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Old 02-11-2019, 09:56 AM   #1
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Recomendation for Class A coach that can sleep 8

I have a friend that is looking for a good Class A coach that can sleep 8 comfortably and tow 15,000lbs. This seems a little unreasonable to me, but it is what he is looking for. He found a Berkshire XLT that he likes, but I am a little apprehensive about quality. I would like to see him looking at Tiffin, Newmar, Entegra, etc. But he does not like any of the floor plans on the brands I would recommend.
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The 15,000 tow capacity is going to be a tough one, plus not have the coach overloaded with 8 people aboard and all their gear.
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My CC would do fine except for the 8 people. Weight isn't the problem, but seating would be since I have the free standing dinette chairs.
I'm not sure they even make what he is looking for, maybe one of the Dynamax custom built with mire seating?
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The Forest River Berkshire has several floor plans that can accommodate 8 people. I'm not sure about the towing capacity. As far as sleeping comfort goes, some of your guests would either have to be fairly small or very, very good friends.
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None that I have seen or ever heard about.

8 in a MH (or any RV) would be something that I would pay money to see after the first trip.

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A Super C might better meet those specs, such as the Dynamax "Mr_D" suggested..
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Hmmmm..
You "might" want your friends to check this one out..(there may be more "bunk" units listed as well)
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No matter how many people the coach will sleep, it will still have, at most, 1 1/2 baths. It will still have only so much storage space, even if you discount the extra thousand pounds of weight. 15,000 pounds sounds like allot to tow. Maybe one of those built on a Tractor chassis.

Met an old timer on the road a long time ago and his quote still sticks in my memory..."no matter how big they are they are only built for two people"

Almost sounds like a hoax.
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Maybe the guy wants to pull a large TT.

That's a lot of weight behind a already heavy rig !
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Hmmmm..
You "might" want your friends to check this one out..(there may be more "bunk" units listed as well)
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That sounds like a touring entertainment troupe.


www.busforsale.com Lots of choices, none cheap.



Entertainer's coach on Prevost or VanHool chassis with front/back lounge (or back state room), bunks in multiples of 3.
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He has always been a "Tim Allen" sort of guy, you know "MORE POWER!". He is always wanting to tow more, and carry more people. Right now he wants to tow a huge Harley and a Ford Explorer. Who knows what he will want to tow next. He also insists he needs to sleep 8. This include 2 grands and their parents. I have told him he is not being realistic, but he is still looking.
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No matter how many people the coach will sleep, it will still have, at most, 1 1/2 baths. It will still have only so much storage space, even if you discount the extra thousand pounds of weight. 15,000 pounds sounds like allot to tow. Maybe one of those built on a Tractor chassis.

Met an old timer on the road a long time ago and his quote still sticks in my memory..."no matter how big they are they are only built for two people"

Almost sounds like a hoax.
There are 2 bath models!!

But point taken, what this guy is looking for pretty much doesn't exist rolling out of the factory. It's do-able, but we are talking about an expensive custom job.

"Sleeping 8" is really a question of definition and depends on the people. 2 adults and 6 kids ranging from ages 0-12, ok, that's no problem. 8 "adults?" Realistically even the biggest coach is not going to sleep more than 4 adults comfortably unless they are college students or hippies or otherwise accustomed to such a lifestyle. Two couples is definitely possible, even with a few kids, if you have a two-bath model or will regularly be staying places with good external accomodations. And again, it all depends on the breakdown of those 8 people.

As far as towing 15k lbs, that's going to have to be a diesel, and probably a 600HP diesel like a Cornerstone. As far as I know, most of the huge diesels are built for retired couples to live in, so they sleep like 4 max. That's not to say there isn't room to add a bunkhouse, you're just talking about customizing an already expensive, high-end coach.

So it certainly can be done, but this guy seems to have some unrealistic expectations about what is possible.

I wouldn't want to ever sleep 8 in an RV for an extended period of time.
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To carry 8 people, the coach would have to have 8 sets of seat belts. I am not aware of any coach that can meet that requirement.
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