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Old 07-03-2015, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Class B that seats 4 and sleeps 4?

I need a weekender that will sleep 4 and seat 4. (2 are teenish)

I think I've pretty much narrowed it down to a Travato.

Is there anything else out there that accomplishes this in a class B?
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:34 PM   #2
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I'm not sure how satisfactory a Travato would be since the bed for two additional basically fills up the van space. Roadtreks have models that do that too. The one that I thought might work as a weekender was the proposed Great West Van Promaster with a second bed that dropped straight down from the ceiling over the lower dinette seating conversion to a bed. Four people could sleep in it without blocking exits or even the ability to move around inside. But we don't know what the status is of Great West Vans at this time. Another Class B that could sleep 4 functionally was the 2005 Airstream Sprinter Westfalia. Only about 200 were imported. It was based on the current European designed James Cook model. Advanced RV built a custom model with a trifold bed/sofa with an upper bunk that flipped out. It was designed for two young kids but could probably sleep teens. In some ways that would be similar to the Great West Van Promaster in putting all the sleeping in the back and leaving the front half of the van still functional.

Not to get like the Europanefiles here but I do have to admit the Europeans have a lot of models that accomplish this functionally sleeping four. The European approach seems more compatible with weekender use than Americans' long distance, long time use.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:59 PM   #3
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Yes, thanks Davyd.
I realize I'm asking for allot.
I'm not finding the Great West Van (which sounds good).
I'm a little scared of the Sprinter, and especially a Sprinter/Westfalia of which only a couple hundred were imported...
The Roadtrek 190 Versatile actually looks exactly like my plan for a self build, but I can't understand the pricing. Used units don't seem substantially lower priced than a brand new Travato that seems to have the same features, but in a bigger space, a more modern Van build, with better gas mileage, better ride, and... it's new! Warranties and all, 0 mileage...
Thanks for the direction, I will keep looking for road treks and Great West
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Here is the Great West Van Classic Promaster that sleeps four.

http://www.greatwestvans.com/2014-classic/
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The Travato 59G would probably do for 2 small kids sleeping on the dinnette. But not sure where all the clothes and other stuff would go. You might get by with a K if they were to sleep on the floor in sleeping bags, but that would be really tight I'd think.

You could probably do a Era 170x if you can get the things which turn the captains chairs into bunks. I know a thing like that is made for a Roadtrek, but not sure it would work on an Era.
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Here is the Great West Van Classic Promaster that sleeps four.

http://www.greatwestvans.com/2014-classic/
Aren't they out of business?
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We don't know that for sure about Sterling (Great West Van). The website is still up and they say there are two sides to the story. Of course, out of business or not, their Classic would be a good weekender as Scott is looking for. I couldn't use it as a tourer the way we have been traveling.

We have traveled with our son and two grandsons long distance. We used a tent.
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Tow a pop-up.
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:49 PM   #9
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Yes, the tent is actually a pretty decent option.. That's what we do now with a conversion van..
But we were hoping to upgrade a little, especially on those rainy nights..
We don't want to tow anything, in my opinion, that would be worse than a C. We want to stay mobile. Also like the thought of using the van occasionally as a runner or second vehicle.. Part of the appeal of the Travato is that I could slide a few 2x4s or something in there on occasion if need be. (My other vehicle is a small car).
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Oooooh... Great west layout looks interesting, I'll have to check that out when I get to a real computer...
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