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Old 12-06-2018, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default Travato 59k or travato 59g

Will be my first RV ... Just my little dog and I ... I cannot decide which I want .. love to hear from owners .. why did you pick your model and would you pick the same one if you had it to do over?? Thanks ...
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:48 PM   #2
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As a single woman who travels with a little dog... either would be fine. Each has its pros and cons, and it depends on how you will be using it... and your wants and needs.

In my last buying decision, it was between 2 attractive (to me) models and the deciding factor ending up being the galley and fridge size. My 170 had a little 3 cu ft fridge on the floor and I learned to hate it. LOL I chose the one with the 5 cf raised fridge.

I made up a spread sheet of what each model has... you should do the same... and then decide which factors are most important to you.

If possible go and hang out for awhile in each model.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:43 PM   #3
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As a single woman who travels with a little dog... either would be fine.
The high twin beds on the 59k affords the dog a great view as you zoom along.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:06 PM   #4
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Hi Flgal,

I don't own either, but a comment. Unless you have an application for the G like a bike or whatever, maybe the K makes more sense. The downside for me would be the gray tank size, but there are solutions for that.

Have fun shopping, dreaming.......

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Old 12-06-2018, 09:32 PM   #5
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Actually the reason I like the g ... Is separate areas .. with the bench set up in front with the table that can add another sleeping area and table to eat on that expands ... You could always carry a bike on outside rack.. . for me it would have e to be electric trycycle never learned to ride a 2 wheeler .. lol
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Def go with the G. You donít want to feel like your sitting in your bedroom all the time do you?
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:27 PM   #7
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I agree ... have to see them in person ... maybe should go to Tampa Rv show in Jan.
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:07 PM   #8
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Def go with the G. You donít want to feel like your sitting in your bedroom all the time do you?

You might be surprised how many of us do exactly that, very intentionally, as it can make the B more practical and easy to use. It didn't take us long to figure out the power sofa in our Roadtrek 190 was not going to be our long term choice and built a full time, very comfortable, C shaped, bed. Lounging arm pillows for reading, computer, or TV. We figured we would use the rotated front seats and fold up table for sitting and TV, but find we never do, as the bed is more comfortable and pleasant.


Of course, at least for us, the van is only really used for "living" in the evening and early morning, as the rest of the time we will be outside or going somewhere.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:40 PM   #9
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We love the openness of our K with the view from the windows and the nice rear bathroom. We can relax on the couch/beds and raise the headrest for reading or watching TV.. The G is very tight trying to get out of the driver and passenger seats to get to the main area.and feels very claustrophobic to us. We eat at the pull up table and pull out table but could always use the large table between the couches If they didn't make the K model we would not own a Travato. You really need to see them in person and spend time in each model. We all have different needs and wants. I would definitely visit the Super Show in Tampa. Many of us T owners will be meeting up there for a couple days.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:37 PM   #10
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If it’s just you and your little dog I would opt for the G, even though I went through the decision just a few months back and choose a K. The K was designed for couples/two people and is optimized for that. The G bed is a little climb up to get into but very comfortable for one - very tight for two, especially if larger people. G has more separated living sleeping areas which becomes especially nice if full timing or living in the van for long periods to break things up physically and psychologically.

The K is much more open and airy. With all the windows the outside really comes inside. It’s less claustrophobic but arguably less cozy. The K bath has more usable space and folks either love or hate the rear location (we love it). The K includes a convection/microwave so baking is possible. The G’s fridge is bigger although the K fridge is bigger than it looks because it is deep.

I am NOT a Facebook fan but join the TOWB group there. It is invaluable for info on Travatos. There is a guide there on the K vs. G which is excellent. Also, nothing like spending time hanging out in each and imagine being in them. For us that was the decider - the openers of the K trumped everything else.

Enjoy the journey.
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