The quality and design of the Karavan is second to none. Everywhere we looked we were amazed. The frame is laser cut, hot dip galvanized and assembled with an interlocking design to maximize strength. All joints are pop-riveted versus bolting to reduce loosening of said bolts due to vibrations. Kimberly says this all but eliminates those squeaks and rattles most RV’s develop over time. Now it is a pop-up type trailer but you will not find any canvas or vinyl windows on this rig.Utilizing a clam shell design allows for a sturdier superstructure, better insulation and in the end makes for a much more comfortable cabin on those rainy, windy days.
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The systems on-board are equally impressive. The propane system is small and exclusive to the outside kitchen. This was done for two reasons: By keeping the propane outside Kimberly was able to keep the cabin completely sealed reducing dust and helping with insulation. Also they have found that diesel power is more efficient and easier to fill than propane. The hydronic heating system as well as the stove and BBQ are all powered by diesel. While it sounds odd to cook with diesel, when shooting the Karavan for this review we had a meal prepared with this diesel stove top. There’s no black smoke like you may think and the food tasted great!
I'll take my 5th generation of camping family + my almost 50 years and put them up against fisherguy (who probably uses Velveeta cheese for bait) any day of the week!
He has no idea in what or where I've been camping. Camping is a generic term used to describe what it is when you get into your car, go somewhere else and set up in the National Forest, RV Park, BLM, or wherever it is that you like to "camp"
Unlike a lot of people on this forum, I researched for 2+ years before buying my first RV. I'm glad I bought a Lance. I have zero buyers remorse and don't look to be buying anything for many years.
Maybe you should be happy with whatever rig you have and stop following me around the forum like a puppy dog with the runs.
It took 2 days to come back with that?
You've been RV'ing for 6 months, how long you've been "camping" has nothing to do with your RV experience(s), yet you seem to like to come across like an expert when you tell people what to do or make your sales pitches for the brand of RV you've had a whole 6 months.
Your whole RV experience consists of making 1200 posts in 5 months on an internet forum! I'm not the only one to notice this it seems, guess we should learn to take your posts with a grain of salt, or maybe with a cup of salt...
You don't offer advice with "IMO" or "I think", or "in my 6 months of experience I've learned"; no not like that at all, you post 'if it's not a Lance or build like my precious little Lance RUN away!' Really?
Obviously you love your little trailer, how nice, but that's no reason to shamelessly promote it and tell people to run away from everything else.
BTW, I flyfish, no bait, sorry...
06 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins 6 spd std with a few goodies.
2007 Komfort 274TS, SteadyFast stabilizers, Trimetric 2025RV, PD9280, Honda EU2000i, Xantrex SW600, shocks and EZ-Flex suspension, Reese Strait-Line 360 watts of solar
We bought our first Sunline in the late '80s, and owned a total of 4 Sunlines. When we needed a new trailer last year we did extensive research on quality and ended up with an Arctic Fox. The one east coast dealer is in W. Milton, PA. It's actually more ruggedly built than our Sunlines were. We highly recommend a Fox!