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Old 12-07-2016, 02:24 AM   #1
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Can anybody provide overall feedback on the ProMaster 3500 20'9" Chassis with the 3.6l penstar gas engine? And more specifically the PW Lexor TS thsnk you, Dean
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Can anybody provide overall feedback on the ProMaster 3500 20'9" Chassis with the 3.6l penstar gas engine? And more specifically the PW Lexor TS thsnk you, Dean

Dean Rumpel ?
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No, Dean Savas not to be confused with owner of PW
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You will find many satisfied owners at promasterforum.com. We are traveling in our 136" PM DIY as I speak. 37,500 miles of pure bliss.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:12 PM   #5
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Winnebago Travato Owner here. (3500 extended Promaster, gas)

Most excellent vehicle I think I have EVER purchased. Handles like a mini van, super sharp turning radius, front wheel drive, quite ride, plenty of get up and go, excellent mileage, great visibility, excellent mirrors and back up camera, headroom for my 6'2" height, low center of gravity, great driving position (once you get used to it), wonderful cab heat and air, and don't even get me started on how much I like the Winnebago portion...

If I had to complain about anything it would be lack of tilt steering... and maybe a different nav system (so I just use google maps on phone).

Like it so much I am considering a shorter low roof model as a primary vehicle.
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:59 AM   #6
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Winnebago Travato Owner here. (3500 extended Promaster, gas)

Most excellent vehicle I think I have EVER purchased. Handles like a mini van, super sharp turning radius, front wheel drive, quite ride, plenty of get up and go, excellent mileage, great visibility, excellent mirrors and back up camera...
Any comparison with the Sprinter in windy conditions and trucks passing etc - I haven't heard much on that side of it - and don't know if the Transit and Promaster have any active control for it or if it is even an issue.
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Old 12-08-2016, 02:45 AM   #7
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I believe just the 2500 series sprinter have crosswind assist.
I also believe Promasters have crosswind assist in the 3500.
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Having just driven my new Travato in very windy conditions, there was some being blown by a sidewind, but not as bad as I thought it would be considering the flat sides. What I did notice, that was a new thing for me, was turbulence when behind a semi truck. I have owned two other full size vans, GMC Savana and Ford E350 and also have a 40' class A motorhome and havent experienced the behind the semi turbulence like this before.
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I have a 2015 PW Lexor. The ProMaster is a great vehicle. The handling for a vehicle of this size is excellent. It handles cross winds. On our first long drive we went across the Nevada and Utah flats where it was extremely windy. It was easy to drive in those conditions. Got 17-27 mpg on that trip. The 27mpg was from Reno to home which is downhill. I'm 6ft. and I am very comfortable when driving. The visibility from the front, sides, and rear is fantastic. The turning radius is excellent. I read that the turning radius is better than a Honda Accord or Civic.
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We drove 80mph with 65mph crosswind without issue outrunning an Oklahoma tornado. Electronic assist (all models) and FWD make a very stable vehicle. Passing trucks are a non-issue. Handling in general is a strong plus--judging from comments on the three forums, I'd say handling is best of the three.

I should add that my van was one of the first built, so logically vulnerable to birthing pains. A few minor issues newer ones don't have, all efficiently remedied by the dealer.
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