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Old 09-21-2015, 10:53 PM   #161
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Life cycles for it are similar to any AGM, they claim 400 charge/discharge cycles at 80% discharge. Lifeline claims 500 cycles at 80% discharge, 1000 cycles at 50% discharge. I would expect theirs to also double if you kept it to 50% discharge.
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:57 PM   #162
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Life cycles for it are similar to any AGM, they claim 400 charge/discharge cycles at 80% discharge. Lifeline claims 500 cycles at 80% discharge, 1000 cycles at 50% discharge. I would expect theirs to also double if you kept it to 50% discharge.
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:11 PM   #163
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The Roadtrek models on the website show either 1 or 2 rear passenger seats right behind the front seats. Suggestion is to remove one of those to make room. Or is your layout different from current models?
Back to my miniscule fridge bitching. LOL Yes, small rigs are a tradeoff.

The footwell of the passenger seat might work as far as size, but you would want it to be running from the house battery, not the starting battery... which would require more than the one usable 12v receptacle that is provided in the RT Chevy rigs. (and it is in the rear upper cabinet... and in cool weather would already be in use for my 12v mattress pad). Or perhaps it is only 120v and the inverter would have to stay on all the time... might be a bit of a power hog.

The driver's side 2nd row seat was replaced by the optional wardrobe/pantry and the 2nd row passenger side has already been replaced by the optional armoire.

I've already maxed out and filled any available space. (it's a skill...) If I get to a point in the next 2-3 years where I will use it more as an RV rather than just my transportation, I will get something in between the size of this and my Libero.
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:25 PM   #164
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Back to my miniscule fridge bitching. LOL Yes, small rigs are a tradeoff.

...... and in cool weather would already be in use for my 12v mattress pad.

The driver's side 2nd row seat was replaced by the optional wardrobe/pantry and the 2nd row passenger side has already been replaced by the optional armoire.
Yes, I can see you juggling a lot of demands here. And adding a Freezer doesn't help.

No easy solution.

You can add another 12v outlet for the freezer if your Battery Bank system can handle it - initial draw and recharge time. Or get a down comforter. And/or sleep with the dog?

If you can part ways with a few clothes, there may be room in the lower part of the wardrobe/pantry/armoire for the freezer. (check measurements on the web).

So let's see - Clothes + Warm Mattress vs More Food for You and your Dog?

Lots of choices.

OR a new RV! Good luck.
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:27 AM   #165
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Sorry. For me one of those extra cabinets would have to go(or the dog). I've got to have my ice. The Dometic coolfreeze cf 18 that I use has a low voltage shutdown to prevent getting stranded. The make it for people to use with the starter battery through a cigarette lighter. I use mine straight from the deepcycles on it's own circuit. A run of any length adds resistance fooling the fridge into shutting down. Can't speak to other fridges. This is my second cf-18. The other one sold with my poptop van.
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Can't part with the cabinet or the dog... the dog isn't that big... but not allowed in the bed, so I need to keep that mattress pad (best RV investment made). I have actually not made an ice cube in the last 30+ years. Very bad planning on my part that I have a bunch of stuff that I need to take to AZ with me... and much of it will not be making the trip back to MN.

It will likely be a new RV in a few years... we shall see... it's only money after all...
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:17 PM   #167
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I mentioned in my Hershey report the poor "Arkansas Chrome" on the Zion SRT grill inserts.

I came across this today - this is how they should do it - might be a good option for those of you wanting to restore the brightwork on older vans:

https://www.facebook.com/tuning.pruh...7038531714418/
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Wow! That looks good.

Long video here (33 minutes):

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Quite the system if one likes the chrome look...

that said... I hate the chrome look... Given a choice I don't want to see any on my vehicle. Those tacky chrome look plastic wheel covers went right into storage. I like the Chevy stock covers much better.
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Beautiful. Much better balanced looking than the Promaster Extended. If all you lose is a foot of sleeping space then this one should outsell the standard Zion.

One thing I noticed is that Roadtrek states in the video description that the SRT is built on the Promaster 2500, which means it does not include the sway bar. So, which is it? 3500 or 2500?
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Beautiful. Much better balanced looking than the Promaster Extended. If all you lose is a foot of sleeping space then this one should outsell the standard Zion.

One thing I noticed is that Roadtrek states in the video description that the SRT is built on the Promaster 2500, which means it does not include the sway bar. So, which is it? 3500 or 2500?
you realise 2 people will have to sleep side to side. it's only 62 inch bed back to front
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you realise 2 people will have to sleep side to side. it's only 62 inch bed back to front
Of course I realize this. I watched the video. 62" wide is very large. Mine will be 48" wide.
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you realise 2 people will have to sleep side to side. it's only 62 inch bed back to front
Our EVC is only 42" wide; 62" wide would be luxury.
Travato G is only 46"
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you realise 2 people will have to sleep side to side. it's only 62 inch bed back to front
Based on the bed in video, you would be sleeping width wise, so I wonder what are the actual measurements of the bed.
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One thing I noticed is that Roadtrek states in the video description that the SRT is built on the Promaster 2500, which means it does not include the sway bar. So, which is it? 3500 or 2500?
The spec sheet is posted on the Roadtrekking Facebook page. Lists GVWR as 9350#, which on the RAM Truck site is a Promaster 3500, same as a regular (159WB EXT) 256" Zion, just that this one is 236" long (159WB).

A 159WB/236" 2500 GVWR is 8900#.

I would go with the spec sheet for now, rather than the video, until they post on their website.
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Based on the bed in video, you would be sleeping width wise, so I wonder what are the actual measurements of the bed.
Spec sheet lists 74" x 62"
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One of the reasons that Great West gave for their ill-fated move to the US was that a very high percentage of their costs were paid in US$, which I imagine makes the weak Canadian dollar pretty painful for all the Canadian upfitters.
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Spec sheet lists 74" x 62"
That's a decent sized bed.
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Spec sheet lists 74" x 62"
Which really highlights the benefit of the Promaster in that you have more flexibility in layouts due to the available interior width. This is part of the reason I chose the Promaster as my layout includes a transverse bed.
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