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Old 01-04-2020, 06:29 PM   #1
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hi, newbie here.

Haven't bought yet but leaning toward Winnebago Boldt. Intention is initially using it as a mobile office most of the time but gradually transitioning toward mostly RV use over 5 years. Also glanced at the Advanced RV shorty and Pleasureway but still leaning toward Boldt currently, though if I could find something similar in the shorter length it would probably be a better fit initially
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:26 PM   #2
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hi, newbie here.

Haven't bought yet but leaning toward Winnebago Boldt. Intention is initially using it as a mobile office most of the time but gradually transitioning toward mostly RV use over 5 years. Also glanced at the Advanced RV shorty and Pleasureway but still leaning toward Boldt currently, though if I could find something similar in the shorter length it would probably be a better fit initially
Welcome to the forum vandijk!

I would not let length be your deciding factor. A 21' Promaster, 22' Transit, or 24' Sprinter will add welcome extra space and most with those longer units say driving is no difference. Parking is a little more concern, but not in campsites. If in a parking lot, just park away from crowds and take two spaces. I think you'll find no one minds.

As far as the interior, find a layout you like that has a front lounge since you'll be working out of it. Obviously the big lithium package will be great, but don't count on running your roof a/c much from it. On hot sunny you'll only get 6-8 hrs. max and then you'll need to drive or plug in to recharge. If you don't need the very expensive factory lithium option, you may find that even a 200Ah lithium package will run everything but a/c and recharge quickly with adequate solar or a couple of hours daily driving. We can run the microwave and boon dock two days with our 200Ah lithium battery upgrade and run the microwave and a compressor fridge.

Check out reviews on youtube by Ultramobility and the Fit RV.

Good luck and let us know what you get.
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hi, newbie here.

Haven't bought yet but leaning toward Winnebago Boldt. Intention is initially using it as a mobile office most of the time but gradually transitioning toward mostly RV use over 5 years. Also glanced at the Advanced RV shorty and Pleasureway but still leaning toward Boldt currently, though if I could find something similar in the shorter length it would probably be a better fit initially
IF all of the features of a Bolt are Required, buy it as there is not a lot out there to choose from with All of the Bolt features, possibly a Beyond with most or all options.

You write: "though if I could find something similar in the shorter length it would probably be a better fit initially"

The point is that it is Unlikely that you'll want the whatever B in five years, but if $'s are not a restriction buy that B then.

Have fun shopping.

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hi, newbie here.

Haven't bought yet but leaning toward Winnebago Boldt. Intention is initially using it as a mobile office most of the time but gradually transitioning toward mostly RV use over 5 years. Also glanced at the Advanced RV shorty and Pleasureway but still leaning toward Boldt currently, though if I could find something similar in the shorter length it would probably be a better fit initially
I designed and have on order a shorty Sprinter from Advanced RV. My work space and eating tray will be two TV sized trays one with each turned around cab seat. That is all I need for a MacBook Pro laptop. I don't want a shared larger table because I want to slip into my seat when the other one is occupied. I designed a movable side table that will convert into a step for additional surface area if I ever need it. I have additional space between the table and the kitchen galley for a cabinet but for the meantime it might be taken up by a kitty litter box.
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Thanks - can you share approx price it'll go for? I have a beagle who will sometimes need to accompany me at remote worksites so the Boldt's power system ability to provide even a few hours of AC without starting the engine is a plus. (at remote worksites I am as likely to be within a customer facility as sitting in the vehicle).
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I have no price estimate yet.
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Not related to the power system directly, but I, too, operate a mobile office with a pooch. So far, the dog has been on five cross-continent trips, all of them boondocking. In 2019, we spent about 3 months living almost entirely off-grid in our van.

Husband and I designed and installed our own lithium system a few years ago. For the amount of work that goes into lithium, frankly I'd rather run the a/c off the generator if I can get away with making noise (e.g., stopped for lunch at a restaurant next to a freeway). We can run our roof a/c for about 2.5 hours on the lithium alone, but there are potential issues that are easier to manage if we don't have to (I'm omitting a LOT of detail for brevity).

I find that the secret to sanity is a large number of ergonomic mods and enhancements above and beyond the power supply. That includes a custom hitch carrier which we also made (my husband is a hobby welder), and a few other items you can see in this pic below, including a dog platform up front (less motion sickness on 6,000-mile jaunts - I swivel the seat around and have a custom cut plywood insert to span the footwell on that side), and this armrest table that I made to hold my snacks when I'm traveling thousands of miles solo. We've done a lot of other mods also, for space efficiency.

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Thanks! Great info!
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After talking to a few dealers and visiting an RV show, I ended up buying a 2018 Roadtrek Agile SS for $99k. I've only had it for a few days so can't really speak to experience with it yet (and house guests mean my focus is elsewhere), but I will share my impressions soon.
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