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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
RE: Refrigerator and Bathroom Questions

The Forest River MB Cruiser Ms"B"haven had was a Sprinter Class B van. It had a rear bath. http://www.cmrvs.com/mbcruiser/brochure.pdf The Unity is a Class C and I know Ms"B"Haven fully understands the difference. She was asking about a real Class B Camper Van covered under this forum. The answer is a Winnebago Era 70C Sprinter has a rear bath with separate shower with a large 2 door refrigerator.. Also the Coach House Arriva extended body Sprinter van twin bed model has a rear bath with separate shower with 6 CF 3-way refrigerator. The Winnebago Travato 59K Promaster has a rear bath but it is a wet bath substantially larger than most but the refrigerator is a small under counter not much different than the MB Cruiser. Advanced RV has a model with a bath toward the front with a spacious round shower surround (but wet) and substantial refrigerator/freezers. They also have the largest capacity water and grey tanks of the Class Bs.
Davydd 07/23/16 07:23pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sequoia NP - Best Route into Park?

We traveled Sequoia NP in our 24 ft. extended body Sprinter. The roads are easily negotiable.
Davydd 06/13/16 08:27am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Best in class

The examples you mention relate directly to the van itself and not the upfitting. The ERA is a Sprinter thus the answer is much the same be it Roadtrek, Pleasureway, Airstream, Advanced RV and others that upfit the Sprinter. Versus Ford, Chevy or Ram Promaster, I think it is a matter of service availability driving most opinions. I don't know if anyone has any solid facts as to "best in terms of reliability, lower cost to maintain and service, resale value, comfort and ease to drive." Those are opinions and people get comfortable with what they own. I drive a Sprinter simply because on balance that van design meets my personal needs and criteria better than the others. Sometimes I curse diesel when some gas engine a-hole is hogging the only diesel pump at a service station out of a dozen gas pumps available. ;)
Davydd 06/09/16 03:35pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Fourteenth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B14)

The weekend before Memorial Day weekend would be perfect for us. We have time to kill between the Indianapolis Grand Prix two weekends before Memorial Day and the Indy 500 Race on Memorial Day weekend, a race I've attended dating back to the 1950s. Lately the B-Rally has been perfect for us. This one would be a bonus as we can combine a visit to our daughter and granddaughter in the Washington DC area.
Davydd 06/08/16 08:49pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Where to go for Memorial Weekend (northeast US)?

I'm a Speedway, IN native and grew up in the shadow of the track and have been going to the race since the 1950s. I know my way around and have my tickets in hand. This is the 100th race. I was also at the 50th. There is no experience like it.
Davydd 05/26/16 07:09pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Where to go for Memorial Weekend (northeast US)?

Every state park campground is booked and reserved in Minnesota for Memorial Day weekend. I would imagine that is normal just about everywhere. I am in Indianapolis for the Indy 500 race. It is sold out as is every hotel room and campground in central Indiana. There will be over 350,000 people at that race.
Davydd 05/26/16 07:18am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Batteries-Don't understand

Talk to Fred A at the B Rally.
Davydd 05/18/16 10:04am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sprinter Class driving Impressions

Here we go again...
Davydd 04/12/16 06:16am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sprinter Class driving Impressions

A B+ is a small Class C by definition. You might get more answers in the Class C forum.
Davydd 04/11/16 04:51pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Macerator pumps--how to spot one?

Some good points made. My big fear would be the macerator pump failing without a manual dump option, as one person commented. I can believe handling the smaller hose is easier. Lots of Class Bs now have macerators along with an optional bayonet connection for a gravity slinky. If the macerator fails you always have the fall back. For us the macerator has proven to not only be faster to dump but also more sanitary. It is also a lot easier at those dump stations designed for bigger RVs that have those 6" high containment curbs all around the dump hole.
Davydd 01/29/16 12:31pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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