Reader Judie Ashford recognized the strange RV spotted in Tonopah, AZ and sent me a link. This is a boatorhome! It was manufactured in Ontario, Canada by Highwave and made its debut at the 1996 Miami International Boat Show. It's a combination motor home cruiser. A hatch in the bow allows passengers to move between tow vehicle section or Hauler, which is a Ford Econoline Super Van with front wheel drive, and the 31-foot "Cruiser." The tires are eight Goodyear Wrangler Aquatreds. You can see some other designs at their Web site.
While you are at it, you might also want to take a look at a converted Bluebird International school bus done by two fellows in Austin. I saw that article mentioned on RV Daily News. It's unique- it can run on vegetable oil, has a "penthouse," made of a bolted-down shell of a 1979 Volkswagen camper bus that piggybacks on top of the Bluebird.That opens up to a picket-fenced yard on the back half of the roof. Read their story and watch a video here.
Diversity and creativity are alive and well in the RV world! Jaimie Hall Bruzenak