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RE: Hymer Sunlight Van 1 offer

These are built in less than a day... JH bragged about that fact on Facebook.
mumkin 05/17/18 06:30pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: class B tire pressures

We are new to RVing and recently acquired a Leisure Unity Class B Van. Actually Leisure Travel no longer manufactures Class B rigs. The Unity, Serenity, Libero, and Wonder are all built on a cutaway chassis and are thus Class C rigs. (Class B must be built within the factory van) I never had my Libero fully loaded so didn't bother to weigh it, and merely adjusted the air from the recommended to adjust the drive. But the Sprinters are the closest to being overweight.
mumkin 04/14/18 10:19am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Great West Legend

It would be out of warranty anyway, so I don't see that it much matters. Since the recession when so many manufacturers went belly up, there are lots of orphans out there. They had a great reputation until things fell apart after the move to Alabama. Basically the same equipment that is in all the Class B's.
mumkin 04/06/18 09:38am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: short Class B for fulltime solo travel

I don't like any of the options thus far. I think I may wait for the gas sprinters to come available in a few years. If time was no issue, I would go over to the Sportsmobile website. There are three locations and my contacts with them have always been good. I did visit the Texas factory and it was all very appealing. They can build on a Sprinter or a Promaster or a Transit or even a Chevy express - if they can get one. Whatever you and your budget requires. You can get the floor plan and options that you want... and nothing you don't want. Their 'design your own' link is great fun. 8) Last I heard it takes about 12 months due to their popularity.
mumkin 04/02/18 10:28am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Worth buying a Hymer Sunlight and upgrading it?

CW still has some of the old original Sunlights that should be very cheap since the build quality was so abysmal. If one is able to do their own upgrades, they may be worth it. The Banff is, of course, the same unit, but they have upped their game... fixing most of the worst issues with the Sunlight. I can't see justification for the price hike, but you would need to be comparing the equipment. Solar? Lithium battery? Underhood generator? Does it have a backup camera? OEM u-connect?
mumkin 03/23/18 10:00am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: short Class B for fulltime solo travel

Personally, I would avoid the Promaster models - Fiat and Chrysler in general have the worst repair records of any company. Oddly, watching the reports of dozens and dozens of owners on the Facebook pages for Promaster based RVs, they are invariably happy with their conversions and have had few issues. Those issues that they have had have been promptly fixed by dealers with a few exceptions. (some Dodge dealers don't have the proper lifts as yet) From my reading, I would say that there seem to be far fewer problems with Promasters than Sprinters in the last couple years. Not scientific... just based on complaints and questions from owners online.
mumkin 03/12/18 08:01pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: short Class B for fulltime solo travel

"Pleasure Way Ascent" Thank you. 19' 7" - also definitely belongs on my list! MSRP starts at $129,155.00. Does anyone know what they actually sell for? Historically, Class B's have sold at around 12-18% discount. Odd that no one has mentioned the Promaster based RV's. In the under 20 foot, they are the most appealing options to me. Roadtrek has the Zion SRT and Simplicity SRT had two different price points. For those of us who avoid diesel like the plague... especially now with all the pollution control system issues... they are the same length as the Chevies, but give more interior space.
mumkin 03/04/18 09:24am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Service On Sprinter Chassis?

The key term there is "most." I based my final decision to avoid them on two factors. Two personal friends who had purchased Sprinter based RVs and had so many issues with them failing on the road, that they traded in nearly new rigs. The fact that the nearest service was over 300 miles away. As a woman who travels alone... no thanks.
mumkin 02/28/18 09:01am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Service On Sprinter Chassis?

Much depends on where you live and/or where you are traveling. Sprinter service can be spare on the ground in the middle of the country.
mumkin 02/24/18 11:13pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Top Three Class B's, one (1) thru. three (3)!

I've always liked Sportsmobile, but their rigs hardly compare to the luxury of the ARV. They are appealing to two totally different markets. Many don't like the industrial look of the Sportsmobile, and I would probably put their build quality above Roadtrek too... but I think I would still put Pleasureway over them. In a ranking of Class B units, perhaps both ARV and Sportsmobile should be excluded since special order rigs always involve a long wait that most people don't want. That leaves us with not many options that we can find on a dealer lot.
mumkin 02/19/18 09:20am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Top Three Class B's, one (1) thru. three (3)!

