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Old 05-05-2014, 11:03 AM   #1
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Repair Cost Difference Between C and A

I know it's hard to estimate Class A repair costs but I was curious just how much different in dollar amounts compared to a Class C? Both have same type tires, same appliances, electrical, plumbing ... just larger tanks, bigger tires in some cases.

So besides being a larger vehicle, what am I missing here between Class A and Class C repair costs?

I know these costs are dependent on age of the rig. I am talking gas engines.

I had a Class C for a short period of time and made some repairs myself. I know in my situation a Class A from 30'-34' would be the correct traveling rig but my main concern is the repair cost for something major. Today I was thinking what would that might be that I wouldn't have with a Class C?
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:19 AM   #2
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What are you thinking a major repair is? In eather a Class C or a Class A with both being gas the repairs on the drive train should be the same in my opinion. Again with the interior both should be the same cost wise also. Unless you change the refigator from a rv style to a home style refigator............
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What are you thinking a major repair is? In eather a Class C or a Class A with both being gas the repairs on the drive train should be the same in my opinion. Again with the interior both should be the same cost wise also. Unless you change the refigator from a rv style to a home style refigator............
That's what I started asking myself as I got to know more about both types of rigs. A major repair would be engine type repairs. Other than those type of repairs I can't think of anything that would be different between an A and a C.
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Other than it might be harder to get to the engine on a Class A (via the doghouse) which will add labor hours to any repair, there probably isn't much difference at all. Also, most A's have automatic jacks and I don't believe many C's do. Tires would likely be more money for larger sizes.
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engine repairs will be higher on the class a. Lets say you need a water pump replaced. on the class c this is accessed through the hood. On the class a it has to be accessed from the bottom and or dog house. Twice the labor for the class a. access on either isn't great but many things are much easier to access on the class c.
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engine repairs will be higher on the class a. Lets say you need a water pump replaced. on the class c this is accessed through the hood. On the class a it has to be accessed from the bottom and or dog house. Twice the labor for the class a. access on either isn't great but many things are much easier to access on the class c.
This was what I was missing. Labor costs plus in another post, finding a facility that will work on the Class A chassis.

Thanks for all the replies, my old brain is now clear.
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