World's first all-carbon RV

Built without mechanical fasteners and at approximately half the weight of conventional products, the CR-1 is impressive and designed by an impressive team.

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The CR-1 carbon fiber RV features composite monocoque construction.
SOURCE: Global Caravan Technologies (GCT).

Global Caravan Technologies (GCT, Speedway, Ind., USA) has developed the CR-1 Carbon, which it touts as the world's first all-carbon fiber, super-luxury RV designed for series production, utilizing technologies from the motorsports, automotive, information technology (IT) and aerospace industries.  Using carbon fiber to achieve extreme weight savings while strengthening the vehicle structures and eliminating mechanical fastening for improved durability, the CR-1 will offer improved gas mileage when towing and a new level of luxury and connectivity for today’s consumers.

 
The monocoque structure of the CR-1 was designed in collaboration with esteemed IndyCar manufacturer Dallara (Varano de’ Melegari, Italy and Dallara Indycar Factory in Indianapolis, Ind., USA), who helped with its strengths in composites, learned from decades of experience in competition racing. The influence of other industries can be seen in the 35-ft (11m) long CR-1’s list of standard and optional features.
 
The CR-1 features high-design luxury interiors.
SOURCE: Global Caravan Technologies
 
Standard Features:
  • All-carbon fiber construction for massive weight reduction and strength gain
  • Bonded structure provides moisture block and superior product lifespan
  • Custom luxury automotive designed exterior lighting
  • Carbon fiber entry door and exterior doors with marine hardware
  • High-design interior fusing leather and carbon fiber styling in impeccable luxury
  • Large rear entertainment/lounge area doubles as workstation
  • Walk-through master bath with custom features
  • Flush-body design for enhanced towing, better clearance and maneuverability

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Options:

  • Platform-netural, user-friendly smart control manages all system control functions through any smart device
  • Smart control adjustable-tint MAGICVIEW privacy glass
  • Up to 700W equivalent solar system with 300AH 5-year warranty AGM batteries
  • Integrated generator
  • Washer and dryer
  • Run-flat tires for improved highway towing safety
  • Second awning on off-door side of unit
  • Satellite TV and wi-fi router

GCT specializes in custom luxury RV and specialty vehicles and plans further CR models. Backed in part by investment from China, GCT plans to market its products globally, making them available in North America, China, Europe, and Australia.