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RE: Comparing 3 Class Bs

Hi, Hello Mumkin my 2000 Chinook made in 99 was factory delivered with Solar I miss my GW Hey Neverhappy... long time no see. Your response got buried in the quotes. Interesting that your Chinook came with solar. I don't think I had even heard of the concept on RVs when I got my GWV in 2004. lol BTW, I believe that your GWV was (is?) a B, not a C. I don't know for sure, but I think that the few widebody units they did were the same as the Roadtrek 210. They arrived from the factory as a van, and then had parts of the body cut off and replaced with a wider fiberglass body. I tried to google up a photo of the widebody and only got the non widebody type. I wanted to check if it still has the factory van doors, which would confirm that it was actually a Class B. GWV did make a true C just before Marty's health failed and he sold the company (and the buyer bankrupted it). It was built on the Chevy cutaway called a Titan. It was a nice little rig and I tried to convince them to change the floor plan for me, but they didn't want to do so yet while it was so new.
mumkin 01/19/21 09:53am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Comparing 3 Class Bs

Thank you for your helpful advice and support. These three were listed as class Bs and I knew the GulfStream wasn't, but I thought the Kodiak was, until I looked closer. (And I still think the Chinook is a Class B - or maybe B+?) Anyway - appreciate the responses. The Kodiak is still top of my list. Looks perfect for me. I'll have it checked out and ask a lot of questions. Thanks! By RVIA rules, they are all Class C because none of them were built inside a vehicle that came from the factory as a van. I don't believe that Chinook ever built any Class B's, but they did great small Class C rigs. I was sad when they went broke. There is actually no such thing as a B+ - that is just salesman hype because they think it sounds better than calling what it is... A Class C minus the bed over the cab. But it is still a C.
mumkin 12/28/20 10:18pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Comparing 3 Class Bs

Hi, May I respectfully suggest looking at small class c units. There is a lot more bang for the buck and a shower that is much more easily used. They come as small as 22 feet, with 26 feet being the ideal size as far as wheel base to length ratio goes. The reality is that all three of the vehicles that she has listed are small Class C rigs. None are B's. So perhaps she needs to go over to the Class C board to find people who are familiar with these rigs. BTW Suzago, there was no solar on rigs back in '99 so you won't find anything solar ready of that age. My first rig with a solar option was the 2015. Not that a good solar company couldn't add it.
mumkin 12/26/20 09:30pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Buying from a private party

Since you will be in Florida, if you are near Gainesville, there is a good dependable dealer called Sunshine State who has mainly Class B's. Of course they like to sell new, but they get lots of trade-ins. Good service department and for sales, I would talk to Nick. Probably a good place to check out a few different options. Good Luck!
mumkin 10/23/20 09:33am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Buying from a private party

My Phaeton is a Cat diesel, but I know nothing about the MB diesel. Are they reliable? Is the Sprinter reliable... much depends on the year. I've avoided owning one because of a few friends who had nothing but problems and traded theirs. Yet many (most?) have few or no issues. Another downside to me is that because of the star in the front, you pay through the nose for maintenance. Someone on a Facebook Roadtrek page just reported a $12,000 bill for an exhaust system repair. Reports of $300-600 oil changes... and service centers can be hard to find. (but they do give you a latte while you wait.) I would check out the Sprinter forum to see what both RV owners and fleet owners are reporting. There are actually a couple forums.
mumkin 10/22/20 10:27am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Buying from a private party

Personally I always found NADA pretty useless for Class B prices. Especially right now when there is an unusually high demand. People are getting top dollar. I would recommend going to look at it, just for the experience. BUT...I think I would get that A sold, and window shop for a bit. See what is really out there in the market now and find the one that works best for how you want to use it. You don't want to spend $100K for a 4 year old rig when there are new ones out there for that price. (Sorry for the loss of your husband... can you drive the Class A since you are full time)
mumkin 10/21/20 09:14am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Thinking about downsizing to a B

Just thought I would jump in here and mention that I have always found NADA to be almost completely useless at pricing Class B units. LTV units especially are known for keeping their value because of the quality construction.
mumkin 10/10/20 08:36am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Phoenix Cruiser TRX

Since this is a Class C, you might get some answers on the Class C board. This is not a Class B. (edit... moved...) But they moved it to the wrong branch... hey mods... this needs to be on the Class C branch. And the "notify admin" is not working.
mumkin 07/01/20 08:29am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: What "NAME" can you call that Class B?

I don't see that a generator has anything to do with being or not being a Class B. When I ordered my first rig, I excluded the option for a generator as I knew that i wouldn't need one. But I did order the set-up package with wiring as needed in case the next owner wished to add one. Either way... it has zero to do with its being a B. My second rig was a Class C. It came standard with an Onan. I loathed the **** thing... aggravating to always have to be exercising... and never worked the few times I needed it. But, it did constantly need $200-500 in parts to keep it running. I swore that I would never own another. My last two rigs are both classic Class B rigs with no stupid Onan. Instead I have the wonderful 2nd alternator that does what the Onan did with no aggravation and no exercising and no expensive maintenance. I love my so called "underhood generator." While I will continue to own a Class B rig, I will never have another Onan generator. As they have nothing to do with the definition of a Class B
mumkin 06/23/20 08:52pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: My pet peeve on Class B Plus

They both are RV conversions using a chassis that came from the factory as a van so they are both Class Bs. No confusion except for whoever wrote the statement you are quoting. Hey AsheGuy... Actually the 200 is by the definitions, a C because it was on a cab/chassis. Of course it is pretty moot as there weren't that many made and they haven't been made for 15 or 16 years now. I don't know if I have ever even seen one. I guess the 210 replaced it. But, I'd also guess that none of them would be stopped from joining our Group B rallies. :C
mumkin 06/21/20 08:51am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: My pet peeve on Class B Plus

