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Old 10-14-2017, 10:12 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to purchase a sweet deal on a 2016 Roadtrek Zion w/ only 5100 miles. only problem is main feature I want is not there which is voltstart and the lithium batteries. Can I add these things? thanks
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:20 AM   #2
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Hello all

I am getting ready to purchase a sweat deal on a 2016 Roadtrek Zion w/ only 5100 miles. only problem is main feature I want is not there which is voltstart and the lithium batteries. Can I add these things? thanks
Why would you want those features?

Have you read the posts in this forum?
When they work, they work great.
But when they don't work,
nobody wants to hear from you.
Stay with the tried and true.
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Old 10-14-2017, 11:20 AM   #3
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Why would you want those features?

Have you read the posts in this forum?
When they work, they work great.
But when they don't work,
nobody wants to hear from you.
Stay with the tried and true.
No just signed up for forum but watched many youtube videos of benefit.

I have small Dog that I worry about leaving w/ no Air.

Is 70k too much to pay for 2016 only 5100 miles w/out those features?
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:23 PM   #4
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No just signed up for forum but watched many youtube videos of benefit.

I have small Dog that I worry about leaving w/ no Air.

Is 70k too much to pay for 2016 only 5100 miles w/out those features?

For that price, and a little bit more, you can get a brand new fully loaded Travato.
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Welcome Crypto. I consider myself still kind of new, and I have seen voltstart posts, but have not read them for lack of interest. Apparently it is a lithium house battery upgrade. I have an old school Roadtrek. I like and appreciate helpful upgrades and mods like most fellows. Where are you in Texas? I am in the Dallas area, and the prevailing trend here is that we do not do too much camping (here) in 90 and 100 degree temperatures. It is just too hot. In summers, campers tend to go north, or to the mountains.

Where do you live? What dealer are you shopping at?
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No just signed up for forum but watched many youtube videos of benefit.

I have small Dog that I worry about leaving w/ no Air.

They are not reliable. I would not trust my pet with it.
The web is full of horror stories of how it does not work,
and nobody could fix it.
It will take you months to line up a service appointment with the dealers. When you get it in, they have to wait for the factory for instructions, which means more delays. Roadtrek service does not have a good reputation.
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Like others have said, many complaints, some satisfied with the system. I could have went full on in '15, but having researched it out, on here and elsewhere, I went with what worked on my old one for nine years - AGM Batteries and a Generator. I guess I truly believe n the KISS principal. These folks will give you straight scoop and sound advise. Ron
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We love the Volt start, travel with two dogs, play golf when it is to warm to leave them in the van without A/C. As always there are positives with technology and negatives. BBQ, glad you are a Travato Winnebago fan. Glad it is working for you. Personally, I would never buy another Winnebago product, period. Everyone has their opinion on products and manufacturers. It is what makes the RV industry what it is. Lots to choose from.
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For that price, and a little bit more, you can get a brand new fully loaded Travato.
Why do you think travato better? do they have the Auto Start feature?
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Welcome Crypto. I consider myself still kind of new, and I have seen voltstart posts, but have not read them for lack of interest. Apparently it is a lithium house battery upgrade. I have an old school Roadtrek. I like and appreciate helpful upgrades and mods like most fellows. Where are you in Texas? I am in the Dallas area, and the prevailing trend here is that we do not do too much camping (here) in 90 and 100 degree temperatures. It is just too hot. In summers, campers tend to go north, or to the mountains.

Where do you live? What dealer are you shopping at?
I would be buying from private buyer near by.

I agree about traveling in the heat. My plan is to be in states that are cool in summer and warm in winter.

I also plan to travel to events that may require traveling in warmer weather. So just in case.....
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