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Old 10-18-2016, 02:19 PM   #261
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Looking into a Winnebago 59G...considering the use of it as a daily driver. Concerned about the V6 though.
What is your concern about the V6?
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:46 PM   #262
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Looking into a Winnebago 59G...considering the use of it as a daily driver. Concerned about the V6 though.
Not sure what your concern about the V6 is, but...

I own a Travato G and love it. I Use it on and off as my daily driver (my other vehicle is 1997 Dodge B2500 Van, which we now refer to as the "mini van"). The Travato drives and handles better, and gets better gas mileage, and is unquestionably more comfortable and convenient. I'm guessing I will get more miles on it than the std van before its ready to be retired.. Im driving the Travato again today, as the old dodge is in the shop... On the other hand, the Travato cost me about 20 times what I paid for the used Dodge...

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
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Old 12-11-2016, 05:40 AM   #263
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Hi all,

While researching the Winnebago Fuse I stumbled upon this forum and got great information prior to taking it for a test drive and buying it. I downsized from a 5th wheel toy hauler (a big sucker) as I was originally going to live in it while traveling around the US. Well the travel around the US part didn't happen but using it as a camp vehicle on weekend trips showed it was just bigger than I needed. The Fuse so far I am greatly impressed with and excited to start traveling in it. I should be retiring in a few more years and this should be an excellent size for anything I would do.

I look forward to getting caught up to what is happening on this forum and learning from all of you.

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Old 12-11-2016, 01:24 PM   #264
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Not sure what your concern about the V6 is, but...

I own a Travato G and love it. I Use it on and off as my daily driver (my other vehicle is 1997 Dodge B2500 Van, which we now refer to as the "mini van"). The Travato drives and handles better, and gets better gas mileage, and is unquestionably more comfortable and convenient. I'm guessing I will get more miles on it than the std van before its ready to be retired.. Im driving the Travato again today, as the old dodge is in the shop... On the other hand, the Travato cost me about 20 times what I paid for the used Dodge...

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.


That B2500 does look tiny. LOL


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Old 12-19-2016, 08:03 PM   #265
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We are a husband and wife DIY duo, owners of a 2007 Airstream Interstate living in Galveston County, Texas, although I'm originally from eastern Canada. My husband is a mechanical / aerospace engineer currently working as a Flight Controller for the International Space Station. My professional background and university degrees are in science and tech, and I have spent the past ten years developing and running my own industrial consulting business with specialization in environmental health and safety issues.

We are bloggers (The Interstate Blog currently hosted on the ancient Google-owned service known as Blogspot because I don't have the time or patience to learn WordPress), and heavy users of Air Forums for the past several years (I'm a "Rivet Master", whatever that means).

Lately I've been branching out because the DIY universe of Airstream Interstate owners seems fairly small and I want to learn more about what others are doing to modify their Class Bs. For this reason I joined Instagram several months back (@interstate.blog) so that I could follow more of the Vanlife culture and characters. I've also been poking around a few additional user forums.

Our many mods and tweaks are described on our blog, and we are in the middle of a huge lithium upgrade right now. Class B Forum has been really helpful because it has introduced me to some "new to us" DIYers who have built their rigs from the ground up. My husband and I realize now that we maybe shoulda built our own instead of buying a finished Class B two years ago, but we had no clue about that at the time. Hindsight is always 20/20.

Here's one of my favorite rig pics to date, taken in Gabarus Nova Scotia this past summer.

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Old 09-14-2017, 12:22 AM   #266
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Strange new problem. Key fob when you press lock, the orange parking lights come on and will not go off until you press "lock" again. When you press unlock the orange parking lights come on and won't go off until you press "unlock" again. This just starting happening and I'm having to constantly look and remind myself to press fob again to get the parking lines off.
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Are you currently in Conroe or traveling? I live in Katy, TX and doing research to learn what I want to eventually buy.
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Hi, I am from South Central PA. I sold my boat that I used on the Chesapeake Bay for many years, and want to do some "Camping on Land". Definitely want to stay Class B, and looking for information and recommendations from seasoned "professionals". Looked at a few Rialta's, but open for recommendations and suggestions from others.

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Old 10-12-2017, 01:27 PM   #269
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Welcome, Tom!

You've come to the right place - you'll find a wealth of information and lots of helpful people here!

There are a lot of options out there, so when you are looking for suggestions, it's helpful to know a little bit more about you. For example, Class B's come in lengths from 17 ft to 25 ft (more if you add racks, tire carriers, etc.). Do you have a space limitation?

Are you handy? What is your budget? How well do you understand electrical systems/mechanical/plumbing? Are you looking for new or used? Although you mentioned a Rialta, there are other options.

Do you have a strong preference between gas or diesel? Or for a certain chassis maker (Dodge, Mercedes, Ford...)?

How many people do you need to sleep? to seat? Some folks use the seating in their van for many people, but camp alone.

It's OK if you don't know the answers all at once. Because of their size, Class B's are always a compromise in one way or another so you may find during discussions that you are leaning toward one option more than another. It's a process.

Welcome aboard!
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Welcome, Tom!

You've come to the right place - you'll find a wealth of information and lots of helpful people here!

There are a lot of options out there, so when you are looking for suggestions, it's helpful to know a little bit more about you. For example, Class B's come in lengths from 17 ft to 25 ft (more if you add racks, tire carriers, etc.). Do you have a space limitation? Would like to stay under 25'

Are you handy? Yes What is your budget? 20 - 25K +/- How well do you understand electrical systems/mechanical/plumbing? Very well versed from boating Are you looking for new or used? Used Although you mentioned a Rialta, there are other options.

Do you have a strong preference between gas or diesel? Either is ok Or for a certain chassis maker (Dodge, Mercedes, Ford...)?

How many people do you need to sleep? to seat? Some folks use the seating in their van for many people, but camp alone. Just my wife and I

It's OK if you don't know the answers all at once. Because of their size, Class B's are always a compromise in one way or another so you may find during discussions that you are leaning toward one option more than another. It's a process.

Welcome aboard!
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