After driving several 27-31 ft Class A coaches, including a 31 Holiday Rambler, we've decided that we'll stay with our 2006 Roadtrek Adventurous. The B Sprinter van is small enough to go anywhere, easy to maintain and store and gets an average of 22 mpg at 65 - 75 mph. We're travelers more than parkers, so the B works pretty well for us.
On nights we need more space, we'll go to a motel.
The sales people at the three area Camping World stores gave us all of the time and we wanted, as did other dealers we visited.
So, basically, we've confirmed the decision we made when we bought the Roadtrek.
Used to drive underpowered trucks (heavily loaded Paystars w/DT 466) in that region. With those rigs, I would go to Walsenburg then take Hwy 160 west. Fairly tame to South Fork, (La Veta pass will be 9000+ ft) then you'll have Wolf Creek Pass. Definitely not as scenic as coming in from the north. Just about every pass into Durango will be 10,500 ft plus elevation unless you come in from NM.
Definitely the way to go. My first post and this one wiped out my comment. HOpe it sticks this time.
Leisure Travel Unity MB looks interesting. But I'm thinking that the dealers aren't so willing to discount that unit, especially not at this time of the year. The 2013 units are in production. You can see a video on the 2013 over at the Sprinter.com board. Search "unity".
Here's the link:
Thank you everyone. There just might be a jeep toad in our future.
I just checked the Remco site and it says:
1988 - 2011 Jeep Wrangler
Selectable four wheel drive (with a neutral in the transfer case) is towable.Pre 1988 4 wheel drive wranglers(with a neutral)require a drive shaft coupling. No neutral in the transfer case is an AWD and requires a trailer.
Click here to tow your 1988 - 2011 4WD ALL Jeep Wrangler
I am so glad to be back in a class B! I made the mistake of trading my 2007 Roadtrek SS Agile for a 2011 Winnebago View 24J--lots more room, slide-out, etc. I hated it!! Tried to sell it for months--only got low-ball offers. I finally decided to trade it and take the loss, instead of looking at the View in the driveway knowing that if I had a class B, I could take it to Costco or Montana and park it almost anywhere! So, I found a 2012 Roadtrek SS Agile at a dealer that gave me a decent deal. I drove 550 miles to Lakeland, Florida, and picked it up Wednesday. I love it!
Since we're considering a View/Navion, what did you hate about the View? The Size, mileage, power, or what?
Thanks in advance.
I hated the size, mileage, power and the lack of ease driving a vehicle with dual rear wheels. I wanted all the extra space of the slide-out, and storage, but did not like having to pay to store the View when at my condo in Montana, or just sitting in the driveway here in Ocean Springs. I could park my old Roadtrek at the condo, but not the View. I like being able to use the Roadtrek to go to the store or sightsee. I was going to have to buy a car to drive in MT or maybe to tow. I did not enjoy driving the View, and it did not have the power I wanted to go over mountain passes. I just did not need all the amenities like the big frig and two sinks in the View. The automatic steps would refuse to come out at times and caused me lots of trouble in the Ozarks. Dealer could not find anything wrong with them. I was having to travel with a step stool just in case.
What I will miss is the diesel generator--loved that! I know lots of people love the View--just wasn't for me.
Just what we are thinking about. The tradeoffs. DW will be very interested in your experience. Thanks again.