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Old 01-19-2022, 05:00 AM   #1
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Boondocking with a B+ Camper Van

Been having fun researching B and B+ camper vans. As a newbie, I did not consider the differences between the 2 when it comes to where to park for the night. Seems like it may be much more difficult to boondock in a B+. I would prefer to park in less crowded locations vs inside an RV park with class A units towering on both sides of us. Seems much more appealing to boondock in nature type settings vs on concrete. We are retired so exploring the U.S. and Canada will be the application. Thanks for any and all input.
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Old 01-19-2022, 06:53 AM   #2
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You may be able to get a few more places with a B than a B+, however your big limiting factor with both will be water tank sizes
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Old 01-19-2022, 07:02 AM   #3
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A B+ is just a C by another name. They're bigger than a B so some spots will be tighter. It will also be more obvious as an RV vs. a van so stealth camping will be less of an option.
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Bobo, a couple of things to keep in mind.... not all RV parks are tight or intimidating.

Most 'B's' don't have leveling systems so you will need to use leveling blocks. 95% of the time the spots are level so it will not be needed much. If the unit that you buy has an absorption fridge (propane), it will need to be fairly level to operate correctly. I have a 12V fridge (electric only).

Nice thing about a 'B' is that if the spot is not to out of level, you can maneuver it around to make it level. Larger coaches will not be able to do that.

Holding tank sizes could be an issue if boondocking, you will find your comfort level and routine.

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It depends on the model and year. We had an older B that would fit anywhere a regular van would fit, but we are currently parked next to a pair of newer B's that are much longer. Some B+s aren't much smaller than small Cs.

We worried about being able to boondock in our class A, and have found there's still lots of places to stay. Where we found more limits is in small remote campground where a B or B+ would have fit without a problem.

In reality ALL RVs are a compromise of some sorts, but there are countless places to visit, explore and see with any type rig. Get what you think will work for what you want to do and enjoy!
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Mr. Mark See that you own a pw plateau fl. That is the B unit that has caught my eye. Then I stumbled across the Leisure Travel Van B+ Unity model. Thought I saw in my research that you also looked into the LTV B+. If so, I would be interested in your thoughts and suggestions for 2 seniors and a larger dog. Per my original post, my concern for a b+ unit is for boondocking. By the way, how is your new unit working out. Thanks all.
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Bobo, I looked at EVERYTHING before I made my decision...... B's and B+'s. I kept going back to Pleasure Way because of their build quality and they are the only 'up-fitter' that offers a 5 yr. warranty on their build.

I'm a solo traveler so the 23.9 ft. Sprinter works perfectly for me. I have kept the bed in the 'bed-mode' and used the front lounge for watching TV/relaxing. The bedroom area has a TV too.

I did have to get use to the wet bath....... not a problem at all for me..... I actually like it considering the space of the van. I'm not a large person so the bathroom is fine. Two people and a dog?...... a little tight maybe but a lot of people travel that way in a 'B'.

I'm getting ready to go on a small 2 day trip with friends here in Southern Ca. I finally got my Mini set-up for towing and I'll need it this trip!

Take care, safe travels,
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Mr. Mark Thanks for the info. Have a great trip.
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