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Old 11-30-2009, 08:46 AM   #15
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Hello everyone,

I am in the market for my first motorhome and I must say it is a little overwhelming with all there is to choose from.

I guess I will start by giving my requirements and you experts can chime in with your years of experience.

I am looking at 28-35' class A and C for myself, wife, and 9 month old daughter. I will be towing a 12' enclosed trailer behind so it will need to capable of towing around 6k lbs. I don't like the idea of a load this large in the mountains, so my plan is to avoid them altogether if that is possible... esp in the winter months.

My main concern looking at numerous makes and models already, is there any I should avoid? I am looking at the Minnie Winnie's Four Winds, Gulfstream, Georgia Boy, just to name a few. I haven't seen them in person since there are no large dealers in my area, so all of my research has been online, so its hard to tell the quality from pictures. There seems to be many good deals in this market, and it appears to be an excellent time to buy.

Do most of you prefer Class A's over C's? I am experienced with Buses and trucks of all shapes and sizes, so I am comfortable driving anything.

Your advice is much appreciated.

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I would recommend a company that is solid. Something like Tiffin, or Newmar. I don't think I would purchase a large coach with the v10. A friend had one and it made very low mileage. The 454 of 8.1 chev is a very strong and long lasting engine and a 30 to 34 ft should give you about 8mpg. A diesel is fine, but it will be more expensive to purchase and with diesel fuel 15 to 25 cents more than gasoline, I don't think it would be better. A higher capacity hitch will not improve your towing capacity, and neither will air bags. In the end, be careful and buy what suits your tastes.
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great thread here keep up the expert opinions for all of us future RV owners out there...
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