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    Posted: 03 Dec 2013 at 3:14pm
Rpod Birth Announcement, coming February 2014, the RP179, the newest member of our Rpod family!! "RP179 - 2800# - 20' long. (Same as 178 & "G" models) TON of storage. Coming to a 
dealer near you February 2014. Call your dealer and make sure they have some on 
order for the 1st production run EVER of this new r.pod!! If they don't have 
them on order by December 9th - they won't make it to their lots in February! 
Dealers not attending Louisville 2013 may not even know about this model yet. 
They can contact their rep for more details!! 

HAPPY PODDING!"


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   I like the kitchen counter space and it looks like it may have a place to hang clothes.    David
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I saw your post on FB, it looks like something that might get us to move up. Goose
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Interesting. Thanks kymooses.

Separating bed from galley was a good idea. That's a big galley now w/over six feet of counter space. Wonder what's below. Folding counter extensions can get the 178 pretty close.

I like the 178 separation of dinette/lounge area from right now. She reads, I watch football or old submarine movies or debate with the cat! ;)

Looks like the slide is a bit larger too, so floor space may be a few square feet larger? Also looks like it might be a tight squeeze to use the toilet without bumping the slide out.

Can't wait for the RP200 w/dual slides and the convertible loft that puts itself away like the Volkswagon EOS roof.

Thanks again!

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Originally posted by David and Danette

   I like the kitchen counter space and it looks like it may have a place to hang clothes.    David

Yup it's like the closet in the 181g.  It's amazing!!!
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Originally posted by Goose

I saw your post on FB, it looks like something that might get us to move up. Goose

Didn't know you were over there with us on FB Goose!  Cool!

I know I would think of moving up, but the DW just 100% confirmed she loves our garage in the back.  I know one thing that some will not like is the kitchen being in the curve on the back, some of the taller folks don't like that on say I think the 175 for example.  But I love the thought of the kitchen with the window on the back like that!


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Oh and the next bit of interesting news...


All LED lighting and Solar Panel Ready


  

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Have to throw a Shutterfly link.  Way too man inside pics to upload.



And if you are interested I have the PDF manual about the Solar Panel Charger, but it's too big to upload here.  It's on the FB page.

Throw me an email if you want and I can bump it back to you if you're interested though.

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Interesting, I like that they are still being innovative with the line.  Not sure I would want the smaller dinnette vs. the 178 but I do like the larger counter.
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Mr. & Mrs. Dingo aren't letting go of our 181G just yet either. Maybe if the 179 had a garage too, we would reconsider. Of course it would then have to be 23' long and weigh 4500#, and we would never be invited to another r-pod rally! (we're already pushing it at 20')

We like the extra counter space and the rear entry is appealing. The wardrobe is great, our 181G has a double one, it holds all our clothing, towels, and toiletries. Interior storage and a second bed are big pluses for a family. This might also a great unit for a "wet" weekend.

Does anyone else think there just might a tendency to put too much weight behind the wheels? A pantry and under sink storage seem like they would "attract" canned goods and potable water. I would assume the rear tank would not be fresh water.

Anyone care to guess how many watts the solar panel produces?
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