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Old 07-29-2016, 12:05 AM   #1
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"Ugly" is an understatement.
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:48 AM   #3
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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder...I'm sure the Owner of this Unit feels differently...Besides, there is more $$$$ invested in this Unit than most can imagine...Many happy and safe miles to everyone
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"Ugly" is an understatement.
I think the owner is going for function over looks... I don't really find it ugly. I would say that it is unique... and interesting.

If you need x number of panels to power your needs, that is a good option.
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I've seen Solar Womp up close. It was built almost for a singular purpose and that was to be able to boondock at Burning Man in comfort in the August Nevada desert and I understand it does manage to do so. The owners also like the challenge to drive non-stop and they have done some unusual things to accomplish that as well.

You ought to see the colorful LED lighting system inside and out.
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I've seen Solar Womp up close. It was built almost for a singular purpose and that was to be able to boondock at Burning Man in comfort in the August Nevada desert and I understand it does manage to do so. The owners also like the challenge to drive non-stop and they have done some unusual things to accomplish that as well.

You ought to see the colorful LED lighting system inside and out.
That makes sense.


But if I have his budget to go to Burning Man,
I would rather go in a Class A with an extra large diesel tank.

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Of course I am sure the guy could afford a Class A, but what is the point? Did you miss the part about the challenge of driving?
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I like the idea of the Solar Womp. The advantage of having the panels as above is that they function as a heat shield, essentially leaving the top of the van in shade.

I read a rumor of a Solar Womp II, but I am beginning to doubt the veracity of that. However, it would be interesting to see what ARV can do, especially when the new Sprinter changes start happening in the next couple model years.
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Well, this is probably one thing I'll never "get". I'm sure with a portable solar array, Davydd could go to Burning Man and be quite comfortable with his AC on batteries. If I was the type that liked this kind of event, I'd probably look into some kind of light weight, large portable array setup.

Don't remember what their policy is on engine idling or generators, but I think driving around is prohibited unless you are an "art car".
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