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RE: Traveling with a cat in a Roadtrek

We travel with a cat and she roams free in the van. Off limits while driving is the driver and the dashboard. Most of the time she lies on the floor between the two cab seats or lap sits with the passenger. When stopped she always heads to the back under the beds and hides. Most of the B owners I know with cats pretty much allow them to be loose and not penned in a crate. There have been various methods for handling cat litter. Some have used special cutouts in the wardrobe closet. We specifically designed ours this way in the back under the beds. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k309/Davydd_2006/Class%20B%20RV%20Camper%20Van/Perfect%20Kitty%20Litter%20Fit.jpg
Davydd 07/28/15 07:55am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Buying opportunity?

Why is an American company, Winnebago,apparently still way underselling the Canadians?
Davydd 07/23/15 03:31pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Portable Air Conditioning fit for a B

...and much bigger considering we are talking about use in a small Class B camper van.
Davydd 07/17/15 09:30am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Leveling block theft

Some private campgrounds usually have rules about tents though I never had a problem at KOA. Most public campgrounds intermix motorhomes, trailers and tents in the same area. I prefer public campgrounds and putting up a tent and leaving in a car is usually acceptable as many people are off visiting trail heads or taking part in activities. National Forest campgrounds usually don't have a post to indicate occupancy and are self-pay, and leaving behind a tent is the only really visible and for sure method to indicate occupancy even for scavenger thieves.
Davydd 07/17/15 09:25am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Leveling block theft

I had a small orange "Occupied" cone taken that had my name on it in big letters. It is amazing what people will take. That was in a high end private campground. Here is a hint, public campgrounds are generally safer when leaving items behind. Private campgrounds with seasonal or permanent occupants I do not trust. I suspect they have a lot of scavengers. Even something accidentally left behind does not give permission for taking it. People come back for things and the only permissible removal should be by campground staff hopefully with a lost and found bin. I lost my occupied cone and I lost a mat I was using for a marking spot. I've learned to leave nothing behind from those experiences. If there are no posts for departure date camping receipts I get leery about leaving a campsite when other campers are arriving and never in a self-pay situation. I'm thinking about a cheap sacrificial pup tent for those situations. I've used my large screen tent but wouldn't put it past someone taking it.
Davydd 07/17/15 06:44am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Leveling block theft

There is no flipside. Blocks, mat and surge protector is a big indicator of occupancy. Whether left accidentally or not, no one has the right to take it.
Davydd 07/16/15 04:23pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Travato Lithium Battery Project

Out of Airstream, Pleasure-way, Winnebago, Roadtrek, Sportsmobile and Advanced RV selling Class Bs in the United States, four of the six are offering lithium ion batteries as original equipment. It could easily end up being all of them soon if Wincrasher's DIY proves a practical alternative to AGMs. Note I left out Great West Vans and Leisure Travel Vans as they are not currently selling Bs.
Davydd 07/15/15 10:48am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Portable Air Conditioning fit for a B

This is a Class B question. I don't think one of those Costco portable roll around air conditioners is going to work with limited space. :) That cooler looks more like a cold fan for personal comfort. I doubt it would contribute any cooling to a space. At $299 the cooler itself would have to be as efficient as a Yeti type cooler with 5 day ice cube holding time to be worth it. And then people question the value of those kind of coolers as well.
Davydd 07/14/15 09:43am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Camper Vans & Class Ber's only. How late is too late?

we always shoot before 4 PM if going to a campground. Staff will usually be on duty still and more importantly you will have a better selection of campsites and have time to set up and make dinner. If you are traveling through I find it a waste of money to stop at a campground late. If late and heading on again in the morning a Walmart is fine.
Davydd 07/10/15 02:36pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Class B "sweet spot"-priced campgrounds, 2 adults

There are a lot of private campgrounds that don't charge by the size of your RV but do charge for the size of the campsite mainly the length of the the space. Long drive throughs will be the most expensive and short back ins will be the least expensive. Many of the short back ins might accommodate a maximum of 30 feet and shorter thus eliminating trailers, 5th wheelers, large Class Cs and Class As. Often those small sites might be the only ones left late in a day which is an advantage for a Class B.
Davydd 07/10/15 07:14am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Class B "sweet spot"-priced campgrounds, 2 adults

