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Old 04-10-2019, 07:08 AM   #1
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Default Tesla Model S-Based Roamer Motorhome Is Real And Coming Soon

Tesla Model S-Based Roamer Motorhome Is Real And Coming Soon

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The prototype will debut next week in Michigan.
Folks, it was inevitable. The EV revolution in automobiles is happening right now, and it just so happens to coincide with a major global resurgence in camping and the whole vanlife thing. We know that electric RVs are already out there, but as far as we can tell, this would be the first Tesla-based motorhome in the world.

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The mastermind behind this project is a man named Travis Rabenberg. You might expect this build to incorporate Teslaís Model X SUV, but itís actually based on the Model S P90D. Rabenberg calls it the Tesla Roamer, and as you can see, it deletes the sedanís rear haunches for a small living space that has a pop-up roof, a bed, and provisions for water to operate a sink and toilet also included. And since you can't have an electric motorhome with solar power, the Tesla Roamer incorporates a solar panel with the capability of generating 1,000 watts of juice.

Thereís another interesting aspect to this particular build. Rabenberg isnít simply seeking to create an electric camper with decent range; he wants it to be exciting as well. With the foundation being a P90D, its electric powertrain can generate up to 691 horsepower (515.2 kilowatts). Provided all your camping gear is properly stowed in the back, acceleration for the Tesla Roamer should be brisk to say the least. In fact, Rabenberg expects this RV to hit 150 mph, which would be enough to set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest motorhome and yes, he already has plans to go for the record. We suspect such velocity is of little interest to typical RV fans, but this isn't a typical RV. And honestly, having a camper that can hang with most cars on the Autobahn certainly has some cool factor.

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At this point, we only have a couple sketches of the project but weíre told this isnít just a bit of vaporware. Rabenberg plans to show off the Tesla Roamer prototype next week Ė along with an electric school bus he built Ė at a special event in Michigan focusing on electric vehicles. His mission is to promote sustainable travel and appeal to younger generations who may not be interested in larger campers that are undeniably thirsty with fuel.

As such, Rabenberg plans to take his Tesla Roamer on a cross-country tour this summer, then jump across the pond to drive from the UK to Dubai for the 2020 World Expo.

Source: Michigan.gov, Travis Rabenberg
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First off it’s an evolution not a revolution. Secondly dumb. And dumber.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:21 PM   #4
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April fools was 10 days ago..
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Oh.


I thought this was an official project and got excited.


Oh well, back to hoping for a VW ID Buzz Westfalia.
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Dumbest idea by Tesla to date
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But it's not.


It's a hillbilly with colored pencils and a sawzaw.
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But it's not.


It's a hillbilly with colored pencils and a sawzaw.
I like how the dude is too, er, artistically challenged to even draw the roof lights pointing forward.

derp-lights!
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They're solar lights, you have to point them at the sun for them to work.
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Old 04-10-2019, 03:56 PM   #10
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LOL, this is a joke, surely this is a joke, right? I can't tell these days anymore...
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I bet they have over 1,000 orders already Suckers
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O.K. there is more to the story...

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Travis Rabenberg is a world traveler who recently drove a custom built GMC 4X4 Ambulance from Chile to Alaska, and has circumnavigated the globe on a BMW Motorcycle is ready to take on his next big adventure a Land Speed Record and a global tour in a custom built Tesla adventure vehicle.

The plan is to modify Tesla P90D into a self-contained overland motorhome that will allow Travis to live on the road and even off-grid, a tall order for a vehicle like a Tesla. His first major journey will be over 4,400 miles from England to Dubai to lead the Dubai World Expo parade of electric vehicles.
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I bet they have over 1,000 orders already Suckers
Speaking of suckers, did you even read any of the story, or did you see Tesla and decide to vomit in the thread as usual?
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:09 AM   #15
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Default Tesla Roamer Motorhome Prototype Breaks Cover For First Time

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The EV RV will seek to hit 150 mph with a bed, sink, and toilet in the back.

We canít begin to count all the news snippets, tweets, Facebook posts, and direct email queries we see on a daily basis that involve some kind of amazing new machine with fantastical abilities. Such things in the automotive realm often fall into the vaporware category Ė something incredible in theory but never evolving beyond a design sketch. Thatís why we grin like crazy when one of these projects actually become a reality.

A couple weeks back we mentioned a person by the name of Travis Rabenberg, who had plans of converting a Tesla into a cool RV. He calls it the Tesla Roamer, and it basically swaps the back half of a Tesla Model S P90D for slab-sided living quarters with an expandable roof. In the most basic of terms, itís a Tesla motorhome and the drawings made it look pretty cool, if a bit odd. As you can see above from Travisí Instagram page, things have progressed beyond the drawing stage.

The original report mentioned the Tesla Roamer as having a public debut coming soon, like within a week. In an email to Motor1.com, Rabenberg explained that a debut should take place this week though it will only involve the exterior work. Itís not a completed prototype by any means; Rabenberg said the final version of the prototype is still months away and weíll be able to see the interior then. But the Tesla Roamer does officially exist in real life, and yes, weíre grinning like crazy.

When itís done, the Tesla Roamer should have a bed, sink, toilet, and on-board water storage. The roof will incorporate solar panels to generate 1,000 watts of electricity, and yes, it will also go like a Tesla. In fact, Rabenberg is hoping to set a new Guinness World Record for RVs with his creation, and 150 mph is his target top speed. Heís also planning to take it on a cross-country tour when completed, and next year heís planning an adventure across Europe to show the Tesla Roamer at the 2020 World Expo in Dubai.
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A Mail delivery track or Army armored vehicle would bring in bag sales if it was a worthy vehicle.
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