Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-29-2015, 08:38 PM   #1
Platinum Member
 
Davydd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,591
Default Chinook Class B Sprinter Van

An old RV name is in the Class B business as an extended body Sprinter van. From the looks it is a wanna B clone with old school features. Probably the most interesting aspect in all these latest is the taking advantage of the extended body Sprinter. It doesn't impress me but here it is for those that might want to comparative shop the dealer entries for price.

Chinook RV | The Sports Car of Motorhomes
__________________

__________________
Davydd
2015 Advanced RV Ocean One Mercedes Benz Sprinter
Previous Class Bs:
2011 Great West Van Legend Sprinter
2005 Pleasure-way Plateau TS Sprinter
Davydd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2015, 09:18 PM   #2
Platinum Member
 
wincrasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Greer, South Carolina
Posts: 2,609
Default

I think these are built by Mid-West Vans. One of the dealer websites has those and the Chinook branded vans side by side. The interior appointments look the same with both brands.

At Hershey, the Mid-West models were being offered at Airstream Interstate prices - $155-165k. Another interesting thing is these Chinooks are branded Frieghtliner, not Mercedes. Why would they do that?
__________________

__________________
2019 Winnebago Travato GL
Follow my blog: https://www.wincrasher.blogspot.com
Our Facebook group is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClassBCamperVans/
wincrasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2015, 09:45 PM   #3
Platinum Member
 
Davydd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,591
Default

Actually the website shows both MB and FL branding. They probably bought what they could readily get their hands on.
__________________
Davydd
2015 Advanced RV Ocean One Mercedes Benz Sprinter
Previous Class Bs:
2011 Great West Van Legend Sprinter
2005 Pleasure-way Plateau TS Sprinter
Davydd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2015, 10:16 PM   #4
Platinum Member
 
markopolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 7,861
Default

Nice find Davydd.

I think Wincrasher has it right. There are similarities. The Chinook even has what appears to be a door mounted spare like I've seen in photos of the Mid-West Van units.
__________________
Two bikes on sliding cargo box: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/m...icture206.html & 1997 GMC Savana 6.5L Turbo Diesel Custom Camper Van Specifications: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/f...vana-5864.html
markopolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2015, 10:32 PM   #5
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 251
Default

Looks to me like all they did was buy the "Chinook" name. That brand used to be built up here by me, in Yakima, Washington. Now they're coming out of Vegas.

Nothing very innovative on their model pictures, but I do like how they centralized all the sysyem monitors and gauges into one spot.
__________________
2015 RT CS with E-Trek
obgraham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2015, 10:39 PM   #6
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 881
Default

the hallmark of chinook was a solid fiberglass molded cabin---essentially a boat upside down.
chinook made some great RV's up until about 2004 and in it's 30 year run did some neat toyotas and the Blazer "Chalet" for GM.

so someone bought the brand....

maybe they'll prove themselves worthy of a legacy name

mike
mkguitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2015, 02:58 AM   #7
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 8
Default

As I was looking at the pictures on the website I was reminded of the Midwest van I'd seen at the Chicago RV show. It hadn't occurred to me, as it did to Wincrasher, that maybe Midwest was making the Chinook van, but it wouldn't surprise me.
mdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2016, 12:51 AM   #8
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mt./NC
Posts: 27
Default

They are made by Midwest any least that is what the dealer in Kalispel told me.
Twinbridges is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2016, 11:16 PM   #9
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1
Default

It was a sad day when the original Chinook went out of business. Our Chinook Concourse has been the best of our seven motorhomes since 1975. We're looking to replace our 2003 Concourse, but have found nothing comparable.
harryd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2016, 03:08 PM   #10
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mt./NC
Posts: 27
Default Very well detailed

I have a 2015 Midwest and the attention to detail is apparent. As I said, I stopped by the dealer for Midwest in Kalispel Mt and they had a Chinook. They are identical. They had 11 different new B models and he loved the Midwest/Chinook for there care and method of figuring thing out and using top notch suppliers.
Twinbridges is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2016, 04:59 PM   #11
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mt./NC
Posts: 27
Default Fonishes

They have a top notch series of craftsman, making great cabinetry, upholstery etc. and great technology. Fit and finish looks good to me.

Certainly not inexpensive but you can feel the quality.
Twinbridges is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2016, 05:39 PM   #12
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mt./NC
Posts: 27
Default Floor plan

Just went on Chinook website and the floor plan is totally different from mine and from the Chinook I saw in Kalispel. But definitely made by Midwest it appears to me.
Twinbridges is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2016, 04:08 PM   #13
Platinum Member
 
ponti33602's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 247
Default

I was told they are MidWest and although their site says Las Vegas they are from Indiana.......same as MidWest.
__________________
Regards,
Bob

2017 RT Agile SS
ponti33602 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2016, 10:08 PM   #14
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mt./NC
Posts: 27
Default

I am quite certain they are made by Midwest. Interior finishes and details are identical.
It I very high quality craftsmanship!

We love ours!!
__________________

Twinbridges is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×