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Old 04-15-2016, 05:13 PM   #15
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Great looking coach but that does not solve me Sprinter issue with warranty work.
Leisure vans also have a new model based on a Ford Transit chassis with diesel engine. Don't know much about it - I think they have a video on the website.

They sure seem to make a slick product.

If Airstream class B's are of similar quality standards to what we often hear about new Airstream trailers, I surely wouldn't be shy to look very closely at the competition - maybe hang out on owners forums etc - if shopping for a B.

In fact, I would be shopping for B, but cannot convince my "Mrs" that a B could offer us pros that would outweigh the cons in our situation!


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Old 04-15-2016, 05:31 PM   #16
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I would avoid all new emissions-compliant diesels which require the use of DEF fluid. In my personal opinion, this new diesel technology has not been around long enough to justify expecting the longevity associated (justifiably) with the old diesels.

We recently got a new Ford Transit to tow the new FC20, but we also considered a self-contained RV like the Winnebago. In either case, gas was the only fuel worth the investment in our opinion . . .

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Old 04-15-2016, 05:47 PM   #17
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Thanks to all. Love this site. Brian, that is a very nice AS you are pulling. What I do like about the 450 Ford is that it is gasoline, 55 gallon tank, generator runs off of gas, never seem to have a problem finding gas. Looked at one today and it will run any grade from E-5 to E-20. Really like the aspect of being to drive about 5 miles from my house for complete service on the coach and the frame/engine. Decked out, i will still be below the 22K gross weight, so I can go up to 5000 on the toad/dingy. That allows me to load the toad with all my fishing gear, Honda generator and air compressor. Choices, choices.
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:09 PM   #18
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Not to throw a monkey wrench into the fray, but have you looked into "Leisure Vans" of Canada? Here is a link to their latest offering - about the cleverest floorplan I've yet seen in a 25' Class C/B. Click on the animator "+" symbols to see the transformation - especially the "Flex" floorplan.

http://leisurevans.com/unity/floorplans.html#anchor

I've never seen a better use of space on a motorhome - and the workmanship is terrific. Had we opted for a dedicated (read motorized) RV we would have purchased this little guy....
I'm actually impressed - and I've never seen a B that I liked before. Like that movable bathroom wall on the first model.... Let it all hang out, hide it all, or hide it with knee room too. Nice.
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I'm actually impressed - and I've never seen a B that I liked before. Like that movable bathroom wall on the first model.... Let it all hang out, hide it all, or hide it with knee room too. Nice.
Strictly speaking, it isn't a Class B. The living space is built in a box attached to a cab/chassis, so it's a Class C. A small Class C, sometimes erroneously referred to as a B+, but still apples and oranges. Leisure Travel Vans used to make a Class B, but now all they make are small Class Cs.
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:53 PM   #20
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Pro, actually the dealer I was talking to today made a reference to B+. Had a lot of report cards I would have been very happy with a B+.
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Old 04-15-2016, 07:48 PM   #21
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Pro, actually the dealer I was talking to today made a reference to B+.
"Class B+" is a marketing gimmick, not an actual class of motorhome. Mainly because "Class B+" sounds a lot better than "Class C-" which is an equally accurate nomenclature for that particular size. Class A is built on a chassis (like the Winnebago Via on a Sprinter chassis), Class B is a conversion van (like the Interstate and others), and Class C is built on a cab/chassis (like the new Leisure vans as well as the Winnebago View). Leisure Vans doesn't do conversion vans anymore, so it's not any kind of B, no matter what they call it.

I for one would like to see Airstream make a "Class B+" on a Sprinter cab/chassis. Not being limited by the Sptinter's 6˝' overall width would allow a much more ergonomic floor plan. And because it wouldn't have to be built "ship-in-a-bottle" style inside the existing van body would make construction a lot less expensive, too— not to mention that buying cab/chassis from MB instead of whole cargo vans to convert would save Airstream money on the front end, too.

You know what else would make an interesting base for a Class B? The Toyota Coaster minibus, which has also been built as a hybrid/electric since 1997. But I have yet to see a Coaster used anywhere in the US except as an airport shuttle.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:11 PM   #22
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I read awhile ago that the Serenity and Libero models were originally called Class B when introduced by LTV. Later when Triple E purchased LTV, the term B+ appeared.

Had we seen a LTV Serenity first, I suspect we would not have our AS luggable today.
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OOPS wrong letter..they called them Class C at first, then the marketing change to B+ and I believe they are now back to C.
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The Leisure Van is one nice looking coach. I looked at their website and could not determine if I could pull a toad with it. Either the Chevy or Ford chassis solves one of my problems.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:11 PM   #25
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DECISION MADE!!!! For a lot of reasons, not to go into here, a decision has been made. I am waiting for the 2017 F-250, diesel, and the 2017 25 rear bedroom. Probably will get the International Serenity. Will be late summer before I am able to get them both and get them set up like I want. 50 gallon fuel tank, 16inch tires and wheels. Glad the decision is made and I can now stop thinking about all the options.
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