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Old 02-12-2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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Hi Im looking to purchase my first motorhome looking for used class a im new to this have no idea which brand to purchase any help would be great looking to sleep 6 go on vacation couple times a year and tow a race car trailer some other times looking to spend about $ 60 k size around 34' Thanks in advance Russ
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Good luck with your search.
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Son in Law had same requirements. He bought a 2005 Bounder with a C7, 10k tow rating and 2 slides. They love it! Enjoy the search and make sure you drive them.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:16 AM   #4
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Most motor homes do not sleep 6 unless you find a bunkhouse model. Try to get something with 3 or 4 slides. then you can sleep 1 or 2 on the fold down couch. If you get a model with the dining table that makes into a bed 1 or 2 on it. With the 3 or 4 slide model you have enough room with both slides out to put an air mattress on the floor in the living area and that will sleep 1 or 2. Of course all of this depends on ages. Then you will have the bed in the bedroom to sleep you and your wife.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:53 AM   #5
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Hi HemiEleanor,
Welcome to iRV2. Make sure the coach will tow the weight you need to tow. This means checking the hitch weight rating and tongue weight rating. Next make sure the CVWR - GVWR of the coach will handle the weight you want to tow. There are bunk house and toy hauler floor plans for you to choose from.

The difficult part will be to find the floor plan in a coach that has the towing capacity and the price you are willing to pay. Overall condition is everything. When you get serious about a coach, have it checked out by a certified RVIA tech (for the coach) and a certified SAE tech for the automotive part of the coach. A few bucks spent here may save you misery down the road.

Now it is time for the fun part. Start looking. Local dealers and online are good places to start.
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I know you said you wanted a class A but when we traveled with 5 (sometimes 6) a Class C actually fit the profile a bit better. The cab-over bunk was a queen bed for two kids and it had storage up there for their toys and clothes, we had a queen bed in the back for the adults and we had two couches that could be made up into large beds. We didn't full-time but for 2 week trips it had more than enough room for the items we brought.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:21 PM   #7
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You could do 6 in a Class A if you have enough slides, I have a King (I had a queen in Master in my '99), couch has air mattress which is a queen, and other couch makes into a comfortable full, but the back/seat split wouldn't make it real comfortable for adults in my opinion. I carry a twin and queen Intex Supreme airflow mattress with built in compressor

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which fits on the floor and there is still sufficient room to get to the bathroom.

I agree if you are going to be sleeping more than 4 regularly, you may want to look hard at a Class C or Super C, may fit your needs better than a Class A. Good Luck!
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