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I am the better half of [mention]Batt 57 [/mention] and am new to RV-ing. We have a deposit on a Boldt KL with the first right of refusal on a vehicle expected in December but are continuing to do exhaustive research in the Class B arena until then in case we see something that better fits our anticipated needs. I look forward to learning from everyone and sharing whatever I may learn to pay it forward. Adjustments.jpg
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Now remember. You have to get along inside a space of less than the size of your walk-in closet at home.
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Now remember. You have to get along inside a space of less than the size of your walk-in closet at home.

Ha! Very true. Iíve been a long time tent camper and have rented a Class C. [mention]Batt 57 [/mention]has been a cross-country motorcycle camper. Our intention is to do as much boondocking/off the grid camping as possible and leave 99% of our belongings at home!!
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Ha! Very true. Iíve been a long time tent camper and have rented a Class C. [mention]Batt 57 [/mention]has been a cross-country motorcycle camper. Our intention is to do as much boondocking/off the grid camping as possible and leave 99% of our belongings at home!!


We are actually super excited about this adventure!
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Welcome to the Forum and hope your deposit on the Boldt KL works out for you.
My wife and i have a RoadTrek 210 Versatile and it is working out well for us. Has everything we need, is comfortable, good on fuel economy, Drives nice, easy to maintain and best of all we can/do park it in our driveway and connect it to 30 amp service to keep it ready to go.

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Welcome to the Forum and hope your deposit on the Boldt KL works out for you.
My wife and i have a RoadTrek 210 Versatile and it is working out well for us. Has everything we need, is comfortable, good on fuel economy, Drives nice, easy to maintain and best of all we can/do park it in our driveway and connect it to 30 amp service to keep it ready to go.

Good luck and safe travels

We looked at the EcoTrek. Inventories are so low itís been hard to see a lot of different models in person to compare. Glad to hear about yours...we are pretty excited to get into something and start adventuring
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Ours is not an EcoTrek, it is a 2007 RT 210V, two 650 amp coach batteries, Inverter, Onan 2800 watt generator, we have Boondocked for a week with no issues and are looking forward to driving it to our place in Alaska via the ALCAN once the Canadian borders open back up.
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gonna drag a bike behind?


I don;t drag a heavyweight, but sometimes my trail 90 on a hitch/carrier


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No plans to bring the KTM....at the moment. Although we have thought about a couple of e-bikes sometime down the road.
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[mention]RAA357 [/mention] like I said, inventories are so low we didnít see the Versatile. Is yours a 4x4? How does it handle in Alaska? We hope to do an extended Alaska trip once the borders open up, as well. We are looking at the 4x4 Boldt KL
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I don;t drag a heavyweight, but sometimes my trail 90 on a hitch/carrier


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I guess that would depend on where we are going. Probably not my ADV bike but maybe a smaller displacement dual sport.
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The 4x4 Bolt is on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis. Probably the best choice for ground clearance and soft-roading. The Ford Transit is All Wheel Drive with no corresponding lift over their standard RWD. And the Promaster offers nothing but standard height FWD.

Many of us here have older Roadtreks (or equivalent) on the Chevy Express chassis which has been eclipsed by the newer high-roof vans above. Those of us who own 'em love 'em, but they aren't comparable to the newer class "b's".
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Not a 4x4, handles the ALCAN very well, we do not drive off the hardtop roads, had it on the Alaskan Maritime Ferry a few times which is interesting. Subscribe to MilePost Magazine well in advance of your trip on the ALCAN, TONS of good Information. If you
like to BoonDock you will love the ALCAN.

https://www.themilepost.com/
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Not a 4x4, handles the ALCAN very well, we do not drive off the hardtop roads, had it on the Alaskan Maritime Ferry a few times which is interesting. Subscribe to MilePost Magazine well in advance of your trip on the ALCAN, TONS of good Information. If you
like to BoonDock you will love the ALCAN.

https://www.themilepost.com/


Iím very familiar with the MilePost. A number of my ADV friends have traveled extensively through Alaska. Itís still on my bucket list for the bike (and van!).
Myself, Iíve done the Great Continental Divide Trail from the Mexican to Canadian border on my KTM.
The thought of doing these trips in a van with Marci... SUPER excited! All new adventures.
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