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(BBC-US)   Own this $3 million land yacht and be the envy of... no one   (bbc.com ) divider line
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2014-08-09 12:02:39 AM  
Looks like it was designed by Homer Simpson.  I pass.
 
2014-08-09 12:32:53 AM  
That thing is freakin' ugly
 
2014-08-09 12:36:46 AM  
media.insidepulse.com

Rather have one of these.
 
2014-08-09 12:50:13 AM  
That will go nicely with my submarine and rocket ship.
 
2014-08-09 01:30:47 AM  
I'll take one, does it come with a driver because I have no idea how to drive a building and of I did that would take all of the fun out of it, anyway
 
2014-08-09 01:47:55 AM  

fusillade762: [media.insidepulse.com image 667x352]

Rather have one of these.


The PaperBoy 2000.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfplTsaRwbg
 
2014-08-09 03:01:41 AM  
The problem isn't that it costs $3M. The problem is that you'll make $7M in repairs on it by the time it hits 10,000 miles.
 
2014-08-09 03:48:34 AM  
There is respectable opulence and then Ridiculous Opulence and this is the latter.

As a young man I always wanted one of those motor homes, self contained, thinking it would be so cool to drive out in some forest and camp in style or travel across the country and be able to stop anywhere for a nap, a meal or just to enjoy the view in air conditioned comfort.

I was even considering going to Arizona and the desert to enjoy the solitude while NOT roasting in the heat.

Then I found out that even the small motor homes didn't do well off road and by then, the many trailer camp grounds that were popular when I was a kid (like Jellystone National Park -- yeah, that was it's real name) or the many Mom and Pop spots that were real cheap, provided power and water and a shady spot but nothing else, were dying out.

My older brother bought a large motor home and used to complain that when he and his wife took it out, all they could afford was hamburger in the fridge. He also mention that driving the thing down some steep hills made for a thrilling experience as he could nearly smell his brakes burning.

Later, after they retired, he bought one that cost more than my house. With an extendable room. However, he could only park it in camping spots designed for the monsters, a lot of shopping plaza's stopped allowing folks to park there over night, diesel powered meant he paid more than gas to fill up the enormous tank and the warranty on the thing wouldn't allow bio-diesel.

I don't even want to think about how much it cost to replace a tire.

They also discovered that they couldn't stop at a beautiful beach and just stay there for a few days in most states. Plus, the monster is so heavy, most dirt roads were best avoided. Especially during rain storms.

However, it is comfortable and they do enjoy it. Plus, if they stop at a designated park, they can always pack up and drive off in minutes if they don't like the neighbors.

They also found going through places like the Appalachian Mountains a bit hairy, what with having to keep it in a low gear for miles to climb the grade, seeing the big rig emergency run-offs every so many miles and cruising along at night to discover that the local DOT doesn't believe in putting in guard rails along the sides of the roads with a 100 foot drop.

That made driving at night rather interesting.

They eventually started towing a jeep behind it, because using it to run around a city they stopped in was a PIA and it's not all that easy to manage in high traffic.

I'm not sure where anyone could use the monster in the article nor where they could safely park it.

They're getting ready to sell theirs and might be thinking more along the lines of one of those much smaller versions -- basically an extended truck.

I've seen pictures of motor homes built on a 4x4 base, designed not to be top heavy, yet self contained, with those big, all terrain tires and thought those more to my liking.

At least I could drive along forest paths and camp by secluded streams and lakes. Plus the designers made them so you can enter the cab from the back, even fitted in tiny, compact bathrooms, equipped them with generators and, in some instances, solar power.

For two people, it would be OK. For one, roomy, for three, a bit cramped.

Some run on gas and some on diesel.

I do like the Russian versions made by folks who bought used military vehicles, including amphibious ones. They aint all that pretty, but they look like they can just run over anything in the road, resist shots by errant hunters and be a real biatch for anyone trying to break in and rob the occupants. Plus, they laugh at bears.

However, I figure they get like 8 mpg, each huge tire probably costs a grand and you can only find them in Russia.
 
2014-08-09 04:01:57 AM  
And at the end of the day you still have to hook up a hose and pump your own poop out.

Plus you have to empty the RV's tanks
 
2014-08-09 04:51:38 AM  
img.fark.net
?
 
2014-08-09 05:06:45 AM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-08-09 05:43:17 AM  
Another problem if you have a motor home, is that half the RVs in a park are vehicles that no longer run, that are being lived in my meth addicts.
 
2014-08-09 05:44:07 AM  
The front end of that looks like some deep sea bottom dweller fish being farked by some bigger deep sea fish with cyclopia..
 
2014-08-09 05:44:17 AM  
British website won't let brittish person view site, due to being a ' worldwide' service.
 
