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Old 07-14-2017, 03:51 PM   #1
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Hymer has published specs for the Banff model in their Carado series, a two-person design based on the 20ft Promaster 2500 chassis:

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A few highlighted specs:
Rear bath / convertible dinette design
76" long dinette seating converts to 74x76 double or 27x76 single beds
Galley aft of drivers seat
Macerating toilet with 23.1 gal black/gray holding tank
17.6 gal fresh water tank, fold-down sink
2000 watt inverter, microwave, and single AGM battery standard
Optional 200 lithium battery and underhood generator
200 watt solar optional
TV optional
Manual awning
OCCC - 1198lbs
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Odd that the twin beds are narrower (27" v 30") than in the travato 59K. In the K, the bed platforms overhang the compartments underneath. The travato isle seems wide enough, and there is lots of room to hang shoes.
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wow. I find the Travato beds to be marginal on width. Can't imagine going any narrower.
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A canvas army cot is typically 26".
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Maybe shorter so they are more comfortable as seats?
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You think those beds are narrow?
Try the Coachmen Crossfit

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And, of course, this is the Sunlight van 100 sold only by Camping World in the US.
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If you are interested in something "K like", then check out this unit. A bit longer than a K, but the same floor plan basically. Much higher quality (well from the pics anyways) than the Sunlight.

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May as well get a 59K with those prices. Probably be cheaper.
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Hymer has published specs for the Banff model in their Carado series, a two-person design based on the 20ft Promaster 2500 chassis:

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A few highlighted specs:
Rear bath / convertible dinette design
76" long dinette seating converts to 74x76 double or 27x76 single beds
Galley aft of drivers seat
Macerating toilet with 23.1 gal black/gray holding tank
17.6 gal fresh water tank, fold-down sink
2000 watt inverter, microwave, and single AGM battery standard
Optional 200 lithium battery and underhood generator
200 watt solar optional
TV optional
Manual awning
OCCC - 1198lbs
Thanks for posting these specs.
I saw the Axion, and it is indeed too small.

On paper, from the floorplan and the specs, Banff looks perfect to me.
But given the terrible quality of the Sunlight - I have lost a little faith in Hymer. Maybe they have learned from their lessons. Maybe not.
Has anybody checked it out?
Particularly the bath, toilet, and insulation?

But the Winnebago Travato is a *big* question mark for me.
It has a very glossy finish, and the kitchen is obviously marketed towards women. But when it comes to "engineering" and manufacturing quality - I am scared. The 1-year warranty was a start. Saw a few Travato 59Ks at See Grins in Gilroy, CA. Screendoor and the bathroom door were off the track, the rubber insulation around the windows was beginning to peel...
And the big turn-off for me was the separate generator. Heavy, loud and requiring separate maintenance, it is a non-starter.

So, if the budget was not an option, what would be a better option?
- Roadtrek Zion
- Carado Banff

Since I am no expert, I will await some advice from those who have owned a class B
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