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RE: Anyone have recent PW Lexor on Chevy chassis?

thanks! I may be looking for a used one in your vintage. I checked on trading my A for a new Lexor and they wanted $50K + trade in I think I'm better off keeping my A and buying a used B with that $50K!
roam1 03/25/15 01:42pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Anyone have recent PW Lexor on Chevy chassis?

I was wondering what it really weighs loaded for travel and how much tow capacity is left and still within GCVW? I see 5000-6000 pound tow capacity on different specs and 9600# GVWR, but having a hard time finding what it weighs loaded and what the GCVW is ( so I can subtract and determine what "real" tow capacity is!) thanks!
roam1 03/25/15 11:30am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: help deciding on Class B

Be sure to read all the fine print on the rated towing capacity. IIRC, in the early 2000's RT Chevy brochures gave a figure that (noted in the fine print) was based on driver only, nearly empty tanks (including gas), no factory options (generator, awning), and no cargo. I suspect other B makers may do the same. Jim I saw some fine print like that. On my last RV buy, I took the test drive to the CAT Scale and weighed it, will have to do that again on my next RV selection to.
roam1 03/24/15 06:52am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: help deciding on Class B

yes, new B's are expensive! I have about $80K trade in value so I'm off to a good start! I'm leaning toward a gasser so I'm in the ballpark. PW makes a nice rig. I like the Chevy Lexor and the Plateau FL, big difference in price! leaning to the gasser! roam1 Welcome to blog. if you would really like to buy "new", the first thing is to decide on your purchase budget. New B vans of any type can be pricey. If you are mainly using it to travel from here to there with a stop or two enroute that's one thing but if you decide to do more camping like many of us do, then you need to get the best layout as possible. On my 06(07build) Pleasureway Plateau I have the electric couch/bed at back which is very versatile. You can carry 3 passengers back there and 2 up front. It has, and all newer models too, a reasonably sized wet bathroom. A new one is pricey. The new PW Lexor on Dodge chassis with v6 is also quite good and is cheaper than Sprinters but hasn't the tow rating you may require. You can buy used but that involves other aspects such as condition of the vehicle. Good luck AL
roam1 03/23/15 07:21pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: help deciding on Class B

call factory see if they have a locator list. they should know if your flr plan is out there on some bodies lot. good idea!
roam1 03/23/15 05:20pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Winnebago Travato Quality?

I looked at one the other day and walked away it was on the dealers lot for 6 months screen door was off track fittings around windows had buckled large mat on floor with holes in it from unknown location upholstery was standard rear windows didn't open, I like lots of ventilation I can't say it is a bad unit, it is an entry level B so guess you get what you pay for, even when you pay $70K! the pentastar (sp?) 3.6 gets good reviews
roam1 03/23/15 02:48pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: help deciding on Class B

What is tongue weight of your trailer? Make sure it won't be an issue with the Class B (especially if you have some full tanks). definitely! the Chevy 3500 and Benz 3500 chassis seem to have good tongue & tow numbers
roam1 03/23/15 02:43pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: help deciding on Class B

thanks for the ideas, the more I look at the older PW Lexor on the Chevy, the more I like it! the search continues! I do see that there are options to get the second row seats converted like the Airstream Lounge Dual Wardrobe, I was hoping for something available in stock to reduce wait time and improve negotiation.......
roam1 03/23/15 08:21am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: help deciding on Class B

thanks for the suggestion! unfortunately the new Lexor only has 2000# towing so the Dodge frame is out :( I really would like to buy new. I am really happy with my 2006 Pleasure Way Lexor TD. on a Chev 3500 chassis, 6.0L 305 HP. 5000# towing capacity 2 swivel seats up front 2 benches in the back make to a "queen-ish" bed...about 72" on the pass side, 76" long on the drivers side. takes shore power or onan gas genny ( these can be loud), 2 way fridge ( LPG AC, DC) LPG hot water heater and furnace Has a head, 2 sinks ( head/galley) 2 burners ( LPG) carries about 30 gallons fresh water...10 gal black, 20 gal grey. Has aisle shower ( we don;t use) has outdoor shower- cleaning fish and washing off boots A/C & microwave take either shore power or genny really happy with the chev chassis and the PW build quality this is really easy to drive, gets about 16 mpg at 65 MPH. My wife has "soloed" a week at a time to California no problems. Of interest, Culver City doesn;t allow any vehicles over 21 feet street parking ( day or night), we are just under that. interior space...hanging closet behind driver's seat, 3 x over heads in the rear. some drawers under the rear seats suggest that youtube has great videos from dealers, manufacturers and owners of many models, easy to picture yourself. IF you are tall, that takes out most of the "sideways sleeper" models Mike
roam1 03/22/15 08:31pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
help deciding on Class B

