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RE: Basic questions about Class B's

On the surface the 24 ft B, B+, C- or C are all the same length same height and the B + and C are slightly wider. What are the details I am not seeing? Your statement: "It had the Ford 350 chassis and did not ride as well as the B's that I test drove..." for one. They drive completely differently. Your second statement "...B + and C are slightly wider" is interesting. My B is 76" wide while the Regency "B+" 94" wide per their specs. That's 18 inches of "slightly wider" :B which takes you out of parking between the lines in pretty much every standard parking spot. DaveIf you look at them side by side you will certainly see a difference. If you put my B next to a View (for instance) you will see a huge difference. Smaller in every way. My B can park and go anywhere a van can since it is one. A B+ (C-) View can't. MPG will also suffer when you are driving a large box down the road compared to a van. But - you do have to be a special person to own a B. Not everyone can do it - or will want to. Good luck!. You are right. We used to camp in a Hi top van when younger and really enjoyed it . Then people said to me buy your last RV first because you will want to end up with a 40 ft DP anyways. Some do some don’t , as we get older many off us want things easier and simpler. My wife of 52 years wants to just stay in hotels now, she backpacked With me into our late 50’s. So to me smaller RV’s seemed like a good compromise and become more attractive but every thing Is a trade off and finding the right one for your stage of life takes some research and understanding the details and your wife.
Gjac 06/23/20 03:19pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Basic questions about Class B's

I’m sure the Roadtrek Zion is nice but you just switched gears. Your discussion has been the you seem to get more in a B+ or a C verses a B, but when I pointed out some major differences you say you liked the Roadtrek B. I’m just kind of losing track of what you are trying to compare and what point you are trying to make. Dave Not switching any gears, don't know much about them just started looking at them. Test drove one B one B+ and one small C. Just trying to understand the differences, advantages and disadvantages to all three. I said I liked the ride of the Roadtrek but that is just one factor to consider in picking the right RV for me. Everything is a trade off there is no perfect vehicle that will have everything you want.
Gjac 06/22/20 06:26pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Power cuts out when pump runs (on DC)

Another thing to check is the set screws that hold your 12v wires in place on either side of the 12 v fuses a loose screw could cause an intermittent problem.
Gjac 06/22/20 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Generac genny quit working

Did you get your genset working yet?
Gjac 06/22/20 05:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Small Class C with out tow car

Our B+ SEEN HERE measures 23'-8" over-all, small by class C standards. We went on one big long trip out west without our tow vehicle. Our mobility was fine for general transit, shopping, restaurants, etc, but there were times we missed having our Jeep Liberty for exploring and increased mobility in national parks. We also missed the convenience of leaving the RV at the camp site to avoid prepping it every morning to drive off. We are not the kind of people who hang out at the camp site. I don't hang around the camp site either that is why I asked the question. I have an A now and would not be without a tow car. Noticed most B campers don't tow but many small C campers do, did not know whether the added width made a difference or not because most of the B's are about the same length as yours which is very nice. I looked at the new 2350 models and they only come with a slide and less FW than yours.
Gjac 06/22/20 04:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Basic questions about Class B's

On the surface the 24 ft B, B+, C- or C are all the same length same height and the B + and C are slightly wider. What are the details I am not seeing? Your statement: "It had the Ford 350 chassis and did not ride as well as the B's that I test drove..." for one. They drive completely differently. Your second statement "...B + and C are slightly wider" is interesting. My B is 76" wide while the Regency "B+" 94" wide per their specs. That's 18 inches of "slightly wider" :B which takes you out of parking between the lines in pretty much every standard parking spot. Dave I looked at the RoadTrek Zion Class B on the 3500 Promaster chassis it is 83 ins wide not counting the mirrors, I guess the Mercedes chassis is more narrow. I did not test drive any on that chassis. But the ride on the Promaster was nice.
Gjac 06/22/20 04:14pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Basic questions about Class B's

Have any of you class B owners made the transition to a short class C? I have not and would not. You are comparing two completely different animals. As someone recently pointed out, it’s like comparing a sports car to an SUV. They both get you from here to there but serve different wants and needs. Also, I don’t think people purchase B’s using a price/space ratio. Dave. On the surface the 24 ft B, B+, C- or C are all the same length same height and the B + and C are slightly wider. What are the details I am not seeing?
Gjac 06/22/20 09:38am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Basic questions about Class B's

I'm not sure what you need so much water for. But there is a thing that looks like a long tube on top of the MH VAN that come in 2-sizes and a hose that swings down for taking a shower and the water is hot. I'm not the size. I just did a simple search and I think if you type Portable water tanks you will find more than a few ideas listed. Yeah I have seen those set ups, water is important if you dry camp mostly which I do, more important than battery power to me. I still don’t understand the Li battery up grade for $ 7000 when 2 6v GC batteries last me a week and water will be gone in 4 days or less with a std set up.
Gjac 06/22/20 08:58am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Time to restring day/night window shades

When my first one broke on a trip in 2006 I just retied the broken string and all is still well. When my second one broke several years later I realized that there is a grommet that’s the string slides through that sometimes shifts out of place and causes the string to fray. I restrung that one after I fixed the grommet using waxed nylon cord and it slides up and down much easier. I just used the one on the left side as reference.
Gjac 06/20/20 02:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Small Class C with out tow car

We have a 21 C. This works great for almost everything. Small enough to use for grocery getting and general running around. I think if I felt the need to tow a car, I would just get a travel trailer and a truck as I had before. Brian. Nice. I haven’t seen any new ones that small, do they still make them smaller than 24 ft?
Gjac 06/16/20 12:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Climbing steep grades...