What you describe begs for public campgrounds such as state parks, county parks and COE. If you really need electrical then national forests and national parks rarely provide it. Public campgrounds often have much better public bath facilities than private. Public campgrounds often provide a range of campsites knowing tent campers don't usually need hookups at all. You can avail yourself of those sites if fairly level parking. Big rigs will not often fit. Public campgrounds seldom provide sanitary dumps at the campsite but often provide water. Electrical is usually a $3 to $5 premium. They also buffer each site better with trees and landscaping away from your neighbors. The "resort" facilities are elsewhere in the parks and are more adult if you like nature. Private campgrounds if they are decent usually provide full hookups and have sites way bigger than you need for parking but skimp on overall space. In other words you neighbor's rig could be 10 feet away and their picnic bench right next to your rig. They provide the community facilities but since most campsites are meant for big RVs they actually skimp on the public bath facilities. In other words they cater to totally self contained units. Cheaper private campgrounds that can compete in price with public are often temporary worker ghettos of semi full-timers. Many private campgrounds also have seasonal by the month or winter retiree campers that settle in to live not camp per se. Those types of campgrounds usually have less desirable sites for RV tourers looking for a short stay. A third option is building an RV that is self-sustaining so you can camp anywhere or boondock, dry camp or off grid camp. A Class B is ideal in that it can take advantage of the many national forests campgrounds that were originally never intended for motorized RV camping. So many of them have a 22-26 foot limit and they ain't lying when they say that. In our upper Midwest of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan they are the best campgrounds for quiet getaways. The best time to tour is spring and fall. Then private campgrounds may be amenable to desiring you with plenty of space available at a reduced rate.
Davydd 07/05/15 03:21pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Reverse Alert Warning brake and Alarm

You occasionally hear some of the bigger motorhomes with beep alerts in campgrounds. I don't think I recall a Class B with the feature. Better is that you can get active alerts for the driver if there is an obstacle in the way.
Davydd 06/25/15 07:18am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Thirteenth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B13)

Attendee meaning I didn't create the criteria and was just reporting as I understood it. AsheGuy you hit the nail on the head. It would quickly become a Class C group by numbers default and there would be a fight as to whether a Thor Citation 32 footer was a B or not. LTV has pretty much gone over to the C only in what they build. Pleasure-way seems to be focusing more and more in that direction. The B criteria is old definition. I believe Jackie Delk tried to resolve the issue with RVIA and really did not get any support that a Class B is strictly a van origin. They don't even use Class anymore. It is Type B and their current descriptions are kind of murky and wishy washy in my opinion. RVIA is an industry association. They represent the builders/sellers not the buyer/users. It is similar to the NFL representing owners and not the players. RVIA is not going to tell a manufacturer he can't call a small C a B. Margie, There are other social and rally groups with looser criteria. The manufacturers of course accept all their brands at rallies. My brand, Advanced RV, holds Advanced Fest and has put no restrictions on brand or type, but of course, the focus is on their product. The BEE Social Group sprang from the B-Rally mainly because some people wanting to still get together had moved on to Class C, Class As and trailers. The group is still primarily Bs, but it is a much looser organization. It does not satisfy sponsors, carry a treasury, charge fees or have criteria and rules. Someone just has to pick a location, make arrangements with a campground if necessary, pick a date and announce it. Nothing is provided budget wise. There have been fairly large gatherings such as 20 or more RVs or some very small gatherings of as few as 4 RVs. I am not aware of any other active groups that are B focused. This RV.net forum seems to have a lot of different kinds of RV rallies. I rarely check it. That is why I subscribe to these B Rally threads when they first start rather than check the board periodically.
Davydd 06/17/15 12:58pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Thirteenth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B13)

In the past the Thor Citation would not have been accepted at the B Rally. It is a Class C by definition and remains a Class C under the guidelines of the B-Rally group. That has been consistently clear over the years. B by the rally definition must spring from a true van body in its conversion. Whether it is a camper van, motor home or whatever after that has been loosely applied and accepted. That's my take anyway. I'm just an attendee.
Davydd 06/17/15 09:16am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: I started a new Facebook group

"It will be nice to have an unbiased group that focuses on Class B!" Huh? There are no humans on facebook. Bud Not unbiased in our individual views but unbiased in that it is not dedicated to one brand as so many of the Facebook groups are. It is only biased in regard that it is truly a Class B Camper Van group so small Cs, B+s and even non-van Bs if you want to call them that are not the focus of the group. That is until Wincrasher goes out and buys a Trend. ;) :D
Davydd 06/12/15 10:12am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Those of you with older Roadtreks...

