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Old 10-26-2006, 01:37 AM   #1
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Great West Vans Conversions Inc.
329 Parkdale Rd.
St. Andrews, MB Canada R1A 3N9

Ph: 204-338-9303
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:30 PM   #2
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Models:

Great West Classic
Great West Classic Supreme
Great West Legend
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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Current lineup:

Great West Sprinter Legend (Mercedes Benz 3500 van turbo diesel)
Great West Titan Wide Body (Chevrolet 3500 Express cutaway chassis V8 gas or diesel)
Great West Ford Classic (Ford E350 van V8 or V10 gas)

Their latest brochure doesn't show a Classic Supreme.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:03 AM   #4
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I just traded in my 2005 Pleasure-Way Plateau for this 2011 Great West Van Legend.

View of the B still on the converter's assembly line in St. Andrews (Winnipeg) Manitoba.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:31 PM   #5
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Here is an informative interview about Great West Vans with Michael Ellis, the General Manager of GWV at an RV show.

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Old 10-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #6
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Current info (Sept 2012):

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Our three models are Legend, Legend SE and Legend EX. We are no longer making the Ford Classic and Chevy Titan. We know that there is a demand for wide-body models such as the Titan and it is something we will re-visit in the future.

Highlights on each are as follows:

Legend
5.0 cubic foot fridge with freezer and top mount controls
16,000 btu furnace with electronic ignition
Available 2.5kw generator ready electrical system with interior start switch panel
Available 2000W Inverter 12V to 120V (includes 2 – 6v volt AGM batteries, pure sine wave)
Convection microwave oven
Built-in coffee maker
Laminate ‘hardwood’ floors and premium carpeting
Solid wood cabinets
Avonite countertops


Legend SE - new model for 2013
6.0 cubic foot fridge
Espar hydronic Coolant heating system
85 watt solar panels with control panel
Available 11,000 btu roof air-conditioner with heat strip
Available 2.5kw generator ready electrical system with interior start switch panel
Available 2000W Inverter 12V to 120V (includes 2 – 6v volt AGM batteries, pure sine wave)
Convection microwave oven
Built-in coffee maker
Laminate ‘hardwood’ floors and premium carpeting
Solid wood cabinets
Avonite countertops


Legend EX
6.0 cubic foot fridge
Espar hydronic Coolant heating system
85 watt solar panels with control panel
15000 btu roof air-conditioner with heat strip
Available 3.6kw Onan propane generator
Available 2000W Inverter 12V to 120V (includes 2 – 6v volt AGM batteries, pure sine wave)
Convection microwave oven
Built-in coffee maker
Laminate ‘hardwood’ floors and premium carpeting
Solid wood cabinets
Avonite countertops

These are some of the features on each model, I have attached a spec sheet that tells you the rest of the standard features and all of the available options as well.

**New in 2013

Mobility Package that includes a Wheelchair Lift, Extra Grab Handles and a Wheelchair tie-down.
New interior color schemes, Modern, Casual and Traditional. They can be viewed on our website.

We have also posted a photo gallery on our website featuring interior, exterior and mechanical highlights. We are always adding to it so it stays current.

http://www.greatwestvans.com
Specification sheet for 2013 models:
http://www.greatwestvans.com/wp-content ... -Sheet.pdf
Brochure:
http://www.greatwestvans.com/wp-content ... ochure.pdf
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:06 PM   #7
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Here are some photos I took of a 2014 Great West Van Legend EX at the Minneapolis RV Show. There are not a lot of changes from my 2011 Legend. They have done away with the sliding lavatory. You'll see one photo of the pair of bathroom doors. One I opened up to show how the doors can be arranged to block off the aisle to create a large bathroom area when taking a shower. Most differences are minor.

Great West Van Legend EX

This is the 24 foot long model. They use the same tri-fold electric bed but since there is more depth in the back they added some ottomans to make the bed longer, much longer.
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Thanks for the photos, Dave.

