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Old 11-06-2015, 04:23 PM   #21
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Boy.I wish they still had that tan/gold color.That would be my choice.
Another ditto. I think the sand color looks great with black bumpers like windcrasher was talking about. Looks tougher somehow.. Black wheels, black awning etc really looks great. Saw a bright red one in Fayetteville AR. decked out with black accessories (roof rack, bike rack, wheels etc) REALLY looked nice! (and much less like some sort of emergency vehicle too)
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:31 PM   #22
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That red color is just TOO!! much. Looks like some fire dept. command vehicle....

We like the full body silver...with the full body charcoal a close second
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:18 PM   #23
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I chose my dark grey metallic color out of a selection of 24 colors a year and a half ago when there were no RVs of that color yet being offered. Black was coming in vogue but not the dark grey at the time. The introduction photos of the Sprinter 4x4 probably made dark grey color appealing. I chose it for very specific reasons. One, I did not want fiberglass skirts common with Sprinters so it was going to be black or stainless nerf bars. Two, I wanted to retain the unpainted plastic front and side trim and that color goes with the dark grey best. Painted plastic prove to be the most chip prone area of a van. Three, I did not want wheel covers and could get factory black steel wheels. Four, I already owned a white and a silver B and did not want a repeat color. It seems to be one mean mutha...as we get far fewer approaches from curiosity seekers. In fact, when approached it is more out of curiosity of the Sprinter and not the RV. The last time was a guy approached me when I was pumping diesel gushing about Sprinters and when I told him it was an RV he was taken aback.

White cries RV. Silver has been around for a decade now. Tan or bronze came in but did not have staying power except with Chevys it seems to me. I was kidding about yellow during our selection process for a BEE motif. TheFitRVJames and Stefany made that a reality. Red does look like an emergency vehicle. The Courtney's maroon red metallic Advanced RV looks really good. I think Roadtrek offers that color now.
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I never stop at lights. I roll down the window and scream siren noises as I approach a signal and traffic parts for me. I like red.

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I never stop at lights. I roll down the window and scream siren noises as I approach a signal and traffic parts for me. I like red.

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Good one eric1514!
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:25 PM   #26
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I never stop at lights. I roll down the window and scream siren noises as I approach a signal and traffic parts for me. I like red.

Eric
Since we saw the red one, my wife is convinced that is THE color.
...It just seems to me we'd be getting more inquiries than I really want to deal with.
It is definitely an attention getter, and seems like it would be near impossible to subtly "blend in".. (but it definitely looks cool)
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IMHO, the red van is actually "stealthy". Nobody expects an RV to be red so in an urban setting when I park on the side of the road, people are probably thinking family van, commercial van or like you say, emergency response vehicle. Ever since I've started driving a red vehicle, it's amazing how many red cars, trucks, vans and semis I notice on the road. I'm inconspicuous because red cars are everywhere.

Now, at a campground, I stick out like a sore thumb and everyone will watch you back in and set up camp, so don't mess that up. You're being watched.

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So I guess I'm a real trend setter since I got a granite gray RV in 2011. The upkeep sent me back to silver though.
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So I guess I'm a real trend setter since I got a granite gray RV in 2011. The upkeep sent me back to silver though.
Class B van?
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Which one? the 2011 granite was a Libero... my new silver RT170 is the 2015.
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Wow, you parted with a Libero? They are a very nice RV.
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Yes they are... it was a big step down in quality. But I really needed to downsize to something smaller. So my 170 is my only vehicle and covers all the current needed bases.

It took my dealer less than a month to sell the Libero and he sold it for more than I paid for it in 2011. (I'm a great negotiator...LOL)
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I chose my dark grey metallic color out of a selection of 24 colors a year and a half ago when there were no RVs of that color yet being offered. Black was coming in vogue but not the dark grey at the time.
I think OutsideVan was producing vehicles with the dark grey before "you made it in vogue"
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Hi Wincrasher,
As a newbie to the forum, I'm presently shopping for a Class B or B+. I've been keeping a database of motorhomes I'm considering with specs, commenting and scoring. The Travato 59G is high on my list because I travel for work, sometimes alone and sometimes with one of my kids. In addition, once in awhile I would like to be able to have room to sleep my wife and two kids on short trips, so the 59K is out. I'm also looking intently at the upcoming Winnebago Fuse.

I saw that you added a second coach battery to your 2015 59G. On the 2016 Travato brochure, it shows as standard equipment "2-deep-cycle Group 31 batteries (AGM
maintenance-free)". Does this mean that Winnebago added an extra coach battery to the Travato for 2016?
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I saw that you added a second coach battery to your 2015 59G. On the 2016 Travato brochure, it shows as standard equipment "2-deep-cycle Group 31 batteries (AGM
maintenance-free)". Does this mean that Winnebago added an extra coach battery to the Travato for 2016?
Yes....they did
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Hi Wincrasher,

So what made you decide against the bike rack and roof rack this time around for the new 59K?

Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?
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I have the roof rack. Mostly useless. You can't put anything up there without using a ladder, so now you get to carry one of those with you. I put kayaks up on mine just to prove I could, but it's not something I would consider doing regularly and maybe not ever again.

The door mounted bike rack, on the other hand, is awesome although overpriced. I prefer it to any hitch mounted carrier.

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The roof rack also cuts fuel mileage a bit according to some reports from owners
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Mine was also installed by idiots. I'm not sure if WGO or the dealer put it up there. I suspect Winnebago. The majority of the bolts holding the crossbars in place were over-torqued with their heads snapped off. I had to drill and extract a bunch of them.

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The majority of the bolts holding the crossbars in place were over-torqued with their heads snapped off. I had to drill and extract a bunch of them.
And they delivered it that way to you? Did you tell dealer and/or WGO? Don't understand why you had to correct it.
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