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Old 02-18-2016, 07:48 PM   #1
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Planning an 18' Class B to replace our Westfalias after 20 years and 200K miles.

Promaster, Sprinter, Transit, Chev Express all have plusses and minuses.

I recently came across the Nissan NV400, currently sold in Europe but not US. Apparently a reworked Renault "Master." Four lengths, three heights, FWD and RWD options. Looks like a solid alternative.

Since GM picked up the NV200, do you suppose they'll use the NV400 to replace the Express/Savanna?

Specs for the "L2H2" FWD model that I'm focused on:
Vehicle: 145" WB, 219"L, 81.6"W (w/o mirrors), 98.5"H
Load area: 121.5"L, 74.6"H, 69.5"W, 381CuFt
44.4' turning circle, 6.9" clearance, 21.5" load height

Your thoughts? Likely to show up here in the next year or two?

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Old 02-18-2016, 08:43 PM   #2
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The van that would provide the best competition and range of options would be the Iveco Daily but not any recent rumors pointing in that direction...
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:13 AM   #3
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I don't think so. If any European van come from GM, it'll be an Opel designed/engineered one.
It'll be awhile in any case as GM no longer has anywhere to build one in the USA....
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:22 AM   #4
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a B can be a nice step up from the westy- nice to be able to walk around while the van is moving...

beware of anything which is yet to be "road proven", give at least a few years to see how a chassis works out, and the costs per mile.

If you want to make the move sooner than later, look at a used unit to fill the gap- I have a PW on a chev and it is fantastic- cost per mile is very low.
service and parts anytown, any auto parts store.

but hang onto your gowesty catalog- I've been using them for parts for my fiamma awning and other bits

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I'd think, after driving Westfalia's, that the Promaster would be the most "familiar" to you.
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Yes. The dimensions look quite similar. In Europe I often can't tell the difference between a Master and a Ducato (Promaster body) until I see the badge.
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Does look like the Renault Master could be a contender in North America for GM. Need to find production capacity somewhere for it, maybe a new joint venture plant in Mexico with someone?
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I've seen a couple of these high roof Nissan vans in parking lots here in California:
Nissan Commercial Vehicles 2016 NV2500 & NV3500 Work Vans
From the outside, they looked like me and my 6' body could stand up inside of them.
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Roadtrek built a camper on the NV2500 for a few years that was sold by Roadtrek and Nissan. Here is an overview from some guy who seems to be a big Roadtrek fan...

The Nav-6: SUV/Minivan/RV and moreRoadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog
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I've seen a couple of these high roof Nissan vans in parking lots here in California:
Nissan Commercial Vehicles 2016 NV2500 & NV3500 Work Vans
From the outside, they looked like me and my 6' body could stand up inside of them.
That has got to be the ugliest vehicle I've ever seen...and I know ugly. I drive a Promaster.
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