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Old 06-11-2022, 06:42 PM   #1
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Hello All,
New to this Forum. Just took delivery of our new Strada Ion. Are there any other owners of a Grech on this Forum. I’ve had class c’s and fiberglass TT. So far this Grech has been a great experience. The fit and finish are tops. Hope to learn more about class B’s from you all. See you on the road.
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Old 06-12-2022, 12:53 AM   #2
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The Grech looks to be a great rig!


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Old 06-12-2022, 03:40 PM   #3
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The Grech looks to be a great rig!


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Thanks. This company has been building luxury busses and limos for 40 years and now has added the class B RV. My coach is the Lithium ion model and as such I do not have a generator but can still run the Dometic ac 10-12 hours. The heater is diesel and pulls from the Sprinter diesel tank. No more propane or separate diesel tank.

After I picked up the coach I received a call from Grech giving me a contact person and phone number to call for any reason. I have called and received excellent customer support from pleasant and knowledgeable people. Believe it or not, the Dealer has also been supportive and responsive. Grech also provides a three year warranty! I could go on and on.
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Old 06-12-2022, 03:47 PM   #4
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Could you tell us more about your electrical? How much lithium? Which AC? I assume you ar3 charging with aux alternator?
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Old 06-12-2022, 04:40 PM   #5
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Howdy,

The battery package includes Tampa, FL based Lithionics lithium batteries (12V), an integrated battery management system, an auxiliary 280 AMP alternator with wakespeed regulator, and a 3,000W Xantrex inverter. The system provides a total of 1,260AH (Amp Hours) / 16,128WH (Watt Hours). It is reported that Lithionics batteries are the only UL Listed and UL Tested lithium-ion batteries on the market. There is also 300 w Zamp solar on the roof. There is a separate alternator for the Sprinter. Both coach and Sprinter batteries are charged by the Zamp system as well as the Sprinter engine. You can also charge with shore power.
The ac is 13500 btu but I am not sure which model.

https://grechrv.com/model/strada-ion/
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Hi there, I purchased a Terreno Ion Lounge (4 captain chairs) a couple weeks ago for weekend getaways and day cruiser with the friends and fam. Build quality and customer service is exceptional. Working through the shakedown period and minimal issues so far that Grech has been able to facilitate fix for. Previously owned a 2021 Midwest Legend on a Ram Promaster Chassis and I have to say, the ride quality with the air suspension is second to none.
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Another satisfied Grech Strava Ion Tour owner here. Super happy after 5 months of ownership. Minimal issues with the van. Still working on optimizing it. Mods so far:
MB spare tire cradle
Medicine cabinet on forward wall of wet bath
TST Truck TPMS
Motion activated lights in all cabinets

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Portable induction cooktop for outside
Pico folding chairs
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Howdy George,
I believe that we made very good decisions when we bought our Class B’s.
Can you tell me more about your spare tire cradle and the medicine cabinet? A picture of both would be helpful. Thanks,
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The tire cradle and the associated nuts/bolts are the standard MB spare tire carrier parts assembly. The problem is that Grech orders the vans with the “spare tire delete” option which means there are no mounting points for the cradle. I had to fabricate the mount points from some aluminum angle I had at home. I managed to mount everything using existing holes in the MB frame, but it was a time consuming task.


I would provide pics, but this site appears to require pic hosting on a third party site.
I don’t have that.

The med cabinet is a surface mount unit from Koehler. I fabricated a lock mechanism and added aluminum angle to all shelves to retain contents while driving. It is attached to the forward wall with 3M VHB tape
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With this site you can upload a photo right from your cell phone or computer. You don't need a hosting site. I've found Apple's Photo app stores cell phone photos in the .heic suffix but if that is not accepted I just export the photo out of my Photos library to a .jpeg on my computer to upload.
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With this site you can upload a photo right from your cell phone or computer. You don't need a hosting site. I've found Apple's Photo app stores cell phone photos in the .heic suffix but if that is not accepted I just export the photo out of my Photos library to a .jpeg on my computer to upload.
I have done a lot more reading here than posting, so Iím guessing that my tiny post tally of 3 is whatís preventing me from seeing the pic upload option you described.
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