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RE: Class B - B+

It is very simple. A Class B is built on a van chassis. What sellers call a Class B+ is technically a Class C built on a cab/chassis cutaway frame.
Davydd 01/22/15 06:17pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sprinter 2500

Did anyone make a T1N short wheelbase "B"? I don't remember any..... The Airstream Westfalia was the short T1N Sprinter with a tall topper. Sportsmobile would build on that platform as well.
Davydd 01/21/15 11:48am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sprinter 2500

All the converters used the T1N 5 cylinder 2500 chassis. Very briefly converters used the NCV3 V6 2500 chassis before switching over to the 3500.
Davydd 01/21/15 07:40am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sprinter 2500

The Pleasure-way Ascent.
Davydd 01/20/15 08:18pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Airstream Interstate water fill system

On both my 2005 Pleasure-way Plateau TS and my 2011 Great West Van Legend Sprinters I had separate fresh water fill for the fresh water tank and city water connection. The city water connection did not fill the fresh water tank. It would keep the Suburban 6 gallon hot water tank full. I haven't looked at the new Pleasure-ways but knowing their long time consistent practices I doubt it would be different. There is an advantage to city water hooking up when you can get it at a campsite. One is can leave your fresh water tank alone if you intend to travel with it partially full. Secondly, city water pressure is generally better than Shurflo pumped water in stronger flow and consistent flow. You can leave the pump turned off. Thirdly, you can take longer than normal showers more naturally without all the conservation techniques. Same with the dish sink in practice. Combined with a sewer hookup you can behave just like home. If you have no sewer hookup then you are back to being a little more cognizant of your water use and filling the grey tank but still have the better flow.
Davydd 01/20/15 11:40am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New 4WD Sprinter to be introduced in USA by Mercedes

Advanced RV has been allocated 20 4x4 already and they are taking orders and will be delivering models soon. Here is there news release from November. Meet EcoRanger, the All-Wheel Drive RV from Advanced RV That's a big order for them because after 2-1/2 years in business I will be the 16th customer to pick up a custom ordered RV at Advanced RV. They are backlogged 1-1/2 years right now and I bet a lot of those orders will be 4x4. They are moving into a bigger facility next month.
Davydd 01/17/15 03:24pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New tires for Pleasureway

We had the 2005 Plateau. They were Michelin LTX but not the MS/2 designation. We traded it in at 61,000 miles after 5 years and the tread was still good. Sprinters were coming with Michelin tires back then.
Davydd 01/16/15 10:20am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Can you sleep 4 in a class B

Sounds like a Chevy Roadtrek might be the best bet.
Davydd 01/15/15 08:39pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New tires for Pleasureway

The Michelin LTX MS/2 tires are warranted for 70,000 miles. I put them on my last B and after 30,000 miles they still looked almost new compared to the OEM Continental tires I had to replace at 36,000 miles. I don't think I will consider anything else when it comes time again. With our new B I think I will be back on Continentals. :(
Davydd 01/15/15 08:37pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Parking on concrete slab

Scrap wood is cheap. I would not bother to spray to preserve. I've got some 32 year old 2 x 12 pine decking scraps still doing the job.
Davydd 01/11/15 02:13pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: getting van camper serviced

Not all Mercedes Benz dealers service Sprinters. We have two Mercedes Benz dealers within 12 miles of our house but have to go 100 miles to a Rochester MB dealer or 40 miles to a Freightliner dealer. We once stopped (2006) at a claimed Dodge Sprinter dealer in Fairfax, VA. They had the doors OK but the ceiling clearance with the lifts was what constrained them they said. I think it was the lift capacity because all they had to do was raise a few inches to service tires. That was 2006. I hope things had improved for them. Mercedes Benz said last May they were adding 6-8 Sprinter service centers per month. I believe I read for a Mercedes Benz dealer to add Sprinter service that it would cost about a million dollars in investment.
Davydd 01/11/15 12:33pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Ford Transit - any word yet?

