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Old 11-28-2014, 12:12 PM   #15
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Or perhaps not enough of the left kind, looking out for the left people.
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:02 PM   #16
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Thanks for the additional info. RU on the auto beat? FYI, I've spent decades as an auto writer, mag editor and analyst so you comment about the Mercedes exec got my attention.

The auto beat is now my hobby as a retired engineer. The Sprinter Test Drive event was at the Redskins FedEx field in Maryland where I got a fun ride doing this. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-28-2014, 04:26 PM   #17
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Here is a photo of the Sprinters sitting in Roadtrek's lot waiting to be converted. Notice the white covering over the side window openings.

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Old 11-28-2014, 04:37 PM   #18
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Is there anyone here who has done a comparison of Roadtrek and Interstate and would like to share their thoughts?

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Old 11-28-2014, 10:23 PM   #19
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Bikerbill got an ETrek this summer. Said he'd report back.
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:04 AM   #20
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Ford alternative to Sprinter

Has anyone heard if the new Ford Transit is going to be used as a cheaper alternative to the Sprinter? I see where Dodge has replaced Sprinter with some motorhome manufactures.
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:54 AM   #21
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Try this post: http://www.airforums.com/forums/1518110-post.html

You can read the entire thread titled "No Longer Own an Interstate" with lots of comments by bikerbill. It starts here:
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:28 AM   #22
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Try this post: No Longer Own an Interstate - Page 3 - Airstream Forums

You can read the entire thread titled "No Longer Own an Interstate" with lots of comments by bikerbill. It starts here:
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Thanks a lot, I'll check out that thread.

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Old 11-29-2014, 03:22 PM   #23
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I did report back some time ago on the difference in Roadtrek vs Interstate.

I like the E-trek system of the RT: more batteries, no generator underneath. Inverter system powers ALL the 115 v electric: TV, m-wave, larger 7 cu ft fridge, A/C, outlets. Much larger solar panel on RT. We use a 115 v magnetic induction cooktop.

Slightly smaller A/C but I feel that RT does a better job of insulation in the sidewalls and roof.

RT has smaller water & waste tanks by a few of gallons.

I really was disappointed with the half bath room door in the AI and the RT does have a better bath door system but the footprint and quality of the AI bath inside is better and better quality. RT has eliminated the exhaust fan in the bath now.

No Suburban propane in our RT, instead a diesel powered heater and hot water system or you can get a propane hot water system.

Cabinets: prefer the AI except that RT uses latches on ALL cabinets, although they have many issues with the latches since the wood in the cabinets shifts, swells, etc and you will probably have to learn how to adjust the latches: I have.

Overall fit and finish on cabinetry I like the design of the AI. Mechanicals I prefer the RT.

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Is there anyone here who has done a comparison of Roadtrek and Interstate and would like to share their thoughts?

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I would like to read that also. All I know about Roadtrek is that Roadtrek Life is a really good DIY blog on Blogspot. I've gotten some really cool ideas from that source. I think the author comments on either this forum or Sprinter Forum from time to time. Or his/her followers do.
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Look for my posting under NO LONGER OWN INTERSTATE
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