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    Quote Originally Posted by Warebear View Post
    That's an awesome trip! I love that camper too, probably my top pick when I go that route.


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    The problem with the 178 is lack of storage for clothing & towels. On this particular R-Pod, the refrigerator wouldn't run on propane, and some of the lights didn't work. A couple of other R-Pod owners we met, have no problems.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Wow - what a hell of a trip! I just now got done reading though it. Real pleasure meeting you and your wife and I'm glad you had a great time


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    Oh. I made sure to include the fact that I was invited, lol!


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    Looks like a fun road trip - thanks for sharing all the great pics/details!



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    10mpgs hurts!!! I get 12.5 with the 182g and improper gearing. Still looks like an awesome trip and thanks for sharing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saharaunlmtd View Post
    10mpgs hurts!!! I get 12.5 with the 182g and improper gearing. Still looks like an awesome trip and thanks for sharing.


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    10 or 10.5 average. I can get 12 to 13, depending on speed, wind, and hills, but I also got as little as 8. Over 60 mph, it starts to drop.


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    Great trip report clay! Glad you had a blast
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    Looks like y'all had a great time. Guess since you bought your own camper looks like Mandy is ready to go on another trip

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    Looks like a great trip, my wife and I have been to a few of those spots and your photos brought back some great memories! Thanks for posting!
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    Awesome trip. I know you mentioned it already, but you really do see more of America when you're not flying over it. I hate flying, would much rather drive and see things along the way.

    Quote Originally Posted by notnalc68 View Post
    The problem with the 178 is lack of storage for clothing & towels. On this particular R-Pod, the refrigerator wouldn't run on propane, and some of the lights didn't work. A couple of other R-Pod owners we met, have no problems.


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    While I like the idea of the R-Pod, their quality control is less than desirable. Everyone I know who owns one, has problems. We camped next to quite a few people who had R-Pods while in Colorado. One guy said his fridge didn't work on propane, another said he was having electric problems... etc. If I'm forking out $20,000 on a camper, I want quality lol.
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    7,099 Miles, 16 Days -- Towing an R-Pod 178 from Mississippi to California, and back.

    Quote Originally Posted by BananaJeep View Post
    Awesome trip. I know you mentioned it already, but you really do see more of America when you're not flying over it. I hate flying, would much rather drive and see things along the way.



    While I like the idea of the R-Pod, their quality control is less than desirable. Everyone I know who owns one, has problems. We camped next to quite a few people who had R-Pods while in Colorado. One guy said his fridge didn't work on propane, another said he was having electric problems... etc. If I'm forking out $20,000 on a camper, I want quality lol.
    Jayco makes one version similar, that is much nicer. We looked at it.
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    Coachmen is owned by Forest River, but the build quality seems better, since I went over mine, with a fine toothed comb. I made sure everything worked, before I left, too. Got it for just over $16K, including tax, etc.


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