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RE: Leisure Travel Vans, need second opinion before purchase.

x3 Small companies can carry on for a long time by focusing on a particular market. Like Sportsmobile that caters mostly to off-roaders and those that don't want unnecessary luxury.
mumkin 07/24/14 10:24am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Ultimate mini-camper

LOL... I'm thinkin' we should go back to the idea of removing the vote from males and just let us women decide. But perhaps a dangerous suggestion on a board dominated by men. :B
mumkin 07/22/14 02:04pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Euro slideout

I think that design would be a big hit here in the states. Slideouts on Ducatos common in Australia. Trakka here makes a rear slide for a Class B+ http://www.australianmotorhomes.com.au/SiteFiles/australianmotorhomescomau/umh/3707U/gallery/Sunliner_Motorhome_02.jpg Except that this one is a Class C. Slides on a true B are pretty rare.
mumkin 07/21/14 04:50pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Euro slideout

It appears that the downside is the same as it is in the LTV Free Spirit, which was the first to use a full slide like this in a B for the US market. (GWV had earlier, but smaller slides on standard Ford and Dodge vans) The slide has to be out to use the bed which does kill one's ability to be stealthy. The bed in this Promaster looks even narrower... but that may be an illusion from the angle.
mumkin 07/21/14 04:49pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: We Americans are spoiled!

I love these teeny campers and posted a thread before: Ultimate Mini Campers
mumkin 07/21/14 04:47pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Want a Mercedes but not a Sprinter?

Not that different from what GTRV has been doing in the US and Canada for a few years. They do it on a Toyota Sienna or Dodge Caravan: GTRV mini-van conversions MB's is certainly fancier... and likely pricier.
mumkin 07/10/14 04:18pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Pleasureway Factory tour

The skylight should help with the lack of windows. I wouldn't really find that an issue to be honest. I'm wondering how they managed the Murphy style bed with no slide. And there still appears to be plenty of area to walk around it. I guess it's a sideways MB whereas the other manufacturers who have used it drop it head to foot.
mumkin 07/06/14 10:15pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Viva-Trend Yahoo group

Mods, hope this is OK. I just created a Yahoo Group for Viva-Trend owners and for those who are interested. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Viva-Trend/info Why not expand your group to any and all Promaster RV conversions... both B's and C's? Hopefully you can become the "go-to" group like the large and successful Skinny Winnie View/Navion group that has become the place to find experts on Sprinters.
mumkin 07/06/14 07:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Trend - First Drive Impressions

decent mileage (twice that of any existing gas C or small A) Not quite true. On this thread the mileage was reported as 14-16. My Chevy based C which is a foot longer has averaged 12.8 in the three years that I have driven it. So while better, certainly not twice as much.
mumkin 07/05/14 02:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Pleasureway Factory tour

Did you ask them about the Transit? Was it just the stock answer that everyone is giving that "it isn't out yet."
mumkin 07/05/14 02:14pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: To "B" or not to "B"

. I don't believe a word of that!! :B Obviously a man of few words.
mumkin 07/04/14 10:28am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Changes to Travato exterior colors posted

Rather an odd description on that video. He remarks on the red interior... and there was nothing red to be seen. Only wood and black/white seat covers. I didn't really like the chrome on the lower side.
mumkin 07/04/14 10:23am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Winnebago Trend - First Drive Impressions

I mean why would anyone clomp, bump and swerve down the road in the Chevy extended if there is an alternative? The forums are filled with advice on suspensions, airbags and more sophisticated tweaks, in order to make the ride better, for me, bearable. Does anyone know if the FWD is the reason the Travato is a pleasure to drive? Interestingly, that doesn't describe how my 25' Chevy handles at all. It isn't that much different than my minivan to drive. It behaves beautifully even passing and being passed/met by 18-wheelers. No clomp, bump, or swerve. (but I had that in spades with my Ford E350 class B) I have added nothing to the RV related to suspension or handling in the 3 years I've had it.
mumkin 07/02/14 05:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: The history of Winnebago

Mumkin, it has room for your Lava Lamp. :B Groovy... I'll have to dig out my 8 track tapes...
mumkin 06/30/14 07:13pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: The history of Winnebago

I love the exterior color names... mello yellow, crimson and clover, and woodstock. Doesn't appear to be very aerodynamic though... to say the least.
mumkin 06/29/14 09:34pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: In Elkhart today, new Phoenix Cruiser owner.

I guess I am lucky here, Mercedes dealer services Sprinters and I have a dealer South of me some 30 miles and about the same distance North of me, both on Vancouver Island, BC. There are lots of Sprinters on the road here doing commercial work and MB even has special bays for servicing them. So far my PW has been bullet-proof. AL The catch is traveling in the US prairie states where MB Sprinter service can mean a 300-400 mile tow or a very long drive in "limp home" mode. It is why I purchased a Chevy based vehicle.
mumkin 06/24/14 12:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: In Elkhart today, new Phoenix Cruiser owner.

I mean really, is there a book out there that clearly defines these things? I'll stick with B+ as defining mine. A book? No, but there is the RVIA which sets the standard for the industry. If their definitions are not clear enough for you (if it is built on a cutaway chassis, it is a Class C), you can go to their photo gallery: RVIA Imaga Gallery - Class C Go on down the list and you will see many examples, including the Winnebago View Profile and the Navion iQ. My first rig was a Class B, and there really isn't much similarity to my lovely little Class C from LTV... even though they use the salesman term of "B+."
mumkin 06/21/14 06:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: In Elkhart today, new Phoenix Cruiser owner.

Side note: all the oak cabinets are manufactured by the Amish who are huge in this area. I will put these oak cabinets from the Amish up against any Canadian firm out there. This is the same thing that makes the Leisure Travel Vans so beautiful and well made. It is a mostly Mennonite area, and it shows in the quality. For those who may not know, the Amish split from the Mennonites after they arrived in the US many years ago. Congrats on your purchase. I'm sure that you will love it. The 2552 was on my short list.
mumkin 06/20/14 08:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ultimate mini-camper

....the English at this RV show was odd unless they are marketing these units to Australia or New Zealand - which is a possibility that I hadn't thought of when I first posted about it. Or India? No not in Australia or New Zealand, way too tiny, Local builder AVIDA is launching several 35-40ft models in 2015. 23-28ft is the range of European based Motorhomes here. There were a few decent sized units at that show... not all of them were so tiny. I doubt that there is much of a market for RVs in India since there are, as yet, few (any?) organized RV parks. And Robert... The first time I ever heard the term "hoovering" was from a Brit overseas. So it isn't that common in the US. But we of a certain age do still "xerox" our paperwork even though the copy machine is a different brand. Even many Americans use the term Winnebago for any "motorhomes."
mumkin 06/16/14 09:16am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Ford Transit Van

I just read this review http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/11/2015-ford-transit-first-drive-review/#continued Great review... and humorously written. It sounds like it will be a great conversion option for the Class B's.
mumkin 06/13/14 07:28pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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