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Old 07-23-2020, 02:42 PM   #1
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Question Class B with two child seats NOT at the back

Hi everyone,

We are new to this forum and we are looking to purchase a class B or maybe B+, but we have difficulty finding a floorplan that works for us. We would like to have suggestion of different class B.

We have 2 youngs children (under two), so we are looking to put 2 childseats but I donít want them to be at the far back of the van. We want something close to us while we drive.

We would aslo like to have enough space on the floor to put a travel crib (while parked abviously &#128541 the youngest still need to be in a crib and not in a standard bed.

Let me know if any model come to your mind!

Thanks a lot for your help! We look forward to find the perfect match for us!
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BonJour & Welcome to the Forums


I have an older 2 seat model and no kids, but there are plenty of young families here who have experience.


In our travels it is not uncommon for the non-driver to be in the rear of the RV rather than in the passenger seat.

It is possible that if the children were in the rear they may be tended to more easily- fed- cleaned- played with and the nonstop playing of the same movie over and over wouldn't be noticed by the driver.


Driving a 4 ton vehicle requires full attention from the driver


and rear seating may be safer on the road


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BonJour & Welcome to the Forums


I have an older 2 seat model and no kids, but there are plenty of young families here who have experience.


In our travels it is not uncommon for the non-driver to be in the rear of the RV rather than in the passenger seat.

It is possible that if the children were in the rear they may be tended to more easily- fed- cleaned- played with and the nonstop playing of the same movie over and over wouldn't be noticed by the driver.


Driving a 4 ton vehicle requires full attention from the driver


and rear seating may be safer on the road


Mike
thanks for the suggestion. If we don't have the choice we will end up doing this.
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I am surprised how many recent members seem to come from PQ.
Maybe the interest is because of Inter-Provincial travel restrictions?


A class B is the most expensive RV option per sq ft- the real advantages are ease of parking and driving and the fuel economy
But I think many of them have better safety than the rv's which are a wood and fiberglass "box" built on a truck or cube van frame


Some of the better class B's are CDN built


If you are new to RV's you may want to consider renting to see how you manage in a smaller space, and if an RV suits your use.


For many who are in a place a week at a time, a trailer can be a better choice- and less expensive.
We do camp a week at a time in our van, but a majority of our use is travel..such as the 5 or 10 days we might take to get to the Ottawa area where we have family



the tricky part is managing energy use- which concerns 1/2 of the threads on the forums probably


cheers, Mike
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In our case it was something plan for a long time.
We did travel in RV for 1 month in Australia and 1 month in NZ, so we know we love it. It would be the first time with kids tough. We like the class B because we normally move a lot and as it is smaller, it's more convenient to drive and park everywhere. We won't stay in too much during the day, it's more to rest at the end of a day out.
We are planning a long trip (approx 3 months across US and Canada) in the coming year or two, so I think class B would be better for fuel economy and moving around easily.
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sounds like a perfect choice for you and your family


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When I saw Quebec, my first thought is Panoramic, which is near Montreal. Their front bench seats could (I think) support a couple of car seats and would be right behind the two adults up front. Similar layouts are in the Winnebago Solis and Thor Sequence 20A / Tellaro 20AT twins, and also the now defunct Hymer Aktiv.
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Thank you so much !!!
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Check out the Coachman Galleria 24q. It has second row Captains chairs with child seat fasteners in the seat and tether in the base of the back.
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https://safaricondo.com/fr/motorises_promaster_flex/
After looking at class B’s for many years before making my choice, I ended up buying a new Safari Condo (got the two seats behind the driver). Warranty is five years on the items made by SC other items carry the manufacturer’s warranties. Price is competitive and there is no negotiations about it , there is no 10 to 30 % discounts like we see at big RV trade shows in the USA. The company employs about 200 staff, they shut down for two weeks in the summer and also for Christmas, they are not paid by items produced like other manufacturers, in short the owners treat their customers and employees very well and the quality of craftsmanship is reflected by the proud construction and the resale value. Now 2 years of ownership I have no regrets, I suggest you visit their showroom.
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After looking at class Bís for many years before making my choice, I ended up buying a new Safari Condo (got the two seats behind the driver). Warranty is five years on the items made by SC other items carry the manufacturerís warranties. Price is competitive and there is no negotiations about it , there is no 10 to 30 % discounts like we see at big RV trade shows in the USA. The company employs about 200 staff, they shut down for two weeks in the summer and also for Christmas, they are not paid by items produced like other manufacturers, in short the owners treat their customers and employees very well and the quality of craftsmanship is reflected by the proud construction and the resale value. Now 2 years of ownership I have no regrets, I suggest you visit their showroom.
Congratulation, refreshing design and colors. Safari Condo was on top of my list but in 2013 purchase from Oregon was just too complex. Enjoy!
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Hi everyone,

We are new to this forum and we are looking to purchase a class B or maybe B+, but we have difficulty finding a floorplan that works for us. We would like to have suggestion of different class B.

We have 2 youngs children (under two), so we are looking to put 2 childseats but I donít want them to be at the far back of the van. We want something close to us while we drive.

We would aslo like to have enough space on the floor to put a travel crib (while parked abviously &#128541 the youngest still need to be in a crib and not in a standard bed.

Let me know if any model come to your mind!

Thanks a lot for your help! We look forward to find the perfect match for us!
Look at the Regency Ultra Brougham with twin beds.... ours is a 2020 and there are 2 additional seats behind the driver and passenger.... might meet your needs.
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We looked for a class B for over 2 years, but our must-have requirements ruled them out. We will buying a VanDOit:LIV camper van (Blue Springs, Missouri). A 50-year old company that builds on the Transit passenger van (<20'). Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach like an RV, they have a multi-options approach. High quality, and features that cannot be found in an RV such as removable/adjustable seating with 3-way seatbelts to put the children in the best location during travel (i.e. near front passenger or middle of the cabin). Airbags! HVAC to the rear for AC/heat comfort. Hydraulic queen bed. Huge storage under queen. AC or MAXX fan, or both! Lithium or AGM. They have everything.
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have you thought about a custom build?
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