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RE: would you sacrifice drivability for more livability?

The reality is that if you are traveling around the country in an RV, most of the time you have more comfort and convenience in a Class B, for the simple reason that the "big rig" people run around all day in a car. The Class B crowd, on the other hand, have the conveniences of an RV all day long, bathroom, fridge, extra clothes, food, etc. The only "sacrifice" is in the evening after dinner, there is less space to watch TV or read until bedtime. I see more and more full size B's here in Australia. Easy to Park, liveable. http://ballinacampers.com.au/uploads/images/New%20Models/Casuarina_awning_dooropen_big.jpg http://ballinacampers.com.au/uploads/images/New%20Models/Casuarina_thoroughfare_fromabove_big.jpg http://ballinacampers.com.au/uploads/images/New%20Models/Bathroom_Sept13_big.jpg
RobertRyan 04/24/14 05:57pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: would you sacrifice drivability for more livability?

I gave up a lot of convience when I left the B ranks and joined the Travel Trailer ranks. Sort of a Problem my sister has here in Australia. Go with a Mini B , Campervan here in Australia or a Chalet type folding trailer/KaraKampa mini Caravan. http://ballinacampers.com.au/uploads/images/campervans/freedom/freedom_13.jpg http://liveimages.editorial.carsales.com.au/caravancamping/general/editorial/ge4618661496218620988.jpg?width=298 http://liveimages.editorial.carsales.com.au/caravancamping/general/editorial/ge4909354092745137864.jpg?width=298
RobertRyan 04/23/14 06:07pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Questions about Chalet and Aliner folding campers

My husband and I owned an Aliner for a short time last year and I posted about our experience: Link There are some good posts in this thread pro and con that you may find useful. AVAN in Australia that started building Aliners under licence(in fact was producing more than Aliner)have now revived Golf Camper Popups in Australia much more conventional. http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/GolfChallenger_zps1779e2e0.jpg?t=1397771598
RobertRyan 04/17/14 03:54pm Folding Trailers
RE: How great would this "B"?

Old Style Ford Transit Class B(Campervan ) in Australia. http://www.suncamper.com.au/motorhomes/sarina/external.jpg http://www.suncamper.com.au/motorhomes/sarina/swivel-seats.jpg
RobertRyan 04/17/14 06:09am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Winnebago Brings Back the Brave!

Ummmmmmmmmmmmm......OK...I prefer going forward.....Dennis Winnie Brave http://i60.tinypic.com/20hptli.jpg width=600 If it was the 1st of April, this story would fit in.Anyway there might be some very interesting news about similar but much more upmarket Motorhomes from Australia.
RobertRyan 04/16/14 05:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Power Wagon

Using these more now in Australia 5000lb payload, 8000lb towing Off Road. http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/daefe3d9-c970-4f97-a363-08ab0a1ecaba_zpse1c5115e.jpg?t=1397346137 http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/IVECODAILYOffRoad_zps4701cacc.jpg
RobertRyan 04/12/14 05:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Power Wagon

Not a tow vehicle. More like the hotrod PUs, Chevy SS or Ford Lightning, with an off road flavor. Probably loosing a lot of payload because of the 800 lbs of vinyl graphics. Anyway, nice toy. Seems to be the case, the very limited payload would be a concern Off Road
RobertRyan 04/12/14 04:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: GCT Carbon Fiber RV

This should be interesting to watch. It's a 35' travel trailer with a claimed base weight of 6,000 lbs. It has a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and body that are bonded. It will be pricey, with an expected range of $170,000 to $700,000. http://news.easybranches.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/GCT-CR1-RV-001.jpg My comment too expensive Gradual innovation would have been better.We have composite Caravans that look similar.Notice this is called a "Caravan"?Very similar to an Australian non-slide Caravan at unbelievable prices.$700,000!!!!!! http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/38146781-2846-49af-99e7-7af21892eca3_zps59b1d040.jpg?t=1397193175 New Manufacturer with all composite construction. http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/33c81e69-fc18-433f-b043-73520fee431e_zps480cd190.jpg?t=1397194488
RobertRyan 04/10/14 10:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2014 Ram Ecodiesel