I'm thinking about trading in my 32'A for a 20-22'B I've looks and searched but just can't find something that fits out needs. Was hoping maybe someone could help. We will mostly be traveling to a destination and renting a home or hotel room. We are 2 travelers and don't need more that 2 seats up front and a bed/seats in the back. bathroom, minimal cooking, and we like/need wardrobe space. So many B's I look at have 3-4 seats in the front, that is a waste of space for us. We would like it to park easily when traveling together. I would use it for myself at hobby events and camp in it and require a week of generator usage. I need to tow up to 5000# to my hobby events. So, I'm thinking: Gas engine and genny so I can run the genny off the main fuel tank. Propane genny is out because of limited fuel. If I had to get diesel powered and propane genny, I could bring along a Honda genny to my hobby events. So far all I can come up with is: Roadtrek 190 Popular (gas!,has 3rd seat upfront, maybe remove it?) Airstream Lounge Dual Wardrobe (nice but,this is available no where) Pleasure Way Plateau FL (my favorite layout, diesel....ok) ideas? thanks!
roam1 03/22/15 08:12pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Do all Class A gas MHs have generators in the back?

Many gas A's have genny midship
roam1 10/29/14 03:30pm Class A Motorhomes

DW and I spend 3-5 months a year in our 32' A like OP plans to. We've had an 18' C, 28' C, and now a 32' A (22000#) What I noticed going from the C to A: Cab space in A is usable so going from 28'C to 32'A we gained about 9-10' interior space, not just the additional 4' A has pass through garage and holds so much more 22.5" tires are expensive but carry a LOT of stuff! Front window is panorama on the A versus covered up and lower on C If I were looking at 32' A vs C, would not consider C again. hope that helps we tow less than 5000# so super C is not necessary
roam1 10/25/14 06:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Inflation Question

if I were in the OP situation I would run the pressure for the axles max weight rating if I "assumed" I didn't overload, maybe add 5# to that
roam1 10/23/14 08:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is Unique To Your Coach?

My DW!
roam1 09/11/14 03:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tough decision - Stressed out

We had a similar situation with a second home we only used 4months a year. Between cost of capital and maintenance, it was $40k /year or $10k/month we used it. Sold it, invested the $$$, and we now rent. No stress! Add up your annual maintenance, insurance,what you would get from a safe 10 year CD, and loss of equity per year. (Not to mention loss of sleep and stress you have). Use that to rent! My recommendation based on listening, sell and rent! (A rv, trailer, cabin, or motel) you have many stress free options!) But in the end, do what you want, there is no wrong answer!
roam1 09/07/14 06:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: disadvantage of having MoHo parked in driveway.

In 22 years of parking my MH at my residence, never had a problem. Sorry the OP did. Locking gas cap and neighbor hood watch may help!
roam1 09/03/14 03:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chassi battery cable, what guage?

Marine shops Are great! You can fab your own in any gauge on the spot!
roam1 09/03/14 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace 235/80R 22.5 XRV Tires

235/80R22.5 is a Michelin size. Equivalent size is 245/75R22.5, however, the 275/70R22.5 is also close. Look at Load Rating, diameter, revolutions per mile and minimum dual spacing as well as rim size. You can compare various sizes here: Tire Size Calculator Dual spacing is determined by rim offset, if you measure between the centerline of each of the tires it will give you the dual spacing. (Extend the dashed lines to the tread to see the offset) HDS is half Dual Spacing or rim offset... http://www.mullins.com.au/Images/ttw-rk-spacingdisc.gif Another factor is wheel well clearance... Thanks hooligan! Do you have a tire dealer you like in Pensacola area for 22.5 tires? We are headed that way and will need tires soon. Would be great if I could arrange by phone and have them ready!
roam1 09/02/14 05:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace 235/80R 22.5 XRV Tires

Thanks folks! I'll look into those!
roam1 09/02/14 05:21pm Class A Motorhomes
Replace 235/80R 22.5 XRV Tires

It's time to replace my Michelin 235/80R 22.5 tires on 2009 F53 chassis Thor Windsport I hear the Michelins may not be available. Since the 235/80 seems to be unique to Michelin, I may need to change sizes. I have read a bunch of posts and looked at the links on comparing tire sizes. My question is, how do you know a slightly wider tire will fit on the 22.5 x 7.5 wheel and not cause rubbing problems on the dual axle? I see posts where folks run a wider tire but I can't seem to find anything in the tire guides that specify wheel/rim width approved sizes. Thanks!
roam1 09/01/14 12:33pm Class A Motorhomes
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