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On board a $1.7M luxury RV with a hidden secret

This top-shelf motor home has all the niceties you might expect for genteel cruising -- and one you won't believe.

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Andrew Hoyle
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Say hello the Volkner Mobil Performance S, a $1.7M mobile home that may just be one of the most luxurious recreational vehicles on the planet.

With a totally customizable interior that features real wood, marble, two 40-inch TVs, a separate bath and shower and fully fitted kitchen, it's the ultimate road trip machine. 

And it has a rather special secret.

Click through to take a tour of this awesome vehicle.

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That's right, this massive motor home has its own hydraulic parking bay for a sports car.

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We drove to see the Performance S in a Porsche 718 Cayman GTS. It fit perfectly in the bay, and after a few  moments it was tucked away inside the RV. 

The idea is that you can drive the RV to a beautiful camping spot, park and set up camp, and still have a fun small car to tour the wonderful scenery. 

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Inside, it's stunning, with real wood cabinets, real sheepskin carpets and special marble-effect flooring that weighs less than real marble but is completely indistinguishable from the real thing.

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There's a microwave oven, of course.

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And a state-of-the-art induction stovetop, too.

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The kitchen is a gorgeous place to cook.

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Luckily then, it's paired with a gorgeous place to sit and eat.

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The glassware cabinet is perfectly lit to show off your finest crystal. The vehicle's suspension has apparently been softened specifically to avoid rattling the glassware too much.

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There's a full-size double bed, which is extremely comfortable to lie on (trust me, I tried). 

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And at the end of the bed is a 40-inch TV, with multiple HDMI ports in case you fancy taking your Xbox on holiday with you.

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The TV slides into the sideboard when not in use.

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The Performance S is full of surprises -- it turns out that the whole side panel extends outward when parked, giving a significant boost to the amount of living space within. 

Just make sure you close it up before you head off down those narrow country lanes.

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There's an electronic awning on the other side.

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Of course, there's a place to hang a couple of luxurious fluffy robes. 

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The washbasin looks like it's pulled straight from a luxury 5-star hotel.

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The bedroom is paneled in real wood.

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There are temperature controls in the different parts of the vehicle so you can customize the heating to your needs. 

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Lovely stitching.

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There's a gorgeous shower cubicle with a rainforest-style overhead shower unit.

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Even up close, I couldn't tell that the floor isn't real marble. You could spec it up with real marble if you wanted, but it'd add several tons to the already 20-ton weight.

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It's understated from the outside -- you wouldn't know it's a luxury home on wheels if it just passed you on the highway.

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A real toilet. Heated and everything. If you've ever had to contend with nasty service station toilets on a long trip, you'll appreciate the joy of a proper facility.

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The cockpit has a wide array of different controls to deal with. No wonder you'll need a special HGV license to drive it.

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This shower is nicer than the real one in my London apartment.

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There's a dishwasher too, because who wants to wash their own plates on holiday?

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It probably doesn't come with the Nespresso machine, but I'm sure if you asked they'd chuck it in.

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There are hidden cupboards and handy storage areas tucked away all around the vehicle. 

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Your plates, bowls and, er, ornamental whistling angel, will all be safely stored in here.

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Even at 6 feet, 2 inches tall, I could easily stand up and walk about.

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You really won't run out of storage on board the Performance S.

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It's a lovely place to sit and eat.

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The driver's chair (or throne, as I called it) is huge and extremely cushy -- perfect for a long road trip.

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A delightful scene, but presumably you'll need to pack this all away before you set off to keep your champagne glasses from crashing to the ground.

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