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Old 06-15-2005, 08:07 AM   #1
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We are looking for an Rv for our "Retirement"..Would like some suggestions on Class C's...Tioga...Jamboree....Four Winds...Coachman....We want about a 28 footer as we haul a Drag Race Car behind it...Would appreciate pro and cons on any of these or if you have any other Class C's that are good....
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We are looking for an Rv for our "Retirement"..Would like some suggestions on Class C's...Tioga...Jamboree....Four Winds...Coachman....We want about a 28 footer as we haul a Drag Race Car behind it...Would appreciate pro and cons on any of these or if you have any other Class C's that are good....
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:13 AM   #3
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I've linked this topic into MH (Motorhome) - General Discussion for increased visibility.

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Old 06-15-2005, 04:23 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard. We had a 31' class C on the E450 chassis. You will need to watch the weight of the towed load. Most class C's have a 3500# hitch and load limit due to the frame extensions that the coach manufacturer welds to the Ford frame. A few will put a 5000# hitch on them. If you find one with a 3500# hitch, be sure and get a factory approval before you change to a 500# hitch...not the dealers opinion.

The other problem you will run into is that most class C's have a 350# hitch or tongue weight limit on the motorhome. So you will need to watch the weight of the trailer as well as the additional load of the vehicle. To much weigth so farr back acts a a furcrum and will make the front axle go light and steering problems will occur.

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All the brands you mentioned are light duty Class C's, intended for occasional weekend use or short vacations. If that's fits your profile, they will do, except for the caveat about towing capacity. None of those rigs are likely to have a large GCWR (combined weight of coach plus towed vehicle and all passengers & gear) or large capacity trailer hitch. Carefully check the specs on any rig you are considering.

Class C's based on the Ford E450 chassis are likely to have the largest GCWR.
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If you're serious about pulling a Haulmark or Featherlite race car trailer with spares, shop, etc., you might be well advised to consider a truck conversion like Warpath's below:


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You might want to check out the Gulf Stream Endura Class C that is built on the Chevy Kodiak chassis. This is much more heavy duty than than the class C's that are built on the van chassis.

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Out of the mouths of small children..........

After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following:

We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona.

Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on their bicycles and wear name tags
because they don't know who they are anymore.

They go to a building called a wrecked center, but they must have got it fixed because it is all okay now, and do exercises there, but they don't do them very well. There is a swimming pool too, but in it, they all jump up and down with hats on.

At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it.

He watches all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes they sneak out. They go cruising in their golf carts.

Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And, they eat the same thing every night------early birds. Some of the people can't get out past the man in the doll house. The ones who do get out, bring food back to the wrecked center and call it pot luck.

My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too.

When I earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the doll house. Then I will let people out so they can visit their grandchildren.
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