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Old 03-19-2016, 09:04 PM   #11
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I went to the LaMesa RV Super B show this week. They had Bs and small Cs. The largest RV was a Winnebago Via Class A. If I didn't own what I have the only other RV that had any appeal was the LTV Unity twin bed without slides. Then I realized that RV nor any Promaster could have followed me through our trip schedule we maintained and kept pace these past 7 weeks in the southwest. I base the Promasters as having similar capability as our old 2005 Pleasure-way Plateau and I know it couldn't have kept pace in any pleasurable way. It is all about being able to make a move and keeping your sanity on a long trip. The larger RVs simply couldn't have gone to many places we went or stayed as long. They are all designed for campground to campground plugging in. They couldn't park boondocked in a Sun City driveway for three days as we did. First of all they wouldn't fit.
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:41 PM   #12
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sprinters are diesel , promaster are gas engine.....

Is that the reason you think they woulndt keep the pace ?

to me anything bigger then 24 feet is useless....lots of roads in US are limited to 24 feet RV`s ......

personnally I like 21 feet best ! BUt as I say I dont care having my wife pass over me at nightime , instead of having 4 feet more to have a walkaround bedroom .....

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Lots of 20 footers also have front to rear sleeping so don't even have the crawl over factor. 24' is longer than we would want.
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I went to the LaMesa RV Super B show this week. They had Bs and small Cs. The largest RV was a Winnebago Via Class A. If I didn't own what I have the only other RV that had any appeal was the LTV Unity twin bed without slides. Then I realized that RV nor any Promaster could have followed me through our trip schedule we maintained and kept pace these past 7 weeks in the southwest. I base the Promasters as having similar capability as our old 2005 Pleasure-way Plateau and I know it couldn't have kept pace in any pleasurable way. It is all about being able to make a move and keeping your sanity on a long trip. The larger RVs simply couldn't have gone to many places we went or stayed as long. They are all designed for campground to campground plugging in. They couldn't park boondocked in a Sun City driveway for three days as we did. First of all they wouldn't fit.
Davydd, interested in details on Promaster Class Bs not being able to keep pace with your ARV for your current trip?

Clearly you would have less storage space and living area in a smaller Promaster relative to your Sprinter XL and likely less creature comforts than in your ARV.

Any other factors you are referring to?
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Mostly electrical and all tank sizes. You would be hard pressed to hangout in Joshua Tree NP for a. Week as we did coming from a BLM boondocking period. We can easily go 10 days without dumping and never have to plug in. Our 2005 Pleasure-way Plateau had more boondocking sustainability than the Promasters.

Creature comforts are important too for two people staying out on the road for any length of time. I've gone progressively through three Bs to work out those idiosyncrasies and I realize there are limits in a B. That is probably the biggest reason small Cs are so much more popular but then you give up so much mobility.
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Davydd, very good, thanks for the details...
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Hmmm....going 10 days between servicing your tanks, or doing it every 4 or 5 days and saving $150K.....decisions, decisions....
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[QUOTE=bigdan;42803]sprinters are diesel , promaster are gas engine.....

Not all Promasters are gas. Ours is diesel. That said, kuddos to Davydd for being able to spend 7 weeks in a van, no matter the size. I always felt the walls starting to close in after 3-4 weeks even in our 35ft fifth wheel.
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Hmmm....going 10 days between servicing your tanks, or doing it every 4 or 5 days and saving $150K.....decisions, decisions....
Sez the man who buys a tugboat and has bought and sold what some 4 or 5 RVs this past year or so.
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LOL. It hasn't been THAT many. So far, the numbers have worked pretty well.

But I have land and sea covered. Need to work on air.
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