Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-20-2016, 09:20 PM   #15
Senior Member
stepside454's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,357
Not all As are created equal.
My front wheels are underneath me

stepside454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-20-2016, 09:59 PM   #16
Junior Member
Hordok's Avatar
Forest River Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Indiana
Posts: 12
I'd say that motorhomes are no different than shoes. After you figure out what you like, you need to try them on. After a few test drives (not just around the block) you'll get a feel for the handling differences.

As has been already said, not all As are the same, nor are all Cs.

What's most important is that you like it and know how it drives before you write the check. Then you can focus on the fun!

2016 Charleston
Hordok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 12:32 PM   #17
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 35
We have a 2011 super c and I like drive it. It's like driving a boxed truck. Very easy. Duramax engine with Allison transmission.
nascar nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 08:53 PM   #18
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Arizona
Posts: 178
We had a Class C for 17 years, and have had our Class A Gasser for 6 months now. We enjoy the increased visibility of the Class A. It took a few hundred miles of varied driving scenarios to get used to the CLass A, but the Class C took a while back in the day as well.
Elwood58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 09:45 PM   #19
Senior Member
B Bob's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,195
We have a large class A now and I love driving it. Over the last 35 years I have driven many class C motorhomes. I also owned a GMC motorhome. As far as ease of learning to drive a class C where you sit in position similar to a large van is much easier. It took me quite a few hours behind the wheel to become comfortable in our Country Coach class A because you ride much higher and you have to learn to put it between the lines. A class C is little different than a large SUV.

I like our class A's ride and resistance to wind. That is far superior to any class C I have driven. And I like the sound of the motor being 40' away. But class C's are far easier to get into without making any adjustments from driving a car or SUV. In my opinion.
B Bob
Country Coach 42' Affinity
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
B Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2016, 09:48 PM   #20
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 37
Ty again guys
Troll Killer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2016, 11:51 PM   #21
tetonhawk's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 35
We technically drive a C, but a Renegade on a Freightliner Cascadia chassis is much different than most Cs. Our rig is much more stable (especially in the wind) than our previous A. Overall it drives much easier and I arrive much fresher in the evening. However, I do miss the panoramic windshield. Well worth it though.
Ross @ Jackson Hole
2014 Renegade Ikon/Cascadia Chassis
Toad: 2015 Mini Cooper JCW Convertible
tetonhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2016, 11:10 AM   #22
Senior Member
m.elliott63's Avatar
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Monrovia, IN
Posts: 269
Originally Posted by stepside454 View Post
Not all As are created equal.
My front wheels are underneath me
X2 what he said...
1998 National Seabreeze 1330 Limited Chevrolet P37 chassis 7.4 Vortec 2014 Jeep JKU Sport Toad
Me, Beautiful DW, sometimes kids & grandkids
m.elliott63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2016, 01:54 PM   #23
Senior Member
Vacay Wheels's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 361
The big difference for me was the cab-over bunk, which I found really oppressive in the "C". It felt like peering out through a WW2 bunker. This was a big factor in deciding to go with the "A".

I will say I liked the power/weight ratio in the "C" we rented though! We could blast up the mountain roads without having to wear ear protection like now. (In our gas "A").

I wish that irv2.com supported cross-posting. I would love to have this same thread show up on the "C" thread and get the input from those who chose a "C".
2015 Newmar Bay Star 3215
2012 Honda Fit Sport
Vacay Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2016, 08:00 PM   #24
Senior Member
StevL's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 366
We had similar concerns not long ago. Wife liked the C for all the safety features built into the cab (airbags, etc). I liked the visibility the A offered, well we went with the A. Now after a few trips my wife now loves the visibility too. We were talking about this today running down I-95, unless a big rig is directly in front I can see a long way ahead, plenty of time to see traffic slowing.

We test drove several C coaches, they do drive different, I guess you simply point all of them where you want to go.

StevL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2016, 09:14 PM   #25
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 446
Your best bet is to drive them and see for yourself how they behave. It's not just how they drive down the road but also the room inside.

I think several on this forum are talking about a gas class C while others are referring to a diesel class C.

A class A coach being the same length of a C will have more interior room. Often times more slides and also you don't loose 5-10feet with the engine and cab.... The diesel C's can sometimes tow 20k lbs while most class A's are 5k for gas and 8-15K for diesel.

A class A either gas or diesel drives better vs a gas C however DP vs class C diesel it probably depends on the price/quality on which one behaves better.

NC25T is offline   Reply With Quote

class a, class c

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RV Driving Course- Driving Like a Pro & 5TH & TT's "007" New Rig Show-Off! 67 02-28-2017 06:54 AM
No clue on driving laws and/or safe technique for driving Papawto5 Just Conversation 6 09-29-2013 07:41 PM
Texas Class B driving license driving test rwbed1 Class A Motorhome Discussions 111 02-12-2013 08:56 AM
Class A motorhome ground clearance for driving off road lajuene Class A Motorhome Discussions 16 03-10-2008 04:46 AM
Driving Class glenda1908 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 03-02-2006 04:03 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.