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Old 01-16-2015, 02:02 AM   #161
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Flagg was one of the first places that had videos on the 59K. It would be nice to find a list of dealers who can offer a decent price and not waste one's time.
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Old 01-16-2015, 03:38 AM   #162
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:27 PM   #164
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Flagg was one of the first places that had videos on the 59K. It would be nice to find a list of dealers who can offer a decent price and not waste one's time.
Totally get that, they do make you work for a decent price everywhere. I probably wouldn't expect too much of a deal on that 59K yet being new, BUT if you were to get a better deal I really doubt you would get anyone better than Flagg. That was our experience, they really were great. We're driving to MA from NY, and 3 or 4 other dealers were closer by a couple hours even, bc of the way we were treated, excellent customer service, the better price they gave, etc. worth the distance. Our second choice would have been the small dealership Crowley in CT, they also sell the Travato. They had a great price on an Era there also, very low compared to others but again trade was low. Camping World was high priced, and stay away from Colonial Itasca in NJ. They say they give lowest prices, found that not true, and were treated Very rudely, particularly by the sales manager. They also offered us half on our trade than what we're getting from Flagg.
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:41 AM   #165
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Hey wincrasher-is the tv in your travato 12 volt or 120 volt and if it's 120 doesit have an inverter to run it?
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:35 AM   #166
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:50 PM   #167
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thanks wincrasher-one more thing-you said you did not gt spare tire-but you were given a device to temporarily inflate tire-canyou elaborate

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Yep. I found in the side cabinet aft of the drivers side rear wheel a kit with a jack and a tire inflator with fix-a-flat injection.


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Yep. I found in the side cabinet aft of the drivers side rear wheel a kit with a jack and a tire inflator with fix-a-flat injection.


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Looks similar, don't know if the exact same item, or one sized bigger
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Looks similar, don't know if the exact same item, or one sized bigger

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Looks similar, don't know if the exact same item, or one sized bigger

wincrasher-do you have the side screen door. do you know how much it costs?
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wincrasher-do you have the side screen door. do you know how much it costs?
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Yes. It's $300 for the side screen door and the rear snap-on screen if I remember correctly. I don't use the rear screen as it's a PITA. I don't sleep with doors hanging open, but you could as the coverage is excellent.


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Yes. It's $300 for the side screen door and the rear snap-on screen if I remember correctly. I don't use the rear screen as it's a PITA. I don't sleep with doors hanging open, but you could as the coverage is excellent.


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Took another look at the Travato yesterday to for ideas for my build. The rear suspension was compressed to the rubber axle cushions and the generator hung below the axle. I asked the salesman how much extra weight can the unit carry and he said I don't know, funny? I'm installing the same generator on mine, I'll be able to install 3" higher because I cut out the spare tire cross member. My generator will hang above the axle although I won't be as heavy as the Travato. The hardware ,plumbing and mounting of the equipment under the vehicle did not look very well thought out and professional. All the screens in the class b models we looked at this dealership were either broken or removed for repair. I may go with the simpler design of the cheap magnet closing type instead of the sliding or retractable.
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Just curious - did you see the new 59K or the previous 59G model?
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It was a 2015 but not the other new model, they didn't have any in stock yet.
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:28 PM   #179
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I was told no 59k's until april. i did see 2 sold on 2 various dealers but i am guessing promo models
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Took another look at the Travato yesterday to for ideas for my build. The rear suspension was compressed to the rubber axle cushions and the generator hung below the axle. I asked the salesman how much extra weight can the unit carry and he said I don't know, funny? I'm installing the same generator on mine, I'll be able to install 3" higher because I cut out the spare tire cross member. My generator will hang above the axle although I won't be as heavy as the Travato. The hardware ,plumbing and mounting of the equipment under the vehicle did not look very well thought out and professional. All the screens in the class b models we looked at this dealership were either broken or removed for repair. I may go with the simpler design of the cheap magnet closing type instead of the sliding or retractable.
That is curious. My van has several inches clearance from the bump stops. If it's riding on it's bump stops, there is definately something wrong with the example you looked at. Standing outside the van (looking at it) you should notice a slight rise from the van to the front. The van should not look level. On an unloaded cargo van, the angle is more severe (since there is no weight in it). These vans really have 2000 lbs in them (the weight of all the cabinetry and equipment).

The drain piping does look messy because it's coated in insulation. I'd like to see them do a neater job of that.

Typical of Promaster conversions - the van is around 5400 lbs. The conversion is around 2000 lbs. Leaving around 2000 lbs for cargo. Travato 59G hits around these numbers, give or take a few pounds.

I've posted on the screen doors a few times. It's not surprising that people at the dealership are breaking them. If you grab it from the top, it can snap off the rails. It's easily fixed in about 2 mins. I surmised that this is happening from people exiting the van - your natural instinct is to grab the door fairly high. From the outside, it's not a problem, because grabbing it high is actually grabbing it from the mid-point. The way to fix it is to install a $0.50 piece of plastic handle at the proper place to open the door. Even with this issue, it's the best screen door you can get on a van and is extremely effective keeping the bugs out.
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