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Old 09-29-2020, 12:08 AM   #1
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Default Guidance on buying a Class B which sleeps 4

Hello!!

This is a great forum with a wealth of info. I did look around and found some old post regarding this topic but nothing related to the newer models is available out there. So here is what I am looking for:

* A Class B which will sleep 4, 2 adults and 2 Teens.
* We need this mostly for weekend and may be a bi-monthly long trip lasting 1-2 weeks.
* An RV which will fit in a regular parking spot
* Occasional boon-docking
* Black Tank a must and nice size toilet
* Good fuel efficiency
* All season use
* Price range under 80K-100K (out-the-door price)

I would really appreciate any help and guidance from the members here.

Thank you all!!
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Old 09-29-2020, 01:55 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

It's a tall order to find a "b" that sleeps more than two. Sure some have an exta bed, but they are usually best suited to small children, not teens.

Prehaps a "Loft" model like the Winebago Solis. But remember, there is no a/c or heat to the top bunk.
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Old 09-29-2020, 02:11 AM   #3
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any rv is a pile of compromises

i think your desires may trend towards a larger C

harder to park and more gas, but it will give you space for family
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One thing to look for is whether the rear seating is up-to-date safety-wise. Some only have furniture-grade seats with lap belts. Ideally I’d want forward-facing, automotive-grade seats with 3-point belts and head restraints. Our Roadtrek 190P meets all but the head restraint criteria. However it only sleeps 2, maybe 3 in a pinch, so our two teens sleep in the caboose...
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Until yesterday, I would have declared that a 4-sleeper continues to be the purple squirrel of the Class B world.

But then I saw Alphavan's offering. Design-wise, it's not bad. I mean, if you absolutely HAD to have 4 people in it, I don't know what you'd change about their design.

The caveats, of course, are:

(1) It's a German product available in Germany
(2) Starting price is said to be around $150K

Nevertheless, the OP may wish to look at that model as a go-by of what he/she is desiring to obtain here on the other side of the pond.
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Until yesterday, I would have declared that a 4-sleeper continues to be the purple squirrel of the Class B world.

But then I saw Alphavan's offering. Design-wise, it's not bad. I mean, if you absolutely HAD to have 4 people in it, I don't know what you'd change about their design.

The caveats, of course, are:

(1) It's a German product available in Germany
(2) Starting price is said to be around $150K

Nevertheless, the OP may wish to look at that model as a go-by of what he/she is desiring to obtain here on the other side of the pond.
Nice van but I'm not seeing 4 people traveling comfortably unless it is two pre-teens. It has that typical two person crowded together uncomfortable upright back seat typical of European vans. That Euro cost of 150,000 would easily translate to over $200,000 here.

I think the closest thing to fryspam's criteria in the US was Airstream's MB Westfalia design circa 2005 based on the James Cook high roof van. There were very few sold here but they pop up for sale used ocassionally.
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Jon: Doesn't your van only have 3 seats in it? That's all our 2004 Popular 190P has and it's a bit annoying. The sleeping is better than the Versatile but not enough seats.
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Jon: Doesn't your van only have 3 seats in it? That's all our 2004 Popular 190P has and it's a bit annoying. The sleeping is better than the Versatile but not enough seats.
Mine has the rear jackknife sofa option with two 3-point belts. I don’t have either of the middle jump seats because it also has the enclosed wet bath option.
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Depending on your definition of sleeping 4 and of comfort overall, you might want to take a look at the new Winnebago Solis 59PX. It's a pop-top that also has a bed in back.
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Check this out at https://safaricondo.com/en/motorises/.

There are a few Class B models can sleeps 4.
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Most any modern sprinter can get front beds that sleep 150lbs up to about 5’6”. Find a coach like a Galleria 24Q or Winnebago 170X ERA that has for captains chairs and join the fun.
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Winnebago VW Rialta.....if you can find one!
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Everything is a compromise. We just ordered a Solis Winnebago. It sleeps 4 with the pop top being a queen and the Murphy bed almost a queen. It has 4 seats with 3 point seat belts. The problem is 2 teens on the top bunk. A friend has a Travato and they travel with a teen and a 100 plus pound dog. Their son has a bed set up in the drivers seats, they so not have the pop top. So you could have 1 teen in the pop top and 1 teen in a drivers seat bed. Check out the Solis it just might work for you. We love it because its 19' 9" and can park in a parking spot. All the best in your search.
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Hello All!

I really appreciate all the replies and great suggestions.

I just came across the RoadTrek Zion Slumber, any thoughts? With all the changes happening with the ownership and management, is it ok to venture in that direction?

Also, I like the PW Lexor FL and it may work out with the Cabbunk???

Thank you!
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What about a Winnebago Travato 59G? The FitRV people raised their rear bed to make room for bikes; you could turn that area into a bed. The other teen could sleep on the front bed.



A small class C would fit 4 better. It would have more storage and have bigger tanks.
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Try ModVans at modvans.com. It has 5 seats with three point seat belts and sleeps up to four. It is built on a Ford Transit low roof extended length van with a pop up that sleeps two. A second bed is located on main floor. It can come in two wheel, AWD or 4 wheel drive. A/C and heat, toilet, sink, stove with the possibility of a microwave. Will fit in a regular size parking space. Price is $78,800 up to $100,000+ depending on options. It is completely modular so interior can be removed and used as a cargo van if so desired.
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