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Have you ever noticed how many Saturns are towed behind motorhomes on our nation's highways? The reason is because most Saturns are part of a small group of vehicles that don't require the installation of a lube pump to circulate the transmission fluid in order to be towed with all four wheels on the ground. The problem is that most people who are wealthy enough to own an upscale RV wouldn't be caught dead in a Saturn under normal circumstances.

German RV manufactuer Volkner Mobile has developed a solution to this problem that's currently being shown off at the International Caravan Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany. The motorcoach on display features a mobile garage situated between the front and rear axles that can stow lower cars like the BMW Z4, MINI Cooper convertible and Mercedes-Benz SLK. The system introduces your vacation cruiser laterally into the RV's belly on a slideout platform and can accomodate vehicles up to five meters in length. No more hauling Saturns or renting Mustang convertibles when you get there.

[Source: Daily Times via Winding Road]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Impressive motorhome, much impressive.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I own a coach and have an elec. lift on the back so that I can carry a motor cycle around with me. I obviously understand and appreciate the folks that choose to motor home. I can also appreciate the idea of being able to carry a car without having the worry of having to back up with a trlr or car hanging off the back. They have had rear loaders for car and bikes for several years. Enjoy the road folks...Grins!
      • 8 Years Ago
      It amuses me that people who can afford this are reluctant to just have their jet deposit them at the nearest five star. When I get that wealthy, (in some other life), I will have no desire to drive a bus.
      • 8 Years Ago
      In california the speed limit for trailers is 55mph without 65 mph,also carpooling as well. And ATV's I think would fit just fine under there as well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I flat tow a Landrover Discovery and a Dodge Ram 1500,with a Hemi, both of which can be driven without embarassment. There are numerous luxuary cars that can be flat towed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Think about commenta about the wealthy who could must fly their Jets from place to place. Many people do not choose to live in Motorhomes, because they cant afford Jet travel. They live in them by _choice_ because they enjoy nature, campgrounds, the people they meet, and hate hotels. If we did not drive Motorhomes from place to place or live in them full time, what we save on gas would pay for all the airfare easily. We recently made a round trip to IL from CA, and the cost of fuel and food would have paid for a first class ticket. But we prefer to SEE the country, instead of flying over it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't understand why motorhome buyers don't just get a small trailer to put their car on.
      sue
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you have never been accross country in a motor home you are missing it. There have been times when a motor home is just too big, but most of the time there are places to put it. You may have to walk a little more. The extra expense of towing a car, or hauling one around, you can tell in the gas prices.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is a great idea! Towing a car makes the motorhome difficult to maneuver in city and tight campgrounds, and the coaches with the rear garage loose too much space inside. Plus the extra weight at the bottom I imagine would make the coach less top heavy and better in the wind.
      Paul
      • 8 Years Ago
      i agree with most of the posts on here

      id rather just have a trailor that can carry any size car instead of a tiny 2 seater or something

      also, id rather take the space they use for the garage thing for like storage or maybe another room would be cool
      dominick
      • 8 Years Ago
      or you could do like my friend is doing hes going to order one of those smart cars which is only 96 inchs long and put it on a lift gate platform on the rear of the motor home
      • 8 Years Ago
      "The problem is that most people who are wealthy enough to own an upscale RV wouldn't be caught dead in a Saturn under normal circumstances."

      -I assume I should just be shot if I ever become that stuck up.
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