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Old 06-21-2015, 10:05 PM   #101
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I suppose we can look on the positive side. The world envies 1%ers. If only that meant economically.

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Old 06-26-2015, 12:37 AM   #102
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I am retired living in New Hampshire and just purchased a 1999 Coachmen M1RD Ford camper van. It needs work but will do a little at a time. Registered today, inspection sticker tomorrow. My wife, Caroline, will sew new curtains and we will start off with a new refrigerator and microwave. Need to replace carpet but not sure what we want to put down. We joined Good Sam Club today. Can't wait to get on the road. We hope our first trip will be Pennsylvania to the Amish country. Happy traveling everyone and stay safe.

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Old 06-26-2015, 08:20 PM   #103
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Just found this site and there is plenty of advice to go around, some I assume is good. My wife and I are in the looking stage of RVing and have mostly settled on a B. We are more travelers than campers and the B seems fits our driving needs with the ability to overnight on occasion. In the past my wife's view of camping was a Holiday Inn but having a shower and bed off the ground have changed her attitude.

We come from an aviation background and will do almost anything to avoid air travel. That has resulted in 1700 mile travels to visit children which leads us to consider something more comfortable than my F150 or her Pilot.

We are looking at the Era 70 A or C because it is a Sprinter which I like, non glitzy and a good price point. Can't say for sure when we will buy something because there is a lot of research to do beforehand. I have read bad reports on every manufacturer but the majority of people don't post if they are satisfied just dissatisfied therefore I am seeking advice from those who know.

Any comments and recommendations are welcome and thanks for having this site for discussing our interests.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:44 PM   #104
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Hi all, i just registered for this site. My wife & me have had camper vans in one form or another ever since our honeymoon 37 years ago! We made that one to go on a beautiful trip through the Rockies. That set the bug in us. Fast forward to today & we now own a '96 Roadtrek 190P. We just got back from traveling through central BC & it was a gas!!
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:46 PM   #105
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[QUOTE=markopolo;424]What type of Van do you have? Where are you from? Are you looking into getting a Class B RV? How long have you been RVing?

You can Introduce Yourself here.

We live near Alum Creek State Park (OH). We will pick up our 2016 Winnebago Travato 59K next Monday in Forest City, IA. While we camped years ago and just sold our power boat, this will be our first RV.

No RV besides the Travato 59K provided the open-ness, large shower/toilet and open arrangement my wife 'needs', plus easy driving and parking. We like it simple. We are not planning on camping, but touring. I would like to visit all the National Parks and drive all the National Scenic Byways in the United States next year when I retire.

I can see us enjoying dry camping in National Forest Campgrounds for several days then catching a hotel for laundry and extra comfort. RV Parks do not appeal to me, but we have never actually been in one so for now we can only guess our preferences. My wife and I have been married more than 4 decades.

More to come. By the way, it is the Granite Deluxe Upgrade exterior.
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:01 AM   #106
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Originally Posted by Davydd View Post
I suppose we can look on the positive side. The world envies 1%ers. If only that meant economically.
i think I like Davydd.

New here, looking at the Winne 70C and scared that I will be disappointed with the quality...anyone help on this?
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Old 07-08-2015, 02:26 PM   #107
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My wife Sally and I have a 2008 Roadtrek 190 We purchased several years ago we had a Roadtrek 170 and found out the 190 is so much better, We just got back from a trip to Washington were our son lives. Have several issues with the 190 installed new Monroe heavy duty shocks before the trip now it seems to bounce more after a rough road
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:01 PM   #108
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Booster to the white courtesy phone, please. Booster.
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:18 PM   #109
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Having had 2 Winnies in the past, I think they build a solid unit, with above average assembly quality.
That said, some of us RV'ers are perfectionists, and no builder except the custom builders will fully live up to our expectations!
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Old 07-09-2015, 02:45 AM   #110
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There will always be a trade off between price and quality. We liked the Roadtrek on the MB 3500 chassis, but could not justify the extra $15,000 based on what we plan to do with the coach. Hence, we ended up with the ERA 70x for our first RV. Even so, understandably,when one spends 90k for a vehicle, one expects a certain level of quality in fit and finish. Winnebago seems to meet a that threshold, perhaps just barely. We will see over the next few years.

Mike ERA 70x | Hitting the road in a Winnebago Touring Coach

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