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Old 07-07-2014, 06:12 PM   #15
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Since your kids are young a class c would fit your needs but when they are older and taller you might want a class a for bigger sleeping areas. When shopping for older I think somewhere in the 90's they went from carb engines to fuel injected if that matters. One other thing to remember gasser Rv engines have a hard life so do your home work.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:46 PM   #16
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Go with a C. You will like the cab better than the big window of the A. The kids and you will be happier with them in the overhead bunk in front and you in the back. Check the age of the tires and plan on replacing them before they are 8 years old give or take a year. Milage will not be as big an issue as age as anything rubber or plastic deteriorates over time. Most driveline packages are good for over 100,000 miles. Double that with some maintenance. You will want closer to 30 ft than 20 just to handle the crew. They handle close enough to the same to not matter. It sounds like you will have a problem getting anything decent in your budget range. Good luck.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:15 PM   #17
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Hope the OP is handy or extremely fortunate to find a suitable MH for the price he has available. Lots of older units out there but most will need some love.
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:40 AM   #18
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thanks for the replies. we are leaning toward a class c for the 2 dedicated sleeping areas (front bed over cab, and queen in back). we are probably going to stick with the 1990's. we have seen some on craigslist that may fit the bill with new tires, etc. i'm not real handy, but i think i can find some out there that have been kept in real good shape.

thanks for all the advice. i can tell this might be quite a long process of trying to find the right one for our family!
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You have to be patient. The right one will come along but sometimes it seems like it will take forever.

Good luck in your quest.
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Jaycle, hhttp://buffalo.craigslist.org/rvs/4539226854.htm Here is a nice looking older A that the inside looks fantastic and won't break the budget.
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$10,000??? Maybe a "0" is missing? We have two kids, had a tt and a 5er both with bunks. Got our first coach, a 08 discovery with two beds that I ended up having to order since it was hard finding a MH with a couple beds and a booth. Traded up to our new MH, people that bought ours had three kids. Unfortunately it sold for $135,000 used. For 10k I would just rent one a couple times and save for a few years
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We had a 1977 Tioga 23' with the Dodge 360 engine. It had the sleep area over the cab and bunk beds in the back. We traveled a lot with the two little ones. They stayed in the bunks we closed the door and we had the TV dining area and our bed up front. They would read and play games in the back.

In 1978 we even took my Mom with us on a long trip to Maine and up into NS. My Mom slept on the bottom bunk and we put our Daughter at the foot of our bed. There still is the dinette which could be made into a bed. We went to a 1999 Dutch Star 34' and are now in a 30' WBGO. The 23' Tioga had better accommodations and sleeping arrangements than either of the last two. It was also cheaper and a lot smaller for driving. There are always trade-offs but we both still believe we liked the Tioga the best for that many people.

Even the bunk bed design can be converted into storage area when and if the kids are gone.

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