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Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-03-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By dougbaty
Cool 20 foot parking spaces.

The big advantage of a class B is its ability to go where cars go and park where cars park. To help me choose the optimum model, I once took a measuring tape to the local mall and measured the length...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-23-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,353
Posted By dougbaty
8/22/19 My 2cents on the Summit Adventure: OK,...

8/22/19 My 2cents on the Summit Adventure:
OK, I'll need more than that to buy this conversion, but RV list prices are sky high so they can have 'sales' and discount off season. Still expensive,...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-22-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,431
Posted By dougbaty
Lightbulb One reason for seemingly overpriced used class Bs.

High cost of used Class Bs: One reason could be the shortage of affordable housing in major cities. If you are a 'temp' or contract worker, a camper van allows you to put a roof over your head (so...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-08-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,479
Posted By dougbaty
Class B with good ground clearance & 4WD.

Welcome FindSunshine: Sunday April 7th 2019

After crawling under many class Bs, I find that manufacturers hang all sorts of stuff under the frame, especially batteries, holding tanks, and...
Forum: Industry News 02-20-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,627
Posted By dougbaty
Red face My 2 cents for the dreamers like Logan.

2/20/19
Many years ago I bought a new pop-top Sunrader RV (I think they made less than 20 of them) that was the size of a class B. It always needed attention for something or other. Fortunately we...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-04-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,725
Posted By dougbaty
Unhappy Hymer Aktiv spare tire adds a foot.

Glamper: Since you can't exceed 20 feet, I wish to warn you that the spare tire stuck in back of all Hymer Aktivs makes the standard Promaster 2500 chassis not 19'7" but almost a foot longer.
...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 01-14-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,029
Posted By dougbaty
In my virtual build-it-yourself van, I looked...

In my virtual build-it-yourself van, I looked into the feasibility of using electrically heated water. You can buy an ordinary small 120v under-counter heater and swap out the high wattage 120 volt...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-31-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,558
Posted By dougbaty
Hey, your picture shows rusty terminal...

Hey, your picture shows rusty terminal connections. They should be bright and clean. I suggest disconnecting all cables and wire brushing all connections before reassembling. That may not be the...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 11-30-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,584
Posted By dougbaty
The SRT is a perfect length (20') for fitting...

The SRT is a perfect length (20') for fitting into everyday parking spaces. Zion is the top Roadtrek brand on the Promaster chassis. Great choice but it does have 1 quirk. The water heater is...
Forum: Places & Routes 08-14-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,923
Posted By dougbaty
What great ParkHost insights RowieBowie! When...

What great ParkHost insights RowieBowie! When the time comes I will act on your suggestions. I am disturbed by your "campgrounds full" story. I suppose nobody ever calls a campground to tell them...
Forum: Places & Routes 08-14-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,923
Posted By dougbaty
Thanks for your input RS1. WRT showers & dump...

Thanks for your input RS1. WRT showers & dump stations, take the example of Sugar Pine State Park (Tahoe). On their website they posts that those facilities are closed off season. On-season is the...
Forum: Places & Routes 08-13-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,923
Posted By dougbaty
Question Campground availability today(?)

Years ago I would not need reservations when traveling off season. However, with retired baby boomers buying RVs and filling campgrounds, I gather reservations are needed now in any season. ...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-06-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,930
Posted By dougbaty
Unhappy I Might have to buy a different house (RV storage).

To accomodate the RV lifestyle we might have to move! There is no room on our city lot for an RV unless it can fit in a 7' garage.

Most new class B RVs are built on high roof Promasters,...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-15-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,471
Posted By dougbaty
Question Why not simply a one-way 110V fridge?

After reading many posts here detailing shortcoming of various makes, I am now contemplating building a campervan. After buying a van, I would have to buy lots of RV stuff.

Checking into...
Forum: Industry News 05-12-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 168,014
Posted By dougbaty
Talking Having a wide product line is a poor excuse for...

Having a wide product line is a poor excuse for not knowing your products. Surely dealers could hire someone who specializes in only one line - say Hymer Carados . There are lots of retired people...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-29-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By dougbaty
Vent tube above bathroom.

Judging by its location above the commode and by its appearance, it must be the top of a vent tube for your black water tank. When you flush and water goes in, air has to come out. The cap on top...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 04-15-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 132,530
Posted By dougbaty
Cool Electric hot water for Axion/Banff

Disturbing reading SMITH101's comments on the ALDE system in his new AXION. From that and other web postings, I gather the ALDE system is technically advanced but finicky. While finding a...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-12-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 274,229
Posted By dougbaty
Travatos, particularly the new lithium series,...

Travatos, particularly the new lithium series, are very well equipped RVs. They are also longer than 20' and, in the case of the L series, rather expensive. I am hoping Winnebago will move...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-04-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,174
Posted By dougbaty
Portable AC for RVs ?

Interesting 12v AC systems, but all are all split and all permanent. Since most of the year I don't need AC, it seems a waste to carry a useless 80 pounds sticking up from my roof. I would prefer...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 02-05-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 77,098
Posted By dougbaty
Unhappy Banff & Sunlight poor stove position.

The Axion kitchen layout is much better than the Banff/Sunlight twins, particularly wrt the location of the stove. I wonder if the Hymer designers have ever camped in their creations.(?) A pan on...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 01-09-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 77,098
Posted By dougbaty
Difference between Sunlight V1 and V2.

:cool:After much obsessive on-line research, I spotted a significant improvement in the Sunlight V2. The rear windows of the V1 are simply fogged over for bathroom privacy! You can't see out the...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 01-09-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 77,098
Posted By dougbaty
CampingWorld posts price on Sunlight V1 & V2.

I find it odd that most RV dealers do not post prices on their new rigs. They simply list MSRP and ask you to call. CampingWorld, for the most part, does post a discount price. So I give them a...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-01-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,077
Posted By dougbaty
Unhappy Gym membership bank account access.

For the last 2 years I have pre-paid for a year of gym membership with my credit card. However, this last year my gym (California Family fitness) refused to accept pre-payment and insisted on...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 12-26-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 132,530
Posted By dougbaty
Exclamation Yes Virginia, there is a Hymer Sonne.

The Hymer web site features 3 models: Aktiv, Aktiv2.0, and the Sonne. However, though it was announced early in 2017, the Sonne is nowhere to be found. It is shown on the same short Promaster...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 12-22-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 132,530
Posted By dougbaty
Question Difference between Sunlight V1 and V2?

I've looked at the Banff, the CampingWorld Sunlight Van1 and the (new) Sunlight Van2. As far as layout goes, I can't tell any difference.

Does anyone know why the name was updated? I noticed...
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