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Old 03-11-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
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Class C person with question

Hi all, we have a 31 foot C that suits our needs well....but like everyone else we are always looking at the next RV. Being mainly at state parks around home (in TN), many have tight spaces, overhanging trees, and generally lots of obstacles. The vast majority are back-in sites as well.

Anyway, to my questions. What is the typical height difference between a C and an A? I measured the C at about 11 feet to the top of the AC.

Are there A's about this length (maybe up to 33 or 34) that still sleep 5?

It appears from years of watching RV's that the ground clearance on A's is much less. Am I imagining it?

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I have a Serrano, 33 ft, will sleep 6. Good ground clearance. 10.5 ft high.
There are others in that size/height but I dont recall the models. I'm sure others can comment.

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I should mention my biggest issue with the C is no real queen, our queen is in the rear slide but it is a short queen, at 6 feet my feet hang off. If alone I can sleep diagonally but with the DW it is just short. I measured clearance today, we actually only have 8 inches due to the auto leveling system. This may not be much different than an A.
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I have a Serrano, 33 ft, will sleep 6. Good ground clearance. 10.5 ft high.
There are others in that size/height but I dont recall the models. I'm sure others can comment.

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Others: I googled "lower profile class a rv"

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What exactly does lower profile mean in this case? Sorry, I have just never heard this term as a non-class-a'er
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A's/C's

It just depends on what "A" you are looking at ( and whether gas or diesel)...there are all "sizes and shapes" ... now there are some SuperC's just as tall as diesel pushers. We're fulltime, have Class A, 42 ft Newmar MountainAire Diesel Pusher - but we don't go to State Parks - most won't accomodate our size (and we stay away from trees in general where possible because of paint job, etc - scratches/birds can do damage).... as long as you're camping and enjoy the parks, best to stay with what fits comfortably for you.
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What exactly does lower profile mean in this case? Sorry, I have just never heard this term as a non-class-a'er
Lower profile means shorter. Applies to all RV classes
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Many later model motorhomes are much taller than earlier units. My 2007 Endeavor is 12' - 10" high, and that's with low profile AC units.
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Many later model motorhomes are much taller than earlier units. My 2007 Endeavor is 12' - 10" high, and that's with low profile AC units.
The OP is looking for low profile A's, 33 to 34 feet. They are available and becoming more popular. Better mpg is one reason. Clearance in CG's is another.
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The OP is looking for low profile A's, 33 to 34 feet. They are available and becoming more popular. Better mpg is one reason. Clearance in CG's is another.
I see very few A's at the TN state parks even though I see 30 ft TT's and 5th wheels. Is it the height, or narrow roads, or other factors?
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If you want a full queen bed, Fleetwood class C Jamboree 31m comes with one. Option to even make that into a king size I believe.
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The height of our Class A is 11' 2". We have problems with length at state parks but if you stay under 35' that should not be a problem.

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