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Old 07-31-2015, 11:03 PM   #121
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I've been slowly stickin my toes into the forum....
In another life I lived in a van with a tent for awhile, then later on another occasion, in a Sportsmobile. Now, I am getting the itch to travel again. I have fell in love with the Promaster, and I will end up with one soon. I Just love the way it drives and handles.
I have a 1997 Dodge Paul Sherry conversion Van now that we "weekend" and camp with often (along with a tent for the the two teens). We rented one of the smallest conventional class C's for a trip, which was fun, but still a whole different world than class B RV'ing. I don't think most newcomers realize how much of a difference there is between the two. It is a whole different style of travel. And a B has many more uses than those once a year vacations..
I was shopping and saving my pennies for a Travato G until I started seeing some custom builds that were not only better fitted to what I need, but sometimes even less money. So now I am sort of in Limbo, searching the forums for info on self builds and upfitter custom builds, and waiting to try out one of the new travatos (which apparently does improve on a couple troublesome areas of older models, like the especially for me, the un-do-able, cramped dinette....) What I really want, is the floorplan of an older Roadtrek "versatile" built into a Promaster. ...and yes, Davydd, I know they make one in a Mercedes.... but, ... I'm not interested.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:22 PM   #122
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Hello all. My wife and I just purchased our first Rv. It is a 2013 Pleasure way Pursuit with 23,000 km on it. That is about 14,000 Miles. Looking forward to touching base with members so that we can learn the ups and downs of RV life.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:21 AM   #123
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Hi! Newbie here in Gig Harbor, Wa.
Purchased a 95 dodge Coachmen (Saratoga) a few months ago. Absolutely love it and we are preparing to take a trip down the Pan Am Highway in Feb for the year. Hoping to learn as much as I can from all the folks here!
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:15 PM   #124
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Howdy
We are Allan and Karen from Eugene, Oregon.
Currently own a 2014 Lil Snoozy travel trailer and considering a RT Agile.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:33 PM   #125
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My husband and I owned a Class A for the past ten years. We thoroughly enjoyed all the wonderful trips we took, but decided our style of travel was much better suited to a Class B. We just recently purchased a 2016 Pleasureway Lexor TS on the Dodge Promaster chassis. We took our first trip last week up the Blue Ridge Parkway and through the Shenandoah National Park. We are still experiencing a learning curve on how to pack and share the space but love the maneuverability of the van.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:42 PM   #126
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Welcome.

I'm still in a learning curve mode also. I used to bring everything along in my old Class C but that doesn't work anymore.

What I'm learning is that I do different kind of trips requiring different outfitting. For example, camping might require I bring a camp stove and chairs whereas visiting my brother and staying at his house, won't. So I'm developing different checklists of things I'd like to have along depending on what I'm doing.

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Old 09-24-2015, 06:01 AM   #127
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Hi, I'm Ken. We just purchased a 2000 Okanagan done on a relateively hard to find Dodge 3500 chassis, I'd been looking for a while at various Okanagan units due to otheir higher ceiling for my 6'3" height. We've been out of RV'ing for about 15 years, having gone from a VW Westy, a 1980 Okanagan similar to the newer one but w/o tub/shower), a Class C, then Class A before we ended. Looking forward to getting going again from out base in Alberta. Got to admit I'd forgotten how little storage their is so willl have to relearn that. I really like Eric's above comment different lists for different type of use.
See you on the road. Safe travels all!
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:15 AM   #128
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Hello From Florida! Our favorite is the Ram Promaster Chassis. Plenty of room for the imagination and great MPG. We have traveled in many different RV's, but the Class B fits us and our travel styles the best.
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:04 AM   #129
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Hi, I am new to this forum and about to retire--gosh I've been working full time since 1968 and this rite-of-passage--this immigration into the final country of my life thrills me. I have never equated who I am to my employment--have practiced my poetry and photography as an avocation to keep my sanity. So now I soon will be free to make my avocation my vocation. I am thinking of a Class B rig as my platform to take extended roadtrips to visit my friends in all parts of the USA--Alaska to Louisiana; also to explore the amazing natural wonders America the beautiful has in abundance. I like Roadtrek, Pleasure Way. My means only allow for a rig costing under $60,000 what with the finance payment I can budget for. But what is more I don't know whom I can trust to truthfully represent the rig. Do any of you have recommendations about honest dealers? No doubt many of you started out in the same position. Thank you in advance for your words of wisdom.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:10 PM   #130
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My means only allow for a rig costing under $60,000 what with the finance payment I can budget for. But what is more I don't know whom I can trust to truthfully represent the rig. Do any of you have recommendations about honest dealers?
Fine poet,
Welcome to the country!
At 60k, with the brands you are looking at, I assume you will be looking at a used unit (which is NOT a bad thing). You can find some great rigs at that price point, just barely broken in. One of the best things about used, is you Do Not have to deal with ANY questionable dealers, as there are many. But you can find allot of used rigs on Craigslist, local papers etc that are for sale by good retired folks who just don't have the use for them. They buy with good intentions, take great care of their property, service as needed, but for whatever reason (wrong size, health, etc), are ready to let it go for a fair price (usually much FAIRER than any dealer)
Your region of the country would be helpful, and you might get a couple good recommendations from people who have had good experiences. But even if you do find a reputable dealer, the best you can hope for is that they looked it over, and made some repairs to obvious problems. You might get a short term warranty that they might or might not stand behind.. Either way, expect to pay more from a dealer, but I would not expect the unit to be "better" in some way. The dealer is not the one who took care of, or MIStreated the unit, the owner is. Many times you can make s good guess at how well the unit was treated just by visiting the owners home
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