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Old 07-03-2020, 02:37 AM   #1
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Looking to buy our first RV. We have it narrowed down to a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 170 WB and an all-electric coach.
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Looking to buy our first RV. We have it narrowed down to a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 170 WB and an all-electric coach.
Welcome to the forum!

And let us know how it goes.
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And let us know how it goes.
A little frustrating to start with. There doesn't seem to be a lot of manufacturers producing propane-free coaches.
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Try searching youtube videos for Winnebago Boldt (pricy to be sure), Travato National Park Edition (may still have propane on board), Coachmen Beyond Li3, and Coachmen Galaria, and more.

Too me almost 2 yrs. to find the "perfect" rv for us. Too bad there probably won't be any more RV shows for a while where you could do a walk-thru.
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Congratulation for making decision, what drove you to no LPG. Are you planning to heat water electrically and space by vehicle fuel?
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Congratulation for making decision, what drove you to no LPG. Are you planning to heat water electrically and space by vehicle fuel?


Iíve been looking at a system that ARV uses that utilizes the diesel fuel from the vehicle. It uses a very small furnace and circulates glycol through a heat exchanger for the water.
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Embassy RV rigs don't have propane as an additional place to look.
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Iíve been looking at a system that ARV uses that utilizes the diesel fuel from the vehicle. It uses a very small furnace and circulates glycol through a heat exchanger for the water.
The small furnace is the Espar D5. Last I heard, ARV was using the system sold by Rixen's:

https://www.rixens.com/sprinter-and-class-b-and-c-rvs
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Try searching youtube videos for Winnebago Boldt (pricy to be sure)

We watched two, in-depth videos from NIRVC on the Revel and the BOLDT. I didnít realize that the Boldt Was available in a 4x4 until seeing this.

Iím liking both of these for different reasons and could live with the propane in the Boldt as itís not be used for cooking or the fridge.

Both floor plans in the Boldt have their pros and cons so weíre trying to decide between the two.

One thing that seems evident... thereís not much room for storing outdoor camp stuff in these.
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We have a 170WB extended length 2016 Sprinter that is all electric. Since we usually don't dry camp, we weren't too worried about depending on electric heat. Ours was upfitted by Sportsmobile in Indiana. We have a roof a/c that has a heat strip, and we carry a small ceramic heater if we need more than something to take the morning chill off. We have no solar panels, but we have 2 100Ah AGM batteries, a 2000 watt inverter and a second alternator that charges only the coach batteries. The engine can produce about 20A of 120v ac current for as long as the fuel holds out. As far storage for outdoor camping gear, we took advantage of the extra length by keeping the last 15-18" of the coach free from floor to ceiling. We have tie downs on either side of that area and use it to store stuff like camping chairs, electric cords, broom, golf clubs on occasion, etc. It is not 4wd, but that was mainly because it was taking so long to get 4wd from MB. We have standard running boards, not the fancy streamlined kind, and standard sized tires. The van has 9 inches of ground clearance at the lowest point and handles light to moderate snow on paved roads quite well.
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