #1527
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I agree with the resale aspect. The one I bought sat for 2 1/2 years because it didn't have all the bells and whistles. But that's why I got it at the price I did. I'll be slowly installing what I need. You'll like it. I'm happy with mine so far.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:08 PM   #1528
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These Livin Lites are selling like hotcakes, apparently. Supposedly if you order now you're at a three month wait and probably more. Some major dealer just ordered 160 units and anything submitted now is after that.

Or my dealer lied to close the deal fast. But I've been dragging my feet for too long and was completely ready to get this thing ordered today anyway, so doesn't matter to me. They don't seem like the type to lie, but...


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Old 03-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #1529
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info and pics on the westy?
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:16 AM   #1530
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I don't want to distract from this thread, but here is a post from a few years back with some pics. The van has all of the goodies (heater, class 3 frame mounted hitch, awning, carpets, wheels, airbags, inverter, 2nd battery, Euro H4's, interior lights, etc.) It has been garaged its whole life and still has the original undercoating. It needs a cleaning and a couple of small things fixed (rear door struts, driver's window switch needs cleaning, maybe a couple other small things I'll find when I clean it). Synthetic in the tranny and engine for the last 45K miles. I'll cry when it goes. It's given my wife and I (and subsequently our kids) unmatched travels in the west. We have a map with pins all over it marking our travels. After I clean and shine it I'll be asking low 20's.

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