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Old 01-04-2019, 02:18 PM   #11
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OP, you didn't state your usage goals. Your question would be easier to address more fully if you describe how you intend to use whatever B you buy.

People run the usage gamut from casual weekends in campgrounds, to major off-grid forays into the unknown. My husband and I bought a conventional rig, realized quite quickly that it was utterly insufficient for our needs, and then spent a couple of years DIYing upgrades (solar and lithium among them). It's really important to match the rig's capabilities to the job that you intend it to do. We did not know that when we were newbies.

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Old 01-04-2019, 02:43 PM   #12
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Great advice. My wife spent 18+ months and it all came down to how she envisioned our traveling habits. The vehicle selection "semi" takes care of itself once you determine habits and use.


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Old 01-10-2019, 07:26 PM   #13
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Default Lithium and solar in my 2017 pleasureway (pw) ascent

I shopped for a couple of years before I bought my Ascent. It has 190w solar and 2-100Ah Lithium ion batteries (supposedly equivalent to 400 amp hours of AGM battery. In addition, the 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter provides 120 vac even without shore power. You can power a toaster oven or even a small electric heater. Reading the Class B Forum, you seldom if ever see issues with the PW system.

I noticed that PW will be at the Pleasanton RV show. If you go to the shows website, you see all of the PW models' info/brochures or go to Good luck and enjoy the show....Ralph
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:58 AM   #14
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I purchased a Galleria B April of 2018. It is the model with 4 captain chairs and the full reclining to a bed sofa in the rear. It has the big AGM battery, 2000 watt charger/inverter, 2500 watt generator. A lot of initial problems but as of today it is a great coach. The battery lasts a long time as long as you donít use the inverter a lot. The Mercedes alternator usually gives it 14.2 volts when driving so it changes fast. Sitting still for a few days would require full sun for the solar panel and running the generator.The Mercedes diesel gives me a little under 20mpg and runs great.
As stated before they have a dedicated customer service representative who is extremely knowledgeable and helped me immensely. The biggest problem I had was the aluminum wheels on the front. They were junk and made the coach shake really bad. The Chinese company no longer supplies them to Coachmen.

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