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#11 DanoT

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 04:57 AM

$249k or $179k for just the camper???

 

This will be a low volume seller, imo.


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 11:10 AM

I'm thinking they've picked the worst possible time for this relaunch.

 

1:  The economy is going to be very bad for the immediate future.  People aren't going to have money for luxury items like this. 
Plus, I suspect that people will be selling off RVs, boats, and other "toys" at bargain prices, so they'll be competing with all that supply.

 

I also wonder if this is going to change the way people think.  More people keeping savings on hand to get by hard times, more people stockpiling food and other necessities.  My late father grew up in the depression, and it was always a battle to get him to throw things away.  "Never know when I might need this for something" he would say.

 

2:  Much of the rest of the world is going to be a lot harder hit than we are.  How much social distancing can they do in Indian cities?  Plus the third world just doesn't have the medical infrastructure to deal with this.  And the ngo's like Doctors Without Borders won't be riding to the rescue this time - they'll all be busy in their own countries.  It may b e a very long time before we see people driving off to cross Eurasia or drive to the tip of South America.


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 12:20 PM

Good luck to them.  They are workign in a niche market and not sure wha thte success rate is of these type of re-launches under a new name is but it's got to be low.  I'm not sure I'd put that kind of money down knowing (or thinking) that their chance of being around in a few years is pretty low.


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 02:47 PM

After putting 3 turbo chargers, an EGR cooler, MAP sensor, and now a turbo down pipe in my truck, I think I understand the reasoning behind a gas rig.

 

Turbos either work or cause absolute labyrinth of issues. After one of our V16 Cat engines swallowed a turbo we switched to a quality aftermarket brand of turbos for all of our needs (trucks and heavy machinery). Never had an issue after that. 

 

But for my personal rig I would prefer non-turbo. Not sure there is a non turbo diesel on the market right now. Heck more and more gas rigs are coming with turbos.


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Posted 16 April 2020 - 12:32 AM

Most people who are looking at $249k or $179k for just the camper may be paying cash. They may also not be affected by the pandemic. May of us who are retired have a set income and saving that are not being affected. Yes a niche market, but the old XP was also a niche market. More than I want to spend, my Hawk does just fine.

 

We met Gunther and Sissi at the Meadow Lake gathering. They took their XP to the bottom of South America.   They have turned into good friends and we visited them in at their home Austria.   Good people. 


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Posted 17 April 2020 - 11:30 AM

If you look west as you drive through Colfax, CA you can see the prototype.  Gonna stop by soon.


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Posted 17 April 2020 - 09:25 PM

I went through their entire website and couldn't find a wet weight on the camper. Nor a dry weight either! Anyone know?

 

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#18 DanoT

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 12:21 AM

Turbos either work or cause absolute labyrinth of issues. After one of our V16 Cat engines swallowed a turbo we switched to a quality aftermarket brand of turbos for all of our needs (trucks and heavy machinery). Never had an issue after that. 

 

But for my personal rig I would prefer non-turbo. Not sure there is a non turbo diesel on the market right now. Heck more and more gas rigs are coming with turbos.

I gather that you have never driven a non turbo diesel pickup. I have in an old Ford F350 and it would barley climb a hill of any size with the accelerator matted.


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Posted 18 April 2020 - 03:10 AM

I gather that you have never driven a non turbo diesel pickup. I have in an old Ford F350 and it would barley climb a hill of any size with the accelerator matted.

 

 

I have. Mainly older Fords with the International 6.9L or 7.3L.  But I also live near sea level and never really go above 5,000 ft.


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Posted 18 September 2020 - 12:36 AM

Has anyone been able to look at a Nimbl Evolution?  Of course it looks great but that is only from the very limited media that I can find.  My requests for information from the company are always promptly answered.  They clearly are a good group.  But, I would like to hear from anyone who has been able to actually try one out.  A similar but lower price camper that I am also trying to examine is the Overland Explorer Camp-Hudson Bay Edition Camper.  A local dealer expects one within a month so I should be able to see it.  But has anyone actually looked at one close up?

 

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