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Old 10-19-2015, 11:27 PM   #1
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We have owned for a short period a RT 210 with the 6 ltr motor and were very pleased with the power ride and handling. We sold it and are now looking again for a replacemt . I am wondering if any Chevy owners have gone with the new pro master chassis models and if they were happy with the handling ride and performance. Would love to see the pleasure way or leisure travel on this chassis.

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Old 10-20-2015, 10:43 AM   #2
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Gerry & Wincrasher & probably others like the way their Promasters handle.

You could test drive the Zion at Moncton RV. It was a bit of a mess when I saw it. Looked like someone accidentally walked into the screen door. They couldn't figure out how to swivel the seats. A test drive doesn't mean you have to buy it. There are so few new or nearly new Class B's out this way.

Not on topic but I'm really curious to know why you sold the 210.

This LTV Sprinter is probably less than 3 hours from you: Leisure Travel Van 23 foot Free Spirit FS22SS MERCEDES DIESEL | RVs, motorhomes | Dartmouth | Kijiji

The bathroom area is fantastic. Fit & finish of the coach was beautiful. Well worth the drive to see an LTV unit.

Note: Leisure Travel is not making Class B's right now.
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Morning Marc,
Sold to a friend ,he made me an offer I could not refuse. And I have regretted it ever since.lol
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That LTV in NS is sure interesting. I am concerned about the mb after reading about limp mode and nox sensors etc also distance between servicing dealers. Also I have had ford ,chev and Cummings diesel units in past and know how a bad batch of fuel can bring your fun to a halt.been there done that.
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Closest PW Lexor I can find is near Quebec City: {{ metadata.title }}

Safari Condo & New West would be nearby. A fun fall trip!
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We have not owned an RV on a Chevy chassis, but I can tell you about our experience with the Promaster Chassis and the Pleasure-Way.

In June of 2015 we purchased a Pleasure-Way Promaster Lexor TS.

Our first long trip was from Northern Calif. to Zion in Utah. We drove across Nevada and Utah which has a lot of 6% grades and we were in extreme windy conditions going across many valley floors. The RV handled the winds extremely well, it was rock steady except for one time on Highway 21 when we were blown to the shoulder about 2 feet. The RV was steady even when a semi with three trailers passed us going in the opposite direction. We heard the wind but the RV kept going straight.

The RV is fun to drive and is very comfortable. Everything that Pleasure-Way built and installed worked without any problems. They have a great floor plan that meets our needs.

We averaged 17.5 mpg with the above conditions. Our best mileage was 27.8 mpg (yes, did the math 3 times) from Reno to home, a distance of 195 miles. After the summit, it's all down hill and flat to our home. The gray, black and water tanks were empty so that probably helped.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:45 PM   #7
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Thanks TJ ,
For the good report on your rv on Pro master chassis, guess I will have to go over to the dealer and do a test drive. That mileage you are getting is great!
Hope it keeps up.

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I'm interested in the Promaster Lexor TS, also, so thanks for your comments. I do have a question about whether the Promasters would have the same issues as the Sprinters regarding it being harder to find mechanics to work on them if you have problems during a trip. Can anyone comment about this?
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Supposedly you need to go to a Chrysler dealer that handles commercial vehicles.

But the engine is the very same V6 and transmission that is in their pickups and minivans. So for maintenance and engine things, I'd say you could talk your way into any Chrysler dealer. Some things on the van body may need a specialist at a commercial dealer.

As far as handling goes, you couldn't ask for a better van. They are easy to drive. If you find you get any jounce (that bouncing back and forth over swales/uneven surfaces in driveways, etc), you can DIY fix that by installing Timbrens or Sumo Springs.
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MyJourneys,

First of all the Pleasure-Way Promaster comes with Sumo springs. I know the Travato doesn't have them, as I was going to install them when I had a Travato, not sure about Roadtrek.

You can't go into just any Chrysler dealer. During the warranty period it has to be taken to a Business Link Dealer. There are two of these dealers within 20 miles of me. I also have a Jeep and the Jeep dealer told me to bring it in for service, etc. when the warranty ran out. At the time I had the Travato, I took it to my Business Link Dealer and he didn't have a hoist big enough to lift it. Within a month he had installed it. So make sure the dealer has a big enough lift and if not are they going to install one? I'm sure there are commercial Promasters like a plumbers truck that would be close to the RV weight.
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