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Old 04-15-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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The Advanced RV Fest is open to owners of all types of RVs and to any folks who are interested in the RV lifestyle. See Class B RVs being built, listen to presentations by experts, and enjoy a party atmosphere with great food and fun. Dry camping is available at the factory location and for others there are nearby hotels. There is still time to register -- see: advanced-rv.com.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:21 PM   #3
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The Fest is May 2 to 4 at the Advanced factory near Cleveland, Ohio. All details are on the website advanced-rv.com. Just click on the link at the bottom of the picture on the home page.
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We decided last week to attend. Then we will head on to Indy for the inaugural Indianapolis Grand Prix Indy Car race.
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To whet your appetite for the Advanced RV Fest take a look at the TV segment produced by Rollin' On. Total segment is 25 minutes; the part about Advanced RV is 18 minutes with a short commercial break at 10 minutes. Much discussion is about how progressive the business is and their innovations in their RVs and how the team operates. How many companies have no sick leave or vacation policies? When you are sick you don't come to work! When you want or need a vacation you go! The team builds every Class B as a semi custom vehicle to the customers' desires.

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There is still time to plan to attend the Advanced RV Fest on May 2-4. Go to their website advanced-rv.com for all information. Wannabes and all types of RVs are invited to this event at their factory where dry camping is available. Arrangements can be made at local hotels for anyone interested in seeing how they are built as touched upon in the Rollin' On video.

Shoot them an email or give them a call.
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Detailed Fest Schedule Released

Go to Advanced-RV.com and click on the link at the bottom of the main photo. Speakers and subjects are identified.
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Advanced RV Advanced Fest was an enjoyable sociable and informative experience. There were several people there who were wanna Bs or had other brand Bs like us (Great West Van), Winnebago ERA, MB Cruiser, and even a DIY B. There were potential customers, customers in waiting and there were Advance RV owners there like Diamondsea himself. The owner of the very first Advanced RV came from Colorado and the owner of the much publicized dog kennel designed RV was there. So we all got to see some already on the road Bs plus several being built including a B with an incredible sound system for a jazz musician. They were all being built custom to the owners' desires. I will say this. Regardless of costs you will not find a better built Class B RV, period.
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Did Advanced RV say anything about power generation via a second alternator/generator? Did they discuss their ideas on solar panels?
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Did Advanced RV say anything about power generation via a second alternator/generator? Did they discuss their ideas on solar panels?
They are putting a second alternator in. They feel you can run the engine on high idle for about 3 hours with a break between idle sessions of actually driving for at least 40 minutes.

They have designs right now for up to 500W of solar panels.
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Since I own an Advanced RV I must agree with Davydd that there is nothing better built!! The Fest was a fantastic event.

Currently I am told they are doing the DC electric as follows: The standard Sprinter alternator powers just the Sprinter battery and all its stuff. Sprinter regulation is different than used on "normal" vehicles in that the alternator (on new models) is actually regulated differently. Both battery voltage and current in/out is monitored by a computer and the alternator is controlled by the CAN bus rather than normal field current control. It is actually turned off at times to save fuel when battery draw is low. The alternator itself is different and cannot be replaced by a conventional alternator. Advanced RV adds a second alternator that charges the house batteries separately so that they may be controlled by a smart multi-stage charger having bulk, absorption, and float stages. Up to 6 group 31 size batteries may be installed -- either AGMs or Lithium Iron. This arrangement permits faster charging of a house battery bank.

At the Fest Advanced RV had up and running a display of their up-and-coming new system. This also uses the separate alternator but it uses a new, larger, custom Lithium battery bank in stead of the separate group 31s. This new has larger cells where each cell is individually monitored for voltage, current and temperature and the entire battery is three stage charged. Heating is provided to keep the battery bank happy at below freezing temperatures.
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