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Old 03-09-2019, 11:22 PM   #1
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We may want to keep our eyes open on this event. It is shaping up to be full of new introductions

RESTON, Va., Jan. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With nearly two months to go before the RV industryís first ever dealer sales and market development event called ďRVX,Ē manufacturer exhibit space is now sold out. Owned and produced by the RV Industry Association, RVX will take place March 12th - 14th at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

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WHEN: Tuesday March 12th at 4pm MDT



Thereís something else being revealed that Winnebago hasnít mentioned AT ALL ANYWHERE yet. Itís something thatís going to affect me and James and THATíS the big announcement that is coming that they wonít let me tell you about yet


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Looking forward to reports from this show. After the Roadtrek debacle, I'm ready for some good news.
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Default Winnebago and Mercedes RVX Introduction

Related to the Tuesday Winnebago announcement at RVX they have teased that it's a joint introduction with Mercedes for new Class B and Class C units, presumably on the new Mercedes V30 Sprinter chassis:
"Next week we reveal the new Class B and Class C vehicles at RVX!"

"Winnebago and Mercedes have come together to make a splash at RVX this year. On March 12, Winnebago will unveil two never-before-seen vehicles designed with the latest technology and comfort in mind. The two newest additions to the Winnebago line combine new Mercedes technology with the new heritage of innovation, leading to an unrivaled ride."
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Related to the Tuesday Winnebago announcement at RVX they have teased that it's a joint introduction with Mercedes for new Class B and Class C units, presumably on the new Mercedes V30 Sprinter chassis:
"Next week we reveal the new Class B and Class C vehicles at RVX!"

"Winnebago and Mercedes have come together to make a splash at RVX this year. On March 12, Winnebago will unveil two never-before-seen vehicles designed with the latest technology and comfort in mind. The two newest additions to the Winnebago line combine new Mercedes technology with the new heritage of innovation, leading to an unrivaled ride."
A replacement for the ERA which is shown as not being in production on the Winnebago website?
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A replacement for the ERA which is shown as not being in production on the Winnebago website?
Good catch - very very plausible.
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LTV is teasing a new Unity model on the new Sprinter to be debuted at the show. I suspect that this is the one that the Wendlands will drive off in...
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LTV is teasing a new Unity model on the new Sprinter to be debuted at the show. I suspect that this is the one that the Wendlands will drive off in...
Yes, I think he will be taking it after the show, at least he said he was going to be getting an LTV on the new model Sprinter after he returns the Wonder at the show...
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LTV is teasing a new Unity model on the new Sprinter to be debuted at the show. I suspect that this is the one that the Wendlands will drive off in...
Gosh, seems like the last time the wendlands did that, the rv was Not ready for prime time.

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Default LTV - No Compressor Fridge

It appears based on the external LTV pictures, they will not be moving to compressor-only fridges.

Is the general consensus that LP fridges will be with us for a much longer time?
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It appears based on the external LTV pictures, they will not be moving to compressor-only fridges.

Is the general consensus that LP fridges will be with us for a much longer time?

I don't think that the gas frigs will go away, but they will get to be more niche like compressor frigs were for quite a while.


The compressor frig, inductive cooktop, electric water heater, and other high energy use things will likely stay popular, but I would also expect a there will be a "backlash" market of low electricity use vans near the lower end, but with small lithium packs, solar, and a moderate to small sized engine generator. LP for cooking, heating, water heating, frig,no generator. Biggest power use likley being device charging type stuff. Such a van could be very reliable, light, and able to stay off grid a long time without engine running or genny. We see that now in older vans that use tiny amounts of power daily and can easily survive on a couple of batteries and solar.


A basic, low option, Promaster built this way could be very reasonably priced but still have very good reliability and off grid use.
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Gosh, seems like the last time the wendlands did that, the rv was Not ready for prime time.

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How so, they have been pretty positive about the LTV Wonder that they have been using...

Or do you mean the last Roadtrek they had? They had a pretty standard Roadtrek as the last one they had and no real issues with it as I recall.

