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Old 04-01-2019, 04:51 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone. My name is Jules and my hubby is Danny. We just sold our home and close in 9 days and are ready to hear from you, your thoughts, both Pro's and Con's to the Coachman Galleria FL and Crossfit 22C.

A little about us so you can offer your advice. I still work, in the Airline Field and Danny is retired. Danny is 6' 3" and it is a true challenge to fit on one of the beds. There are some Class B's that he isn't able to even stand up straight, i.e., Airstream Interstate.

Our intent is to full time (I know, I know). We have been discussing selling the house and downsizing (dramatically) for two years. We put the house on the market and it sold the next day! Five offers. So.....we need to make this decision.

Please help us. We would love to hear your Pro's and Con's from you that own these particular Class B's or perhaps have a better Class B for us to consider.

We have been glued to You Tube for the last two years, but honestly, we are down to the wire and would love your input!

Thanks y'all!

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Old 04-01-2019, 09:23 PM   #2
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My best advice is to get on the respective Facebook groups (use a fake name if you are concerned about privacy). Then do searches and scroll through the comments. I don't know much about the Galleria, but it might be better for a full-time couple just because it's a little bigger. That said, it's a Mercedes and not everyone has good luck with them.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/coachmencrossfit/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1694449227542056/

You might also do a search here - there are several posts regarding the Crossfit (renamed Beyond) and Galleria.
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Old 04-01-2019, 11:49 PM   #3
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Hi Everyone. My name is Jules and my hubby is Danny. We just sold our home and close in 9 days and are ready to hear from you, your thoughts, both Pro's and Con's to the Coachman Galleria FL and Crossfit 22C.

A little about us so you can offer your advice. I still work, in the Airline Field and Danny is retired. Danny is 6' 3" and it is a true challenge to fit on one of the beds. There are some Class B's that he isn't able to even stand up straight, i.e., Airstream Interstate.

Our intent is to full time (I know, I know). We have been discussing selling the house and downsizing (dramatically) for two years. We put the house on the market and it sold the next day! Five offers. So.....we need to make this decision.

Please help us. We would love to hear your Pro's and Con's from you that own these particular Class B's or perhaps have a better Class B for us to consider.

We have been glued to You Tube for the last two years, but honestly, we are down to the wire and would love your input!

Thanks y'all!

Jules
Travato 59K has an 80" long bed. 6'2 or 3" standing height on the inside. Check out the Regency National Traveler if you want more headroom. Congrats on your move.
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Since you’re in Austin you might want to check out Sportsmobile. They do custom Sprinter and Transit conversions. They could basically make you whatever type of class B you wanted to fit your needs,
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Old 04-07-2019, 04:41 PM   #5
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Agree with the suggestion to check out Sportsmobile. I'm also 6'3" and couldn't stand up in most of the models we looked at. Our solution was to buy a ultra tall Sprinter - 7' interior head height before ceiling and insulation and build our own. We're 3.5 years of Saturday construction into the project, so it's not for everyone. But it was useable after 1.5 years and we've had great trips. And we were able to cherry pick the best technologies. But Sportsmobile would be a great way to get the features you want and not take so long. Good luck! We love traveling in ours.
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Old 04-07-2019, 05:09 PM   #6
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I am in Austin, too...for 3 more weeks..happy to help in any way...
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If your husband is that big of a guy, I would seriously suggest a b+ as opposed to a regular b.

Some whine about there not really being a b+ classification but everyone knows what it is.

Basically its a really small class c. I have a 1988 allegro 23' based on a Chevy Astro minivan and a 1987 class b Ford e350. Both are fully self contained and just about exactly the same overall length, but the minivan b+ is FAR roomier on the inside and has an actual bath/shower combo vs a tub-bottomed shower in the class b that fits a poodle and that I can barely fit in sitting down and I'm 5'10", so I typically shower standing outside w the rear doors open as the shower is at the very rear. The b+ also gets 12.5 mpg at 65mph and the class b gets about 10. However, it is a v8 5.8 and the b+ is a v6 4.3.
Another possible option for y'all is a larger pickup truck slide in camper. This also gives the option of offloading the camper and freeing up the pickup truck if y'all are in one place for a while. It also makes it easy to have 4x4 for more far out camping or offloading the camper and then going offroading.
So good luck !!
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If your husband is that big of a guy, I would seriously suggest a b+ as opposed to a regular b.

Some whine about there not really being a b+ classification but everyone knows what it is.

Basically its a really small class c. I have a 1988 allegro 23' based on a Chevy Astro minivan and a 1987 class b Ford e350. Both are fully self contained and just about exactly the same overall length, but the minivan b+ is FAR roomier on the inside and has an actual bath/shower combo vs a tub-bottomed shower in the class b that fits a poodle and that I can barely fit in sitting down and I'm 5'10", so I typically shower standing outside w the rear doors open as the shower is at the very rear. The b+ also gets 12.5 mpg at 65mph and the class b gets about 10. However, it is a v8 5.8 and the b+ is a v6 4.3.
Another possible option for y'all is a larger pickup truck slide in camper. This also gives the option of offloading the camper and freeing up the pickup truck if y'all are in one place for a while. It also makes it easy to have 4x4 for more far out camping or offloading the camper and then going offroading.
So good luck !!
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I would also suggest looking at a Class B+. You will likely appreciate the extra foot of width. I would look at the B+ models from Phoenix Cruiser, Coach House, and the Gulfstream BT Cruiser. These 3 companies' Class B+'s have various lengths from 21' to 31' and various layouts.They have models in both the Ford chassis and the Mercedes Sprinter chassis.

The Gulfstreams have an interior height of 6'5"
Phoenix Cruisers have an interior height of 6'4"
Coach House's have an interior height of 6'3"

Check out their websites. You can buy directly from the factory with Phoenix Cruiser and Coach House.

I currently have a 1998 Coachmen Starflyte 21' Class B+ (this B+ is my favorite).
I've previously owned a 1994 Coachmen M19-RD Class B 19' Camper Van, a Winnebago Warrior 25' Class A, a 1989 Mallard Sprint 19' Class B+ and a 1985 Intervec Horizon 17' Class B Camper Van.

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I’m picking up a new Galleria on Wednesday, went with the FL floor plan and the LI3 system really attracted us. I called customer service at the factory yesterday with questions, got through on the first try and spoke with the head of cs. That was encouraging. We also checked recalls, very few compared to some others. I’ll post more as we try it. We had a 40 foot dutchstar, be interested how this compares.
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