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RE: Secondary Transportation Advice

Two things. One, either diesel engine is going to last a lot longer than you will have the B. Two, I don't think you will be able to hang a 400 lb. scooter off the back.
Davydd 11/27/15 03:29pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Looking for LTV Free Spirit Owners near Louisville, KY

lucytravel12, The ride is significantly better, IMO, with the newer NCV3 over the T1N. As for maneuverability the newer Free Spirit is 11" longer than the older and about 1-1/2" wider. Inches matter but only in parking situations from my experience. The older had an advantage in various parking situations.
Davydd 11/25/15 11:36am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Automatic Macerator Pump on Airstream Interstate

Some (most?) class B's have waste tanks that are slung under the van. I've noticed that a lot of dump stations have short walls surrounding the opening that are higher than the waste valve on the RV. This makes it difficult or impossible to dump. The macerator solves that problem. Difficult, yes, but not impossible. You just have to take some extra measures at the end and "walk" the remaining dump liquid over the curb. I never encountered a situation where I could not dump at a campground. It seems the curbs are there to contain the dump liquids at a lot of dump stations. The newer dump stations I have encountered have been better designed. However, when Bs are still but about 1% of all dumping RVs they are not going to get a lot of special attention. I used a gravity dump slinky for 9 years with my first two Bs. It was not all that difficult and gravity is foolproof positive in a low tech way. I now have a macerator and find it less difficult still to use and faster from beginning to end. There is a real problem if the macerator fails. I understand Roadtreks for years had no backup method to dispose the tanks. I think they have since corrected that. Our macerator is bayonet mounted to the plumbing. If it were to fail I could simply uncouple it with a twist and put a slinky hose in its place. But hopefully like ryegatevt I will never have to do so.
Davydd 11/17/15 08:57am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Thirteenth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B13)

Michelle and Fred, You registered your 2006 DIY Sprinter. No new ARV by May?
Davydd 11/13/15 01:42pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Thirteenth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B13)

We are registered. :)
Davydd 11/13/15 08:23am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Considering a Class B

A lot of us here actually try to talk people out of Class B's when a small C would be better for them. I own a B for when it's wife and me and a Class A for when the kids and dogs come with.I never go to the Class A forum to spread the "Good Word". I have talked to a friend of mine about changing to a Class b or B plus(C),but he just turned 94 and drives a 42' pusher.By all accounts of people who have ridden with him, it is a very scary experience. Why? I thought the OP had made a very clear statement in regard to wanting a B and not a larger RV including a Class C. If you would never go to a Class A forum and spread the "Good Word" then why does it seem necessary to go to a Class B forum?
Davydd 11/02/15 08:07am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Considering a Class B

Wow! I've got to go venture into the Class C Forum on RV.net and tell everyone why my Class B is better. Nah!
Davydd 10/30/15 08:21am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Looks like Coachmen entering the B Market

What were the MB Cruiser tank capacities? My Advanced RV Sprinter has 40 gallons fresh water, 26 gallon grey and 18 gallon black.
Davydd 10/26/15 06:15am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Where are the tanks on a Sprinter?

Under the floor.
Davydd 10/24/15 07:06pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Thirteenth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B13)

It works for me. Looking forward to it. Fred and Michelle is this a ploy to ensure you have your new B finished in time? ;)
Davydd 10/12/15 06:06pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Would you ever consider a small class C?

We are closing in on 24,000 miles in five months on the road so far this year. I can think of several places, roads and incidences where I would not want anything bigger than our Sprinter Van. Dinette? We have that but generally eat outside every chance we get. Refrigerator? We have a 6.8 cf Novakool 2door compressor refrigerator/freezer. That is plenty big for two people. Leveling Jacks? Over 130 nights on the road and we have used the Lego like leveling blocks just twice. We seldom plug into shore power even when it is available with 800ah lithium ion batteries. Our B looks closer to an airport shuttle van than an RV. This allows us to park in many places a small Class C would still scream RV.
Davydd 10/10/15 07:18am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Bringing my Mercedes Sprinter Van to America

That looked like a great trip.
Davydd 10/09/15 12:47pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Born Free

Born Free for 2 is a Class C. You might get more information there.
Davydd 08/19/15 02:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Great visit to Advanced RV in Ohio !

JUSTJOHN, I've kept a long running message thread blog about Advancing Alvar on the ClassBForum.com message board. It starts with our decision to build and goes through 8 months of that process, then our first 100 days on the road coast to coast, and now subjects as they come up as we discover things about our B. On Facebook, there is the "B"in an Advanced RV group with experiences by many ARV owners.
Davydd 08/16/15 08:56am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Great visit to Advanced RV in Ohio !

401nailhead, Advanced RV is definitely a clean shop. You ought to be there at 5:00 PM at the end of the work day when they get out tooth brushes and clean all the crevices. ;) I'm a confirmed Class B owner. It finally came down to I would not RV at all unless in a camper van. I felt I made a great initial choice in 2005 and followed up with a second B in 2011 fulfilling not deficiencies as much as wanting to instill things I learned and desired. In 2015 my B experience and yearnings were growing and there were again additional things I wanted. Advanced RV was the only company that could make that happen for me and meet my expectations.
Davydd 08/15/15 06:37am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Super C manufacturers

You have the wrong forum. This is Class B camper vans. You are not even close. Try the Class C forum.
Davydd 08/04/15 02:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Any Winnebago factory workers lurking?

Six Sigma: Data metrics to disguise poor management, suppress common sense and discourage initiative. Been there, done that, and have seen the results. I thought you were on to something until you brought that up. You just have a burr under your saddle.
Davydd 08/03/15 08:53pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Any Winnebago factory workers lurking?

Winnebago creates a Class B RV that beats everyone in price. There may be a reason for that and you get what you pay for. That's the trade off. As for the workers, Forest City is probably located in ground zero for the best American factory workers. I suspect they care very much. They are better educated than most all states and grew up in a positive and ethical work environment.
Davydd 08/02/15 05:03pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Connector for a hose with no metal fittings?

There are many reasons for not having a connection to a dump station water hose as had been outlined here. Flushing black tanks should be done at home, and if on the road simply seek a full-hookup campsite with water and a dump and do it there. Such an effort can take some time and the next guy in line will be PO'd waiting for you. Yes, you can say you might do it at an unbusy time but Murphy's Law will always come into play.
Davydd 08/02/15 04:51pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Traveling with a cat in a Roadtrek

David. You couldn't get Advanced RV to make you a matching litter box? They certainly could have made one if I had asked. :) I didn't want a permanent installation since we don't take our cat with us every trip. Advanced RV has made permanent built in dog kennels and cat litter boxes for customers. They have quite a portfolio of custom installations. We have a few different litter boxes. I wanted an enclosed one like I showed and I designed the opening for our largest one to just fit under the bed and out of the way. We have hanging black strips that normally conceal it from view that I pushed out of the way for the photo. The opening does double duty. I can shove stuff out of the way from inside the van and I can use it for hauling and go to Home Depot and buy long 2s4s that will slide in nicely. Seems I am always buying boards.
Davydd 08/01/15 08:22am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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