You could say we’ve had ProMaster on the brain lately. Three of the last four RV Review posts we’ve done have been based around this Dodge Ram chassis.
And no wonder. With the prices of Mercedes Sprinter based RVs well north of $100k, it was only a matter of time before people wanted an alternative to the skyrocketing prices of Class B coaches. Because let’s face it, when you think of “Camper Van”, you think of an old VW bus – not a second mortgage! Enter the ProMaster, and suddenly the Sprinter isn’t the only game in town. The ProMaster is a more affordable platform to start with, and it enables manufacturers to build a coach that’s more affordable when they’re finished.
Stef and I couldn’t be happier; and we’re excited to see what the different Class B manufacturers are coming up with on the ProMaster chassis. That’s why, when we were planning our trip to The Hitch House in Ontario, we told them to make sure they had Pleasure-Way’s new Lexor TS waiting for us. We couldn’t wait to check it out, and the video below is the result.
There’s a lot to like about this coach, and even more to like when you take into account some of the new features Pleasure-Way will be offering in 2016. The coach had the usual Pleasure-Way quality in cabinetry, and their multiplex wiring is always something I like, but there were a couple things on this one that really caught my eye.
The running boards: Pleasure-Way equips the Lexor TS with painted, full-length running boards down both sides of the coach. They’re molded to look like an extension of the coach body. A lot of manufacturers offer them on their Sprinters, but Pleasure-Way is the only one we know of offering them on a ProMaster. It’s a very polished look.
The heat shielding: I don’t know if it’s possible to go overboard with a protective feature, but Pleasure-Way tried. When I was underneath the coach, I was really impressed with the lengths they went to in shielding things from exhaust heat. You’ll just have to check out the video to see what I mean. I’ve never seen it done as thoroughly as Pleasure-Way did in this coach.
There are more things to like about the Lexor, but you’ll just have to watch the video to see them.