Originally Posted by Pgustaf249
We're new to the RV scene and a long time away from making our first purchase. In learning about RVs and deciding which type of RV and which features in that RV might fit our anticipated lifestyle we've decided on a couple of things: (1) a short one around 25 (+/-) feet s our preferred length as both of us have experience hating to drive long school busses. (2) we would like one where the shower is separate from the toilet, as we prefer not to have to wait on someone to finish a shower when the pain hits.
So with the above two preferences in mind, which RVs out there should we examine?
The feature you're talking about is called a "dry bath". That's hard to find in a class B, but generally available in most class C's. Class B's are generally shorter, slim VANS. Easier to maneuver in cities and towns. Some companies have created a class B+ which is in the size you're talking about, but you might as well get a class C at that point. There is some overlap between class B and Class C.
In class C, they are usually DRW(Dual Rear Wheels, duallies), so they are a little wider, but have more comfot and larger bathrooms. They do make short class C's, like down to 19feet, but most class C manufacturers start at 23feet.
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Then, they have some class A style like the winnebago VIA which are really easy to drive 25foot rv's.
You didn't mention a price range, new or used??
If you are looking to save money and doing a ton of driving, personally i like the sprinter based rv's which get upwards of 20mpg on the highway. Winnebago/Itasca makes them and they are called the View. Winnebago just started a new model this year called the Trend and Travato. They are expected to get about 16mpg on the highway. They are based on a new chassis that just came out this year put out by dodge.
If you plan on driving, then stopping at each destination for weeks on end. Then a gasser is probably more economical.
If you only plan on camping a few times a year sporatically, then also a gasser would save you money.