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Old 02-16-2008, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default Holiday Rambler B+

When we were at the Pleasanton RV Show last month we noticed the HR had a B+ RV called Augusta.
Seems to be an " identical cousin " to the R-Vision Trail-Lite B+.
Both HR and R-Vision owned by Monaco.
This could be old news but if not I thought Markopolo might find it interesting.
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:55 AM   #2
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Yes, they're the same (as far as I can tell).

Holiday Rambler Augusta B+



Safari Damara B+



R-Vision Trail-Lite B+



Did you look at it much? What did you think?
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We were tired and on our way out when we saw it. We were lucky to notice it hiding between all the "BIG" Holiday Ramblers. It even took awhile to find a salesman that knew what it was and could find me a brochure.
Very nice looking motorhome inside and out. If we were upsizing, which is a possibility, it would be on our short list.
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One big advantage to having a small RV built on a cutaway chassis is the amount of CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity) you have.

With two occupants, full fresh water and full propane my Trail-Lite B+ has 3,227 lbs CCC
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Add to that a bath/shower that you can actually take a shower in and enough room so that if you want to spend a couple of nites at a campground you have the option of spending more time inside without feeling too confined.
One problem I have with the B+'s is they all seem to use a 138-139 wheelbase. I am a big fan of the Chevy Van with the 155".
Markopolo, since you had an RT with the 155" WB how would you compare the ride with your B+ and B ?
The 159" WB shown online and on the brochure for the GWV Titan is one reason we went out of our way on our Southwest trip a couple of weeks ago to look at one. For being similar in length to our RT 210P it sure seemed to have more rear overhang. Got out a tape measure and it was 139".
I do like the dual rear wheels. Along with that higher CCC they give more stability and traction.
When we are packed and leaving home our RT has a remaining CCC of a MINUS 200 lbs




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I really liked the way my Chevy Roadtrek handled.

My Trail-Lite B+ doesn't corner as well as the RT. It's hard for me to comment much about the ride. I was so "busy" getting used to it last season.

I wish my B+ had the longer wheelbase. I'd like to add a storage box but I don't like the idea of hanging much weight so far behind the rear wheels.

I think the longer wheelbase would make the vehicle look better.
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