Not sure how or where some of these numbers are coming from but sorry the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn or Laramie Limited with the E-diesel 4X4 6.4 bed 3:92 gears has a payload of 859# tow rating of 8350# with five passengers go with a 4X2 and it jumps up to 1057# & 8550#. Note these are fully loaded trucks. Laramie 4X2 1232#/8750# 4X4 no info SLT, Big Horn & Outdoorsman 4X2 1377#/8900# 4X4 1205#/8700# Tradesman 4X2 1409#/8900# 4X4 1234#/8750# Remember this is with FIVE passengers not one! Are you going to be towing a fiver with one? Hell no, but Ram has always said fiver towing is 2500 and 3500 truck towing not 1500. Right Tool for the job. But it sure does make for some fun bashing for a few insecure people on this board now doesn't it! Don Would quibble about the stated towing figures, but the RAM Ecodiesel will be very economical compared to the competition.
RobertRyan 04/08/14 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram Ecodiesel

There were a couple of RAM 1500 diesels at the local auto show and the payload sticker on both of them was about 950lbs. Nice trucks but with that low payload number they really are grocery getters or soccer mom vehicles. I think my old 1996 Toyota SR5 pickup was only slightly worse for payload. They really emphasis fuel economy. Now they could be built for much heavier loads, but they will sacrifice fuel economy, the other RAMs in the range are built to do that.
RobertRyan 04/08/14 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Super Bowl

Actually, Golf is THE most boring sport in the world to watch. IMHO :B We have a winner!
RobertRyan 04/06/14 02:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Super Bowl

Veebyes, soccer is, without a doubt, the most boring sport played on this planet. :B And Denver has won the SB three times! Correction: They have played in the SB three times and won twice. Oh, you are so dead wrong ther however another English sport IS the most boring game on the planet. Cricket. You can have days of play, no timeouts, & not get a result. I am no great fan of soccer either but at least there are no time outs & there is no dead time on the field while the team has a meeting to discuss what they are going to do next. No American football, followed by Baseball, almost hated in Australia. Basketball has a reasonable following.
RobertRyan 04/06/14 01:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Airstream Question

We seriously considered an Airstream until we actually went into some models and NO WAY do I want to stay in a "TUBE" and I found myself ducking as I walked down the aisle thinking I was going to hit my head on the cabinets, etc. However, each to their own... Larry Had an opportunity to go inside one in Australia.Same feeling you had as well as feeling I was in a naked 1950's Aircraft
RobertRyan 04/05/14 10:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Millard Slideon still going strong

Nice camper. Cheers, Steve. Steve what is interesting a Local RV magazine just recently reviewed this Camper(Husband and Wife, photos and review). So not my imagination that I have been seeing more Millards around.
RobertRyan 04/04/14 02:37am Truck Campers
RE: Big announcement today from Leisure Travel Vans/Triple E

Nice wood but I would be surprised if they sell any. Maybe this is a one-off test to see how people react to woody interiors Very elaborate Aprils Fool joke.
RobertRyan 04/04/14 01:12am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Millard Slideon still going strong

That is cool. I just wish trays/flatbeds for pickups where legal here in California (ie, no weigh stations). My bed would be gone in a heart beat! Flatbeds are very very common here. The Ranger has a payload of 3000lbs
RobertRyan 04/03/14 02:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Millard Slideon still going strong

Sadly, there is no Millard dealer over here in Westerm Australia. My father had a Millard Travel Trailer/Caravan for over 20 years. Cheers. Sheriffdoug unfortunately there are a million Caravan manufacturers out there and it is a shame Millard has a pretty limited distribution.
RobertRyan 04/03/14 03:44am Truck Campers
RE: Practical Caravan (British Mag) 2013 Tow Car Awards

These campers are what we consider small ultralights which obviously come with limitations to be light and small. Since I don't require that and the limitations that go with it, it doesn't appeal to me. The high prices don't appeal to me either. If you are talking about a US Popup, the British Caravans are a lot bigger inside. We get Palimino RV Tent Trailers, but so far I can see no takers. A Lot smaller than the Bailey Unicorn etc.Which is 24ft long not 15ft. My dads Shasta was an early 70's model bought in the late 70s. It's behind my old Rockwood Pop Up. The European Caravans you are describing are NOT FOLDING TRAILERS and should be in the Travel Trailer section.
RobertRyan 04/03/14 02:21am Folding Trailers
RE: Big announcement today from Leisure Travel Vans/Triple E

Amazing ,should ask $300,000 and for that you get state of the art Laminex Tables. I hope the outside folding chairs are nice.
RobertRyan 04/03/14 02:00am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Millard Slideon still going strong

One of the oldest manufacturers of Caravans in Australia, still sells a fair number of their TC. I have been seeing a growing number around. This one is on a Ford Ranger Dualcab http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/MillardSlideon_zps8e58047a.jpg?t=1396510455 http://images.tradingpost.com.au/4657MZ76/D4276102617033/d4276102617033_i-Resized640x480.jpg
RobertRyan 04/03/14 01:41am Truck Campers
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