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1. Hey, I just signed up and wanna ask a question! Any tips for getting my "Topic" to attract lots of attention?
Try and make the "Topic" as descriptive, but yet concise as possible. This will allow you to receive quicker, and more detailed responses. It will also make future searches of the archives faster, and more accurate.
Although teaser subject lines that tell you nothing of the subject can be quite creative, they often result in being overlooked by experienced members that you may very well like reading your posts.
"We Now Know the Rest of the Story" "Let the Good Times Roll" "Get a Load of This"
If your subject is "Need Manuals", expand it a little like "Need Manual for 2004 Chevy Roadtrek 190 Versatile"
Being Descriptive AND Concise takes just a little thought but will result in your posts being read by more members.
It's always helpful to know what particular van you have or are inquiring about.... Year, Make, Model and chassis.
Example: 2003 Roadtrek 190 Popular, Chevy
Without this information, the first reply to your post will likely be an inquiry for the information.
Another thing, for new members to consider, is to first search the archives for an answer to a question. if you don't find an answer, or if the answer is not to your satisfaction, then post a "New Topic". You will find you get a better response from the older members if the question hasn't been asked, and answered several times in the past. I'm not saying you wont get an answer, just not as a detailed as you may find in the archives.
When searching, bare in mind that many posts contain shortened words, nicknames, or acronyms. For instance, if you have a problem with your refrigerator, and searched the archives for "refrigerator", you would never find the threads where someone called it "reefer", "refer" or "ref." Another example would be "Roadtrek" referred to as "Road Trek" or simply "RT". If search results are coming up short, think about variations and try those out, too.
5. Camping Van Conversion, Class B, Class B+. What's the difference?
Most folks consider a Camping Van Conversion to simply be a van that has undergone some changes/modifications to make it suitable for camping. Maybe nothing more than an inflatable bed and a potti - all the way up to integrated bathrooms with plumbing, electrical systems, refrigerators, etc.
Like Camping Vans, Class B's are motorhomes based on a chassis that began life as a compete van. Usually the roof is replaced and sometimes large parts of the body are replaced. These fully featured motorhomes almost always include complete electrical and plumbing systems with cooking, sleeping, and bath facilities.
Class B+ motorhomes are usually based on a van cutaway chassis. Motorhomes based on a van cutaway chassis are Class C's. So, most B+ posts are moved to the Class C forum since those vehicles are actually Class C's. There is a very long thread titled "B+ motorhomes" over in the Class C forum. It was started over 5 years ago and has over 1500 posts within the thread.
Other Small Class C's are also sometimes confused as B's. Examples are the Sprinter based Winnebago View / Itasca Navion, VW based Winnebago Rialta, and offerings such as Leisure Travel's Sprinter based Freedom II Serenity.
More explanation / argument in the following threads:
13. I went through this whole list and still need help.
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