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Old 08-29-2015, 08:13 PM   #1
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Move down in size??

We currently have a 31' with a front diesel. Very nice rig and we enjoy it but we just did five weeks on the road and are contemplating selling and going to a 24' class c. Has anyone else done this and were you satisfied with your decision?
We just didn't need all the room for two people.
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:37 PM   #2
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Here's another thread on this topic... Downsize from A to C?

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Old 08-30-2015, 04:11 AM   #3
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Thank you!! Will read everything I can.

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Old 08-31-2015, 11:00 AM   #4
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An extremely personal choice, I think. Nobody else can answer for your space needs, whether personal space, clothing & goods, galley work space, or whatever.

Many things get smaller in a 24 ft RV, e.g. the shower, the galley space, storage, seating, etc. There will also be no basement storage to speak of in a 24 footer.Look them over carefully and make your call.

You might consider the 28 ft Allegro Breeze (rear diesel) or the Winnebago Vista 26 ft.
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for the recommendations Gary. I'll look into both of those. We just completed a five week trip and there's far more to this RVing than I thought. Just an unbelievable amount to learn. I admire (roaming) full timers!

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Old 09-01-2015, 09:11 PM   #6
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We went from a 31' class C to a 33' class A, and just traded the class A for an Itasca Navion 24J on the Sprinter chassis. After only a couple of short trips it's the best thing we've done in our years of RVing. So easy to drive, like driving a van. Of the 4 Navion models the 24J offers the most "basement" storage. Yes there are a few things we can no longer take but those are things we rarely used anyway. We can now visit some of those smaller campsites we used to enjoy and look forward to those longer trips with this easier to drive rig.
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:27 PM   #7
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We would kill each other in a 24 ft on a long trip. 30 ft looks like the sweet spot for not too long but enough room to live comfortably. We went from 22 ft to 28 ft C and are now looking at 30 ft A's just to have a bit more room so we do not crowd each other when parked for a few days at a time. If you like living in each others pockets I can see going shorter. IF you have individual hobbies or want a comfortable rainy day then you are about as short as you want to go.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:05 PM   #8
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We went from a 24' Winnebago View diesel to a 31 ft. Phoenix Cruiser gas because the wife needed a comfortable bed rather than fold down couch for sleeping. There are no 24-25 ft. units suitable. That said, the change from a 158' wheelbase to a 218' wheelbase has been a problem on turns and getting into gas stations. Also, we no longer can go where we used to go. In hindsight I should have gone to something in the 27-28' range like what Phoenix offers in their downsizing lineup.
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We're 68 and 67 and just went from a 40' Dutch Star to a 45' Country Coach. No downsizing here!
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:24 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the advice. We are still on the fence. There are just so many things to consider and the options in MHs seems endless.

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Went from a 38` DP to a 32` Class C with LR slide. Small Class C`s don`t have a "walk around" bed thus we went 32`. Everything smaller..... The ride was not good when comparing to our A. No air ride system. Class C sold after one summer!
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Lots of proís and conís for the switch. My wife and I consider it as well. But as we looked at my list of proís and conís we decided to say with the same size unit. Our new unit has more exterior storage than our old one. The biggest give up was Gas mileage, but the thing we have in return are so much better.

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We looked at several different lengths before we finally purchased. 40' works best for us. Plenty of interior room & basement storage, no problems with handling or driving either. We sat down & got comfortable in all of them & then one of us or the salesman would try to get from front to back or access a cabinet without anyone having to move or get up. That works for us but as said before it is a personal choice.
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We worked our way through tents, pop ups and travel trailers to a 30' class A. Then went to a 35' class A with one slide, and now in a 40' class A double slide. We love the storage and the double slide gives us a huge 20' long awning on the front. We thought about a Leisure van and went in a few larger B's. We have decided that we can't go back, at least not now. We are both approaching 70, but will keep what we have as long as we are able.

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