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Old 07-08-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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We are looking a different motorhome that would be more suitable for full timing than our current C+. Any suggestions? Looking at 28-30' class A.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:08 PM   #2
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We are looking a different motorhome that would be more suitable for full timing than our current C+. Any suggestions? Looking at 28-30' class A.
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Old 07-08-2007, 04:26 PM   #3
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I can't recommend a brand or model for you but I will encourage you to get at least a 33' or larger motorhome. We have a 33' and while we don't yet full time, I wouldn't want to full time in anything any smaller. Another thing I would be looking at is water capacity. The more the better for both fresh and waste. Also any builtins that serve more than one function would be a plus. Such as a counter that can be used as a desk, eating table, computer station, cooking area, etc, would be a plus. You get the idea. I'm sure there are some full timers out there that can give you some good advice.
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Old 07-08-2007, 04:55 PM   #4
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Hello,

Size is something that only you can decide is it enough. I know a single guy that fulltimes in a 22' class C. We could not.

When you look at fulltime rigs, figure you will need 1200-1500lbs per person of true net carrying capacity. That is after water, fuel, batteries, propane is loaded. No short Class A will give you this. Also look at water capacity, both fresh and waste.

You might want to spend some time on the Escapees RV Club site. It is a club for fulltimmers and there is a lot of info there.

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Old 07-09-2007, 10:39 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by skp_member:
Hello,

Size is something that only you can decide is it enough. I know a single guy that fulltimes in a 22' class C. We could not.

When you look at fulltime rigs, figure you will need 1200-1500lbs per person of true net carrying capacity. That is after water, fuel, batteries, propane is loaded. No short Class A will give you this. Also look at water capacity, both fresh and waste.



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1200-1500 lbs per person? That strikes me as excessive.
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:32 PM   #6
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The need for carrying capacity is subjective too, but fulltimers typically carry a lot more stuff than vacationers. That said, most experts say a minimum of 2000 lbs total (not per person).

The difficulty for a new fulltimer is that they dont know what they will want to carry or how much additional space they will need to prevent insanity. It's far better - and less expensive in the long run - to have too much rather than too little. Swapping rigs because you need a bit more is extremely expensive.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:02 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by adj:

1200-1500 lbs per person? That strikes me as excessive. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We (two) have 2800 pounds of CCC and would like to have 3500 pounds.
It's amazing how much stuff weighs and how much stuff you find you want to have when you full time.
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I guess I run a conservative load. When we initially weighed our current full-time coach, we were surprised to find our weight was 150# over the GVWR. I took care of that by draining the fresh water tank, which was full upon receipt.

My curiosity about our self-induced weight load led me to weigh everything we had put onboard. Clothes, pots & pans, electronics, tool boxes, etc., inside and out came to a grand total of 1576#.

This is the reason I thought 1200-1500# per person was excessive.
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Bigger is not necessarily better. Our full time rig is a 32' DP. Our CCC is over #5000 due to the diesel chassis. We purposely stayed around 30' to allow entry into a lot of the older national and state campgrounds. We prefer not to travel from full hook up to full hook up campgrounds. One full timer we bumped into would not consider stopping anyplace that he couldn't plug in the on board washer and dryer. That is not our priorities. We can carry 110 gal of fresh water and 90 gal of fuel. I have maximized the storage space by building racks and trays in the storage bins, and modified the closet space by adding shelves.

Basically decide what is going to work for YOU within your budget. What ever you decide, this is a great site to gather information on.

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Old 07-11-2007, 05:53 PM   #10
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Hello Every one,

The 1200-1500 lbs each is what we find is an average, talking to our fulltimming friends.

Some are on the light end and others are at the heavy end.

But, I would rather have the capacity and not need it.

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We fulltime in a 25 footer. The best thing about that is that we have the 14500 gvwr and with the smaller shorter coach, My DW can't over load it!!! We are squeaking past the limit almost with the toad!! If it was the same chassis and say 27-29 foot, We would be in so much trouble!!
I know, Method to my madness!!
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