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RE: where are the "B" people?

You haven't lived yet until you start a discussion about carrying a weapon for self defense in your RV on this forum. You would have thought that I had advocated raping their sister the way some folks lost their cool. That is why I no longer post anything on the Good Sam Forum. Little minds are not my thing. There are too many other RV forums out there. I don't see how it's related, but I'm not surprised to see that kind of response. Its a heated topic like religion, politics, abortion, with half on one side and half on the other. I can see why some forums put those discussions in their own Topic to keep it segregated from the more mainline topics. And yes, I have lived through those discussions, in many flavors, in many forums! Now I just avoid the topics ;) Oh, and I just though of this last night. The ideal way for me to travel would be to have a Class B towing a fifth wheel. I would park the fifth wheel say in Sedona for a month, then use the Class B to travel around in AZ, NM, TX, etc on one day or multi-day trips and use the fifth wheel as home base. Then move it to Utah for a month or so, and do the same. Then Wyoming, Colorado, etc. all across the country. Ideal, but I haven't seen a Class B that could tow a fifth wheel ;) I don't want to have to give up the Class B when the wife and I full time because its so useful for those short trips, urban exploration, festivals, day at the beach, etc. And I don't want to backup and move a fifth wheel, large motorhome or trailer every couple days either. Please learn how quoting works before editing. I did not say what you quoted.
Davydd 06/21/17 01:24pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: where are the "B" people?

The discussion is about the North American market. However, buses are generally built off of an engine/chassis but no cab combination usually after market. It would be commonly accepted in the North American market as a Class A no matter what the size. Of course there are exceptions. Even the term van gets bastardized in definition.
Davydd 06/19/17 03:14pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Campground Theft - Chapter 2

I had my orange occupied cone with my engraved name on it stolen. I've had few problems in public campgrounds but am extra cautious in private campgrounds that have permanent seasonal or work campers. Those people are aggressive scavengers.
Davydd 03/15/17 06:03pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: sleeping quarters on a class b

Twin beds and fixed platform beds gave way to electric sofa/beds about a decade or so ago as they proved popular with multi-purpose functions as well as offering legal front facing seat-belt seating. The problem with them is in a Class B they were inconvenient as beds in getting in and out of them crab crawling or scooting to a narrow aisle spot at the foot of the bed. Twin beds are making a resurgence because of that I think. Advanced RV developed a new innovation in the electric sofa/bed. They created a collapsible fold away center seat section in the sofa so when their tri-fold design converts into a bed there is a section at the foot where one can easily get out of bed similar to a twin bed set up. So you can get the best of both it seems. Here is there video demonstrating it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59sPU6vFdDs
Davydd 03/08/17 08:11am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: where are the "B" people?

At one time RV.net was THE place to go for Class B discussion. It has since been eclipsed by the many Class B groups on Facebook. Also, another independent forum for Class Bs has grown under new ownership with much increased activity. It really is that simple. BTW, there is nothing blurry about Class B or B+. Simply think Class B originates from a VAN chassis and a Class B+ originates from a CUTAWAY chassis. You can argue about where you think you belong but no Class B owner wants to hear people coming on this forum putting them down for lack of size, space or bathrooms with separate showers, etc. If you can't handle owning a Class B just remember RV.net has a subforum for you in the Class C forum labeled Class B+. Also, Class Cs (or B+ if you insist) outsell Class Bs by about 8 to 1. Numbers bear out if discussion is allowed it would quickly no longer be a Class B Camper VAN forum. If you don't believe that look at the semi-competing Sprinter-Source forum where the Unity type Class C talk dominates Sprinter RV discussions and it makes it difficult and confusing to discuss issues that seem generic in nature but not applicable to Class Bs.
Davydd 03/08/17 07:56am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Leisure Travel Vans.....little help please

The Unity is not a Class B. Discussion and questions about the Unity belong in the Class C forum.
Davydd 02/07/17 01:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: So much for stealth

Driving down to the liquor store to buy a six pack is recreational use to me. :)
Davydd 12/13/16 01:33pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Where do you put your lawn chairs

I carry two Pico Xpress chairs for general campfire and visiting activity but also carry two zero-gravity lounge chairs for total comfort. Our loungers pack conveniently behind the beds upright in space that would not be used otherwise previously in our Great West Van Legend and now our Advanced RV.
Davydd 11/16/16 07:17am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Corrugated floor insulation foam board

