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Title: Which Class B.
Post by: Kimduff on October 20, 2017, 06:49:08 PM
Looking to downsize to a van.  I need back doors, twin beds, A/C and heat.  Potty. Stove top. And sink.  Generator running on Van fuel.  Two seats, two people.  Approx 24ct.  Doesnít need to be fancy  -   Needs to work!  $80,000 - $90,000.   Travel two or three days at a time, occasionally longer/further.  Usually once or twice a month.  What do I look for?
Thanks Kim
Title: Re: Which Class B.
Post by: Sun2Retire on October 20, 2017, 08:19:49 PM
What do I look for?


One that has all those things I would think  ;)


Seriously, only you will know the floor plan  and details that work for you. You have a sizable budget so if it exists Iím guessing you can get it.


RV Trader, PPL Motorhomes, RV shows, lots and lots of dealers, etc. Thereís no shortcut to finding the right RV. Donít rush and have fun! (And welcome to the forum!)
Title: Re: Which Class B.
Post by: Kimduff on October 21, 2017, 07:36:11 AM
 😎. Well most of them do..... just donít know which is the best bet!
Title: Re: Which Class B.
Post by: SeilerBird on October 21, 2017, 08:09:27 AM
😎. Well most of them do..... just donít know which is the best bet!
I think you are doing it backwards. There are too many RVs for you to be searching for the one perfect one. Shop locally, find one you like and then come and ask us about it. You are looking for floor plan, condition and price. In that order.
Title: Re: Which Class B.
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on October 21, 2017, 08:29:30 AM
Roadtrek and Pleasureway seem to be the preferred brands but Winnebago probably sells the most these days. The Sprinter-based diesel models give decent fuel economy and slick looks. 

https://winnebagoind.com/product-classes/class-b
Title: Re: Which Class B.
Post by: Isaac-1 on October 21, 2017, 02:32:55 PM
If I was looking at a class B the Leisure Travel Vans Unity 24MB would certainly be on my short list in that price range (though it may be used and 3-4 years old)
Title: Re: Which Class B.
Post by: Kimduff on October 25, 2017, 01:35:36 PM
Thank you for replies and suggestions.
I am debating between a used Travato and a used Galleria.  I prefer the floor plan of the Galleria, but am uncomfortable with the stove.
I donít like the beds in the Travato G (need twin beds)
I donít like cooking arrangements in the Galleria.
We frequently dry camp, so I do like the generator.
The Paseo is probably out of our range.
Title: Re: Which Class B.
Post by: Sun2Retire on October 25, 2017, 03:21:09 PM
I am debating between a used Travato and a used Galleria.  I prefer the floor plan of the Galleria, but am uncomfortable with the stove.
I donít like the beds in the Travato G (need twin beds)
I donít like cooking arrangements in the Galleria.
We frequently dry camp, so I do like the generator.
The Paseo is probably out of our range.

Using your comments and by process of elimination it sounds like the Galleria (even though you don't like the stove). The bed is a no go in the Travato, as is the price for the Paseo.

But if there's something you don't like, I'd keep looking - if you don't like it now, odds are you'll never like it.
Title: Re: Which Class B.
Post by: Kimduff on October 25, 2017, 03:29:47 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Which Class B.
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on October 25, 2017, 03:43:19 PM
The Travato 59G floor plan has a double bed instead of twin.  It's only 46 x77 and has a corner cut, but maybe better for you than the twin bed 59K.

https://winnebagoind.com/products/class-b/2015/travato/floorplans (https://winnebagoind.com/products/class-b/2015/travato/floorplans)

Which model Galleria are you looking at? It too has multiple floor loans and some may have a different stove, or at least a different stove location.

There are other Class B's, e.g. Roadtrek, Pleasureway, Chinook, etc. and late model used ones would be in your price range
Title: Re: Which Class B.
Post by: Kimduff on October 30, 2017, 08:04:23 PM
Thank you for your suggestions. 
I think I want a used Travato K (twin beds) although I donít care for the bathroom in the back!
The galleria is just ďtoo modernĒ for me.   And although the Galleria batteries are excellent, I am not sure the charger/alternator (?) are up to the batteries.
I think I will be more comfortable with a gas stove and generator!
I drove our 36ft Allegro for a 16 hour round trip last week, and although it is easy to drive and I love it, I am ready for something smaller