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Old 04-06-2015, 12:10 PM   #1
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Default Lengthy video review of my new 59G

I posted a rather long review of my new 2015 Winnebago Travato 59G. You may want to skip thru some parts that don't interest you.

http://wincrasher.blogspot.com/2015/...avato-59g.html
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:27 PM   #2
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Wincrasher-thanks for showing the jump start points. yours is the only video on the web(that i could find) that actually shows this. you did a very thorough walk thru.

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Old 04-06-2015, 06:38 PM   #3
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Wincrasher,
I thoroughly enjoyed your video. Great job! I am very much interested in 59G now, but I like to post a few questions.
1. How did you feel the closedness at the galley area without windows?
2. Do you sleep with your partner in the van? My wife is concerned about the width of the bed.
3. I guess there is no spare tire on this van.
Thanks for any comments.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:24 PM   #4
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Wincrasher,
I thoroughly enjoyed your video. Great job! I am very much interested in 59G now, but I like to post a few questions.
1. How did you feel the closedness at the galley area without windows?
2. Do you sleep with your partner in the van? My wife is concerned about the width of the bed.
3. I guess there is no spare tire on this van.
Thanks for any comments.
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Thanks!

I'm fine with the galley. A window would be nice there (or a porthole). Often I have the side-door open, so it would probably block the view anyways. Mostly when I'm cooking inside, I set things on the big table or on a tray on the ottoman.

On occasion, I've shared the bed in the old van. Admittedly, it was alittle tight. If you like to spoon, it's not so bad. Because in the new van the bed is higher, it's also about 2" wider. The mattress is infinitely better. Beds are such a subjective thing, and everyone is different, you really need to try it to see if it suits you. I think if you are average range height and weight people, it's probably OK. If you are tall or heavy, it's probably going to be tight. The dinnette table bed is much improved - the extra cushion gives more width, and the cushions are thicker and more comfortable. Two couples on a weekend trip, as long as they weren't huge people, would probably get on fine.

There is no spare. I was going to show the inflater kit, but forgot.
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One of the most thorough reviews I have ever seen. Well done. Now if you demonstrated the inflater kit you could have stretched to a full hour.
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Wincrasher,
we are smaller than average, 5'7" and 5', so I think we will be fine. I think we will just need to try the bed, so that my wife will be convinced. As you said, if you open the door, the windows will be blocked anyway. As long as we have full view during driving, I guess everything will be alright. I prefer the small/lower size of Promaster. I liked the floor plan of Safari Codo, but there was no one from US bought this unit yet as far as I know. It sounds too much hassel to buy the chassis and drop it at the factory in Canada and pick it up later with the two loans, tax and registration, etc.
We will start shopping around in August. I used to have 97 Roadtrek versatile and sold it in 2003. Since then, we missed the freedom of traveling in class B. We can hardly wait. Thanks for all the useful information/video.
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this is tirefit-listed in promaster vehicles that don't get spare tire

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i cannot imagine 2 people in the 59g unless you make up the front table to a bed-which is made to do.
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One of the most thorough reviews I have ever seen. Well done. Now if you demonstrated the inflater kit you could have stretched to a full hour.
Thanks. I did miss a few things, but that length really stretches the limits.


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Well done. Thanks
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