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RE: FEMALE Solo Musician - ??? on Class B Van for FULL TIME?

Yes! Snap up the Rialta, thank goodness you have a second chance. Just think of the gas you can buy, now that you passed up the too-good-to-be-true newish Pleasureway.
antiquedrose 04/17/13 12:56pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: FEMALE Solo Musician - ??? on Class B Van for FULL TIME?

Hey I know this is new information- but I just got a second chance offer to purchase a 1996 Winnebago rialta with 90,000 miles- kept extremely Well with solar panels also For 12K. Bad idea for full time Living in something this old? I like it cause I'd want to do a bunch of modifications Like a guy named tynan did for full time living. He too Lives in a 1996 rialta. just make sure you have someplace to service it.volkswagen diesel
gerrym51 04/17/13 08:59am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
1996 Winnebago Rialta

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 26881222
girasoledonna 04/17/13 06:14am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: FEMALE Solo Musician - ??? on Class B Van for FULL TIME?

Hey I know this is new information- but I just got a second chance offer to purchase a 1996 Winnebago rialta with 90,000 miles- kept extremely Well with solar panels also For 12K. Bad idea for full time Living in something this old? I like it cause I'd want to do a bunch of modifications Like a guy named tynan did for full time living. He too Lives in a 1996 rialta.
girasoledonna 04/17/13 06:10am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Feedback on 2000-Rialta HD

We own a 2000 VW Rialta HD . We LOVE ours , and use it for church youth group field trips, homeschool social group field trips, trips to concerts , and it is my regular daily vehicle. According to the Maryland state MVA , the Rialta is a class B+ due to it's lack of over the cab compartment and being fully self contained hence the "plus" . A class C has an overhead compartment. We have no problems with power , and the engine we have is a vr6. Our gas mileage is around 18 and a half mpg. We have not used it for long term camping and we find it extremely convenient and comfortable to travel in. The service issue is not that much of a problem for us, we take her to a shop that deals with big rigs, RV's and larger trucks that specializes in imports. Here we DO have a VW dealership that will service them as well for basic things like oil changes.
PatriceandJim 04/15/13 06:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Feedback on 2000-Rialta HD

You should also look on the other class forum for info since the Rialta is a C.
McK 03/30/13 11:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Feedback on 2000-Rialta HD

Have you searched the i/net? http://www.garagepartner.com/rialta/story1.htm We looked at used Rialtas, some innovative ideas, but can you find someone to support and service it?
senf 03/29/13 09:59pm Class C Motorhomes
Feedback on 2000-Rialta HD

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RV-1/2n-FUN 03/29/13 06:58pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Feedback on 2000-Rialta HD

We are going to look at a 2000 HD with 60,000 miles. Only going to use it for day tripping to triathlon races so no real long term camping. I was hoping to get some feedback from any forum members, be it personal or from friends. Don't want to lay down some $$$$ if there are hidden problems that no one really talks about. Thank you very much.
RV-1/2n-FUN 03/29/13 06:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Knaus a German RV - Possible Class B?

Here is a Detleffs "White Magic" http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/full/260866251.jpg Low profile RVs like White Magic - as well as the past Winnebago Rialta - are, I think, the epitome of distinction of B+ MHs from others. I luv 'em Robert We drove the FWD Rialta http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u110/burlmart/winnebagoRialta.jpg width=600 when looking for our RV: it was the most car-like ride of any of the dozen or so rigs that we drove. It really felt as if we were in a big American Lincoln sedan -- so nice. Can you speak to the feel of the ride of the FWD Ducato low profiles like the pictured White Magic compared to other chassis mount rigs?
burlmart 03/28/13 04:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Corner Beds in shorter units

We have a class B camper van & are finding it a little small (used to have a 28' class C). Want to go back to a used class C but 22' maximum. Wonder if any this short have a rear corner bed; don't want a unit where you have to change a couch or table into the bed.The shortest class C (actually a B+) I know of with a main floor permanent double bed are two units, both last made around 2005. They are the Starflyte rear corner bed model and the Rialta 22FD floorplan. They are both under 22 feet. But the short length comes at a sacrifice to basic amenities and capacities. Sink, fridge, dinette, bathroom, water & waste are very very small. You need to get into the 23-24 foot length for everything to size up to real usefullness maintaining a permanent double bed along with a dry bathroom and the rest. Our unit HERE is 23'-8" very end-to-very end, 93" at the widest, and 9'-10" to the tippy-top of the a/c unit. They don't get much smaller without giving up something serious.
ron.dittmer 03/27/13 09:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Reliability and Livability of Coach House 272

