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Old 07-12-2018, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Hymer Aktiv or Lincoln Navigator?

Our 2014 Navigator is due for replacement. In the past, we've always bought large SUVs that we keep for 4 or 5 years and rack up 70-80k miles. So the most obvious choice would be to buy a new Navigator. But, for the first time, we're considering buying a Class B instead.

We are not RVers, we have no intention of going camping. Whatever we buy will be our primary vehicle. We live in a small town that’s 85 miles from the city, which we go to 1-2x per week. These trips are usually all day endeavors. The appeal of the Class B is the luxury of having a private bathroom everywhere we go, a refrigerator to store cold beverages, a microwave to heat up snacks, and a comfortable place to lounge while we are waiting for ________.

We really like the Hymer Aktiv 2.0 with sofa. The layout (front lounge and 7 belted seats) seems ideal to us, the cassette toilet is convenient (we have non-vehicular experience with a Thetford Curve), and the 6 year warranty is reassuring (we’d likely sell by year 5).

Is there anything about a Class B that makes it ill-suited to serve in the same capacity as an SUV?
Is there anything that we should look out for, or take into consideration, when choosing a Class B?

This is a new concept for us, thanks for your patience with our naivety. We'd appreciate any thoughts, advice, or reflections you have.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:28 PM   #2
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Wow, you get rid of a Navigator when it is at 70-80K, it is just coming of maturity and running like the wind. I have an '07 with over 200K miles, in addition to the RT 210, but would never get rid of that super vehicle. Your Navigator will haul a lot more people, and cargo than that B you talk of.....and I know it is better quality. Just my two cents. Ron
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It a cargo van vs luxury SUV as far as comfort & handling ........

B van height could cause issues. Parking could be nuisance in some cases if you have to give up on parking garages. Some drive throughs would become off limits.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:28 PM   #4
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I liked the AKTIV 2.0 too, but it's a little too long for my taste. I have a Sprinter 144 pass van and find that just under 20 ft is about my max driving to stores. I am having a 20 ft van converted with combo of AKTIV front dinette(with real seats)/Roadtrek Zion SRT bath and rear sofa.

Check Sportsmobile, Van Specialties, Outside Van. They can convert a van that doesn't look like an RV. Mine will look like a passenger van.
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