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Old 07-18-2015, 07:30 PM   #111
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Just became member after lurking. Will be picking up a 2016 Travato 59g in Sept. First rv after looking at Roadtreks. Travato has everything I need, large bath, easy beds, dinette, bike storage, no set ups required. Front wheel drive is nice with Pentastar engine...same as used in my Jeep. Glad to be on board!��������
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Old 07-19-2015, 05:19 AM   #112
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Hello, my name is Geoff and I live in Lakewood Ohio and currently looking for a 1998-2003 Doge Xplorer 230 xlw. I have been looking hard for a long time and have saved up over 10k for down payment. Please if any of you see a Dodge Xplorer 230 for sale please get a hold of me . Thanks and really looking forward to living in a Xplorer.............
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:34 PM   #113
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Good luck Geoff - those are hard to come by, but a great choice if you can find one. I suspect you'll end up somewhere between $25k-$28k if it's in decent shape.

What about this one? http://www.rvtrader.com/dealers/Peti...Body-114886133
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:28 AM   #114
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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.
Hello, we just purchased a 2016 ERA 70x and are enjoying it quite a bit. There is a little more slack in the steering than what I would like but it is not too bad. You can read our blog ERA 70x | Hitting the road in a Winnebago Touring Coach to see where we have had some warranty issues, so that hopefully, if you buy an ERA, you can see if you have these issues during the pre-delivery inspection. Good luck. Mike ERA 70x | Hitting the road in a Winnebago Touring Coach
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:15 AM   #115
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I have been lurking for awhile - interested in a promoter or sprinter class B- I really like the travato - learning a lot from this forum - thanks everyone- Rick
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:32 PM   #116
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Hi all. Janie and I are going from a 2013 Winnebago Vista 30T to a 2016 Diesel Travato 59K tomorrow. We're very excited. We have been living full time in the rig, but now we have a situation where we have a part-time house in Northern Colorado. We decided that, since this will be a place to have much of the stuff we've been carrying with us, it's time to downsize to a class B. I'll be strolling the forum to look for creative ideas of how others pack creatively and particularly how you all manage to keep a stock of food and cook as you travel. We're heading out on a two month multi-state excursion in just about two weeks.
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:16 AM   #117
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Martin- just curious if you could make some comments on the Diesel Travato versus the Gas model- did you test drive both? Congrats and welcome !
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I did test drive. I liked the diesel and I've always been a gas man myself. I was surprised at how quiet the diesel is. The six speed automated transmission is interesting. There's a definite hesitation when shifting between gears in both automatic and manual mode. Put the lever in Drive and step on the gas and it runs through the gears with the hesitation between shifts. You can also slide it over to manual and shift when you like, with perhaps slightly less hesitation. I believe we'll get used to it. I'm going to write an extensive blog as we travel with it from Colorado to Northern New York state. In New York we're boondock camping at Higley Flow State Park, so I'll also write about how the propane lasts, how much I need the generator (trying to use solar on the roof only). I'll certainly keep everyone posted. Also, we're getting the bike rack, I'm going to try to get pics that show how that rack works as I haven't seen much on that topic, just an over all pic of bikes on or bikes off. Our blog is The States-On The Road We're also really wondering about the food/packing thing, the rig we're trading has more basement storage than in the entire 59K I think.
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:50 PM   #119
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Hello
Just bought my first RV it is a used Dynamax Issta 2008.
Had it for one month now it had only 5k plus miles on it when I bought it a month ago nearly doubled that now. Been having a lot of electrical issues dealer has been fixing them I am hoping once we get these issues fixed it is going to be good. Or my wife is going to KILL me.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:39 PM   #120
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Long time lurker here. I would love a B for traveling but with three kids and a large dog, we’re going to need a Phoenix Cruiser or short Class C at a minimum. In a couple of years we’re planning to start spending several months of the year traveling, so I’m looking to benefit from the extensive RVing wisdom here.
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