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Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-19-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,281
Posted By rockymtnb
That's an interesting approach. As a fellow...

That's an interesting approach. As a fellow Sprinter owner I'm curious, do you use it to threaten your Sprinter when it won't start? Or to put it out of its misery (or your misery)? :eek: :lol:
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 01-17-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By rockymtnb
I thought I'd seen the full range of unusual...

I thought I'd seen the full range of unusual builds over the years from Sportsmobile for various sports, animal hauling, outdoor and rescue operations. But this Class B train hauler takes the cake!...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 01-06-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By rockymtnb
Wow, that's almost 40% of MSRP, right? Is that a...

Wow, that's almost 40% of MSRP, right? Is that a common price for the Travato? Around here dealers seem to advertise them in the $90's and then have 'show specials' in the $80s. But I haven't tried...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-23-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,899
Posted By rockymtnb
The Sprinter chassis shortage is definitely NOT...

The Sprinter chassis shortage is definitely NOT unique to LTV. The RV trade press is full of articles about the industry impact of Daimler's Sprinter supply chain shortfall, including big players...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-19-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,389
Posted By rockymtnb
Our driveway slopes up, fairly gently, before...

Our driveway slopes up, fairly gently, before entering the garage so the highest van roof point didn't occur until a couple feet after the rear wheels had entered the garage door opening.

For...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-19-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,389
Posted By rockymtnb
Answering our own question, the local RAM dealer...

Answering our own question, the local RAM dealer loaned us a 2019 Promaster 159 Extended (21ft) to drive home and check whether it fit under our 9ft high garage door.

The tallest point on the...
Forum: Industry News 12-01-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,605
Posted By rockymtnb
Roadtrek 2020 Production Forecast

Roadtrek has restarted Class B van production this month under the newly formed subsidiary of Rapido Group SAS. According to CEO Dane Found production will begin on a single assembly line with a...
Forum: Industry News 11-21-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 147,017
Posted By rockymtnb
2019 Nine Month Sales Totals

2019 Q1 thru Q3 Class B market data are out. These are cumulative figures and represent the first nine months of 2019 versus 2018.

SSI: 2019 Class B sales (registrations) up very slightly at...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-05-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,954
Posted By rockymtnb
The Solis 59P pop-top model was just introduced...

The Solis 59P pop-top model was just introduced for the 2020 season. Traditionally Winnebago introduces new models and floorplans at the Elkhart RV Industry show in September where dealers place...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-04-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,954
Posted By rockymtnb
That Fleetwood Irok strikes me as a lot of shiny...

That Fleetwood Irok strikes me as a lot of shiny gloss on a typically slapped together bag of commodity RV parts such as the Suburban furnace and water heater. But to be clear I do not own an Irok...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-26-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By rockymtnb
I don't know of any stock RV manufacturers using...

I don't know of any stock RV manufacturers using the 13000 GCVR EcoBoost Transit with full towing package, but a number of custom builders can build on it.
Here are a few of the more prominent:
...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-19-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By rockymtnb
The Transit 3.2 diesel engine has been...

The Transit 3.2 diesel engine has been discontinued and is being replaced by a more fuel efficient 2.0L bi-turbo diesel option on the 2020 models.

The 2019 Transit's 3.5L ecoboost gas engine has...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 10-11-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By rockymtnb
Pleasure-Way Ontour Transit Class B

Pleasure-Way has introduced new Ontour Class B vans on the Ford Transit chassis. Ontour 2.0 model is based on the 20ft Transit 2500 chassis while the Ontour 2.2 uses the 22ft Transit 3500 series...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 10-06-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By rockymtnb
Renting before buying is an excellent way of...

Renting before buying is an excellent way of checking out a Class B before purchasing. We've done it twice now, renting a van similar to what we were considering before making the final purchase....
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 09-23-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,105
Posted By rockymtnb
Winnebago Solis Class B Pop-top

Winnebago has introduced the Promaster based Solis as part of their 2020 Class B lineup. Based on the 20ft Promaster chassis the Solis features a pop-top roof sleeping loft with Froli bed system.

...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-17-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,967
Posted By rockymtnb
No significant changes for RAM Promaster...

No significant changes for RAM Promaster individual buyers. Fleet buyers will have RAM Telematics and Electronic Vehicle Tracking as late availability 2020 options.

Promaster 2020 features and...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-16-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,995
Posted By rockymtnb
:thumbup: I think this is the critical...

:thumbup:

I think this is the critical issue, at least for those of us that travel to less populated scenic areas and don't have endless free time for repair delays.

As a current Sprinter...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-27-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By rockymtnb
On the Winnebago Revel you do need to remove gear...

On the Winnebago Revel you do need to remove gear before sleeping, particularly taller items such as bikes, because the bed must be lowered all the way to obtain full sleeping length from the side...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-18-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By rockymtnb
The Safari Condo XL Flex fits that toyhauler...

The Safari Condo XL Flex fits that toyhauler Class B category, at least for human powered sports:
https://safaricondo.com/en/motorises-serie-promaster-xl21-xl-flex/
It's available in both...
Forum: Industry News 08-12-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 147,017
Posted By rockymtnb
2019 1st Half Sales Totals

2019 first half Class B market data are out. These are cumulative figures and represent the first six months of 2019.

SSI: 2019 Class B sales (registrations) up 5.9%...
Forum: Trading Post | Classifieds 07-02-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,606
Posted By rockymtnb
The actual June 10, 2019 Asset Purchase Agreement...

The actual June 10, 2019 Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) between Roadtrek's court appointed receiver and Rapido SAS specifies warranty coverage up to $1500 max within two years for the original...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-30-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,389
Posted By rockymtnb
I was under the impression that high roof...

I was under the impression that high roof Promasters were about 100" tall (or 101" using the Sportsmobile van dimension comparison page).

However the Ram 2019 website and brochure now list the...
Forum: Industry News 06-27-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,562
Posted By rockymtnb
Also interesting that after Rapido acquired...

Also interesting that after Rapido acquired Westfalia out of bankruptcy in 2011 they've been able to rebuild Westy sales to over 7000 units annually. That's larger than the entire Class B market...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-10-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,932
Posted By rockymtnb
Your travel goals do seem well suited to a Class...

Your travel goals do seem well suited to a Class B RV. With regards to selecting a shorter Class B with better backroads (and urban parking) capability versus a longer and perhaps more luxurious unit...
Forum: Industry News 05-12-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 147,017
Posted By rockymtnb
2019 Q1 Sales Totals

SSI has released 2019 first quarter Class B registration data (which closely follows retail sales) with 9.3% growth over the first quarter last year. That's in contrast to Q1 wholesale shipments that...
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