Quite normal for a 30 ft MH to heat up on a hill. What temperature does your gage read on a steep hill say 7-9 % slope for several miles? Do you have a temp gage of just an idiot light? Does it get in the red zone? We need to know what you mean by overheat before you get meaningful comments.
Gjac 06/16/20 12:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Small Class C with out tow car

Do any of you carry an E bike to run around in?
Gjac 06/16/20 09:52am Class C Motorhomes
Small Class C with out tow car

I have been looking at down sizing from a class A and have been looking at small TT's (18-24 ft) and Class B's and B pluses(19-24 ft)when I came across a short Class C about the same size as the B pluses. I was a 2019 Leprechaun 2030CB, much more storage, room inside and more water than the B's. Has anyone here traveled with a 24 ft C with out a tow car and just used the C for sight seeing and going to the store? Or have you found a tow was still necessary?
Gjac 06/16/20 06:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lightweight Generator From Israel

The biggest problem with a generator from Israel is that after 8 days you have to cut the plug off. I just spit coffee thru my nose. Yep. Not cut off. Just highly modified.. I was drinking coffee also when I read your post. On a more serious note do you know why the 8th day is important?
Gjac 06/14/20 08:03am Tech Issues
RE: Basic questions about Class B's

While looking at Class B's and B pluses yesterday I noticed a 2019 Leprechaun 230 CB is was about the same size as the Regency B plus about 24 ft, about the same height, a little wider but a shorter WB. It also had a lot more room inside, water, and a lot of storage. The rear storage bay was huge add could hold 2 bikes and more. It had the Ford 350 chassis and did not ride as well as the B's that I test drove but was much cheaper. To me it seemed like a good trade off to go with the small C with no slide for about 30% less money. Have any of you class B owners made the transition to a short class C ?
Gjac 06/13/20 08:30am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Do you leave MH plugged in for power at home?

Mine has been plugged in by my house for 12 years. So far, so good. You need to check your batteries for water once a month or so. Are you on the same set of batteries for the last 12 years?
Gjac 06/12/20 12:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ClassA to small TT set up.

OP, I would look at the OD RV 21RVS. I only suggest this because it has a bigger shower and a 60x80 queen bed. As far as auto leveling goes. I would call the company and ask. The truth is I had a 2004 Arctic Fox 22H, made by the same family, and took it from Wisconsin to Alaska and then to Maine then back to Wisconsin in one year and never had a problem with it other than the poop valve started to drip. For one person & a dog it was a great TT. Why? Because you parked it and everything inside was ready to use without slides and you knew you would be comfortable, hot or cold outside. I know one would have to take a trip west to get one. Well worth the time and effort. Just a thought… If I were to go to a TT again. I would be looking for a heavy duty window van of some kind as a TV. A 4x4 if there is such a thing. I see you have a Leprechaun Class C. What made you switch to a class C? Was it easier to set up than the TT? While looking at Class B's and B pluses I noticed a 2019 Leprechaun 230 CB is was about the same size as the Regency B plus about 24 ft, about the same height, a little wider but a shorter WB. It also had a lot more room inside, water, and a lot of storage. The rear storage bay was huge add could hold 2 bikes. It had the Ford 350 chassis and did not ride as well as the B's but was much cheaper. To me it seemed like a good trade off to go with the small C with no slide for about 30% less money.
Gjac 06/11/20 05:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking at a 1998 Rexhall Aerbus 29XL

The Nada pricing for that MH is between $12 and $15k depending on condition. If it is the 460 eng with the Banks complete system headers,FF muffler and CAI you will have over 300 HP. If it is in very good condition no fluid or roof leaks I would offer between high and low Nada price and would pay the high Nada value if you really liked the MH.
Gjac 06/11/20 02:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ClassA to small TT set up.

If I were to go back to a TT. I would get an Outdoors RV. As said above they really have all the right features. Auto leveling option would be a must have. But I there is no way I am going back to a F250 ¾ ton diesel for my daily driver. I looked at these TT's on line early on they have 78 gals of FW and a good frame construction, the Creekside 21KVS is the one I liked but not sold where I live and a little longer than I wanted. I did not see where they added auto leveling for this model. I would not want a HD truck either for my DD that is one reason a small (18-24ft) TT looked like a good option.
Gjac 06/10/20 09:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Basic questions about Class B's

I am slowly coming to the conclusion that a Class B may be the right conclusion for a simpler way to travel as we get older. I enjoyed my class A for 15 years and 100k miles of travel. My wife never felt comfortable driving out west with such a big vehicle and finding a shop that will want to work on Class A's when breakdowns occur away from home, so started looking at downsizing. First looked at a truck camper but soon came to the conclusion that in order to get enough space and water storage you needed a DRW truck which I did not want to have as a second vehicle. Then started exploring a small TT pulled by a 1/2 ton truck which would make a good second vehicle and provide enough storage in the bed of the truck and enough FW storage but over looked the details of hooking up, unhooking and leveling not to mention sway and wind buffeting issues. Looked at some of the vehicles some have suggested here. I think small class C's would be cheaper than most B's but would require a tow car. B plus's may not.We basically are more travelers not staying in one spot for more than 5 days. I am also thinking if longer stays are required that a small utility trailer could be towed for extra water and storage. Overall have I come to the right conclusions? Started looking at the Wonder leisure Van with the Ford Transit 350 HD Cab w/ 3.5 L Eco-Boost V6 Gas 310HP/350ft-lb w/ 10-speed Automatic. It has a large storage pass thru in the rear and 30 gals of FW and more CCC than the Mercedes chassis. $119 list price. The Cross teck 20 XG also has a large rear storage pass thru on the same chassis. Have any of you looked at these or own one?
Gjac 06/10/20 08:41am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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