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Old 11-25-2021, 03:08 AM   #1
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Any better alternative

I am a RV rookie and have a Storyteller overland (STO) Beast on order

… the delivery would still take many months and I would like to keep my options open, … so

do you have any suggestion for a [hopefully better] alternative, taking into account the following elements:

- traveling solo (divorced, 50yo active male)
- living full time on the road, with a base in Miami FL
- MB sprinter chasis, love the comfort, tech and diesel
- boon-ducking is a priority , so needs to be 4x4 offroad capable, with offroad tires and suspension
- great electrical system, volta or close, no propane or generator. needs to be able to run AC for at least 8 hours (Miami FL)
- need to be able to fit a MTB inside plus other gear
- a fixed shower would be great, although I also like the STO halo shower
- 4 season insulation, with hot water
- not a fan of winn revel constricted space, tons of cheap plastic and lack of overhead cabinets
- my main dislike of STO is porta potty. I would love something fixed, maybe cassette based. Not sure how to get around this in STO , tbh. I explain, even when I appreciate the flexibility of halo shower and porta potty, I really like my privacy for my basic needs. Not sure that STO setup offers that
- A better styling than STO would be great, although not the main priority.
- the 2nd alternator and boost m-power extender in the beast is great. I would love something equivalent
- keep it below 200k

I have searched but have not found an equivalent built that ticks all the boxes

… the closest one, according to my search, is the new 2022 Tiffin Cahaba, that I really like, from the videos that I’ve watched. main concern though are the offroad capabilities and ground clearance (all the connectors are at running boards levels &#128528 . Also, some of these videos show that the cabling on the roof is a big mess, although maybe this was just a prototype

thanks in advanced 🙏🏻👍🏼

PS: I have rented a STO before , so I have experience with sprinter camper vans and STO in particular
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Old 11-25-2021, 08:47 AM   #2
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EVERYTHING made in the RV world is a compromise of some type. From everything that you have described about the way that you want to use it and live, I think the Storyteller would work best.

The other class B's including mine are made for normal travel and normal boon-docking.

In a way, the Storyteller's bathroom IS private since you will be traveling alone! Some people with Class B's use Gym's for showering and bathroom use.

I researched a lot of Class B's before my purchase and unless you order from Advanced RV in Ohio that allows the customer to customize each unit, you may have found the best for your needs.

Good luck!
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