2014-08-09 05:57:28 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: The problem isn't that it costs $3M. The problem is that you'll make $7M in repairs on it by the time it hits 10,000 miles.


Heh - this.  My parents have always loved camping, but not necessarily actually roughing it.  As a kid, we went on a few vacations in rented RVs.  We broke down a lot.  The best breakdown was at a rest stop.  I was about 8 years old (I don't remember exactly) and we were parked and I'm looking out the window and people started pointing and yelling at us to get out.

It turns out the RV was leaking either oil or fuel and it had caught fire beneath us.  My father bravely (or perhaps foolishly) jumped behind the wheel and drove it away from the fire burning on the pavement (the RV itself wasn't on fire).

But this RV isn't new.  We've seen this before, even on Fark I'm sure.  It's weird looking, ridiculously expensive and I wouldn't want to drive it.  I actually hate driving anything bigger than a sedan.
 
2014-08-09 06:05:14 AM  

fusillade762: [media.insidepulse.com image 667x352]

Rather have one of these.


first thing I thought of as well
 
2014-08-09 06:14:31 AM  
Holy christ, that's farking ugly.
 
2014-08-09 06:15:50 AM  
http://img.fark.net/images/cache/G/Gu/fark_GuVECBuNaxf8bKP-NbPilElFZkA .jpg?t=sFWFX3DGb4EAX1XYOn8AdQ&f=1407729600" data-cke-saved-src="http://img.fark.net/images/cache/G/Gu/fark_GuVECB uNaxf8bKP-NbPilElFZkA .jpg?t=sFWFX3DGb4EAX1XYOn8AdQ&f=1407729600" alt="">

Pfff, kids these days...
 
2014-08-09 06:17:09 AM  
Well, shiat. What went wrong with the fark image thingamajig?
 
2014-08-09 06:17:23 AM  
The absolute worst thing about it, besides being a huge waste of money, is that it's just so damned ugly. Like, I'd be embarrassed even if it was given to me with free gas and repairs for life.
 
2014-08-09 06:18:10 AM  
The designers have learned this trick from from luxury yacht designers. They turn out shiat like Monte Carlo on a boat to gain press coverage not because anyone would buy it.
 
2014-08-09 06:19:12 AM  
carhumor.net

i.huffpost.com

have fun being looked at as a freak
 
2014-08-09 06:21:07 AM  

Bucky Katt: Looks like it was designed by Homer Simpson.  I pass.


It looks more like Homer was trying to design a washing machine.
 
2014-08-09 06:37:49 AM  

Two Dogs Farking: ?


Ark 2. I watched that. Did you play the guy, the girl, or the chimp?
 
2014-08-09 06:47:08 AM  
Might as well be prepared for anything
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-09 06:48:40 AM  
If I can get one for free, I will.
 
2014-08-09 06:51:04 AM  

jayfurr: Two Dogs Farking: ?

Ark 2. I watched that. Did you play the guy, the girl, or the chimp?


Whoooo boy, I loved that show.  That BJ and the Bear and their shenannigans......
 
2014-08-09 06:56:40 AM  
Is his name Enrico?
 
2014-08-09 07:22:57 AM  

Bucky Katt: Looks like it was designed by Homer Simpson.  I pass.


The very thing I came in to say.

Hoopy Frood: It looks more like Homer was trying to design a washing machine.


A WASHING MACHINE. I knew it looked like something -- I just couldn't quite put my finger on what it was.
 
2014-08-09 07:26:34 AM  
Confirming anew that money can't buy taste. Not $3,000,000, anyway. That thing raises the Ugly Bar to new heights.
 
2014-08-09 07:30:54 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-09 07:38:13 AM  
Meh... I'd sooner have a one ton 4x4 with a new truck camper on it.

/new truck = $50k
//new truck camper =$40k
///my new power rig = happy
 
2014-08-09 07:41:24 AM  
That thing is ugly.  The only way I'd purchase that is with the hookers & blow option included.  Otherwise, what's the point?
 
2014-08-09 07:47:18 AM  
In before land titanic from Futurama
 
2014-08-09 08:08:09 AM  

Smoking GNU: Holy christ, that's farking ugly.


Yeah, but there's one place where it would probably fit in: Burning Man.  Take the gold-plated option, add a ton of lights, LEDs, whatnot to the exterior, have it play music, and bam, one perfect party Art Car.

Outside of that though, yeah, pretty ugly.  Not the ugliest, but man that design.
 
2014-08-09 08:10:00 AM  
I'd be the first person to own and drive around in some code geasse sized apartment truck.... But that thing really isn't doing it for me.

