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rv:class_b [2017/06/24 22:31]
frater_secessus created
rv:class_b [2017/12/30 10:11]
frater_secessus [Class B motorhomes]
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 Class B RVs are built //in// a van platform.  In the past they were built on passenger van chassis (right) but [[rv:eurovan|Eurovan]] chassis have become more common as their market share increases. Class B RVs are built //in// a van platform.  In the past they were built on passenger van chassis (right) but [[rv:eurovan|Eurovan]] chassis have become more common as their market share increases.
  
-Class B motorhomes present several design challenges that make the cost surprisingly high.  First, the RV amenities are built within the existing chassis and skin, which limits access for construction and fitment.  Other motorhomes are often from the "ground up" with the walls and roof put on when needed Second, the available space is much smaller than on [[rv:class a|class A]] or [[rv:class_c|class C]].+Class B motorhomes present several design challenges that make the cost surprisingly high.  First, the RV amenities are built //within// the existing chassis and skin, which limits access for workers and fitment.((Other motorhomes are often built from the "ground up" with the walls and roof put on when needed))  Second, the available space is much smaller than on [[rv:class a|class A]] or [[rv:class_c|class C]].
  
 The payoff is a more durable, leakproof motorhome with higher build quality. The payoff is a more durable, leakproof motorhome with higher build quality.
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     * limited standing space;  often around 6'     * limited standing space;  often around 6'
  
 +Some Class B vans have dropped floor sections that may increase effective standing room:  
 +  * RoadTreks (1998 - 2003((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=28544&pid=360340#pid360340?)))"have a 3" deep pan between the frame rails about 5' long by 32" wide".((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=28544&pid=360629#pid360629)).
 +  * Dodge Xplorer 224 models had a deeper dropped section near the side door, perhaps a foot deep.((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=28544&pid=360147#pid360147))
  
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