Some of the earlier Roadtreks they had with lots of prototype electrical stuff were not too reliable it seems, which wasnít something they talked about at the time...
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It appears based on the external LTV pictures, they will not be moving to compressor-only fridges.

Is the general consensus that LP fridges will be with us for a much longer time?
LTV keeps their units pretty low tech in order to make them more trouble free and with limited battery and solar they will stick with the propane refrigerators to allow reasonable boondocking time. Small inverters and small battery banks result in running the generator more often to use the AC and microwave. Many of their customers probably go from RV park to RV park and plug in most of the time. As I understand it, LTV doesnít even install AGM batteries, they still use wet cell which seems counterintuitive with making them trouble free. Adding water to the wet cells would seem to be adding to the hassle of owning the RV rather than making it easy to use.
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LTV keeps their units pretty low tech in order to make them more trouble free and with limited battery and solar they will stick with the propane refrigerators to allow reasonable boondocking time. Small inverters and small battery banks result in running the generator more often to use the AC and microwave. Many of their customers probably go from RV park to RV park and plug in most of the time. As I understand it, LTV doesnít even install AGM batteries, they still use wet cell which seems counterintuitive with making them trouble free. Adding water to the wet cells would seem to be adding to the hassle of owning the RV rather than making it easy to use.
I suspect we may see a new Class B+ from Winnebago this week. This is a great time for those looking for a next generation Sprinter RV.

Competition is always a good thing.
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I just saw a youtube of the new Unity corner bed model and it had a compressor fridge in it...and Dean made a comment that it was a test model.
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How so, they have been pretty positive about the LTV Wonder that they have been using...

Or do you mean the last Roadtrek they had? They had a pretty standard Roadtrek as the last one they had and no real issues with it as I recall.

Some of the earlier Roadtreks they had with lots of prototype electrical stuff were not too reliable it seems, which wasnít something they talked about at the time...
Feeling lazy here, so not trying to find the source. I was thinking they meant etrek concerning not ready for prime time.
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The competition is not standing still and the Boldt will be a nice replacement for the ERA lineup.
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Looks like Lichtsinn's is getting ready to show the Boldt when allowed: https://www.lichtsinn.com/winnebago/winnebago-boldt (link doesn't work yet)

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Boldt: Designed for the nomadic spirit of camper van buyers, the Boldt is a 4-season coach intended for real world use – from exploring urban areas to nature’s hidden gems. Its extensive insulation, and cabinet construction combine to create a quiet and comfortable camper van. The Pure3 Advanced Energy system eliminates the traditional RV generator and gives owners the ability to power through the night without the use of shore power.



“The Boldt perfectly balances between sophistication and practicality,” said Product Manager Russ Garfin. “Our latest introduction to the B-van lineup is a quiet, comfortable camper van that can thrive in nearly any environment.”



The Boldt offers two floorplans, the 70KL and 70BL and is built on the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis which features a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine, blind spot monitoring, active brake assist, rain sensor and auto-high beam assist.



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With new upscale details throughout, the No. 1 selling Class C diesel in North America offers the freedom to live large in a compact coach. Combining freedom with comfort, the View has been completely redesigned inside and out for an unparalleled C-class experience and features the all-new SuperShell Sleeper Deck that provides premium thermal and acoustic insulation, advanced Mercedes technology, new and upscale residential amenities, and numerous features to extend off-grid capability with industry leading holding tanks, standard 200-watt solar and a 2,000-watt inverter. The interior is filled with upscale interior and residential amenities - such as the innovative hybrid cooktop, lighted galley drawers and industry-leading sprung cushion dinette and sofa seats.



The View 24J and 24D will be on display at RVX. Both will showcase new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis features such as brake assist, lane keeping assist, LED headlights and adaptive cruise control.
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The Boldt B layout might be similar to a Revel with north south beds, larger cargo area, bigger fridge, and microwave. The Fit Rv's next class B?
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