You missed these guys. A step above most. Leisure Travel Vans But sadly, Leisure no longer makes a Class B. If you are looking at used, I would definitely put them at number 2 on your list. Having compared LTV and PW many times in the past, LTV has always been a bit better.
mumkin 02/18/18 09:41am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Are you truly happy with your Phoenix Cruiser?

Does Phoenix Cruiser make any Class B units? As far as I know they are all small Class C.
mumkin 02/08/18 04:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Worth buying a Hymer Sunlight and upgrading it?

Just like most RVs, the MSRP is a first offer to start negotiations. Anyone who pays it is very likely new to the RV market. The only things selling near or at MSRP are top of the line conversions like Leisure Travel.
mumkin 02/07/18 08:55am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Worth buying a Hymer Sunlight and upgrading it?

They have fixed a number of the issues found on the van1... still pretty basic. Personally I would go over to a Hymer dealer and look at the Carado Banff... same vehicle, but not CW.
mumkin 02/06/18 09:11am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: PleasureWay Excel Questions

It would be helpful to know: How big is your propane tank? What is the size of your battery (and its condition... how new is it??
mumkin 02/02/18 09:14am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Question for Winnebago Class B Owners

No restrictions on the Chevy and to be honest I pay little attention to the Sprinters since I would never buy one. But I do recall some discussion about it, the details of which I didn't read. I also recall reading that there is a fast idle available for Sprinters? (Don't quote me...LOL)
mumkin 01/23/18 08:54am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Question for Winnebago Class B Owners

I don't believe that Winnebagos have the underhood generators, it is one of the deciding factors that pushes buyers to a Roadtrek/Hymer. Running the "generator" means running the engine and yes, it will run the AC. I have one in my 170. I have never needed to run it more than an hour or so to cool down.
mumkin 01/22/18 06:36pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Scored a NICE cargo van - let the fun begin!

Great job!! As long as it fills your needs, who cares what the RV snob set has to say. LOL This late 60's old lady is impressed.
mumkin 12/15/17 07:42pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Is Class B the easiest to use?

I like the Leisure Travel, B+. The class B definitely would create litter box issues. I missed this post of yours. The small Class C Leisure Travel rigs are wonderful. If I needed something this big I would buy a Wonder... in a heartbeat. I love the floorplan. I owned a Libero, and Leisure is a great company to deal with. They are definitely top of the line. Just for your information, they are not Class B... and there is really so such thing as a B+. That is a salesman term to make a small Class C sound sexier. :C LTV rigs are very difficult to find used and they are still very expensive. But if you can afford it, go for it!!
mumkin 12/08/17 08:08pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Is Class B the easiest to use?

Un-mechanical female here. I'm considering a class B for me, 2 cats and a dog. I plan to live in it for 2-3 months while exploring places to purchase a small home in the south. I would then use it as a camper and it would be my only vehicle. I would be looking for 24' and plan to use it as my primary vehicle as trading my car in for the class B. Another un-mechanical female here. Are you planning to buy new or used? Gas vehicles are probably simpler than diesel and easier to find someone who can work on them. If you can buy new, you might look at the Winnebago Paseo on the Ford Transit. It is 22 feet long. Not too bad as a daily vehicle. (I only have my Roadtrek 170, which is only 18' but I only have one small dog) And it isn't as hard to find a Ford truck dealer who can deal with the size as it may be to find someone to work on a Sprinter. Another option might be the Roadtrek 210, which is just over 21' and on a Chevy which is another dependable option. There are plenty of Chevy dealers everywhere. 1) Some of these 55 plus mobile home parks(ex:the villages), would i be able to keep my "vehicle" at my residence? Most residential areas? I spend my winters in one of those over 55 RV parks in AZ, and my vehicle fits under the awning of my park model with no problems. This is, of course, not true of all of them. I shopped with that in mind. Of course, you would also have to check out the rules of the HOA. 2) Are Class B's easier to maintain than class C? I have a bad back. It all depends... on which B and/or which C. Some brands are more dependable than others, of course. You need to start shopping. Go and see as many as you can... and think about dealing with the dog and cats... deciding where you could put the cat box is a serious question. RVs are all pretty labor intensive. I've always owned new vehicles so I didn't have to deal with too many repairs once everything was working. The older the vehicle, the more things could go wrong. The key is knowing where to go to get things fixed. It is also not cheap.
mumkin 12/08/17 08:01pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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