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Old 10-08-2018, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Alternatives to Aktiv Cassette Toilet?

We are beginning our process of shopping for our first Class B and really like the quality and layout of the Aktiv....but definitely not the Cassette. Has anyone explored options? Hymer redirected us to Roadtrek but we really need a lounge up front and garage. if a custom / sports mobile route is the only option, would love to hear feedback as well please.

Note: We are boaters who have lived with an 11 gal blackwater tank. The limited 4.5 gal plus the weight of the cassette just won't work for us.
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I have a MB Sprinter chassis, 2015 ERA 70A. The Blk tank is 8 gallons. We can go 3 days before a dump is needed. The class B has less volume space below the floor. The ERA "A" model fits our roadlife perfectly. No slideouts always set up to use the galley or the queen bed. We spent 29 days freestyle in the Fla keys. Just feet from the water!
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:21 PM   #3
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You could look at these floorplans:

https://safaricondo.com/en/motorises...-xl21-xl-flex/

https://winnebagoind.com/products/cl...ato/floorplans
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I was in the same situation. We need second row seats for the daughter. I know she could sit on a rear sofa but it's not the same. Plus my wife loves the table so she could work on her laptop while traveling. The problem is that the AKTIV has shoulder belts but a cassette toilet. The Travato G does not have shoulder belts.

We ended up ordering a Transit, because most conversion shops will not add forward seating in a Promaster (liability issues), and our conversion shop starts building next month.
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Thanks, this is helpful. Any idea if the Flex available in the US?
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Probably best to call them. There was some discussion of wait lists a while ago.


Their website says:

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Conversion sold in USA directly from the factory

Starting from $ 107,019 CAD
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Thanks, this is helpful. Any idea if the Flex available in the US?
We have one. Was a 13 month wait 3 years ago. Worth it. Perfect B for us.
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Thanks, this is helpful. Any idea if the Flex available in the US?
If you're talking about the Safari Condo, last I knew, they don't order any U.S. vans to convert. Therefore if you live in the U.S. you have to buy the empty van in the U.S. to their specs, take it to Quebec, leave it while they convert it, and go up to pick it up.
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If you're talking about the Safari Condo, last I knew, they don't order any U.S. vans to convert. Therefore if you live in the U.S. you have to buy the empty van in the U.S. to their specs, take it to Quebec, leave it while they convert it, and go up to pick it up.
That's exactly the process. You can have the empty van delivered directly from the factory (in our case RAM) to Vermont...so only a 4 hour drive to factory.
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Jon,

How much does the Van conversion cost on the Transit from the Attached Thumbnails at Sportmobile? Why you choose the Ford Transit over the Sprinter?

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