We have friends that are interested in a Class B+ to use for full time living. They want to sell their house, (it went on the market yesterday), and buy a used B+ MH....Our friends have a 22ft. Rialta now and have no problem spending a few weeks to a month or two in it. Neither is very active and that helps....Have looked at the Coachhouse and found it to appear well constructed. As to the "full timing", I have read what I consider excellent advice. One should plan on how you enter full timing, how you will spend your time full-timing, and lastly how you will exit full timing and return to conventional living. The last phase may be the most difficult.
Gene in NE 03/27/13 09:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Reliability and Livability of Coach House 272

Not an owner, but inspected a few, new and used, when shopping for a C. Built on the same platform as other C's, and using the same appliances and RV parts, a Coachhouse should be no more or less reliable. The molded shell construction should be less prone to leakage at joints, since it has fewer of them, but the shell still has openings in it for vents, windows, antenna, etc. Livability? That's up to the people using it. I don't have a Coachhouse because my wife thought they were all too small for her livability standards. Alone, I could probably live in the back of a van, after equipping it for basic needs. Someone who does fine in a Rialta for a month or two could probably live quite well in a larger B+. But for full timing, they also need to think about what "stuff" they want with them for the rest of their lives, and where they will carry it all. A B+ or C of that size simply does not have the storage space, and usually not the carrying capacity, of even the smallest A gassers. I know some singles full-timing in 24-26 foot Cs and B+, some with just that vehicle, some using a towed vehicle as a cargo trailer. I've not yet met a couple living at that size, but have met them living in small A's, 32-36 feet.
tatest 03/27/13 02:47pm Class C Motorhomes
Reliability and Livability of Coach House 272

We have friends that are interested in a Class B+ to use for full time living. They want to sell their house, (it went on the market yesterday), and buy a used B+ MH. My wife and I have a Winnie Aspect 26A and like it very much (except for the corner bed). We have been interested in the Coach House for a long time, but price has held us at bay so we will keep our Winnie for now. Our friends have a 22ft. Rialta now and have no problem spending a few weeks to a month or two in it. Neither is very active and that helps. Any info on the Coach House would be appreciated. They seem well made and have a great reputation, but we've never talked to an owner. Thanks, John
johnwb 03/26/13 08:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Knaus a German RV - Possible Class B?

What the French and British call a profile. Here it would be a class C. There are at least a couple dozen RV manufacturers in Europe (France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic) and the UK building profiles, and C's with overheads (capucine in French) on Ducato, Transit, Master and T5 chassis. Ducato currently dominates the market, thus you see German manufacturers buying chassis from Italy. The Euro-style C sits so low, looking like a van, because it is on a front- drive platform trailing a low to the ground frame designed for RV, and sometimes utility box, use. Last RV we got here, built like this, was the Rialta from Winnebago, on VW T4 front-drive clip. The version with overhead was called Winnebago Vista or Itasca Sunstar. Europe does have B's, some built on Ducato, Transit, or VW Transporter, and a few on larger vans like Sprinter. Many B's in Europe, however, are camper conversions, rather than fully equipped motorhomes, and you will find them based on vans that we would call a minivan. Knaus is near the top of the pecking order, luxury fittings and premium prices. Many of the profiles from Spain, Italy and France are less than half the price of our B motorhomes. Knaus will be closer to what we are accustomed to pay. Note that the example pictured is tagged in the EU, brought here to use, rather than imported for sale. We will be getting the Ducato platform here as Ram Promaster. It will have US-spec engines, gas and diesel, rather than the engines supplied for Ducato in Europe.
tatest 03/25/13 09:41pm Class C Motorhomes
Class B's BoonDocking

