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Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 04-11-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,968
Posted By Scottbaldassari
I have a Travato, but was really tempted by the...

I have a Travato, but was really tempted by the Trend (still am occasionally).
We've also considered the newer Coachmen Small C's and the Ekko - they ALL are very useful, fill a good market, and are...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-23-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,957
Posted By Scottbaldassari
Looks like you have found your answers (no...

Looks like you have found your answers (no thermostat for DC).

I have the same fridge in my Travato, and it might be interesting to note, that when in moderate outdoor temps (70's in the day, and...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-30-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,260
Posted By Scottbaldassari
Yes - the Generator sits where the spare was; but...

Yes - the Generator sits where the spare was; but even if the generator were removed, there is still not enough room for a spare because one of the tanks also protrudes into that space. People that...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-30-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,260
Posted By Scottbaldassari
No - you were right, it is near 30K, but closer...

No - you were right, it is near 30K, but closer to 20K WITH discounts.



I would think new fuel-injected model should alleviate the monthly exercising as the carb won't gum up since it no longer...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-29-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,260
Posted By Scottbaldassari
Wink The Travato L models (G&K) Include the auto start...

The Travato L models (G&K) Include the auto start option with the Pure 3 lithium system by Volta. It is a good 48V system by most accounts, with huge power output, and an additional alternator, its...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-27-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,260
Posted By Scottbaldassari
I don't know, I come up with the same number...

I don't know, I come up with the same number EVERY time I try:

Around 45K, and that is before adding windows...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-27-2021, 02:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,260
Posted By Scottbaldassari
That would be possible, but not advisable to idle...

That would be possible, but not advisable to idle a Pentastar engine for prolonged periods like that. "Fast idle" I would assume is just as bad, and noisy.

The New Quieter Fuel-injected Onan...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-24-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,260
Posted By Scottbaldassari
Now there is an interesting comparison. I know...

Now there is an interesting comparison.
I know nothing about Volvos, so I'll take your word for it, but just for kicks, I went to their website and "built" their midpriced model (which starts at...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-24-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,260
Posted By Scottbaldassari
Agreed. Exactly why I researched. Until a mass...

Agreed. Exactly why I researched. Until a mass manufacturer got as close to a design as I needed to be, it was my only option.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-24-2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,260
Posted By Scottbaldassari
Yes. I don't mean to argue the price, or say that...

Yes. I don't mean to argue the price, or say that someone couldn't build it better or cheaper themselves, only that if you DON'T WANT TO (or can't) do that, buying a rig from Winnebago right off a...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-24-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,260
Posted By Scottbaldassari
George your prices are pretty far off from what I...

George your prices are pretty far off from what I am seeing. When I build a Van on RAMS site, I repeatedly come up with $45,000, not $35,000. Anyone who has been around a bit knows that practically...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-17-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,291
Posted By Scottbaldassari
Do you have a link to anything about the "Roam"....

Do you have a link to anything about the "Roam". I am not finding anything...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-08-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By Scottbaldassari
Also might be wise to check out the Travato K,...

Also might be wise to check out the Travato K, which is the original floorplan these two others copied.
In my opinion, probably the best quality of the three; but you know what they say about...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 11-28-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,864
Posted By Scottbaldassari
I am going TO SEE an EKKO for sure, as soon as...

I am going TO SEE an EKKO for sure, as soon as possible.
Retirement comes in a couple of years. I figure our traveling habits will change. We are doing some test trips with a small cargo trailer...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 11-25-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,864
Posted By Scottbaldassari
..."Excellent answer", except that one would have...

..."Excellent answer", except that one would have to PAY a couple hundred million for Winnebagos resources...

That's a bit like saying, "GIVE me Apple Inc., and I can sell you an Iphone for...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 11-20-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,864
Posted By Scottbaldassari
I'll make you a deal. Build the same exact...

I'll make you a deal.
Build the same exact thing, and I'll pay you $90K.
It'll be an easy $25K for you.
As a matter of fact, I'll find three other buyers too!
$100K, just like that. BOOM! :cool:
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 08-27-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,048
Posted By Scottbaldassari
I have a 2016 and don't believe the quality has...

I have a 2016 and don't believe the quality has changed any.
Mine has been a workhorse - 77,000 miles and no trouble to speak of.
There are no exposed staples and much (but not all) of the interior...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-11-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,576
Posted By Scottbaldassari
I think we have a little less than 25 gal....

I think we have a little less than 25 gal. Without a lot of showering the 3 of us go a little less than a week (with drinking water jugs we refill whenever convenient). Our 11 gal black water tank...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-26-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,626
Posted By Scottbaldassari
At 90K, hopefully your 16' "converted van" is...

At 90K, hopefully your 16' "converted van" is still worth something after 4 years. A brand new manufactured class B can be had for less than that. Mine is 4 years old, cost 75K, has cost virtually...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-21-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By Scottbaldassari
"Travato K (gets more expensive every year)";...

"Travato K (gets more expensive every year)"; True, and Winnebago usually adds features requested by the owner base every year also. Keep in mind that Winnebagos list prices are easily 30% high, with...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-21-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,908
Posted By Scottbaldassari
The Truma furnace/Hot water heater in the...

The Truma furnace/Hot water heater in the Winnebago class B products is virtually silent. I literally have to put my hand down by the vent to see if it's working.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-04-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,147
Posted By Scottbaldassari
A Travato K only sleeps 2. A Travato G sleeps...

A Travato K only sleeps 2.
A Travato G sleeps 3 or 4.
A Solis sleeps 4.

and you are right on about the "live from it, not in it".
Sleeping is one thing, traveling is another, LIVING in a class...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-04-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,147
Posted By Scottbaldassari
In REALITY, we have been traveling in a Travato...

In REALITY, we have been traveling in a Travato for 4 years and 75,000 miles and find it comfortable for 3. My wife and I on the Murphy bed (I am 6'2" and over 230 lbs) and the third on the "puzzle...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-04-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,147
Posted By Scottbaldassari
Winnebago Solis or Travato G floorplan.

Winnebago Solis or Travato G floorplan.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-01-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,829
Posted By Scottbaldassari
I would remove Thor and Airstream from my list...

I would remove Thor and Airstream from my list just from what I've heard on multiple online and owner sources.

Pleasureway is a good rig, and I've read very few complaints about their quality. If...
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