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Old 01-14-2011
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If it doesn't have at least 1 slide (and it probably needs 2 as a minimum), the market will ignore the product completely. Without the slide, you won't sell more than a very small handful given expectations of consumers and given what is out there. THIS group will not see a slide as mandatory for them. But, the greater market will.
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Electric Fuel cells.... Now your talkin...

Well a 200kwh fuel cell for a bluebird.... no need for a generator.... 80% efficient water vapor for exhaust.... Electric heat no need for propane heat.... Fast, Very Hi Torque Regen braking, charging your tanks of H2-O
while camping with electric When you got 300 gallons your off!

Here is a thought... You know how a ship can travel across the ocean at a reasonable trek because it is moving 24-7. How about a computerized slow lane... You get in and enjoy your trip at a slow 25-35 mph.... MPG would go through the roof.... It steams while you sleep.... instead of spending the night somewhere.... A bit like a train ride.... the wind resistance would be nil... trucks would double their MPG and no drivers to pay...

Life in the slow lane...
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just a thought besides the immense amount of money to install a fuel cell

how many hydrogen fuel stations are there in your neck of the woods
and how many will there be
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The cost of new technology and the cost of retro-fitting it onto old vehicles kind of makes it a no-brainer. Either buy something that you can afford to run, or get out your walking shoes.

When we were in Italy and Ireland it was clear that the locals had much smaller RV's. The cost of fuel has been considerably higher there for many years and the population has adjusted its expectations to suit. I hate t say it, but hauling 32,000 puonds or more of steel around the country is going to exceed my financial capabilities not too far down the road. Full timing with longer stops and shorter distances works for some, but I still have the stick house and don't see full time happenning any time soon.

Maybe we can go back to private railroad cars? Some nice sidings with ammenities might work out Or a flat car with RV hold downs. Warren Buffet invested in railroads recently. Hmmmmm
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I would love to travel by rail in a bird,that would be so cool.
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Bring LOTS of money
a container from los angeles to new jersey is 3 grand
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you can't drive it that cheap!
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When fuel hits $5.00 a gallon it will cost $1700 to make the drive from Los Angeles to New Jersey. If you get two RV's on a flat car it starts to look better. But then, I highly doubt you could ride in the coach. The freight companies already state passengers are not part of the materials they will ship by rail.
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Europeans are short on cash for a lot more reasons than just the cost of fuel...
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Amtrak operates an Auto Train from Lorton Virginia to Sanford Florida, but I don't think they could accomodate a Bird. I might be able to squeeze my little GMC on there, but it is mainly for cars. Mostly used by snowbirds, I suppose.
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