On the RVT.com Blog I read a post Re: Outlook 2010: Let the Sun Shine In
- the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association's 47th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY. The blog post by RVPro is titled "RVers Convening in Kentucky
Link: http://www.rvt.com/blog/rv-news/rvers-c ... -kentucky/
The sentence that caught my eye was: "Many of these “garage inventions” are now being applied to mainstream RV manufacture
." One of the primary goals of ClassBForum.com is to find and bring to the forefront these "garage inventions" and to make them easier for others to find. Browse through our
Tweaks, Mods & Projects
section and you will find many brilliant ideas.
I think it is fantastic when these ideas make it to production RV's.
The manufacturers refine them and make these conveniences available to those that can't or prefer not to do it themselves. I suspect some of the following ideas were first "garage inventions" and then made it into production.
Wilton's permanent macerator - Link: http://windsurf.mediaforte.com/roadtrek ... _Pump.html
- was well though out and implemented.
Benny's reclining lounge is a great idea for a Class B RV. Link: http://www.waskomtexas.com/RV/couch-bed/index.html
Leisure Travel Van's Chevy based Free Flight has something similar:
I bet individual RV'ers started adding solar panels before the manufacturers.
When forum member lightspeed posted about a Class B Van with a rear slide-out I was amazed at the ingenuity and effort that must have gone into that “garage invention”.
Roadtrek's new SS Ideal is similar:
As mentioned above, I think it is fantastic when these ideas make it to production RV's. Sharing ideas for the benefit of others is another reason why RV forums are here.
Can you think of any other ideas that have made it into production RV's?