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Old 10-27-2014, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default The RV Factory / Avion Sprinter Class B

https://thervfactory.com/
http://www.avionvans.com/

Anyone know anything about this company?
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:29 PM   #2
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I moved this to the General Forum. I'll relist them under Manufacturers & Models ( http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=11 ) when we know a bit more about them.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:44 PM   #3
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Video:

[youtube:4gdtyv3y]ehmPHuk8mIk[/youtube:4gdtyv3y]

For Class B info you only need to watch the first minute of the video. The rest of the video is about the toy-hauler.
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Factory direct sales? Taking a page out of Tesla's marketing playbook.
Are there still lawsuits by dealers, and States that refuse to allow Tesla to market their vehicles? I kinda lost track (and interest, since I'll never be able to afford one).
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:59 AM   #5
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Yes, there are a few states that deny Tesla direct sales. Michigan just passed a law this week to that effect. I'm not sure how that works. Does it prevent Tesla from having their own show rooms in Michigan? I don't know how they could prevent someone from driving down to Indianapolis and buying a Tesla. There is a show room there.

Advanced RV is also a factory direct sales RV company. They don't have any dealers.
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It probably blocks any vehicle sales except through a registered dealer network. So no factory direct sales, or Tesla showrooms. And I don't see any reason a buyer can't simply go to a free enterprise state and buy one, if they wish. It's a protectionist attitude, and a bit silly, imho. I can't believe dealers care that much about a small volume product like Tesla. Any more than an RV dealer might care about Advanced RV selling factory direct. They're both low volume, niche products. States passing laws to protect dealers are bending to the pressure being placed on them by political powers behind the scenes, I'd wager.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:05 PM   #7
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Avion Azur Class B Motorhome RV on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter Chassis

[youtube:2b26c51t]X_dbsjiyJME[/youtube:2b26c51t]
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Interesting rear area. Like the underbed storage, but it looks like if more than one person wants to watch TV the bed would need to be made and sit on it, or watch from the front?
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How many times did he say " We don't cheap out like other manufacturers " ?Classy. Not !
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:50 AM   #10
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Lots of options at the rear of the van in the Azur





The cabinet handles will be good for anyone who has trouble gripping small cabinet pulls.



Rear storage

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Thanks for posting this. What I don't understand is the floor plan diagrams. The top three show the closet and galley in one position. The bottom two show the closet and galley moved forward a bit to allow for the longer bed. The bottom two also don't show a refrigerator or microwave and they have one less seat. They're all labeled as the same model in different "modes." Are these two separate versions or do they have a movable galley and closet with a removable seat and removable appliances? I double-checked their web site to make sure that I wasn't seeing things and they show the same diagrams.
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I don't know. It does look like two models - a three seat and a four seat.
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