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Old 08-18-2018, 10:40 PM   #1
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How many Class-B Motorhomes have 4-seats? Current and older models.

I mean 4 proper seats up front that are good for traveling,
not those folding sofa seats in the back.

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Old 08-18-2018, 10:45 PM   #2
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:02 PM   #4
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The big three are:

Airstream Interstate - like mine.

Winnebago ERA

Roadtrek RS Adventurous

There are other specialty builders like Sportsmobile and Advanced RV that will build one for you in that layout.
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I am guessing you are speaking of new Class B's. My 1989 Dodge XTRA Van has the four passenger seats up front. The front passenger seat swivels all the way. The front drivers seat only turns to the right which is better than facing the front. Here is a picture of one back seat folded down for sleeping.

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Airstream Avenue Lounge on Chevy Express 3500 '2010-'2012. Seats 7 total.

(I have the '2012 Avenue Suite that seats 5)

https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2012-...lounge-tr11299
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My van has the rear sofa bed with 2 back seating places with 2 lap seat safety belts skewed to the passenger side, away from the left side cabinets. I could do 3 back seats if I add shoulder safety belts distributed over 54Ē width but I didnít need them yet. 4-5 people capacity was my design objective from the get go.

The strong aluminum sofa bed frame is mounted to the original MB seat benches mounting holes with M12 x 1.5 mm bolts (about ĹĒ thread). My van was converted from the passenger van so threaded mounting holes were present.

Good thermo and sound insulation (Thinsulate) allows for conversation between the front and the back seats.

I know you didnít ask for rear sofa bed seating, we used this type seating arrangements with 2 of our VW Westfalias (1977, 1985) and the current conversion. Our 1985 Westfalia had 6 seats, with removable middle bench for camping trips.
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How many Class-B Motorhomes have 4-seats? Current and older models.

I mean 4 proper seats up front that are good for traveling,
not those folding sofa seats in the back.

Very comfortable, belted seats in our Safari Condo Promaster XL Flex.
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Leisure Travel Van Free Spirit TE. No longer produced, and I don't think many were made. Seating for 7 with dual sliding doors on Sprinter.
https://leisurevans.com/free-spirit-te/
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For traveling only, I think having four seat belt equipped chairs or other seating is great. But you might want to think a bit more if you are going to make overnight trips where four people are "bunking" in a Class B. Storage for clothes, food, etc is great for one to two people on short or cross country trips. Three or more especially if all adult sized will get rather interesting unless your towing a trailer to carry some stuff and have an outside tent for the extra passengers. Depends on what your "travel" is. You might not be friends after 4 people travel and stay inside a Class B on a trip from West Coast to East Coast. It can be done but requires a bit more thinking. The bathroom might be more for storage of dirty laundry, 2nd pairs of shoes and fishing poles than practical bathroom use for four. Others might chip in their actual experiences beyond just travel-seatinguse of their Class B of 3+ people if that is what you have in mind.
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For traveling only, I think having four seat belt equipped chairs or other seating is great. But you might want to think a bit more if you are going to make overnight trips where four people are "bunking" in a Class B. Storage for clothes, food, etc is great for one to two people on short or cross country trips. Three or more especially if all adult sized will get rather interesting unless your towing a trailer to carry some stuff and have an outside tent for the extra passengers. Depends on what your "travel" is. You might not be friends after 4 people travel and stay inside a Class B on a trip from West Coast to East Coast. It can be done but requires a bit more thinking. The bathroom might be more for storage of dirty laundry, 2nd pairs of shoes and fishing poles than practical bathroom use for four. Others might chip in their actual experiences beyond just travel-seatinguse of their Class B of 3+ people if that is what you have in mind.
I agree. If used as a people mover, there are better choices (like a mini-van or large SUV) with rear air & heat. If traveling with more than 3, things get really tight for camping in a class b.
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For traveling only, I think having four seat belt equipped chairs or other seating is great. But you might want to think a bit more if you are going to make overnight trips where four people are "bunking" in a Class B. Storage for clothes, food, etc is great for one to two people on short or cross country trips. Three or more especially if all adult sized will get rather interesting unless your towing a trailer to carry some stuff and have an outside tent for the extra passengers. Depends on what your "travel" is. You might not be friends after 4 people travel and stay inside a Class B on a trip from West Coast to East Coast. It can be done but requires a bit more thinking. The bathroom might be more for storage of dirty laundry, 2nd pairs of shoes and fishing poles than practical bathroom use for four. Others might chip in their actual experiences beyond just travel-seatinguse of their Class B of 3+ people if that is what you have in mind.
We used our 2 Westfalias in seventies and eighties as we grew family from 2 to 5. As kids got bigger we switch from Camper Vans to RVs. This young family market is neglected today as B-class industry turned to easy money from 2 retirees.
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Also consider the Avion Azur. 4 up front, and another 2 or 3 in the rear. Direct to consumer, no dealers.
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The big three are:

Airstream Interstate - like mine.

Winnebago ERA

Roadtrek RS Adventurous

There are other specialty builders like Sportsmobile and Advanced RV that will build one for you in that layout.
YES.... there's a second row of seats and we also have the optional armoire cabinets that can be placed behind the front row .....works great when going on a long road trip..... extra organization and storage.

Here's a picture with the 3rd seat behind the driver's seat and the cabinet across....the cabinet behind the passengers seat up front can also be replaced with a regular seat as well.

There's seating for 3 in the rear on the bench seat.... although the it's a little bumpier back there......

Normally we don't carry passengers aboard our rig.....it's pretty small and ONE bathroom is not really enough for four people.
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We do! Looks just like the picture!
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Roadtrek 210 Versatile
Roadtrek 190 Versatile
Roadtrek 170 Versatile

We have the 2006 210V. Travel with two teens all the time. The four seats in the front of all these convert into two single beds, though the later year models require an additional board with mattress for each side. With the bed in the back they sleep four relatively comfortably.
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Roadtrek 210 Versatile
Roadtrek 190 Versatile
Roadtrek 170 Versatile

We have the 2006 210V. Travel with two teens all the time. The four seats in the front of all these convert into two single beds, though the later year models require an additional board with mattress for each side. With the bed in the back they sleep four relatively comfortably.
Optional front single beds are $1,000 each.... you can still get them.... But, there's still only one bathroom and even in our RS Adventurous which is slightly larger than the others on your list....why sleep 4 ..??

We have the extra armoire cabinets and extra storage and organization....
Works for us......
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I have a 2014 ETREK. I have 4 seats up front and the couch in the back.
I think a recliner would be great.

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My '95 Coachmen 19RD doesn't have the back row captain's chairs, but it has seatbelts for 7 with three on the couch and two in the dinette. It's come in handy from time to time... not that side-facing seats are ideal in a head-on crash, but the belts would keep passengers from being thrown out of the van on a roll-over.
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I have a 2014 ETREK. I have 4 seats up front and the couch in the back.
I think a recliner would be great.

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We recently looked at a brand new E-Trek.... they offered to sell it fully loaded at an RV show for $143,000....not ready to do something this expensive.....

They told me that the E-TREK is basically an RS Adventurous with the electrics....no propane, no generator.....

I purchased my RS Adventurous last year in May 2017 ....had to replace the AGM batteries.... that was almost $800 alone.....

Do you have the lituhim batteries.....? Those are very expensive??

Recliner??

The only reason for four seats is taking people for day trips....
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