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RE: How often do you drive your RV?

Mine is my only vehicle... so it is out about 3 times a week when I to to the gym and run errands.
mumkin 11/22/15 06:31pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: The 1959 Ford Thames campervan restoration begins.

The van looks like it immediately felt right at home in its fancy new digs.
mumkin 11/12/15 09:52pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Looks like Coachmen entering the B Market

As if we need another Sprinter converter. :R We need more Promaster and Transit options!! Gas... no diesel...
mumkin 10/26/15 05:36pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Where are the tanks on a Sprinter?

Depends on manufacturer and can even be different with different floor plans from the same manufacturer. But yes... under the floor probably covers most all of them.
mumkin 10/24/15 07:24pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Bringing my Mercedes Sprinter Van to America

Great video of your trip. It certainly looked like you were having one helluva good time. Were you traveling with another Westie or just meeting up with people around the country. I noted that you do like the Classic American Chevrolet. :C
mumkin 10/19/15 03:20pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Class B Van Manufacturers

Yes we have seen that, but we are looking for a nationwide manufacturer...something that can be found within 100-200 miles away...not having to drive halfway across the country... There is no one else converting Chevys, other than Roadtrek, which is, of course, Canadian. But there are quite a few dealers around North America. Asheguy is right... what you call a "real van" is pretty much dead and Chevy is in the process of moving over to the European style van too. Even your local plumbers and electricians are soon "converted" over to the idea of being able to walk around inside the van instead of stooping over. I suggest that you head over to your local Dodge dealer and drive a Promaster. I think you will be surprised at how well they drive. It is the van that Winnebago and Roadtrek are moving into...
mumkin 10/18/15 10:20am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Class B Van Manufacturers

Great West Vans is out of business... don't expect them to be back as their bank closed them. There may still be negotiations going on, but... Leisure Travel no longer makes any B Class units... only small Class C units. They are top quality, but very expensive. I suspect that they may never be able to start producing their B's again... and they were all on Sprinters. (their Chevy Class B was stopped some years ago now) Pleasureway only makes small Class C units and one Promaster conversion. Your choice is either Roadtrek or Sportsmobile.
mumkin 10/13/15 04:34pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Leisure Travel Vans

What is your take on the Winnie? It would seem that the Free Spirit's design is proprietary and Winnie has made a blatant copy? Maybe there is a collaboration? Your thoughts? I think I'll probably still look for a Free Spirit used in the future to save some $$. Love this vehicle. No way there is a collaboration. RV companies regularly "steal" each other's ideas. Other manufacturers have also copied LTV's murphy bed idea. But then, both of these ideas are probably already used in Europe and/or Australia. LOL
mumkin 09/22/15 08:56am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Beginning the search for our next B - Lots of Questions

Just for your info... GWV is no longer in business. We don't know if this is permanent or temporary. It seems it may be permanent.
mumkin 09/20/15 09:54pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Leisure Travel Vans

The problem was that they can't keep up with the orders of their small Class C units. When the waiting list got to between 10-12 months, that is when they suspended production of the Class Bs on the Sprinter. They had already stopped making them on the Chevy a couple years before. So many Class A owners decided to downsize and these are the preferred units of many. Thus far the labor shortages of that part of North America (low population and the oil boom) means that expanding or doubling their production line hasn't been possible. I doubt that they even know if or when it will start up again.
mumkin 09/08/15 09:52am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sprinter with Side Slideout

LTV has suspended production of all of their Sprinter B units, so one is limited to the Winnie for the foreseeable...
mumkin 08/30/15 06:23pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: The 1959 Ford Thames campervan restoration begins.

Gee Kev... can I come and live in your garage? :C
mumkin 08/16/15 06:25pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Feedback on LTV Unity 24MB

They are as good as they look in the photos. :C I had the Chevy based Libero rather than the Unity. I just downsized from an LTV and you would be hard pressed to find anything significant to complain about in any RV that LTV builds. My only irritating and expensive issue in the 4 years that I owned it was with the Onan generator. (will never own another one... LOL) Sadly a common problem that LTV can't control. I lived in ND not far from the factory, and they held my warranty. The people at the factory are great and stay helpful even after the warranty is done. The internet forum where I found the most Unity and other LTV owners posting was Sprinter forum If you can afford the price tag, you won't regret buying a Unity.
mumkin 08/10/15 08:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Firestone Vs Michelins

If you are a member of FMCA, they have an agreement with Michelin. I saved about $350 on new tires for my Libero. But they send you to particular companies. I was very happy that they sent me to a place just a couple miles from where I stored the RV... a Pomps Truck Tire service place in Minnesota.
mumkin 07/06/15 09:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sportsmobile

Since I've been around B boards, almost the only negatives that I have read about SM have been from people who don't like the basic industrial style... and assume that it looks "cheap" because it doesn't look "posh" as it seems that most of the B market is demanding that. Personally I've always liked the clean lines and everyone that I know who has had one has been happy with the quality of the cabinetry.
mumkin 06/23/15 08:38am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Ford Transit 350 diesel

Thus far I haven't seen anything on offer on the Transit (gas or diesel) from any of the usual B converters. Only Sportsmobile and probably some of the smaller converters. If you go on the Transit board, many are doing their own conversions.
mumkin 06/16/15 07:01pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Roadtrek 190P ordered a new mattress.

Can't open the back doors?
mumkin 06/12/15 08:26am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: B class driveability?

Funny you should ask. I have just finalized my order for a new Roadtrek 170 and when it arrives, I will sell my minivan. For the last 4 years, I have used a 25 ft Class C (LTV Libero) as my daily driver when I am in Arizona for the winter. I admit it was rather crazy, but it got a fabulous 8.5-9.5 miles per gallon, and I did have to plan ahead as to where I would be able to park it. But, one gets much more exercise walking from distant sections of various parking lots. I decided that it was time to downsize... pondered and actually originally ordered a 190. But then I thought that it really made little sense to have my Sienna sitting in a parking garage for 6-7 months of the year. Why not get the smallest RT and sell it? The 170 is, after all, only 22 inches longer. So that is what I am doing. I will see how it works for the couple months that I may be up north before heading back to AZ. If I don't like it, next year when I come back to MN, I will buy another car. I will miss not being able to park in the underground parking garage of my building. Perhaps I could get the condo association to raise the ceiling a few feet. :B
mumkin 06/10/15 09:24pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Those of you with older Roadtreks...

Since you will usually be by yourself, I think the aisle shower would be fine. The reality is that if there are you and a couple kids, there is likely not enough hot water or tank capacity to do showers for three. :C You would definitely be using the campground showers in that case. I definitely agree with you about getting the Chevy versus Ford and Dodge... both of which often have handling issues in the older used models. No problem finding service and they nearly always handle well.
mumkin 06/09/15 04:15pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: What emergency road equipment do you carry?

I opted out of the mail for Good Sam (who owns this board, BTW, Avanti :B) and it was so efficient that I can't even get my membership card!! But, back to the topic of this thread, I have two cell phones (one Verizon) and my CoachNet. And I'm one of those who hasn't had a spare for the last 4 years and won't have one with my new rig either.
mumkin 05/29/15 08:49am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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