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Old 10-24-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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Interesting material, edge will likely by glued on. I could not trace the company product distribution so I doubt it is available in NA. The factory floor in my passenger van was made from a similar material, at least looking from the edge. See the picture.

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Old 10-24-2017, 05:27 PM   #2
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Advanced RV built my battery box and my portable table with similar lightweight construction. They vacuum form radiused cabinet corners extensively like what you see in that video. I don't know if some of them are lightweight construction because they can do solid radiusing.

Isn't the new Winnebago ERA-B making extensive lightweight efforts in their cabinetry.

If necessary I suspect manufacturers will employ such techniques. I don't think the technology is exclusive to Europe. Sprinters may have the load capacity not needing those efforts as much. So no urgency. I suspect the Promasters may need such efforts.
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Pressure for low weight is much higher in EU due to the cost of fuel. In most expensive Norway gasoline is 3.35 times more expensive than in NA, it is $8.86/gal, ouch. This would be a wakeup call for NA RV manufacturers.

Travelling in EU I noticed that the travel trailers, the caravans have structurally engineered frames, like this one Caravan Chassis » AL-KO to reduce the weight. In NA a couple of I-beams is good enough. Another example for weight constrain is lack of slide-outs, simply too heavy.

Gasoline prices in Europe 23-Oct-2017 | GlobalPetrolPrices.com

I think this is the material. a friend on another forum found this description. RENOLIT COMPOSITES - Honeycomb structure
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