Originally Posted by jon
I liked the AKTIV 2.0 too, but it's a little too long for my taste. I have a Sprinter 144 pass van and find that just under 20 ft is about my max driving to stores. I am having a 20 ft van converted with combo of AKTIV front dinette(with real seats)/Roadtrek Zion SRT bath and rear sofa.
Check Sportsmobile, Van Specialties, Outside Van. They can convert a van that doesn't look like an RV. Mine will look like a passenger van.
The very reliable V8 that is in your Navigator still has 200,000 or even 300,000 miles left in it. Pull over at a public restroom and put a 12V cooler in the back. Problem solved. $100,000 saved. It seems crazy to me to get rid of a Lincoln Navigator with 70,000 miles on it. And if you absolutely must, it would make more sense for you to get the new Ford Expedition (or the more ex$spe$ive Navigator) which has even more power than the V-8 navigator you currently have, seats up to 9 people and is incredibly quick and good on fuel. Most of the body panels are made of aluminum. And believe it or not, there is a 3.5 L EcoBoost under the hood that is proving to be even better than Ford’s tried and true V-8’s (which are not even offered anymore in lieu of the 3.5 L EcoBoost).
Also, some of the other member’s comments are something to think about because they are true… Unless you get a regular roof and not a high roof class B- you may be limited for parking garages, drive-through’s etc; and if you are not going to use the shower or the bathroom sink or the closets or the stove or the microwave or the rooftop a/c or the generator or the bed or the house batteries… ( you get my point), I think it might just be easier if you gave up (compromise) on the toilet thing and just keep your Navigator or considere getting the new Expedition (or the new Navigator which is virtually identical to the Expedition) if you absolutely must get a new vehicle).
In short, which this wasn’t… LOL, a class B may deliver better fuel economy IF you were to get, let’s say, a four-cylinder diesel sprinter, or a front wheel drive V6 gas ProMaster based one. But still, I agree with the others in saying that you should keep the Navigator. I’m repeating myself, but pull over at rest stops to use the bathrooms, and get yourself a 12V cooler or 12V refrigerator so you can have those cold beverages.
I love class B motorhome is, but there’s no reason for you to get one.