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Old 06-07-2018, 02:09 PM   #1
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I am looking seriously at the Lexor TS (2019). I really the Pleasure-Way coach, and it has everything that I would want, but what about the Ram chassis and motor. Is the Ram a good product? Thanks
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Hi All,

I am looking seriously at the Lexor TS (2019). I really the Pleasure-Way coach, and it has everything that I would want, but what about the Ram chassis and motor. Is the Ram a good product? Thanks
We have a 2016 Promaster 159 extended with a Safari Condo XL Flex buildout. No issues whatsoever after 19 months and 31,000 miles. Easy to drive and surprising pep. Love the turning radius. 16.5 mpg using regular unleaded.
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I would second that except my mileage is very slightly better coming in at 16.9.
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. . . but what about the Ram chassis and motor. Is the Ram a good product? Thanks
We built-out a 159" Standard Length High-Top ProMaster and are now on our second year of use with ~41,000 miles. It's never been to the shop for any warranty or other repairs. Our 41,000 mile average is 15.67mpg - - but that includes a fair amount of 'odd' non-straight and level driving.
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Are you all calculating Promaster mpg or checking what the van reports? It seems the van is rather optimistic compared to calculations (miles traveled/gallon purchased).

Over our year of ownership of an extended promaster (Travato) we get 15.5 MPG. DH does not strive to save gas, e.g. speed limit + 7 on the interstate. We frequently travel in the NC mountains.
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We've had our 2017 Travato K for 14 months and have a little over 10,000 miles on it now. We are very pleased with the Promaster and have experienced no problems. It is the most comfortable riding RV we've had and the easiest to drive. Our calculated mph is 21.9 which is more than we expected. We drive the speed limit.
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We've had a great experience with our RAM Promaster. 25,075 and only routine maintenance required. Thumbs up on the PleasureWay experience too.
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My DIY campervan is a 2017 159" Promaster high top gasser, bought used. No problems. Terrific van; it's become my "happy place".

Calculated from the pump (not from the dashboard) over the last 13k miles = 17.6 MPG.
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We have a 2014 Travato and just clicked in mile 75,000.

We travel a lot with 100 to 150 days a year on the road.

The Promaster is awesome! We have no problems at all with the van or the engine (All RV appliance have had problems: refrigerator, AC, Generator, etc.).

Gas mileage is right at 16.0 miles per gallon.
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Hi Folks -
*Great* information on the Promaster in this thread.
But I have a question

After examining the Roadtrek Zion, Axion, Banff, etc. - we decided to go with the 2019 Travato 59K.
However, there are 2 safety issues that I need some insight on:
a) Parking sensors. Has anyone installed front and rear parking sensors on a 2017+ Travato?
If so, make and model of the parking sensor is greatly appreciated.
I am assuming that the wires from the rear parking sensor were easily rin along the frame to the engine compartment where the "brain" would be located

b) Steering-interface integrated backup camera
The 2019 Travato 59K comes with a rear camera, and it has the nice red, yellow and green markings that can be seen on the dash-mounted LCD
However, the other cars we have - are a tep further along, where there is an integration with the steering - where you can see the path the car will be taking

Are these modifications possible?
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