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Old 08-26-2018, 09:13 PM   #1
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I'm trying to decide between the G and the GL; understand, please, this would be the very first RV for me. I'm wondering if the GL is a bit overboard for weekend excursions. Any thoughts?
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I'm trying to decide between the G and the GL; understand, please, this would be the very first RV for me. I'm wondering if the GL is a bit overboard for weekend excursions. Any thoughts?
I think it largely depends on where you spend that weekend. If some of the weekend is in an RV park, the GL option isn't necessary. But if you spend that same weekend in the boonies off the grid, IMO the GL option turns into a blessing.
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If all it's being used for is weekends or short outings in campgrounds with hookups, the L is WAY overkill.
Now if you are going to spend several days without hookups, the L is the way to go if the money is right for you....
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I'm trying to decide between the G and the GL; understand, please, this would be the very first RV for me. I'm wondering if the GL is a bit overboard for weekend excursions. Any thoughts?
Read this thread, it may help you decide. I wouldn't let the poster's problems with his GL stop you from making the same purchase, so long as you go into it knowing there are usually "growing pains" to go along with the benefits of new technology.

http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f2...o-gl-8110.html
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You are going to pay $22,000+ more for an L. It is primarily about air conditioning. Otherwise, multiple days boondocking applications without air conditioning are very doable without paying the 22K

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if your getting hook ups all the time- G is fine.

However i will tell you even in what seems nice weather outside the van can be a hot house.

If you plan not always hookups get the L
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If you leave pets in the van during the summer while you go hiking/touring/shopping/etc and want to run the roof A/C without running the generator, then the GL/TL is the best choice. If you don't mind running the super loud generator, the save the money and go without the L.

I bought my 59T just before I heard about the L option. I would have gone with the L for the advantage of not having the generator. The generator is very loud and is heavy. Besides it is a pain to change the oil because it is under the van.
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I'm trying to decide between the G and the GL; understand, please, this would be the very first RV for me. I'm wondering if the GL is a bit overboard for weekend excursions. Any thoughts?

If you have the money, go for the GL.
If not, why is it even a question?


Bear in mind, it was not long ago that people go camping with a single 75 AH wet cell battery, and everyone thought that was a luxury.

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You are going to pay $22,000+ more for an L. It is primarily about air conditioning. Otherwise, multiple days boondocking applications without air conditioning are very doable without paying the 22K

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If I go 10 weekend trips a year,
and I use the AC for 20 hrs each weekend,
that makes 200 hrs per year.
If I do that for 5 yrs, that's 1,000 hrs.

Divide $22,000 by 1,000 hrs = cost of cool air is $22 per hour.
(and you have to pay for the full cost upfront)

The cost estimate is for entertainment purposes only.
Fuel cost, maintenance, depreciation, residue value, etc., are not included

YMMV

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If you leave pets in the van during the summer while you go hiking/touring/shopping/etc and want to run the roof A/C without running the generator, then the GL/TL is the best choice. If you don't mind running the super loud generator, the save the money and go without the L.

I bought my 59T just before I heard about the L option. I would have gone with the L for the advantage of not having the generator. The generator is very loud and is heavy. Besides it is a pain to change the oil because it is under the van.
Just wait until you have to lower that Onan to repair something on it. More fun.
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Just wait until you have to lower that Onan to repair something on it. More fun.
When the only way to generate 120 VAC was an Onan or similar generators, it's horrible location was a trade off worth living with. But with the development of 120V alternator-inverter systems, it's got to be time to put Onan's out of their misery.
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Just wait until you have to lower that Onan to repair something on it. More fun.
Just having pulled my Onan from a similar horrible location just behind the rear axle I agree wholeheartedly. Until I found the issue was just a corroded ground braid my DW and I contemplated replacing it with a second alternator and inverter to support the A/C. Already have the lithium battery.

If I did not have a four post lift capable of lifting the 9600lb coach it would have easily cost $1k.
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Just having pulled my Onan from a similar horrible location just behind the rear axle I agree wholeheartedly. Until I found the issue was just a corroded ground braid my DW and I contemplated replacing it with a second alternator and inverter to support the A/C. Already have the lithium battery.

If I did not have a four post lift capable of lifting the 9600lb coach it would have easily cost $1k.
That four post lift would be awesome.

I used a motorcycle table lift to remove/install mine. Pulling the exhaust and a bit of blocking worked well.
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I have a 2014 Travato with the G layout. The bottom back corner of the bed is starting to bow and the wood needs repair. Any suggestions since this a tough angle to apply wood glue?
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I have a 2014 Travato with the G layout. The bottom back corner of the bed is starting to bow and the wood needs repair. Any suggestions since this a tough angle to apply wood glue?
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I have a 2014 Travato with the G layout. The bottom back corner of the bed is starting to bow and the wood needs repair. Any suggestions since this a tough angle to apply wood glue?
First time attempt to post on this site and at a loss for how to post a new thread using an iPhone.
Generously plaster some wood glue (or fiberglass resin, or epoxy)
then lower the bed.
Put some weight on the bed.
It should set nicely.

About the bowing,
I would add some cross-brace to the bottom.
Maybe aluminum angle?
Maybe wood (2x2)?




ps. make sure you put some masking tape on the surroundings,
lest you glue the bed to the frame permanently.
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