Now that you have seen one in person, what is your current opinion on the location of the bathroom sink? It certainly looks "wrong", but given the scale of the space, I wonder if it really matters much in practice.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:18 AM   #9
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In my mind it is there to wash your hands, maybe brush your teeth, but not much more. It's reachable but barely because you do have to bend way over more than you would normally. Advanced RV has about the same size bathroom but they moved the toilet to the opposite wall. This to me was a stopgap solution to get rid of the sliding lav but not change the plumbing.

There are some Bs that don't have a lav and people say it is just as easy to use the kitchen counter sink. My wife will never agree to that for sanitary reasons.
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Current models include:

Legend - Mercedes Sprinter
Legend SE - Mercedes Sprinter
Legend EX - Mercedes Sprinter
Classic - Ram ProMaster

Moved from Canada in 2014 to Winfield, Alabama in the US.
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I recently purchased a 1995 Great West camper van with the Chev 30 chassis. It is a WDB1900 and I am hoping someone can help me locate an owner's manual for it or at least share some information on this model. Thanks.
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i just recently bought a 94. there is a post on this forum that gives a manual for a 2014 which i down loaded and printed. i am hoping it is generic.
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Hello, I’m a uk owner of a great west van classic supreme,2001
I have recently encountered a problem with this van and hope some of you guys can help.
Sometimes when i put key in ignition the petrol gauge will not move and show empty (even though the tank is full) then the van wont start, but when i jiggle around with the wiring loom, and the 3 connectors going into the ECU unit, then it would show petrol and the van would start, but then while driving it could just stop at traffic lights and cut out. Then I could also have a management light on with “no oil pressure” which i ignored as false reading. Ive also have a code “no bus” coming up, nothing has helped, ive been to 3 mechanics in uk, who are just taking my money, then telling me its fixed, and its clearly not.
I was advised to send the ECU to a company that bench tests them, i was happy that finally i will find out one way or another what is wrong.
Sadly today they called me and said they are not able to bench test it, as its not a unit that they understand, so basically, I’m more money adrift and the unit is being sent back to me, so I’m back to square one, they today as its American, they cant help. So now my lovely Great west van, is going nowhere. Can anybody help??? I know you cans open these units up and repair , but I haven’t a clue about that...
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If you are a member of Facebook, you might try looking for pages with US owners of classic roadtreks... which were also based on the Dodge platform.

The original owner of your van used to be over on RV Net... not that he likely knows much about this fix either. I remember him because we owned the same rig at the same time... which is a pretty rare model, even over here.

But there are dozens of old Dodge vans still on the road. Roadtrek, Pleasureway, and Great West all used them. Try googling for forums online about them.
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Hello, I’m a uk owner of a great west van classic supreme,2001
I have recently encountered a problem with this van and hope some of you guys can help.
Sometimes when i put key in ignition the petrol gauge will not move and show empty (even though the tank is full) then the van wont start, but when i jiggle around with the wiring loom, and the 3 connectors going into the ECU unit, then it would show petrol and the van would start, but then while driving it could just stop at traffic lights and cut out. Then I could also have a management light on with “no oil pressure” which i ignored as false reading. Ive also have a code “no bus” coming up, nothing has helped, ive been to 3 mechanics in uk, who are just taking my money, then telling me its fixed, and its clearly not.
I was advised to send the ECU to a company that bench tests them, i was happy that finally i will find out one way or another what is wrong.
Sadly today they called me and said they are not able to bench test it, as its not a unit that they understand, so basically, I’m more money adrift and the unit is being sent back to me, so I’m back to square one, they today as its American, they cant help. So now my lovely Great west van, is going nowhere. Can anybody help??? I know you cans open these units up and repair , but I haven’t a clue about that...
Had similar problems with 2002 Dodge van, had to buy new ECM, about 500 us. Good luck, 99 greatwest classic supreme.
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