Pleasure-way will most likely go with their tried and true floor plan as they did with the Promaster so only the details may be of interest. Will the other converters try a more clean slate approach like Roadtrek did with the Zion?
Davydd 01/07/15 09:33am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Portable compressors for tires

I go the 110v route. I carried this for emergencies in our Roadtrek and now for our small C. Just fire up the generator, plug in an extension cord and air up a truck tire. Much faster than a 12v and pretty well built for the price. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-120-Volt-Inflator-HY120/202871788 Agree. Also most all Bs have an outside 110V outlet but not a 12V.
Davydd 01/02/15 09:29am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Finally saw the inside of a new Travato

Francheska, The Pleasure-way Promaster Lexor will have a familiar floor plan to your Plateau TS. It is going to be10 inches shorter but about 4-5 inches wider and lower in overall height. The quality of the the Winnebagos won't come close to your Pleasure-way. If you are looking for a more active Promaster design layout for two people with similar quality then the Roadtrek Zion would be worth a look.
Davydd 12/30/14 10:48am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: OCCC question. Roadtrek 22 vs PW Plateau

Roadtrek did with the Adventurous RS but Pleasure-way from the get go built on the 6 wheel 3500 chassis for their Plateau. Uh, incorrect. Pleasureways were all four wheels on the 2500 chassis until either 2008 or 2009. Nope, correct. I have a 2009 brochure in hand that shows a 3500 body NCV3 Plateau. I have a 2008 brochure that was still selling the 2500 T1N body. I had heard they may have marketed a 2500 NCV3 body initially in Canada but never in the US. I remember it well because I had a Pleasure-way at the time and it struck me odd the first year everyone switched over to the NCV3 body that Pleasure-way was the only one selling the 3500 chassis. Obviously, they figured it out faster than everyone else because they couldn't remain competitive with that kind of differentiation. If one could search back I think you might find a comment I made about that when I went to the Minneapolis RV Show at the time. The rest of the converters quickly switched over to the 3500 chassis I think after just one model year, but Winnebago ERA and Four Winds hung in there for two model years stupidly with the extended bodies yet. Four Winds just quit the market and Winnebago took a year off before coming back in the market with a 3500. The point is if you see a 2500 4 wheel V6 engine (NCV3 body) Sprinter RV on the market, be wary. That would be the converter model year of 2009 or 2010. Most all used the previous chassis year of 2008 and 2009. I'm not sure if they ever used the 2007 NCV3 chassis in North America for Class Bs. I thought their importation was delayed a year.
Davydd 12/28/14 09:16pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Twelfth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B12)

Snowless in Minneapolis too. According to the weather service we normally have a 72% chance of at least 1 inch of snow on the ground at Christmas. That would be about 3 out of 4 years but in recent times it has been more than that. Last year we had in excess of a foot on the ground.
Davydd 12/25/14 11:33am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: R/T spare tire carrier - fit on Pleasure-Way?

It is an entertainment table not a dinner table. It is just a place to place your drinks and snacks.
Davydd 12/18/14 08:09am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: R/T spare tire carrier - fit on Pleasure-Way?

I first saw the flip down tire carrier on a 2004 Leisure Travel Van Free Spirit nearly a decade ago. The table top option was adapted by them coming from an LTV owner suggestion.
Davydd 12/17/14 07:05am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New Roadtrek 'Zion'-----promaster

What we know so far is what Jim Hammill said in the video of around $82,000 MSRP. I would bet that he meant the base price. If anywhere accurate I would think you could use Roadtrek's build your own feature and start from there and add up all the options from one of the other models to get an estimate. Options would not be that much different from B to B. The Pleasure-way Promaster Lexor could be loaded with options. Dealers prefer to sell on spec that way leaving little out. Usually first models in are the show off models. They aren't going to show off bare bones.
Davydd 12/17/14 06:59am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New Roadtrek 'Zion'-----promaster

This is suppose to be a Roadtrek Promaster Zion discussion. :)
Davydd 12/16/14 07:46pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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