It was great talking with you at expo even though I didn't get to see your Jeep. One of these days I'll see it in person. Weather was unfortunately a significant factor for everyone. I had a blast but found myself on day 2 and 3 staying close to the booth as I was tired of navigating the mud. Didn't really go into the camp area at all and that was always my favorite part of expo.Decided to skip the expo today because of the rain. Headed there early on Saturday.
Planning to be in Atlanta the weekend of Jan 4th - heading over to the Caffeine and Octane event and will be camping in Stone Mountain. Let me know if you'll be around - would be glad to meet up.I was standing in line to catch the bus over to Expo on that Saturday. Saw your Jeep from afar. Really wanted to see it up close. It looked great from where I was. I’m over in Atlanta, hope I can see it at some point.
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Interior is pretty much the same as in the pics on thread - plan to keep it simple but all of the exposed honeycomb edge will be trimmed. There is a full-size bed in the pop-up section, a dinette seating area (approx 3' x 5.5') that doubles as an additional sleeping area for kids or shorter adults like myself, built in shelving above fenders, counter areas on both sides, and additonal storage under the dinette. We've added 3"-4" cushions for the bed and dinette as well. For the production model, the rear window will most likely be a double paned Dometic or Tern Overland model. Our dogs have dirtied up the interior from the last camping trip, but will be getting it cleaned up prior to next weekend's trip. Will be sure to take some pics.Maybe some interior pics will help considering a price.
I think people will say yes but when it hits the market the masses won't put forth the extra dough. When the J180 (flipac style ursa minor) was being discussed their was a long list of people saying they would buy it but when the pricing was announced people gravitated to the J30 version that was about $1500 cheaper IIRC. There were other mitigating factors that drove it but my take away was when a item is in development, money is no issue. When it is finalized and it is time to pay up, money becomes a huge factor.Gazelle and Cliffride are constructed using a mold and laid-up fiberglass - ends up being 1/3-1/4 the cost of a honeycomb composite construction, but also 1/3-1/4 heavier as well. In my opinion, honeycomb composite construction is superior given the weight savings. Do you think people would be willing to pay more for a higher-end, lighter weight product, even if retail would be around 20K (based on prototype costs, that's where I've figured we'd be pricewise)?