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Old 07-03-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
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Scott B Here.
Lived in a van for short bursts a few times in my life, then worked for months from a Sportsmobile conversion (all those times were some of my best times).
Lately have been considering retirement and extended trips in an R.V. .
Been studying Class C's, Trends, and Class B's..
Keep drifting back to either a Travato, or a self build Promaster...
I'm here to hear what everyone else likes, and dislikes.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:25 PM   #2
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Sometimes I miss my Class C. It was the perfect vehicle at the destination and one of the worst to use getting there. It was an ill-handling, gas guzzling lane hogging pig. But it sure was nice at the campsite. I could take everything along even if I was never going to use it.

My Travato is the opposite. Wonderful to drive and visit with, not the nicest place to be at camp.

Everything is a compromise. My priorities are getting there comfortably. I'll sacrifice some campsite comfort for that.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:41 PM   #3
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I agree Eric. Our last trip over 4 months took in 16,000 miles. It would have been hell in any Class C. Actually I didn't mind in the campground with our articulating beds that can be beds, zero gravity loungers or lazy-boys.
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:07 PM   #4
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I have a dual purpose in mind. A weekend fun Machine for 4 now, and an extended time camper/traveler for 2 later.
Now I need something that can park and go anywhere. Comfy and economical to travel with, can be used as a second car.
Later I need something we can camp/sleep and eat out of while traveling and biking and hiking etc...
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That's just it - when I had a bigger RV, I had tons of stuff I carried around and NEVER used. It's just a colossal waste of resources and consumer of money for no good reason. Who hangs out in the RV anyways?
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Who hangs out in the RV anyways?
A whole lot of class A owners do.
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Yep. Sitting in front of their big-screen TV's and the air conditioning blasting.
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Scott B, what you are describing as wanted sounds like a "B" to me. Travato, Zion, Lexor, or home made style van, not a C
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Yes bobo, that is where I am settling in.
I was pretty well sold on the Travato G, but cant get past the cramped dinette. There also seems to be allot of bells and whistles I don't require. I have started talking with a couple upfitters, and if I can get what I want at a price I can deal with, I will end up going that way. If not, I will try to build one myself.

What do you think of this?
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If you are asking me, the pdf didn't come through
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