Maybe post the link(s) so people will be looking at the same thing which you are? vicI was just sent a sneak peak of the Oceans One. The first Sprinter model Advanced RV is showing the public.
What do you think of it?
I was hoping they would offer a none propane option. So far, they have not shown a floor plan that I can find.
They are converter manufacturers not a service dealership. I've been to their facilities. I thought they were rather magnanimous in mentioning they were willing to work with other Class B owners on a screen door solution. It wasn't clear to me if that was just design and material sales or actual installation. But other than that screen door mention which I think was just their enthusiasm showing, I would think they would have a big task and effort ahead to convert their own Bs and would have no time or personnel that I could see that would service other converted Bs. That simply is not their business.I wrote a second email asking about possible servicing of other sprinter vehicles as well as a few other questions which arose as a result of his first response to me. Never heard another word.
I think the Ventura has the slight advantage of placing the fridge & microwave across from the range.... so the galley is more compact. Disadvantage is that it may put a bit more weight aft than the Advanced design. Also, locations of the grey/black water tanks may be more forward on the Ventura putting more weight forward of the center of the vehicle. FWIW.
Appears that they sacrificed the larger refrigerator that the GW Legend EX enjoys and put a permanent sink in the bath, but knowing Mike Ellis and his background, possibly he decided "Why change a good thing!".The Ocean One floor plan is now published on their website. It closely resembles the Great West Van Legend EX.
Whoa, that is a new one, I had no idea anyone was doing that. I am concerned that the Etrek and now Advanced are both using the engine as the genset. If I remember correctly you want to run the engine at high RPMs to do that, and the only kit I have seen to do that does NOT involve auto start. In fact the only engine start on the market I have seen iS to warm a gasoline engine prior to getting in.I just ordered one a few weeks ago.
...and automatic engine start to charge batteries even if the van is unattended such as when AC is left on for pets.