Originally Posted by Tom-NC
Ernie ans Tara,
Appreciate your reponse to my post, however since you have never driven a Class C then how can you compare both. You have to realize that not everyone can hop in a Class A and drive it everywhere. Since a Class C is on a cutaway chassis it gives the feeling of a van, a big van and a lot of people prefer to start that way. What you are saying is that a newbie can hop in a Prevost or any Class A like a DP and drive it, I doubt it.
I used to drive charter buses and have quite a few miles under my belt. That said when I went from a Class C to Class A I had to adjust my driving even though I had driven big buses. It especially makes a difference when it's yours and you paid for it.
Yes the floor plan does make a difference, however today the Class C's even have slide outs and their floor plans are pretty good especially if you check out the Winnebago line.
Again what a person prefers to drive is their personal opinion, however I was just giving my expertise since I have been driving motorhomes since 1989 and started driving charter buses in '84.
I had a large class C prior to getting my Itasca Suncruiser 38R (equivalent to the Adventurer with upgraded trim, etc), so I can compare the two. The primary reason I got my Suncruiser WAS because of the floor plan. Even a 31' class C with two slideouts was too small for my requirements. I agree that probably not everyone can just jump in a large class A and drive away secure in the fact that they know what is going on. Bit, IMO, the learning curve isn't all that steep and virtually anyone with a modicum of common sense and a knowlege of driving on the open road can be comfortable fairly quickly. I had zero problems adjusting to my much longer class A (as opposed to the class C) and I didn't have the benefit of driving large vehicles for years prior to that. I've had fivers, class C's and A's and my personal preference is for a fiver, but my wife prefers the larger A's. As you say personal preference is different from person to person.