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. . . we already have a year's backlog of these sold so
everybody's telling us you know hey your backlog so long
and everything but you know if you have a really good product
and we have extremely good craftsmens, plumbers, electricians, upholsterers,
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Interesting comment starting at 18:40 about Van Motorhomes versus Van Campers.
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Surprised that they let her wear sandals. Most factories require closed toe shoes.

Fascinating video...
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Interesting comment starting at 18:40 about Van Motorhomes versus Van Campers.
My favorite term for "Van Motorhome" is "Touring Coach". I honestly believe that if the industry were to consistently adopt this term, B-vans would be a lot more popular. I believe that a great many people who would otherwise be attracted to these vehicles are turned off both by "B-van" (which evokes "...living in a van down by the river") and "Motorhome" (which evokes National Lampoon Christmas Vacation). "Touring Coach" OTOH evokes celebrity and the lure of the open road.
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My favorite term for "Van Motorhome" is "Touring Coach". I honestly believe that if the industry were to consistently adopt this term, B-vans would be a lot more popular. I believe that a great many people who would otherwise be attracted to these vehicles are turned off both by "B-van" (which evokes "...living in a van down by the river") and "Motorhome" (which evokes National Lampoon Christmas Vacation). "Touring Coach" OTOH evokes celebrity and the lure of the open road.
Tend to agree except for 'a lot more popular', but you made the point and I agree. Example: Honda Accord Touring works better than lx, ex, etc.

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It is interesting how they convert a cutaway chassis back to a "van".

What would you call that?

-- It is a Class C that looks like a Class B
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It is interesting how they convert a cutaway chassis back to a "van".

What would you call that?

-- It is a Class C that looks like a Class B
I would all it a Class C-
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My favorite term for "Van Motorhome" is "Touring Coach". I honestly believe that if the industry were to consistently adopt this term, B-vans would be a lot more popular. I believe that a great many people who would otherwise be attracted to these vehicles are turned off both by "B-van" (which evokes "...living in a van down by the river") and "Motorhome" (which evokes National Lampoon Christmas Vacation). "Touring Coach" OTOH evokes celebrity and the lure of the open road.
I believe there are 2 distinct populations of B-class users, one focused on camping and the other one on touring/cruising but we have only one name Ė B-class. I am in the camping crowd so for me the sales speech by the Airstream sales lady to take the van for a spin to Seattle didnít work, in fact we found it ridiculous.

This forum exposes with a lot of topics what seems to be 180 degree opposed views, where in fact these could be perspectives of these 2 different populations.

The shower question on the Sportsmobile video shows the difference, being in the Camper Van group we donít need an inside shower, especially in a less than 20í camper. But I understand that Touring Coach group would prefer a shower.
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The shower question on the Sportsmobile video shows the difference, being in the Camper Van group we don’t need an inside shower, especially in a less than 20’ camper. But I understand that Touring Coach group would prefer a shower.
Funny how when I got my 20 ft van converted into pass van/camper that we thought we would use for camping mostly. No shower. Just a privacy door for the cassette and cold water to the sink......But we seem to do more Touring in the coach so for the second conversion I'm adding hot water and a shower. I don't know why the shower. Maybe to make our Touring coach seem more upscale.
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