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Plug in, Hit the Road: Toyota Prius Camper (What we'll all be living in soon?)
Gas2 ^ | January 16, 2012 | Jo Borras

Posted on 03/17/2012 12:22:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

There are little Prii, big Prii, plug-in Prii, racing Prii, and now – just revealed at this weekend’s Tokyo Auto Salon – there are full-fledged, fully-equipped, and very Real Toyota Prius camper vans.

Starting with a new, 3rd-gen Prius, the conversion company adds a streamlined, fiber-reinforced plastic shell that expands the Prius’ interior into something that’s, well, livable! The “living area” has room for a small coffee table with booth-type seating and underseat storage which can be converted to a queen-size bed (as shown, below), with an additional “permanent” bed in the forward section (above the cockpit). At the rear of the shell, the Prius RV features a shower/bathroom stall, which seems big enough for (quick) standing showers.

No word, yet, on storage capacities, kitchen amenities, or price – but even if those are minimal (they’d have to be!), this little camper would certainly go a long way towards making cross-country camping trips greener, cleaner, and more affordable if it ever came stateside.

Enjoy a full photo gallery, from Carscoop, below.

Source: Gas 2.0 (http://s.tt/15fSY)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; The Guild; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: automobiles; automotive; hybrids; toyota

1 posted on 03/17/2012 12:22:17 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It looks like an Outhouse on wheels.


2 posted on 03/17/2012 12:24:15 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love you. I needed that laugh. :)

You have NO clue...whooooooooooooo boy.


3 posted on 03/17/2012 12:27:09 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Hi. Glad you got a laugh out of that. :)


4 posted on 03/17/2012 12:29:52 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Walter White was seen taking a test drive.


5 posted on 03/17/2012 12:32:39 AM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: unkus

One of those gut-wrenching laughs.

It was a great zinger on your part. Real real good...

:)


6 posted on 03/17/2012 12:34:45 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some of the comments referred to it as a Prius with an Elvis haircut. :)


7 posted on 03/17/2012 12:46:56 AM PDT by andyk (Tax credits == Welfare)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It doesn’t look tall enough to stand up in.


8 posted on 03/17/2012 12:52:04 AM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"looks like a sex therapist going on a house call"

9 posted on 03/17/2012 12:52:46 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Top Gear's Captain Slow(James May) did this years ago, on a Lotus hatchback. It was a hilarious episode.

Looking at the photos on the original site, it looks like the rear hatch is removed for this mod, so they may have seen the TG show.

10 posted on 03/17/2012 1:27:46 AM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is one ugly conversion.

Looks like a Prius with a hunchback.


11 posted on 03/17/2012 2:11:25 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: unkus

“Prius-potty”.


12 posted on 03/17/2012 2:22:52 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Doogle

Prius with a goiter.

13 posted on 03/17/2012 2:33:19 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

Is that the episode they camped on a cliff and the tent caught on fire? Funny


14 posted on 03/17/2012 3:46:55 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like something a “slut” might drive.


15 posted on 03/17/2012 4:53:24 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: martin_fierro

a global warming version of the Oscar Meyer weinermobile

all it needs is a windmill


16 posted on 03/17/2012 4:54:11 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

17 posted on 03/17/2012 6:30:54 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: martin_fierro

that thing looks like the only thing missing are the batteries.


18 posted on 03/17/2012 5:05:52 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here is what you need to cruise and see America....... 23 mpg and lots of room Ours has more glass

19 posted on 03/17/2012 5:46:16 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Doogle

Can it fly too?

They could call it Flying Dick.


20 posted on 03/17/2012 6:28:29 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: Vinnie; All
Link to the last segment
21 posted on 03/17/2012 8:26:19 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: bert

Post 19 - nice machine.


22 posted on 01/21/2014 7:52:48 AM PST by Ciexyz
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