Besides, you could probably get alot more for the money.

img.fark.net

/buy forty foot container, build apartment inside.
/I've always wondered why more people didn't do that.
 
2014-08-09 08:12:27 AM  
You'd have to wonder if they expect to sell any. Seriously.

I'd love a comfortable RV for traveling around Europe during the snow season, you'd save a fortune. However, that thing is just ridiculous.
 
2014-08-09 08:13:20 AM  
Outside is weird looking, but the interior and the deck is beautiful.  Perhaps this is what cars will look like in the future.
 
2014-08-09 08:15:02 AM  
If there's one thing you can say about Colani's designs, it's that they're instantly recognizable as his.  The frigging guy's been making abominations like this for decades.
 
2014-08-09 08:15:17 AM  

fusillade762: [media.insidepulse.com image 667x352]

Rather have one of these.


Found it in back of a garage when I was in LA years ago img.fark.net
 
2014-08-09 08:20:55 AM  

way south: I'd be the first person to own and drive around in some code geasse sized apartment truck.... But that thing really isn't doing it for me.

Besides, you could probably get alot more for the money.

[img.fark.net image 505x322]

/buy forty foot container, build apartment inside.
/I've always wondered why more people didn't do that.


Because we're stupid.

I like your idea though.  I may have to borrow it.  Still, the truck that's hauling it isn't going to be cheap either.
 
2014-08-09 08:27:35 AM  
Buy a touring coach (new or used). Gut it if used, buy it gutted if new. Hire a good finish carpenter, a mechanic, an electrician, a body guy who understands how RV's work (and probably more importantly, don't work) and a plumber as well as a few other smaller trades for finish work like upholstery, counter tops and so on.

Even with exotic finishes, top end appliances and a crapload of extras throughout you will still pay less than a third of what that ugly monstrosity is going for.
 
2014-08-09 08:29:10 AM  
My dream RV is a C130 Hercules. The cargo bay would be fitted out like a small apartment with room for a small car.
 
2014-08-09 08:35:30 AM  

Radioactive Ass: Buy a touring coach (new or used). Gut it if used, buy it gutted if new. Hire a good finish carpenter, a mechanic, an electrician, a body guy who understands how RV's work (and probably more importantly, don't work) and a plumber as well as a few other smaller trades for finish work like upholstery, counter tops and so on.

Even with exotic finishes, top end appliances and a crapload of extras throughout you will still pay less than a third of what that ugly monstrosity is going for.


Heh - that's a friend's dream, but he's coming up short.  He owns an old school bus and still hasn't gotten around to fixing it up.  It does run though.

Since I can't afford something fancy, I think I'll save up for something like this:

vividlyvintage.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-09 08:38:54 AM  

gfid: way south: I'd be the first person to own and drive around in some code geasse sized apartment truck.... But that thing really isn't doing it for me.

Besides, you could probably get alot more for the money.

[img.fark.net image 505x322]

/buy forty foot container, build apartment inside.
/I've always wondered why more people didn't do that.

Because we're stupid.

I like your idea though.  I may have to borrow it.  Still, the truck that's hauling it isn't going to be cheap either.




True, but can't you just hire the driver for a day?

I get the trailer, flesh it out as my portable camp house, then pay a guy to haul it to burning man or wherever. Hell, I could see a business in doing just that.

/you could probably fix up an old deuce or something too.
/its mostly airspace. I doubt such a thing would weigh much.
 
2014-08-09 08:47:12 AM  
It needs a bumper sticker that says "We Brake for Nobody."
 
2014-08-09 08:48:42 AM  
it also offers a "Sky Lounge", replete with banquette seating that rises out of the body to create a rooftop nightclub

Why in the fark would you want to invite the types of people who hang out at nightclubs (well other than one at a time after last call...) to your home to party... (it would be like Trading Places & Billy Ray).

I've long thought that it would be interesting to have a house designed by an RV designer/architect.  The way that those guys manage to make every square inch functional & available for storage is quite interesting.  Of course with my hoarding tendencies my heirs would never get everything out of that house, there would be stuff stuffed everywhere.... ah well.
 
2014-08-09 08:54:44 AM  

Rik01: As a young man I always wanted one of those motor homes...


Get a truck. Not a big one, just a Silverado, Ram, or F150 type. Get a shell for the back, an inflatable mattress and a propane stove. You won't have air conditioning, but it'll be quicker to set up than a tent and you're out of the rain. You can also go anywhere a truck can take you and you don't have a whole extra vehicle sitting around most of the year.
 
2014-08-09 08:55:12 AM  
It's unsinkable!\

pool.theinfosphere.org
 
2014-08-09 08:56:09 AM  
i.imgur.com

3 million dollars and it cant even fly.
 
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