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#1 Accrete

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 07:04 PM

Somewhere in the Sierra Foothills....

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Looks like another winner from the XPCamper team!





**Fine Print: Disclaimer. read spoof. That will teach you to go out and roast a pig without me! Oh, and cari and i want to put an order in. Will look great tagging along behind XPC4 : )

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#2 DirtyDog

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 07:20 PM

I have been hoping to find someone here at WTW that is good at Photoshop :D
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 07:58 PM

: ) doodlin' with graphics is what i do in my spare time!
this ain't a real place either...

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neither are these...
serinity
Palm World

Fun stuff. anytime you need some photo-doodlin look me up.
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:05 PM

I didn't read the disclaimer right away and went looking on the side to see details... :rolleyes:
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:48 PM

: ) Gotchya!
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 10:20 PM

Not a bad idiea to make a XP trailer. Wonder what the market would be???

Good work on the graphics.
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#7 Accrete

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 12:55 AM

Not a bad idiea to make a XP trailer. Wonder what the market would be???

Good work on the graphics.

Thanks for the kudos on graphics.

Personaly i think there would be a nice market. As you may be aware Hi-Lo went out of business in early 2010. There is nothing in the american market like this concept that i'm aware. Closest in "Hi-Lo" sort of feel is the TrailManor and they are for a different kind of folk altogether (they like to plug in to 110 and sit in a park). But the XPCT would be for those like my wife & i who purchased an Aliner EASE (now sold) with the Off-Road package to tow behind our 4x4 TACO (also sold). We took the Aliner into places many in the US only dream of taking a fully self contained rig (cassette toilet, shower, stove, heater, plenty of fresh & grey water, queen bed, dinette, . . .)
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Anyway...we look at what the OZZIES have access to and drool. IMO XPMarc has brought to the american market some real european class. So again, imo, the evolution of marketing would say that at some point... an XPCTrailer makes sense. I know that cari and i would, seriously, tow one behind our rig+xpc#4. A base camp would be nice "lower" down the mountain at times. : ) And we could back more gold prospecting supplies! I could maybe get that backpacking dredge i've been thinking about...just think of the pass through we could have under the forward bed! WhoooHoooo!
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:20 AM

Seems that it would just be a matter of building a trailer to the same dimensions as the flatbed. Probably wouldn't need to change anything about the camper. Then you could choose to use the trailer or the truck based on what your trip looks like.

Accrete, maybe one of these days I could bribe you with beer and jerky to let me tag along on a prospecting adventure :)
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:28 AM

OK, here is a continuing thought, XPCT on steroids.

I realize there is a very niche market for a beast as what i'll describe below. . .but let's dream.

Take the idea of this behemoth. Won't fit on our trails:
Unicat with a 15ft box that the roof raises up 3ft

Now the Unicat's Box interior, at 14'4" long and 7'7" wide is not much different than an XPCamper. The big difference being that it begins with side walls that are 6'4" high. Then up goes the roof to add a sleeping loft.
So what if we had a trailer tongue to bumper length of ~17 feet such as the Aliner EASE pictured in my prior post.
What if? Yea i know, not for everybody, but it only has to _be_ for a few to make a statement. . .
American's can dream big and have fun too : )

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:50 AM

Accrete, maybe one of these days I could bribe you with beer and jerky to let me tag along on a prospecting adventure :)

For sure DD! I see U R in the SunnySide of the State. We can meet you half way in Quartzville mining district near Sweet Home. 11 miles of free camping next to a beautiful river.

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dosn't get much better than this if chillin by a river is on the agenda!

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