Foam boards are commonly sold at artist supply stores for using as poster boards. You still need to put down plywood screwed or bolted through to the metal floor ribs. The suggestion to use Dynamat or Hushmat is a good one, It is a black rubberized sheet of about 1/8" thick faced with aluminum foil. It adheres to the metal surface and you follow the ribs rather than bridge them. It makes for great sound deadening as well which what it is primarily for.
Davydd 10/30/16 07:16pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Replacing TV

I'd post photos but for some reason RV.net does not accept my Photobucket photos and I am pretty sure it is an RV.net problem because I just posted some photos in another forum. My bottom panel was screwed in with Robertson head screws. It is recessed a tad and there is no way you see it unless you put your head under the cabinet and look up. Once you remove the bottom panel you have to reach up and unscrew two nuts and then pull the TV monitor out. I posted some photos of all this some time ago in the Facebook Pleasure-way group.
Davydd 10/30/16 07:03pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Replacing TV

The 2004 Plateau had a fixed cabinet and the TV was actually an analog computer monitor with a TV tuner. They didn't offer the swing away cabinet until 2006. I replace my TV with a digital flat screen mounted on a wall swing arm. To get the TV out you have to remove the bottom closer panel. It is screwed in. Then you have to reach up and unscrew two bolts that hold the TV in. Coincidentally those two bolt holes were exactly the spacing for the wall swing arm bracket.
Davydd 10/30/16 01:50pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: So much for stealth

In Minnesota there is no disguising the plate. Motorhome plate numbers start out with "RV 0000". Not complaining though. License tabs are quite a bit less expensive than regular automotive tabs.
Davydd 10/29/16 08:31am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: My B and a question?

Here is the clickable link. Type B Motorhomes Note they don't say Class B anymore. They say type B but clearly say camper van. The rest is somewhat not very clear as a distinction such as drives like a family van, sleeps up to four and an out of date price range. The examples of the Bs are out of date as well since no new B looks like the examples. Does it matter? What matters is what RV.net says and how it sets up its message boards. Why people argue that and can't accept it is mystifying to me.
Davydd 09/07/16 06:46am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Exterior Color and Inside Temperature...

When we stayed in Organ Pipe National Monument in Arizona last February we noticed many of the RVs had their hoods up. It wasn't for cooling. It was for discouraging rodents seeking shelter under your hood.
Davydd 08/30/16 01:26pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Parking Class B's

Here is a hint for downtown or city street parallel parking. Look for an end of the block spot if available marked or unmarked. That way you can get in and out easier and will fit since most marked meter stalls are generally anywhere from 22 to 26 feet long. You should thus easily fit legally. Parallel stalls are longer than necessary for the length of vehicles because you still need maneuvering space to get in and out.
Davydd 08/22/16 09:02am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Used PW or LT for rough-road 4-season camping?

None of the Bs you mentioned so far in Pleasure-way or Leisure Travel Vans is going to qualify as a decent four season van. None of them are very well insulated and that period most all use was designed for above freezing temperature expectations. Also your worry about ground clearance is overstated or over worried. Class Bs are not Jeeps. You will rarely drive them anywhere where it might be a concern. Class Bs are just not built for that kind of abuse with everything you normally carry inside. In the 2006 - 2014 period I think only Sportsmobile was designing and building "active" Class Bs on 4x4 platforms in your price range, and maybe of more concern is height and Sportsmobile like pop top vans gave you more capability driving down seldom used lanes with overhanging tree branches that most all pickup trucks had long knocked away.
Davydd 08/16/16 07:21pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Any Class B Winnebago owners Here?

I come here strictly for Class B camper van discussion. I know from experience when Class Cs outsell Class B camper vans 10 to 1 where the most talk will eventually gravitate. There is a Sprinter forum where Class C Sprinters dominate most of the RV discussion. Arguing that the manufacturers say so is not legitimate when a manufacturer insist a 32 ft. long 8 ft. wide 11 ft. tall Class C is a Class B. The RV.net Class C forum specifically sets aside a sub forum specifically giving in and identifying B+. So, when someone comes here that has spurned true Class Bs and argues for taller, wider, bigger and mostly longer RVs with dry baths and slides, and decidedly boxy uglier, IMO, I wonder why they insist on the term Class B. B-ness envy? To a T they ultimately start recommending their choice in threads when people very clearly ask advice about Class B camper vans. It is boorish and disrespectful for a Class C owner to do so here. Then when called out they act as if it is a mission to correct someone with the argument there are other choices as if people are dumb here.
Davydd 08/05/16 07:17am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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