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???s about Coachman Saratoga..

Saw this ad and went to Nada Guide, could not find it, could it be the M-19 model? Does anyone know more about this model, googling brought up no results. I like the Class B set up with the overhead cab, will give me and the other person a little more space (and space from each other!) but newer models (any B brand) no longer have it, is it because for practical reasons like possible leaks through the windows, or do people not like the overhang or is it just style issues?
evagoblog 04/13/19 09:31am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Has anyone purchased a Rialta from Poptop Heaven..

I will join some Rialta groups and see how easy it is to get repaired, it doesn't matter who is in my area as I won't be there as I will be traveling but that is the reason I am willing to pay a premium to pay for a renovated, certified model vs. buying it more cheaply from a private party.
evagoblog 09/28/18 03:25pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Has anyone purchased a Rialta from Poptop Heaven..

in Yucaipa? I have spent months and months researching, and other than the older Roadtrek models with the aisle shower (can't seem to find this model that is larger and has two beds for sale) this is the only model that has exactly what I want, bed in front, back, no poptop, a bathroom, but sigh, no outdoor kitchen, guess they don't exist in Class B's that are not conversions. I read Yelp, the reviews for them, are divided EXTREMELY either one or five star reviews, nothing in between and not many, as for the one star ones, they DO respond, and it seems like their responses are reasonable and believable as well as their responses to their two BBB complaints. One positive review was from a person that didn't buy but liked the buying experience when he went to look. I want to buy the Rialta but as they no longer made, so for me, it needs to be professionally reconditioned and certified like new, and as far as my research goes, this is it (and they are half the price of other Class B that does NOT have what I want like the slideout bathroom) and can't find any other company that does that. I know that people tend to post reviews if they are happy vs. unhappy but if there are enough people on forums like this who HAVE bought from them and HAVE had positive experiences I will believe them and Pop Top's responses to criticisms and go ahead and purchase from them.
evagoblog 09/28/18 02:05pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Should I buy a hybrid RV/boat or just tow a boat

Please look at the websites for the two vehicles via google, I am afraid to put the URLS in and be banned (as one forum-not this one-)threatened to do. They are trailers not driving vehicles, unlike the ones from over 40 years ago much better built and sea worthy and if the consensus is that it is not a good idea then to save money I wanted to know if anyone knew if I could buy a boat and just put it on a trailer and tow it from place to place at campsites (maybe an occasional stealth camp in an urban area) and then when I want to sail I can do that. BTW, the show was called My Floating Home and the episode was titled Floating Micro Home.
evagoblog 09/14/18 03:22pm Travel Trailers
Should I buy a hybrid RV/boat or just tow a boat

on a trailer? If anyone reads a lot of different RV forums you will see this posted many places, as I want as many opinions or expertise advice as possible, the subject is so unusual wasn't quite sure where to put it. I was going to purchase an ordinary Class B van when I who have a weakness (I used the word fetish and was told it was NOT the correct word :)) for unusual house TV shows, was watching a show about houses on the water, and there was an episode on the Caraboat. A couple found it on ebay for $800 and then restored I think the show said for 200K (if you want to see the episode it's on the FYI channel website, season 2 episode 11, not sure if I can post links here) so then I became intrigued with that concept (there are very few of those made in the 70's left, at the first press conference for it, the boats started sinking and the reporters had to be rescued and the designer destroyed all the plans) but coincidentally there are TWO companies that just started making these with both very similar designs, though they are not related. I contacted both, and even though they don't sell in the U.S. now both said they will soon, but don't know when and I want to start RVing NOW. If anyone is curious about them, here are their names which you can google as again, not sure if this site will let me post links, some don't, Caravanboats for the German and Caraboat for the Australian, surprise they used the name of the failed company unless they want it to come up when someone is googling the other!) There is a company called Sealander where the trailers are lighter and they are cheaper (like a Happier Camper LOL) but I have been in contact them for almost TWO years and although the said they would distribute in North America and were having a tour here, they never did and their link to US sales is down. There IS an American made product the Terra Wind,on sale in the U.S. but like many American products (moderator if you take umbrage I will remove the last sentence) it's too big, expensive and over the top! A friend of mine suggested that I just buy a truck or van and PULL a regular boat that you can live in (can be cheaper as of now, in USD the German boat is 70K range and the Australian in the 90K range) and so now, finally the question, after this long winded introduction, can that be done, will RV campsites or the county.state, federal parks allow it-actually living on the boat on land (only problem is can't stealth camp). I also wanted to do this and not have it towed by a RV because the weight would be too heavy and use too much gas. Don't know if anyone ever thought or tried it, hope so as don't want to contact every campsite. I know people will have their jokes etc.but I am serious about it, so even if people haven't tried it but can think of the pros and cons, I'd like their opinions also.
evagoblog 09/14/18 01:37pm Travel Trailers
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