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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
RE: Worth buying a Hymer Sunlight and upgrading it?

The engine needn't run ALL the time... only if you have an excessive need for 120v power. It comes with lots of battery power (most seem to have the lithiums), so perhaps only at times of extreme heat to run the AC. Your batteries will even handle a short microwave run. I've read various comments on fuel usage when idling to use this. Some say it uses less gas and it is certainly much quieter and dependable than an Onan.
mumkin 11/23/17 09:42am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Worth buying a Hymer Sunlight and upgrading it?

It is a second large alternator... such as used in ambulances. To use it, you run the engine. No exercising or special service required. I love mine. (will NEVER own another Onan)
mumkin 11/22/17 11:03am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Dogs in RV

Sit in a parking lot some time and watch the people that park in the handicapped spots. I dont need to say more. ME ME ME.....Mom said so. You can't always tell by just watching someone park and walk into the store. My father would have probably looked fine to you... but with his bad heart, how far he had to walk made a huge difference.
mumkin 11/19/17 07:59pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Worth buying a Hymer Sunlight and upgrading it?

That would be Robert Morehead. I heard a rumor that someone bought his company?? or merged with it?? He did sell interior modules I believe. Anyway, here is a website that I had bookmarked: http://www.moreheaddesignlab.com/id4.html
mumkin 09/06/17 09:16pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Worth buying a Hymer Sunlight and upgrading it?

The basic Simplicity MSRP is almost $84,000... (and most are adding a second battery and solar to that) That is over $20K more than a Sunlight... SRT is $72K, which is about $10K more
mumkin 08/22/17 06:44pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Buying a used Class B - what not to buy

My 2004 on the E350 handled HORRIBLY... but Ford thought it was just fine. My two Chevy based have been wonderful.
mumkin 08/20/17 08:39am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Worth buying a Hymer Sunlight and upgrading it?

The hardest parts for me to improve are the basic setup, the plumbing, the propane lines, electrical, the alternator, etc. However, there are some nice things that provide a foundation for something usable, mainly the 200 amp-hour lithium battery and the inverter. With that setup, I just need a portable generator that can be placed well away from the van, or perhaps placed on a front hitch mounted rack. I do believe that it has the underhood generator (2nd alternator) so you merely run the engine instead of trying to figure how to carry a portable.
mumkin 08/18/17 08:53am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Worth buying a Hymer Sunlight and upgrading it?

If length is no issue, I'd probably go with the Travato. Better quality, better galley. To me the advantages of the Sunlight is the shorter length and that underhood generator, but I don't live in the south. If you could do any re-builds yourself, it might be worth considering just to get the basic Promaster... Lithium batteries, inverter, underhood generator, AC, microwave, fridge (all of which are the same stuff in the much more expensive Hymer/Roadtreks)
mumkin 08/15/17 06:28pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Scored a NICE cargo van - let the fun begin!

I enjoyed reading your thread, but still can't view the latest photos. You have to be a registered member.
mumkin 08/14/17 07:30pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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