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Here is RT's version:

http://www.roadtrek.com/n6_active.aspx

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It is already there; one more van option. You can buy the van and Sportmobile will convert it, or they will sell you one.


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I saw one "in real life" and I started looking for a barf bag! Not for me, it was butte ugly, not proportioned correctly!!!!

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tatest wrote:

It is already there; one more van option. You can buy the van and Sportmobile will convert it, or they will sell you one.



In Europe, vans like this are widely used by certain professions, who park in certain designated areas of the city and wait for customers to walk up for service.

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RSchleder wrote:

I saw one "in real life" and I started looking for a barf bag! Not for me, it was butte ugly, not proportioned correctly!!!!

It is darn near as ugly as the Ford van/truck front.

Give me the sleek lines of the Sprinter...


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There are a lot of negative reactions from RT owners on the new RT Nissan on the FB RT page. Most agree that this will have little appeal to anyone who really wants to travel in a Class B RV with the usual RV amenities that have been left out of this - and it fits more in as a "soccer mom" and tailgater vehicle.


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Would need to be a class C with cab-over bunk to make much sense.

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ArmySFCRet wrote:

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It's too short to be a real B van. Not too short bumper to bumper, but to short inside where all the B "stuff" has to go.

Some of the sprinter's now go 23+ feet, and the RT 210 is 22+ feet. So Nissan could add a couple of feet and be alright.


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We've sold a few of them, the customers love them so far. They have all been contractors and delivery companies however. We have not yet sold a "non-commercial" unit. The passenger version is going to be released soon.

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juliev wrote:

We've sold a few of them, the customers love them so far. They have all been contractors and delivery companies however. We have not yet sold a "non-commercial" unit. The passenger version is going to be released soon.

Julie V (Nissan Internet Sales Manager)




The vehicle need to be given a complete redo by consulting with people who know about fleet needs and buy a lot of them.

While I am not a practicing fleet manager --- I know a few of them... and talk to them --- and hear a lot about why the NV is not as successful as it can be.

Example:

- look at how vulnerable to damage the vehicle is in commercial use --- headlights that are vulnerable, expensive to replace, etc.

- the door "pegs" in the rear is almost a recipe for damage.

- the doghouse that prevent the driver from easily moving from front to back -- that means it cannot be used as a delivery van that require frequent walking back to the cargo area.


Many many features... that need to be redone to make it a plausible competitor.

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