Class B's Boondocking on 2013-02-17 at Flying J, St Augustine, FL. Coach House - Rear View http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab351/Roadtrek_photos/2013-02-17-RVBoondockingFlyingJ-StAugustineFL11_zpsff754dd0.jpg height=250 width=250 Coach House - Side View http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab351/Roadtrek_photos/2013-02-17-RVBoondockingFlyingJ-StAugustineFL3_zps1efa20cc.jpg height=250 width=250 Pleasure-Way http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab351/Roadtrek_photos/2013-02-17-RVBoondockingFlyingJ-StAugustineFL10_zpsae481b53.jpg height=250 width=250 RoadTrek - 190 - 210 - Front View http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab351/Roadtrek_photos/2013-02-17-RVBoondockingFlyingJ-StAugustineFL9_zpsc00e6f73.jpg height=250 width=250 RoadTrek - 190 - 210 - Rear View http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab351/Roadtrek_photos/2013-02-17-RVBoondockingFlyingJ-StAugustineFL4_zps80895931.jpg height=250 width=250 RoadTrek - 190 http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab351/Roadtrek_photos/2013-02-17-RVBoondockingFlyingJ-StAugustineFL7_zps7c50ed95.jpg height=250 width=250 RoadTrek http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab351/Roadtrek_photos/2013-02-17-RVBoondockingFlyingJ-StAugustineFL8_zps58b0ef29.jpg height=250 width=250 Rialta http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab351/Roadtrek_photos/2013-02-17-RVBoondockingFlyingJ-StAugustineFL2_zps29a76dc9.jpg height=250 width=250 Unknown Make http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab351/Roadtrek_photos/2013-02-17-RVBoondockingFlyingJ-StAugustineFL1_zps2f26249d.jpg height=250 width=250 Ron
sergeant76 03/19/13 07:14pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: B Prices

skitter2 I looked at Rialta initially then read the owners reviews.Transmissions and engines(groan).I ran.... Good hunting with alternatives.
Fastpaddler 03/17/13 08:07pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: B Prices

I was looking for a Rialta but i have stopped due to the inflated prices over NADA values of 15-20,000 above book.Several insurance companies have told me if the vehicle is totaled they will only pay book value at the time of loss and not what you paid so buyer beware.
skitter2 03/17/13 01:18pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Resealing a VW Rialta Roof, Need Advice

Hi There - Don't do any of what anyone has suggested so far. I am having the same problem on my Rialta, and I just did some research. What has happened on yours (and mine) is that the screws that hold the cab top in position have come loose. You will need to drop the can headliner (not too tedious but time consuming) and re-attach the screws. At that point you should also reseal. Check this out - I just came across is - it basically outlines the issue exactly, and the fix: http://www.cccgis.com/Rialta/This_Old_Rialta_1.pdf Just to give credit where credit is due I found this via the Yahoo Rialta Group, which itself is a great resource for Rialta's. Yesterday I resealed my seam with self leveling caulk, but its definitely just a temp fix as I now know. Wish I found that page earlier so I could have done it right!! Good Luck! Tony
tonysenes 02/19/13 08:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking to purchase, need advice

I have been thinking of purchasing a small used RV. I'm not actually sure if what I'm interested in is a Class B or Class C - I have gotten a lot of conflicting information as to what is what, but since this forum seems to limit Class B to camper vans, I thought that I'd post on the Class C forum. I have looked at a Rialta and really liked it. What I'm wondering is if anyone has any words on wisdom on the Rialta or something similar. The fuel economy is important to me; I have heard that Rialtas get about 17 mpg, and am looking for other RVs in about that same range. Thanks! You didn't mention a price range. For MPG in a B+ or C, today you'd want something with the Mercedes Sprinter chassis. If you stick with a B, you can get respectable MPG with a gas chassis, but of course better with a diesel Sprinter there too. The price is another matter. :) As to size, everyone has to make up their own mind. We have the Trail Lite shown in my signature. It's wider than a B but not hardly longer. It's so much roomier inside than a B, it's night and day. For example, ours has a nice roomy bathroom. It is no longer made, but the smallest Phoenix Cruiser would be roughly equivalent. In any of these small units, the space available all depends on what is done for beds. If you can sleep in the overhead of a C, that frees up a lot of room for living. Barring that, you have to adapt to beds that double as something else during the day, until you get up to something like the 26+ foot Phoenix 2350.
Snowman9000 02/06/13 08:12pm Class C Motorhomes
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