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Old 01-09-2017, 03:30 AM   #61
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We absolutely love our Promaster XL Flex that we took delivery of last October. Over 7000 miles so far, boondocking essentially every night. No issues whatsoever. Beautiful quality finish out. Really like the Truma AquaGo Comfort Plus tankless/instant hot water heater (hot water in seconds), the toasty Webasto furnace, the spacious wet bath, the two refrigerators, 2000 watt inverter (runs microwave, Vitamix, toaster and hair dryer), side and rear screens, awning windows with built in blackout and mosquito screens, 4 solar panels, and especially the below the bed garage with room for 4 bikes inside. Top notch company.
And all of that for a reasonable price compared to other manufacturers. The lead time was too long for us and the US purchase is more complicated than other dealer based vans. More like a custom shop where US buyers need to provide the van. However depending on your point of view that could be a plus. For us the issue was the long lead time.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:46 AM   #62
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What did you end up getting?

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And all of that for a reasonable price compared to other manufacturers. The lead time was too long for us and the US purchase is more complicated than other dealer based vans. More like a custom shop where US buyers need to provide the van. However depending on your point of view that could be a plus. For us the issue was the long lead time.
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What did you end up getting?
This is our first RV, so we seriously looked at several options including:
- Safari condo
- Van specialties
- Morehead Designs
- Townsend Travel Trailers - They do custom sprinters
- Sportsmobile
- PleasureWay
- Winnebago
- Roadtrek
- Hymer

We got quotes and timelines from all the custom outfits and Safari Condo, but the timelines were too long for our requirements (12-14 Months), and the custom shops the warranty work typically required bringing it back to them and only lasted a year. We haven't ordered yet (ordering the end of January) but decided on a RoadTrek SS Agile with:

- AGM batteries
- No volt start
- Alde diesel heat
- Induction cook top
- Underhood generator (e.g. large 3nd alternator)

We have some remaining details to work out before placing the order but we are super excited to hopefully have our van around April/May. Good luck with your search.
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Very exciting. It sounds like your decision has been well thought out. We researched vans for about 18 months before finally making it to Quebec to see the XL Flex. The indoor bicycle storage was what initially attracted us, but it also satisfied everything else we wanted in our van. Happy travels.

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This is our first RV, so we seriously looked at several options including:
- Safari condo
- Van specialties
- Morehead Designs
- Townsend Travel Trailers - They do custom sprinters
- Sportsmobile
- PleasureWay
- Winnebago
- Roadtrek
- Hymer

We got quotes and timelines from all the custom outfits and Safari Condo, but the timelines were too long for our requirements (12-14 Months), and the custom shops the warranty work typically required bringing it back to them and only lasted a year. We haven't ordered yet (ordering the end of January) but decided on a RoadTrek SS Agile with:

- AGM batteries
- No volt start
- Alde diesel heat
- Induction cook top
- Underhood generator (e.g. large 3nd alternator)

We have some remaining details to work out before placing the order but we are super excited to hopefully have our van around April/May. Good luck with your search.
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:32 PM   #65
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I guess I'll keep this thread alive... I recently ordered a Safari Condo Flex for the PM. Thanks everyone for the detailed reviews and pics and that was crucial in deciding to go with them.

Delivery not until mid August, so about 15 month delay including 3 months for the conversion; living in the USA we must deliver the PM to them before mid May.
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I guess I'll keep this thread alive... I recently ordered a Safari Condo Flex for the PM. Thanks everyone for the detailed reviews and pics and that was crucial in deciding to go with them.

Delivery not until mid August, so about 15 month delay including 3 months for the conversion; living in the USA we must deliver the PM to them before mid May.
Congrats! Make sure to post when you get it.
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Hello GeorgeB, do you have an update on that ? Just got a new Sprinter XL Flex from Safari Condo, incredible machine. They modified it so I can drive and sleep with wife and my 3 kids. There is a bench under the motorized bed (like the one in the XL Plus) to sit/sleep 2 more people. The only thing that is missing to be perfect is an underhood generator !
Family of 4 in the market love safari condo... pls advise. Thx
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Hello All, If there's a better place for me to post these questions, let me know. We're in the process of ordering a Safari Condo Promaster MX to replace our beloved but aging 1997 VW Eurovan.

We'll have the double (7cf) refrigerator and do mostly dry camping. Two solar panels (190 watts) or three (285 watts)? We'll have propane for the stove and instant hot water heater.

Those of you who already have one, are there options you wish you had considered? Is the standard 7950 BTU heater adequate? How do you like heating with gasoline?

Thanks for any thoughts. Exceited about the MX, as it seems the perfect update for the Eurovan.
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Hello Tonik

I got a Sprinter XL Flex with two refrigirators, when we dry camp the two fridges and the fantastic fan take 20 to 30% of the two 190 amp 6V battery depending the outside temperature and the tempreature of the fridge (4/8 is good, 5/8 is better keeping food frozen in the freezer) each night

With 390 watts of solar at full sun I'm able to get back 100% of my battery normally near noon. In a half shady spot it goes to 2 oclock to get batteries full charge. So if you plan to use the two fridge I think 3 solar pannel is the way to go. I also got the diesel heater, it is working perfectly, it do the job flawlesly.

We took the pure sine inverter 2000 watts, It works well and help us to do terrific latte in the morning !

Safari makes great van, we totally love ours.
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Thanks! The 2000W inverter isn't an option on the MX. Just 1500W. Other than your fridges and the fan, do you use a lot of electricity? In the Eurovan, our only current uses are the Norcold fridge (running on propane), the sink pump, the LPG alarm, and, of course, charging phone and camera batteries.
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