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Old 05-29-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Need Help Finding a New Short Class A

Hello from a New Member:
My wife and I used to own two Barth motor homes, but they went out of business years ago. We loved our short 22.5" 1997 Barth. They were high quality, Class A gas motor homes. Now we are thinking of getting back into motorhoming and of buying a new Class A, but we cannot find any short units except the Winnebago Vista, Via and View. Need help:
a. Are there any other new short class A units made today?
b. If the 26' Vista (actually a 27') is our only choice today, has anyone had problems with it?
This looks to be a great website and any comments will be appreciated!
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we love our georgetown 280 just a few inches over 28 feet ,fits our driveway and our needs dont see any need for us to have a bigger bus we are very pleased with its build and drive
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:50 AM   #3
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Thanks! Any Shorter New Class As?

Thank you BrianJ,
I will check it out. Do you know of any other new Class A's which are shorter than 28'? We are more comfortable driving say 26' or less, as short as 22 to 24', but cannot find any new Class A's in the short category. We don't like to tow, so we like to use our unit for driving around in an area, as well as for the long distance driving.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:39 AM   #4
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Tiffin has a new line called Breeze that is 28 foot but not sure if it is gas or diesel, google what brand you are interested in and go to the mfgs.
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Hi Papa and

Good luck in your search.

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Welcome to the forum. Thor makes the ACE, nice coach, you might want to check it out.

PS - Price is also very reasonable.
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Thanks DRosedale,
And the ACE by Thor while very attractive, is actually 29'7" so call it a 30'.
We are not comfortable driving at that length.
Do you know of any Class A's of less than 26'?
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Thank you wkdwitch,
I just checked and the Tifin Allegro Breeze, and while a very nice unit, its length is actually 29'7" so I would call it a 30'. My wife and I are not comfortable driving a rig that long. Do you know of any Class A's of say less than 26' long?
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Hello from a New Member:
My wife and I used to own two Barth motor homes, but they went out of business years ago. We loved our short 22.5" 1997 Barth. They were high quality, Class A gas motor homes. Now we are thinking of getting back into motorhoming and of buying a new Class A, but we cannot find any short units except the Winnebago Vista, Via and View. Need help:
a. Are there any other new short class A units made today?
b. If the 26' Vista (actually a 27') is our only choice today, has anyone had problems with it?
This looks to be a great website and any comments will be appreciated!
Cheers!
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I would think the Via is just what you're looking for. 25.5 feet.
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You may want to consider driving some of the newer ones even if they are a little longer than what you are looking for. They may handle substantially different than the last vintage you had, but I do understand that X number of feet is just that and there is no way of changing it.
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Triple E made a 27" Embassy for a few years. We had a 2000 and it was a great unit. If you don't mind looking at units a few years old...
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Hello from a New Member:
My wife and I used to own two Barth motor homes, but they went out of business years ago. We loved our short 22.5" 1997 Barth. They were high quality, Class A gas motor homes. Now we are thinking of getting back into motorhoming and of buying a new Class A, but we cannot find any short units except the Winnebago Vista, Via and View. Need help:
a. Are there any other new short class A units made today?
b. If the 26' Vista (actually a 27') is our only choice today, has anyone had problems with it?
This looks to be a great website and any comments will be appreciated!
Cheers!
Papa Allan
Safari made a short model, the Trek. I think they stopped production in 2008. There may be some used units available. Google Safari Trek.

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Thank you John and Cathy R,
Good advice, I will definitely drive a new Winnebago Vista 26p ASAP. It may well be that the ride is improved from the old days. And, perhaps I should try one of the longer units too.
By the way, I just discovered iRV2 and greatly appreciate the help. Are there any other websites like this one which would help my wife and I select a motor home?
best regards, Papa Allan
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Thanks, I will check it out!
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