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RE: Roadtrek Pricing

The price difference between the diesel Sprinter and the gas Chevy or Promaster models will buy years worth of gas for most. This naturally depends on how much one drives it. Also there seems to be more (and much more expensive) issues with the new diesel systems. There is also the detail that Sprinter service centers are often far away... and rare in the middle of the country. The Promaster platform seems to be liked (even loved) by the vast majority of those who are getting them. Seems true since we all know that the majority of posters on the net are the ones with issues to report. Most of the complaints online have related to the Roadtrek conversion rather than the van. But, that is true of all of their models. The new high-tech stuff is still pretty glitchy... seems to be a continuing learning curve with lots of user confusion and error added to the usual problems that come with new technology. As to discounts off MSRP, that depends on the models, how long it has been on the lot, one's negotiating ability, etc. Somewhere between 15-18% seems to be the average... the more options added, the higher the discount. RT's options are hugely over-priced.
mumkin 06/27/17 08:01am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Scored a NICE cargo van - let the fun begin!

Hail is an odd thing. I am on the south side of Minneapolis and we had none. Thank goodness as my rig sits in my driveway. I have already had one vehicle totaled by hail as I sat in it out on the prairie on I-94... back in 1985. Not a pleasant experience. :E
mumkin 06/21/17 07:03pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New Class B - $59,000 By Hymer...Sold at Camping World

Look like DYO Conversions. Hymer from Europe does not pump out anything this bad. I wonder why they allowed these to be built by RoadTrek? Allowed? Hymer owns Roadtrek... so they are the same company now. Hymer's build and Hymer's deal with Camping World.
mumkin 06/09/17 09:08pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New Class B - $59,000 By Hymer...Sold at Camping World

Well, it is on the short Promaster... and there is a cabinet on each end of both beds. That likely excludes the very tall people...
mumkin 06/08/17 07:57am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New Class B - $59,000 By Hymer...Sold at Camping World

Well, you could also use the bed as twins... and put your head towards the front... and your feet on the toilet side.
mumkin 06/07/17 07:28pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Scored a NICE cargo van - let the fun begin!

Do you mean Waldoch? They convert trucks and vans... and if you google Maldoch, you get Waldoch. They converted a Toyota Sienna for me back in 2008.
mumkin 05/23/17 06:41pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Definition of a Class B vs Camper Van?

I consider the terms interchangeable. I think Camper Van was the original term... and RVIA created the idea of Classes for commercial production. I'm just speculating...
mumkin 05/22/17 08:13am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Forget the Roadtrek, check out this class B before you die!

Very nice job. I wouldn't mind if it was camped next to me.
mumkin 04/25/17 11:42am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Roadtrek 190 and 210 chassis

GM has been in negotiations about replacing the Express van for about the last 5 years, but in a search not long ago, I couldn't find any final answer. I do know that Roadtrek is have a difficult time getting platforms for conversion. So... your guess is as good as anyone elses. I don't think GM even knows for sure yet.
mumkin 04/02/17 10:24am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: where are the "B" people?

I'm with AsheGuy, there is nothing blurry about the difference between a B and C. It has now been clearly explained. I traded my first B for a small C and am now back in a B. (changes due to different needs) I found two comments in this thread confusing. One was the idea that a Class B doesn't have a generator. Even in 2004 when I bought my first B, it was thought odd that I ordered it without a generator and the dealer pushed me to at least put in the prep package because he was certain that the next purchaser would want one. (and sure enough... the first thing the buyer did was put one in) The other was comments that they didn't see B's on the road. I completely disagree with that. When I had my first one 13 years ago, I did rarely see one. Now I see them often... every day when I am traveling between MN and AZ I see a few. Lots of Sprinters which often don't really look like RVs since B people tend to NOT have those flashy (and I think ugly) stripes all over them. My little RT has no stripes and no words painted on it anywhere. It is just a tallish pretty silver van... with only the distinctive 3 windows on the front to show that it is a Roadtrek. And I agree that most of the B people seem to be over on Facebook, which is an irritating and highly inefficient way to discuss RVs and their maintenance issues. They also tend to be divided by brand.
mumkin 03/06/17 09:34am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: B-ing with a cat

I've known lots of RVers with cats. I even see leash trained kitties and a very few that let their cat wander a bit, but they stay close by. I've also heard a number of stories of the cat doing a runner and never seen again. So... you need to know your cat and handle its reactions.
mumkin 02/13/17 08:56am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Remember the 1960's Hippie VW vans? No more!

Looks nicely engineered, but can't imagine doing more than a few days in it... did he suggest an around the world sort of thing? LOL
mumkin 02/11/17 04:27pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: The 1959 Ford Thames campervan restoration begins.

Not really surprising that he shows up on The Google. He has been active on the net using his real name... unlike some of us. :B
mumkin 12/24/16 10:31am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: The 1959 Ford Thames campervan restoration begins.

It's too bad none of us have his email so we could touch base and see how he is doing on his work.
mumkin 12/23/16 09:45am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: How do you get used to such a small bed?

They took the generator out and hooked it up to their propane and it ran fine, the regulator had to be replaced, and it caused a problem with the stove. They had to empty the tanks and clean out all the gunk that was in there, reinstall the gen, took else where to refill. They charge $120 an hour, why? because apparently they can. Your signature says this is a 2015? How the heck could it have accumulated any gunk anywhere?? You got screwed... but then you knew that. I'd say time to find a new RV service place. Live and learn... I would also recommend that you look at something with twin beds if you find that this doesn't work for you this winter. The Winnebago Travato on the Promaster has a twin floor plan.
mumkin 11/30/16 09:07am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: nissan nv rooftop air

Some Roadtreks are coming with 11000 BTU units, so smaller are available.
mumkin 11/25/16 08:54am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Road trek 170

Be sure to go to the Roadtrek website and put your name in for the $1000 rebate on any new vehicle. You send them a copy of your sale receipt and they mail you a check... I too downsized from a Class C to a 170. Be ready to have NO storage. LOL
mumkin 11/22/16 09:55am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Great West Van?

It would probably help if you mentioned the year.
mumkin 09/14/16 10:07pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Real age

To have a 2 year difference is very common with 2008/2010 RVs. The usual difference is only one year. But, if you remember 2008, there were big economic problems in the country and many manufacturers ended up with a supply of 2008 vans. (and many went bankrupt) Winnebago in particular apparently had hundreds of them. I would bet that all their rigs for 2009 and 2010 were built on 2008 platforms. Just for your information, the Navion is not a Class B, it is a Class C that was built on a cutaway Sprinter. (Their Class B is called the Era) But that doesn't matter in relation to your question, as this happened with both Class B and Class C units manufactured in these years.
mumkin 09/14/16 10:04pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Dodge Promaster Chassis

If you are on Facebook, you might want to send a request to join the Roadtrek Owners Group. There are Zion and SRT owners there... not sure about any Simplicity owners, but it is basically just a Zion with fewer bells and whistles.
mumkin 08/23/16 09:38pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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