When using the toilet the door is open and there is a privacy section that opens to block the view from the front. In older than 2010 Roadtreks there also had been a privacy door/curtain to block the back. That is not in my 2011 and if you stop on the road for a quick one, you need to close the curtains on the windows in the back or you are in full view. We made our own curtain to hang by magnets from the shower track to give privacy from the back windows. As to getting past the door - not only can't you get past the door but if someone is sitting in the front and watching TV (which is past the door) if one uses the toilet the person can no longer see the TV. Is this a deal breaker? - no. Getting past to walk to the back? Where would one go? If the bed is made up the bed starts at the end of the toilet cabinet. I still would not get the permanent bath. It is small inside and it is like closing yourself into a box going inside and shutting the door. Many that I have heard from just leave those doors (there are two) open when inside anyway. Deal breaker? Well you said it was a show stopper. ;) This reads that you are basically turning your whole B into a toilet room including the kitchen galley. Shower, one can deal with because I suspect most step out the door of a closed bathroom to dry off anyway, but to sit on a toilet open to the B makes it an unconfined toilet room. I suppose one can argue that most small RVs with bathroom doors often gapped for ventilation are really technically no better but I think this might be going too far in my mind. Yes, I know Roadtreks are vastly popular in the B world and so this is thus acceptable to many B vanners. You might look at it another way. The B vans are currently about 6% of the total motorhome market and less than 1% of the total RV market. With the Roadtrek being the best seller with this practice maybe they pose themselves as the number one turn off for Bs by the buying public. Maybe they kill way more sales than they get and take the whole B market down with it.
Davydd 06/12/15 06:53am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: I started a new Facebook group

Bud, It is mostly older folks on Facebook from my viewpoint. The only content I see is that of my family and friends of choosing and in the groups I have joined which are only of my interest. Type B owners are an older folks majority under that scenario. Everyone sees only what they want to see on Facebook and vice versa what you want others to see from you. You can unfriend anyone you might object to or you can simply keep them as a friend and check a box that you don't want to see their postings. Trust me. There are a lot of old folks on Facebook. Heck, I have reconnected with my many first cousins, aunts and uncles of who many I haven't seen for over 50 years. We all enjoy following each other especially our children, grandchildren and younger cousins we never knew we had.
Davydd 06/10/15 04:31pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: I started a new Facebook group

I think it is wise to have a closed group with approval. It keeps the sunglasses spammers and trolls at bay. Even an open Facebook group is subject to administrator approval to join. Friends can invite new members without administrator approval whether the group is open or closed. However, an administrator can boot anyone at will. In the group I administrate I ignore many people daily as I can spot them to determine if they are real people or not. Every once in a while I get fooled and have to delete a message selling sunglasses, cheap watches or something. Also, a spammer doesn't get a second chance or warning. Many forums have safeguards to keep fake people out. However, I am a member of some message board forums similar to RV.net that seemingly have an automated approval process because if I sign on in the wee hours of the morning I might see a dozen spam messages that some admin has to go in and delete almost on a daily basis. RV.net either has good safeguards or on top of it admins because I can't recall much if any spam here.
Davydd 06/10/15 02:44pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: I started a new Facebook group

What ennajean said. In a closed group any member of the group can add their friends. I believe closed also discouragers spammers on Facebook. On the other hand people cannot see the postings so can't make a decision if they want to bother to join or not. However, a simple search will show you the group and the name seems sufficient to attract interest for those truly interested. There are pluses and minuses obviously.
Davydd 06/10/15 10:23am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: I started a new Facebook group

Wow. Over 570 people clicked on this thread, but so few have joined the group. Why? Because you have to belong to Facebook to join. (not being snide--that is the reason in my case.) Same here. Bud Why? There are a lot of RV people especially wanna be RV people on Facebook than will ever visit here. 570 individual people have not clicked on here. That's hits and maybe a dozen of them might be mine. Wincrasher's Facebook page is turning out to be a winner. There is more message activity in the group going on in one hour vs a full day on most RV forums in regard to Type B RV discussion. He closed the group so that means you cannot read the content unless you join Facebook and then subsequently the group. So, if you are interested in Bs you have to have some incentive. I'm not a total fan of Facebook but the undeniable fact is it reaches more people than any other online social media. It is a private entity with a monetary purpose same as RV.net. However, it does allow its users to create groups for almost any purpose under the sun. I mean who would have thought pursuing pork tenderloin sandwiches would have 2400 enthusiasts? What I don't like about it is you can put in great effort with a group but have no ownership in it, the profit it might generate and you could lose all your effort overnight even if it just your hobby.
Davydd 06/10/15 08:27am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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