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Old 12-04-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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"WhatsUpDownunder"

Are we American's spoiled by the size and amenities offered in RV's manufactured in the USA?

"WhatsUpDownunder" is an Australian website/magazine about RV life in Australia. It's interesting to note that "big & heavy" RV's (or associated TV's) doesn't seem to be anywhere near as prevalent as it is in the USA. As a matter of fact, Jayco of Australia doesn't offer a TT longer than 25ft (which is long by Australian standards).

"WhatsUpDownunder" is an interesting read....., but what's cool is after the home page has loaded, slide the bottom scroll bar to the right......

WhatsUpDownunder: http://www.whatsupdownunder.com.au/

Jayco of Australia: http://www.jayco.com.au/

JOF's counter-part in Australia: http://www.goseeaustralia.com.au/for...?Cat=1&ender=0

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Jayco Australia sure dosn't believe in slide outs do they? I would be constantly walking to the wrong side of the trailer to get in.
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It's curious the caravans in Oz are so much smaller and less well equipped than ours yet they have much longer truck trains than we do here.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:01 PM   #4
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Are we American's spoiled by the size and amenities offered in RV's manufactured in the USA?

"WhatsUpDownunder" is an Australian website/magazine about RV life in Australia. It's interesting to note that "big & heavy" RV's (or associated TV's) doesn't seem to be anywhere near as prevalent as it is in the USA. As a matter of fact, Jayco of Australia doesn't offer a TT longer than 25ft (which is long by Australian standards).

"WhatsUpDownunder" is an interesting read....., but what's cool is after the home page has loaded, slide the bottom scroll bar to the right......

WhatsUpDownunder: http://www.whatsupdownunder.com.au/

Jayco of Australia: http://www.jayco.com.au/

JOF's counter-part in Australia: http://www.goseeaustralia.com.au/for...?Cat=1&ender=0

Bob
The US is the "Super Size Me" country I think. LOL Same with fast food - they make it almost cheaper to buy a super sized meal than a normal portioned one....

I am always astounded by the size of some of the rigs when we camp. Gorgeous 5ers and TTs, but I am always curious if these are folks like me, who work ffull time and just get a few weeks out of the year to go, or if they are full timers, retired, etc. If they are like me, wow, I just don't think I could justify spending that much money on something so large and luxurious since I mainly camp what weekends I can in the summer, and about a week two times a year on vacation. My wallet just isn't that fat. LOL
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #5
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It's hard to justify the cost of a big rig plus TV. You can get a motel or ocean front condo for a week once or twice a year for allot less.
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