A topic that has been debated regularly here for the last 15 years or so since I've been reading. Many wish to define the terms by their opinions. According to RVIA, who sets the standards, descriptions, and definitions, there are only 3 options which are clearly defined: Class A, B, & C. There is no such thing as a B+ which is a term created by some salesman who thought that it sounded better than C- which is what it could more accurately be called. It is merely a Class C without a bed over the cab. If it started as a cab chassis/cutaway and ends up with a house built on the back, it is a Class C. If it came out of the manufacturer as a van (Ford E-350, Chevy, Promaster, Sprinter, Transit), it is a Class B. It has nothing to do with size or opinions or a bed over the cab. (my first B had a bed over the cab). If it started as a legitimate van, it's a B, if it didn't, it's not. (the oddity being the Roadtrek 210 which left the factory as a van, and Roadtrek cut off the van body - leaving the doors - and added a wider body. Not sure if anyone else ever did this) So, no reform is needed. The definitions are clear and have been around for years. The problem is sales PR.
mumkin 06/18/20 07:37am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Leveling the B

No need... haven't had to level since I traded in the Class C Libero for a B that had a compressor fridge. I don't even carry the plastic bits anymore. If I can walk around without feeling drunk or don't fall out of the bed, I'm level enough. If I can't I move it a bit. Auto levelers are too heavy for a Class B anyway.
mumkin 06/18/20 07:18am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Basic questions about Class B's

We discover "Dude Wipes" last Summer, I assume they are similar to adult wipes, they were great. Much better than the baby wipes, more expensive but you use fewer. If you click on my link, this option is much cheaper, I expect.
mumkin 06/11/20 08:11am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Basic questions about Class B's

Another thing we do to save water is to use baby wipes for washing up - can even take a sponge bath with a couple of those. You really can learn to live with less water and not feel like you are suffering. An even better option is the adult bath wipes like they use in nursing homes. Like these: Bath Wipes
mumkin 06/10/20 08:49am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: how much is too little to spend on a used Class B?

When will you read the forum rules and not triple post? I don't see the issue. He posted the same question, but about different options. People here in the B section very likely know nothing of pop-up prices... and Class C prices are very different from Class B prices. So actually he didn't triple post... Since tobinduby has only been a member here a couple days, I expect he knows now. :C As to low prices, the obvious issue is when the price looks very low on online listings, it is often (usually?) a scammer and rig doesn't even exist.
mumkin 06/05/20 07:22am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Roadtrek class B

Price a new one Class B. first. Some dealers discount close to 30% on new cash Roaedtreck. servicnow???? At that price I'd negotiate for a new Class B I doubt that you will get 30% on a new Roadtrek or Pleasureway. They are not like Winnebago or Thor. There were big discounts during RT's bankruptcy, because they were pricing in the lack of warranty... but thus far not on the new ones.
mumkin 05/21/20 08:58pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Roadtrek class B

Does this rig have the 3 or 4 seats upfront? If so, they might be included under a recall because they were never properly tested under US or CA law. Confirm whether this year is included. Checking the VIN probably shows this. And if it is, has it been remediated. Step one is the removal of the seat belts to get it removed from the recall. Once they are removed, there is a kit to fix it. It is very expensive and not covered by any warranty. (seats must be removed... everything underneath also removed... seats reattached to comply... everything underneath put back on. I believe that the cost was something like $2000 per seat) Parts availability shouldn't be an issue since the new Roadtrek, Inc. plans to continue to make this model.
mumkin 05/21/20 08:25am Class B - Camping Van Conversions

UHG under hood generator actually a secondary alternator may be from balmar industries balmar manuals are available here BALMAR MANUALS you need to find what components are used in your set up. The UHG is a second large alternator, such as those used in ambulances. They are built and supplied by Nation's Starter in Missouri. Those of us with AGMs have a built in controller, those with lithiums have an added Balmar controller that is also provided by Nations. I second the recommendation of the Facebook groups. There is one for Aktiv owners and one for Carado/Sunlight owners. They know these systems and can answer most questions... and if they can't, they send you to someone who can.
mumkin 05/10/20 08:22pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions

I had a 2011 LTV Libero and the first thing I did... before delivery... was to have my dealer (who isn't into gouging his customers) arrange for metal valve extensions to be installed (replaced all 6). I got mine from the well known "Tire Man" in California who had designed them and sold them from his tire dealership. But he has since retired. There must be other sources since this needs to be done on all of these duallies it seems... I never understood why it wasn't automatic from GM, MB or Ford. You will love your Unity. I recommend attending one of their rallies up in Winkler. (if we ever get to have rallies again) :(
mumkin 03/18/20 10:04am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: ram promaster class B

I love my Promaster. I have had 1 Ford E350 based... and 2 Chevy based rigs. As a member of the Scrawny Little Old Lady club and just 5'4", it is the most comfortable van I've ever driven. Finally, I didn't have to add to the height of the floor in front of the driver's seat. (those that don't like it much tend to be over 6'1") It is also the best handling rig of my four. The Ford was horrid at best. The two Chevys were good... the one with duallies the better of the two, of course. But with the addition of Sumos front and rear (beefed up bump stops) in my Promaster, there is little or no effect of normal wind or passing trucks... or corners and driveways. The front wheel drive makes it easy to maneuver with its short turning radius. The wider body also make it very roomy on the inside. Much better than the narrow Sprinters. I personally wanted to avoid the expensive Sprinter (both up front and service costs) as getting 100-200,000 miles is irrelevant to me. And for the price difference I can pay for many years worth of gasoline. :C But there is no getting around that the new Sprinter van has more bells and whistles, and is certainly prettier than my snub-nosed Promaster.
mumkin 03/01/20 01:33pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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