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Old 11-24-2015, 08:51 AM   #1
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From Class A to Class C

Been thinking of trading our 2000 Fleetwood Flair off for a Class C about 30 ft also, wondering if there is a sight that has a trade classified-problem is New roof in spring of 2015,also replaced the 13.5 with a new 15 thousand Air Cond,
new hot water heater summer 2015, all tires are 2yrs old, 4 new Bilstein shocks,rear trac bar made and installed, flat screen replacing older mode tv, no slide, 58,000 miles but for a trade in it ain't worth much over Kelly blue book
Supposedly a class C would be easier to drive for my wife- Rich

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Old 11-24-2015, 09:01 AM   #2
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Go rent a class C for a weekend, or a couple days midweek may be cheaper and let her drive it. It may be money well spent. 1st, you may find that 30 feet is 30 feet and it's not that much different to drive. 2nd, it will give you some insights as to what you may like or dislike on a class C. After you've traded your class A it's too late if you change your mind. Just my .02 worth.


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Old 11-24-2015, 07:33 PM   #3
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I have had 3 class C and 2 class A coaches. I would never go back to a class C.
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:45 PM   #4
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I would never go back to a class C.
Same here!
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:13 PM   #5
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I actually don't think a 30ft Class C is = to a 30ft Class A

To me the C's drive much bigger thn they are :( They do not deal with the wind, road conditions, twisty roads as well as a class A

If you are considering a update I would drive a newer class A as well as a class C. There have been some huge updates to the class A's over the last 10 or so years. t The last Class C I was in still rode horrible compared my my gas class A.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:14 PM   #6
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We had a 31 ft Class C. My wife probably used it more then we did, drove it all over the SE to dog shows.

We now have a Class A, a Monaco Windsor 38 PKD, which is almost 40' long. My wife has driven this all over the Eastern US to dog shows.

Both her and I believe the Class A is easier to drive then the Class C. We sit higher so have better visibility in front and the rear view mirrors are out further so you can get a better view, they also have the 3 mirror configuration, and also have a rear view camera.

The Class A handles much better then the Class C, it doesn't get blown off the road in high winds or when semi's pass. It is also more comfortable to drive.
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:49 PM   #7
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My DW and I are fairly new to the RV scene but we love the way our class a Tiffin Allegro Bus rides and handles. When we are rolling down any interstate, at 57 mph, it is a smooth comfortable ride...even in a crosswind. We have never owned a class c but all our friends with class a love them....JMHO
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Ditto on doing a test drive before you make the change. In our case we went from a 32' Class C to a 34' Class A because of the floorplan. (And other posters are so very correct, floorplan is the deciding factor in long term RV enjoyment). Was astonished how much better I liked driving the Class A over the Class C, though. Visibility is far superior and I like sitting higher.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:48 AM   #9
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class A to class C

Well it looks like we are better off with the A instead of looking at C's and ending up with handling problems-our A does handle good,, but little to large for MA to drive,Thanks people for the input RICH & AUD

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