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Old 06-10-2006, 06:35 AM   #1
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B+ ?

Is my Interstate considered a class b or b+? If so, what is the difference between the two? thanks, jim
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Zig,

I have never heard of a 'B+' classification. AFIK, all RV's based on a 'van' chassis are considered 'B'. If you want the 'definitive answer', you might check with the RVIA in Virginia. That if the manufacturer's association. You can get their contact info from their web site.
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I have never heard of a 'B+' classification. AFIK, all RV's based on a 'van' chassis are considered 'B'. If you want the 'definitive answer', you might check with the RVIA in Virginia. That if the manufacturer's association. You can get their contact info from their web site.
Lew, aren't most Class C Moho's based on HD van chassis?
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A class B has the van body with some extras. A class C only has the van cab with a motorhome built behind and on top.

B+ is when you get purists involved. They think a B-van is a simple conversion of a stock van to an RV and a B+ is when you add too much like a bit of extra length or too big a cap or something. For them, B+ is a term of derision as they think its too much like a class C which is too much like a Class A motorhome.

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That makes sense.
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Sprinter Interstate is a B

B+ is a hybrid term that technically has no official designation. It might really be a C that wants to be a B because it might be on the short end in the length category or it might be a van front with a complete custom body built on the back that might look more like a van than a C with the bed over the top of the cab design. A B campervan is a complete van body enclosure and that is what the Interstate is. In fact the Interstate does not have the fiberglass top to give inside height like the Ford and Chevy B vans have and the Westfalia for that matter.
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Lew, aren't most Class C Moho's based on HD van chassis?
Most 'C's are based on a heavier truck chassis that just happens to have a van style front. Even the Winnebago Navion that is built on the Sprinter uses their cab and rail dually chassis for a base, not the van. The smaller ones are based on the 1 ton dually chassis and the 'super C's that are coming out now are based on the 450 and 550 chassis. If you really want to stretch the designation, look at the Dynomax products. Their largest offering is technically a class C that is based on a huge Freightliner 40,000lb chassis with tandem duallies in the rear. Talk about tow capacity.....these babies will pull a minimum of a 30,000 lb. trailer!!! They are just like the expensive class A's inside, but don't try to park one in a 'class A only' motorcoach resort. No way baby!!!!!
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Ahh-- I see it all now. 2B or not 2B what is the question?

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Ah, you might want to be a "wanna B"
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I know this is kind of old, but I actually saw a "B+" camper on the road.

Apparently both Lexington and Trail Lite make a camper marked "B+"; there may be others. Distinguishing characteristics seem to be that they are the length of a van camper (21 feet seems to be common), but are wider behind the cab like a Class C motorhome is. The Lexington does say it is a "Class B+ motorhome", but I'm not sure if that's marketing or an official designation.

Given the above I'd say that nothing Airstream has produced so far would fall into a B+ category...
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Ahh-- I see it all now. 2B or not 2B what is the question?

sorry, couldn't resist
And now for something completely different.

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I immediately thought of this Monty Python song.

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I know this is kind of old, but I actually saw a "B+" camper on the road.

Apparently both Lexington and Trail Lite make a camper marked "B+"; there may be others. Distinguishing characteristics seem to be that they are the length of a van camper (21 feet seems to be common), but are wider behind the cab like a Class C motorhome is. The Lexington does say it is a "Class B+ motorhome", but I'm not sure if that's marketing or an official designation.

Given the above I'd say that nothing Airstream has produced so far would fall into a B+ category...
That's as much a 'C' as I've ever seen!!! The B+ moniker is pure marketing!!!
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The Lexington is very definitely a C by definition and design. It is not a van conversion and that is what a B is. The Sprinter conversions in the box are very definitely Bs.
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You won't find disagreement from me. Just reporting what I found.
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