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Oct. 7th, 2003

03:01 am - TerraWind: Amphibious Motor Home

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God's other way of telling you have too much money:

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From:tdj
Date:October 7th, 2003 12:53 am (UTC)
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This totally kicks the ass of the boat-car I posted previously.

Absolutely no contest.
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From:crasch
Date:October 11th, 2003 11:20 am (UTC)
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You could get both! Imagine towing the Aquada in this thing.
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From:ernunnos
Date:October 7th, 2003 01:47 am (UTC)
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The latest in a long series of money-sense equalizers.
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From:twaj
Date:October 7th, 2003 03:57 am (UTC)
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Why would God harbor a working class resentment for people with money? Most of the people who own those things are old pensioners that are afraid to fly. They are also very well insured.
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From:crasch
Date:October 11th, 2003 11:23 am (UTC)
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I don't think many old-pensioners own $1 million amphibious motor homes. One need not resent other people's money to think that the things that they choose to spend it on are ridiculous.
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From:knavish
Date:October 7th, 2003 06:54 am (UTC)
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While that is an extreme example, most of the old folks who own those things have sold off their homes to buy them as their sole residence. A non-amphibious motor home of that size costs around $120,000. I would bet that most of the old folks who drive them are your average mid-middle class types. Though if they bought the water-tight one I'd bet that they did have more money than sense :).
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From:infrogmation
Date:October 7th, 2003 10:26 am (UTC)

Though if they bought the water-tight one I'd bet that they did have more money than sense

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Or they live somewhere like Grand Isle, Lousiana, where the road to anywhere else winds up under water several times a year.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 5th, 2003 11:37 pm (UTC)
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Actually, a comparable non-amphibious coach runs about the same money, if not slighly higher than that.... look at the website and check the interior photos...
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From:kenmora
Date:October 7th, 2003 08:22 am (UTC)
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Funny!

Now where's the screen door?
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From:ch
Date:October 7th, 2003 08:59 am (UTC)

fuck yea!

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we're out looking to spend $950k+ for a house in the bay area, and then you show me this. you're a godsend.
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From:crasch
Date:October 11th, 2003 11:24 am (UTC)
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Awright! Wait, are you serious? I can't tell if you're serious.
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From:ch
Date:October 11th, 2003 07:25 pm (UTC)
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my darling bride wants a house with a foundation. she doesn't appreciate the amphibious nature of this beastie.
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From:auriam
Date:October 7th, 2003 06:45 pm (UTC)
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Can't wait to see what happens in, say, some high seas ;).. FLOP glub glub glub.. "tow truck?.. tugboat?.."
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From:crasch
Date:October 11th, 2003 11:25 am (UTC)
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Well, they do say that it's for "protected waterways--lakes, rivers, etc." And although it can handle saltwater briefly, they say that a fresh-water rinse is required.
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From:halleyscomet
Date:October 9th, 2003 11:18 am (UTC)

At Last!

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This should be far more store resistant than the older models.

Just drive away from the tornado!

Cool. :)
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 5th, 2003 11:39 pm (UTC)
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crasch... you know james martin? Someone told me that you post on his blog occasionally.

The thing that is funny about all of this to me is that my in-laws are the people that design and manufacture this craft...
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From:crasch
Date:November 5th, 2003 11:47 pm (UTC)
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I may post in James Martin's blog, but I don't know him by that name. Is on LJ?

You're inlaws design and build Terrawinds? Sweet. Do you know how many they have sold? Who's buying?
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 6th, 2003 06:58 am (UTC)
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It wasn't 100% complete until late July / early August... So they're still promoting the heck out of it. No sales have completed yet, and only one exists as of current. They've got a few contracts in the works for it, and a movie deal to use the Terra Wind. We're taking a roadtrip in it tomorrow to upstate New York, should be a nice trip.

Anyway, James' blog site is http://hk2k2.tripod.com/ (we were stationed together in the Corps a few years back).
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 25th, 2003 07:26 pm (UTC)

roadtrip with the terrawind truckster

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My sister asked since you were going to upstate NY if you were going to niagra falls.
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