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Posted: 05/01/13 04:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As well as a few people doing Class B versions of the Ducato.
Avida Escape was "Winnebago"
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Has Drop down Bed and "Toy" storage area
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Sunliner has done his interesting Deck and corresponding slide on the other side Class C.
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Avida Eyre based on the Ducato
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mlts22 wrote:

Engine. The 280 hp Pentastar looks a bit underpowered for such a large vehicle, especially on steep grades

It will be puffing, very underpowered.

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To give you more of an idea of what can be done. Really a Class B in concept an Avida(Formerly Australian Winnbago) Birdsville.
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Similar theme Trakka 700
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I think some of you are underestimating the Pentastar V6 in it's to be van form.
It's a powerful V6 for it's size, but it does take rpm to make that power. We currently have one in a Jeep Wrangler and it's a hot rod, once it gets above 2500 or so rpm. And smooth as glass.
I realize we're talking about 2 different vehicles classes here, but I'm sure the engineers will gear the Provan and retune the motor for lower rpm grunt. Besides, it will have a 6 spd transmission vs a 5 spd what we have in the Jeep.
Having said all that, I'd buy the diesel anyway.


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Winnebago has never really worried about wimpy powered vehicles in the past. I have had a couple Toyota class C rigs in the past and even at 4 cylinders thought them ok. We just ran out of room. The 6 cylinder would have been more than enough without towing and those old Toyotas where not 266 hp.

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I just noticed the displayed vehicle has a SRW axle. For CCC's sake, shouldn't it be using DRWs? I know that makes a BIG difference when it comes to Sprinters, as with a 3500, there is usually 2500-3000 pounds of CCC left over after an upfitting, while a 2500 might have 500 pounds at most.

I wonder if Dodge/Fiat will allow modifications, as these vans appear to be body on frame construction as opposed to unibody. This would allow for some basement storage.

As for the Trakka 700, is that a "B" like a PW Excel is a "B", or is it more of a C? I do like the rear bed slide.

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boboyjay5 wrote:

I think some of you are underestimating the Pentastar V6 in it's to be van form.
It's a powerful V6 for it's size, but it does take rpm to make that power. We currently have one in a Jeep Wrangler and it's a hot rod, once it gets above 2500 or so rpm. And smooth as glass

It is still "peaky" and not that suitable as a Van engine.

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mlts22 wrote:

I just noticed the displayed vehicle has a SRW axle. For CCC's sake, shouldn't it be using DRWs?

On a Ducato the DRW's are like this.
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mlts22 wrote:

As for the Trakka 700, is that a "B" like a PW Excel is a "B", or is it more of a C? I do like the rear bed slide.

Yes very much like a Pleasure Way.

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So are you saying it started off as a Van like the PW?

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