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Old 05-20-2016, 09:20 PM   #15
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Not all As are created equal.
My front wheels are underneath me

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Old 05-20-2016, 09:59 PM   #16
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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!

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Old 05-21-2016, 12:32 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:53 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:45 PM   #19
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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.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:51 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:10 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by stepside454 View Post
Not all As are created equal.
My front wheels are underneath me
X2 what he said...
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Old 06-03-2016, 01:54 PM   #23
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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".
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:00 PM   #24
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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.

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Old 06-03-2016, 09:14 PM   #25
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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.

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