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Old 11-26-2014, 12:08 AM   #1
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What about carrying capacity? No information on PWs website....
The GVWR of a Promaster is 9,350 lbs. vs. 10,360 for a Ford Transit and 11.030 lbs for a Sprinter. They are all expected to carry a couple of people, baggage, toys, water, waste, and similar appliances and equipment. You can do the math. The main differences would have to be tank capacities as few other things could be sacrificed.
Our fully loaded Safari Condo ProMaster (Fuel + 25 GAL water) was at 8531 lbs out of the max GVWR 9350 lbs
Very easy to load it up with the giant storage area under the FLEX bed with an electric lift at the back.



The ProMaster is a great, fun to drive van. Time will tell if it is reliable. Ours was built by Safari Condo in Quebec, Canada.
http://www.safaricondo.com/en/motorises_Promaster_FLEX

See our complete album at http://centrelab.smugmug.com/PERSO-G...docom/n-MNSpq/




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Old 11-26-2014, 02:19 PM   #2
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The ProMaster is a great, fun to drive van. Time will tell if it is reliable. Ours was built by Safari Condo in Quebec, Canada.
GeorgeB, thanks for posting - I'm somewhat fascinated by this particular van, because it does some unique things we need. We could carry both full-sized mountain bikes and 2 folding kayaks under the big bed, and I like the large window opening area (as opposed to the smaller opening panes on most Sprinter Class Bs.)

A few questions:
- Is that 2 person bench seat comfortable as a living/dining room?
- Do you have enough wardrobe space?
- Any problems running the 2 refrigerators on battery/solar? And do you hear them run?

Thanks, and apologies for the slight thread hijack.
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:27 PM   #3
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I split the posts from the Pleasure Way Promaster into a new Safari Condo Ram ProMaster topic.
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I split the posts from the Pleasure Way Promaster into a new Safari Condo Ram ProMaster topic.
Much appreciated - thanks!

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Old 11-26-2014, 08:25 PM   #5
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Markopolo's back in the nick of time. Thanks for posting the Condo pics for us George B.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:30 PM   #6
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Wow! Just briefly looked through your album. Lots there.
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:09 PM   #7
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The ProMaster is a great, fun to drive van. Time will tell if it is reliable. Ours was built by Safari Condo in Quebec, Canada.
GeorgeB, thanks for posting - I'm somewhat fascinated by this particular van, because it does some unique things we need. We could carry both full-sized mountain bikes and 2 folding kayaks under the big bed, and I like the large window opening area (as opposed to the smaller opening panes on most Sprinter Class Bs.)

A few questions:
- Is that 2 person bench seat comfortable as a living/dining room?
- Do you have enough wardrobe space?
- Any problems running the 2 refrigerators on battery/solar? And do you hear them run?

Thanks, and apologies for the slight thread hijack.
Tom
Thanks for the hijack mutcth.
- Is that 2 person bench seat comfortable as a living/dining room? _ Yes definitely, but the best seats in the house are the swivel cab seats, and the bench seats serves as a feet up "pouf",when we are only two, but the area is perfect for entertaining friends with the sliding door open (and the mosquito folding screen closed if necessary)
-- Do you have enough wardrobe space? _ There is a small but functional wardrobe near the bed, but we use the storage space over the cab to store our clothes in soft bags.
- Any problems running the 2 refrigerators on battery/solar? And do you hear them run? _ Nope, both are running fine with the 400W solar panels and are very quiet. I can leave the van in the same spot for weeks, running the two fridges, without shore power, as long as it's an open area. These fridges are very efficient for boondocking, because the small one near the sliding door is often opened (for drinks), but the bigger one for food at the back stays closed most of the time.

We carry the bikes inside under the bed, when needed (when parking in urban area), but most of the time on the exterior Thule rack. It's quicker to grab them.

The small wardrobe

The entertaining area /front dinette

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Markopolo's back in the nick of time. Thanks for posting the Condo pics for us George B.
My pleasure to share our experience.

There's another Campervan Bliss album of our summer outings
http://centrelab.smugmug.com/PERSO-GL/C ... S/n-hzQ76/


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Neat! Thanks for the answers to my questions. I see that Safari Condo is working on a Sprinter-based Flex model as well.
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Neat! Thanks for the answers to my questions. I see that Safari Condo is working on a Sprinter-based Flex model as well.
Yes same proven layout as the ProMaster Flex. Same Flexibility with the electric lifted, outrageously comfortable queen-size bed.
Costlier van and longer vehicle by 2'. For us, living in a city, the Promaster 20'10" length is perfect.

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