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Old 04-13-2014, 08:47 PM   #1
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better bathroom setup in Class B Sprinter

We spent the day looking at Sprinter B units, mainly the Winnibago ERA & Travato, Did not like the bathroom, because it was too narrow for my shoulders
I really like the idea of a Sprinter Van RV, but have not seem much I personally think works.
Perhaps the B+ units are the way to go, but I feel there is a floor plan that would would for us, but I have not found it yet.
Anything with a slide out the rear?? in true B form.
Those big doors seem like they would make a neat rear slide out concept.
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I realize the Travato G is a Fiats based Chassis, and we liked the bath better, next to the bed, but there was some other things we did not care for.
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Smile B+ ?

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You are just where I was a coupla months ago. Wife was thinking straight sided Sprinter, but the first one we stood in...I knew it wasn't for me spacewise. Combine size with wet bath showering in the hallway....no thanks. Expanding our search conected us to B+'s, and we bought a Thor Siesta [24SA] Sprinter. The full shower, with a glass door no less, iced it. It's getting 16.75 mpg, but I keep it 55 - 60. Thor does offer a rear queen slide also.

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You are just where I was a coupla months ago. Wife was thinking straight sided Sprinter, but the first one we stood in...I knew it wasn't for me spacewise. Combine size with wet bath showering in the hallway....no thanks. Expanding our search conected us to B+'s, and we bought a Thor Siesta [24SA] Sprinter. The full shower, with a glass door no less, iced it. It's getting 16.75 mpg, but I keep it 55 - 60. Thor does offer a rear queen slide also.

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Thanks, nice to know I am not the only one having trouble picking one out,
16 mpg aint bad mileage.
The lower mileage is what keeps us away from the ford, and chevy chassis.
Amazing what they can do with a few more inches that the B+ offers
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Have you checked out the Coach House Arriva? The only place I have been able to see them is on their facebook page. Its based on the Sprinter platform but has no slides, the bath area takes up the rear of the van.
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Have you checked out the Coach House Arriva? The only place I have been able to see them is on their facebook page. Its based on the Sprinter platform but has no slides, the bath area takes up the rear of the van.
That is interesting.
I like the concept a little better.
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We spent the day looking at Sprinter B units, mainly the Winnibago ERA & Travato, Did not like the bathroom, because it was too narrow for my shoulders
I really like the idea of a Sprinter Van RV, but have not seem much I personally think works.
Perhaps the B+ units are the way to go, but I feel there is a floor plan that would would for us, but I have not found it yet.
Anything with a slide out the rear?? in true B form.
Those big doors seem like they would make a neat rear slide out concept.
We have had three B's and two B+ .... first "B" was a Pleasure-Way Lexor on the Chevy Chassis. Great to drive, couch/bed very uncomfortable, did not like having to open doors into a hallway to use the bathroom and shower in basically the "kitchen" area .... you could shower and wash the dishes at the same time :( . We then traded to a Phoenix Cruiser 2350 B+ on sprinter chassis ... loved it .... loved the bathroom and real shower, the size of the unit, BUT bed was smaller then a double size and in the corner ... very, very uncomfortable, could not find anything that could make it work ... eventually went to a 22' Pleasure-Way Plateau on a Sprinter .... great drive, great mileage, can park any place, very comfortable king size bed. Narrow hallways and very small bathroom. I want to be able to shower in my RV and not have to go to a bath house. Being as it is a wet bath it is a pain after awhile to have to dry the entire bathroom each time. We needed something bigger for longer travel and bringing the cat and her gear. I miss the Plateau for its small driving size and ease of parking anyplace, but we traded for a Coachman Prism 24G on the Sprinter Chassis (24'10" length). It has a queen walk around bed on a slide in the rear and a love seat dual recliner on a slide in the living room area. The bathroom has a real shower which is GREAT and we are very happy with this unit. It drives great and we have averaged on a new engine 15-1/2 MPG which I think is pretty good.
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So did you get the Tarvato?
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So did you get the Tarvato?
No, no decisions yet. Nothing really makes me excited
The Fiat part of the Travato concerns me, being so new to the market.

I may just wait for the Ford Transit to come out, and see what they do with those.
I did run across a Renegade Villagio, and really liked it.
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We are still in the same boat as you.
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We went through the downsizing exercise 3 years ago and went for a B+. We got a Liesure Van Libero and are pleased with it. LTV (AKA Tripple E) make good units.
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Here is a B+ for you.

If anything were to my motorhome and I had to buy a new one I would go with the Leisure Travel Vans "Unity" with the "Murphy Bed" floor plan with the U-Lounge.

Leisure Travel Vans - Unity - Overview
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Well we bit the bullet and will pick up our new Travato on the 20th....
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Well we bit the bullet and will pick up our new Travato on the 20th....
Best of luck and many happy trails in your new Travato
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