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Old 02-09-2016, 03:05 PM   #1
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New to searching for a first time RV. Wondering what advice I can get for models with interior cargo areas big enough for bikes? Wanting to carry as many as 4 bikes and if I build a ranking system that mean a space 3-4' deep and 5-6' high.

Anything out there that exists like that
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Old 02-09-2016, 03:09 PM   #2
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Safari Condo Promaster or Sprinter XL Flex with the height adjustable bed is really your only option unless you want to do a custom build from Outside Van or Sportsmobile.
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The lamented Great West Vans had a very slick tri-fold rear sofa bed that not only was completely free-span underneath, but also could be slid forward to create a huge amount of cargo space while traveling. Your bikes would have to be outside at night, but other than that it might be your best option, if you can find one.

Here is a pic (from DavyDD's old van) that shows the seat in the forward position:



Last I heard, that van was still for sale.
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Nothing much beats the Winnebago Travato 59G for cargo/toy space. There are lots of pictures out there if you search.
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You wouldn't be able to store bikes inside with the bed down in the Travato 59G. Could store two with the bed up during the day. The bed is a little narrow for two people IMO. The XL Flex bed is a queen with even some overhang sill room on the sides.
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:27 PM   #7
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Nothing beats the cargo space of our Safari Condo XL Flex layout, with the electric height ajustable bed, available on the ProMaster and Sprinter.

It's a long shot to get one, 12 month wait and if you are in the US, you have to bring your van in Quebec to have it upfited there.

I wonder why there's still not a lot of US upfitters apart from Winnebago with the Travato 59G, and Hymercar USA ( https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...2388992&type=3) that offer a big cargo space under the bed.

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As an alternative, you can get a Yakima Rack & Roll trailer, which can handle all four bikes, is very lightweight, and can hang on a wall. It isn't a lightweight on the pocketbook at $2000, but it will handle 5-7 bikes, depending on model.
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The Advanced RV comes with the tri-fold sofa like the GWVan which can slide forward. However, on the extended body Sprinter there is room for two full size bike behind the sofa without sliding it forward. You can get the same with a twin bed arrangement or you can design you own.

I have electric articulating twin beds in my Advanced RV which can store more underneath than my GWVan shown above with a screen tent and two inflatable kayaks. BTW, that GWVan storage works with the sofa all the way back. I moved it forward to show all the contents. One thing I tried to accomplish was the need not to have to shift things around for multiple use.
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The Advanced RV comes with the tri-fold sofa like the GWVan which can slide forward. However, on the extended body Sprinter there is room for two full size bike behind the sofa without sliding it forward. You can get the same with a twin bed arrangement or you can design you own.

I have electric articulating twin beds in my Advanced RV which can store more underneath than my GWVan shown above with a screen tent and two inflatable kayaks. BTW, that GWVan storage works with the sofa all the way back. I moved it forward to show all the contents. One thing I tried to accomplish was the need not to have to shift things around for multiple use.
But with that trifold sofa arrangement Davyyd, you'd still have to leave expensive bicycles outside at night (when you make your bed.) The XL Flex is nice because it's a permanent queen and the bicycles are hidden below. You can't even see them when you try to look in the window. Very hassle-free and secure.
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