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cdl2

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Posted: 10/17/19 08:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a class A, & I'm looking at a class B
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Any info please?

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Posted: 10/18/19 07:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It will be shorter and less roomy.


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Tripalot wrote:

It will be shorter and less roomy.

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Do you want to fulltime? It can be done and quite a few do it. If for travel
you'll find it very handy, no tode, park anywhere, just get gas and go.
But like Gaylord Maxwell said "You are always within shouting distance and frequently within striking distance" lol So you should like each other a lot.
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Shorter is good at our age.
She can drive & I can sleep, then I can drive & she can sleep.

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We are traveling/sightseeing in a converted Transit cargo van (not fulltiming) and LOVE the nimblness and ability to go anywhere, including narrow city streets and get around in heavy traffic. (In our case, we needed to be stealthy because our condo rules only allow RVs for 24 hrs for loading/unloading; but a "van" is allowed) One of the biggest problems a "regular Class B" presented was not enough length on the beds for Ed (6'3"). So as you look, be sure to try everything for size. There are also many companies that will build to your specs: Sportsmobile has been around for ages and shows a dozen floorplans available on their website. Custom-built lets you pick which items are important to you; in my case, we tend to utilize RV parks, so we didn't need to waste space/money on a shower or generator. Utilizing a porta-pottie eliminates a black tank to dump. You will lose a TON of storage space going from an A to a B, but there are lots of people out there fulltiming in vans. My favorite website is www.faroutride.com who have given a detailed journal of their van conversion and journeys (Antoine and Isabelle are both engineers who have taken a few years off to travel Canada and the US, pursuing their love of mountain biking and skiing)

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Any idea what kind of mileage a class B gets?
I think I saw 15 MPG??????

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cdl2 wrote:

Any idea what kind of mileage a class B gets?
I think I saw 15 MPG??????


That sounds about right? Our Transit gets around 18 mpg on the highway, but our conversion isn't very heavy and we only have a Fantastic Fan on the roof.

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cdl2 wrote:

Any idea what kind of mileage a class B gets?
I think I saw 15 MPG??????

Depends on the platform used... length... gas or diesel...heaviness of driver's foot.

I've had 3 gas Class B's and got 15-19 mpg average.

Some of the diesel Sprinters owners report 18-23 or so.


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I get about 15 down I 75 on the way to Florida at 60 - 65 mph.
1999 Ford 351ci packed for 3 months living.
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