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Old 08-16-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Motor home confusion

Hello,
What advanatage or disadvanatge is the type of motor home that has a truck cab as part of the motor home.
I saw one today and it was built by Freight Liner.
What are they called??
I take it they are not pushers???

Sorry but I am new to this motor home research

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I think what you are referring to are generally known as toterhomes. Why, I don't know. Nor do I know of any advantages or disadvantages, but one difference is in the length because a 40 foot toterhome is going to have less living space than a 40 foot class motorhome due to the 6 feet taken up by the engine in front. And of course, it looks more like a truck than a motorhome.
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Advantage....towing capacity, up to 30000 lbs.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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Some upscale CG/Resorts consider them a Class C and will not allow. I find this offensive but that just me. They can cost as much as a good mid level Class A DP. As stated, towing capacity is a big plus and also the exit cab doors if you feel that is a advantage.
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sounds like a super-c. other than sheer rugged good looks, infinite carrying and towing ability, i dont see the point.
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Any chance you could link to a photo. Never seen one.

As for those upscale RV parks that say "Oh that is a class C, We don't accept class C's."

I would consider that park the same as a 10 year rule park (or any other age limit park)

The only valid reason I can think of for so limiting access is that they have so much business that they don't need mine. Even if the RV is less than 10 Even when it was less than ONE !!!.

If you shut anyone out based on arbitary things like age or class. You shut me out as well.

Now if you look at an RV that is a hazard to the highway, and in serious danger of falling apart before your eyes and say "I don't want THAT piece of )@)#$ ON my property. That I will respect . But then I have seen fairly new RV's in that condition.
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Hi and welcome to the forum!

This stuff can be really confusing when starting out so feel free to ask your questions.

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sounds like a super-c. other than sheer rugged good looks, infinite carrying and towing ability, i dont see the point.
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They certainly do have rugged good looks but IMO are usually best matched to those with special applications for them and not so much for general RV use.

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Something like this;
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The one I saw today was a Freight Liner Grand Sport Dynamax Ultra 45' with 450 HP.
If this helps any
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Something like this baby.

Class C RV | Freightliner Cascadia or Coronado | Touring Coach | Grand Sport GT | Overview | Dynamax

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RICKO,

That is exactly what I saw it was for sale,18,800 miles and a price tag of 275,000.
Are these units the comming thing in motor homes vs the DP
Just wondering
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They are a class "B". You have Class "A" (Buss), Class "B" truck front end (heavy duty truck) and Class "C", van front end.
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I like the looks -- uber cool , very butch .

But having said that I dismissed the idea of buying one.

They have a trucks front hood to look over --

I saw many used ones on the market when I was considering them and a lot of them were low mileage . I asked one dealer why and he said many went back to class A's after driving one for a short time.

Just not for me, but heck might appeal to others and that is ok .
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They are a class "B". You have Class "A" (Buss), Class "B" truck front end (heavy duty truck) and Class "C", van front end.
I thought class b were vans and the truck things were class c
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