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Old 10-10-2017, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default Maxvan Mini rv-something new

It is very unique with some interesting features. Canít find any pricing info yet but they say in the video it is much less than traditional class bís. While not for everyone it is an interesting concept.
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I found pricing info on the their website: MaxVan

It's impressive that they are fully NHTSA tested. They say they use weight saving technologies so I be curious to know how much they weigh. It would depend on the options chosen. I could see having a lighter weight small RV to pull behind a larger motorhome.
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It is a unique market entry but they would be doing themselves a favor by addressing its upfit potential, especially for solar. It's obviously targeted at a younger market segment and the young are increasingly clamoring for off-grid capability. I sent them an email communicating this to them.
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Intriguing.

Dimensionally, this looks the same as the B+ units in Europe that are only as wide as the van body. Here, since they are using a minivan as a base, the body looks to extend out farther.

Looks spartan. I'm not keen on the "throne" sitting out in the open. I'd like to see an enclosed wet bath with a swivel head commode.

I'd prefer this to be on a Toyota pickup chassis though. Tougher, higher payload, and you'd have a 4x4 option.
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Intriguing.

Looks spartan. I'm not keen on the "throne" sitting out in the open.
Chicken....
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Chicken....
He's just shy... LOL

I wish it was on a Toyota Sienna... but reading around, it appears that they also do other vans... they refer to "donor vans."

Did you check out the crash test photos?

I was hoping that it would fit in a garage... but it is 95 inches...

My first thought was also... where's the solar panel? a 110 only fridge?? What about when you are driving?

I might have to give them a call and see how flexible they are.
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He's just shy... LOL

I wish it was on a Toyota Sienna... but reading around, it appears that they also do other vans... they refer to "donor vans."

Did you check out the crash test photos?

I was hoping that it would fit in a garage... but it is 95 inches...

My first thought was also... where's the solar panel? a 110 only fridge?? What about when you are driving?

I might have to give them a call and see how flexible they are.
The website says the fridge is 12V.
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Interesting, I like:
1. Simple and Spartan
2. Not much room taken for shower
3. Cassette
4. Seem well made

Would have issues:
1. Chrysler minivan
2. Lack of rotating front seats, the whole front become useless with bed in place
3. Low road clearance

Nice to see that marine water heaters are gaining popularity.

Could not see prices.
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He's just shy... LOL

I wish it was on a Toyota Sienna... but reading around, it appears that they also do other vans... they refer to "donor vans."

Did you check out the crash test photos?

I was hoping that it would fit in a garage... but it is 95 inches...

My first thought was also... where's the solar panel? a 110 only fridge?? What about when you are driving?

I might have to give them a call and see how flexible they are.
They only do the Chrysler and the VW that is built by Chrysler and rebadged.
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I saw one at the Atlanta RV show last week. It was built very well.. They are very flexible on the design and prefer donor vans of all kinds. Their history is making handicapped vans that get customized all the time to fit the buyers needs.
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