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Old 07-17-2013, 09:28 PM   #15
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My parents are making an RV decision and they’d like some input from the RV community. They don’t use the internet much so I am posting.
They currently own a 2012 Winnebago Vista 26P Class A. They have had it for one year and 6,000 miles. Their previous motorhome was a 2005 Winnebago Minnie Winnie class C – 28 feet I think – that they owned for seven years and over 50k miles. They tow a Jeep Wrangler.
My mom loves the Vista. It is spacious with two slides. She likes the floorplan. My dad does not like the Vista for two reasons. First, he doesn’t like the way it handles. It doesn’t feel as much like a car as the class C he was used to. Second, he doesn’t like the fuel economy. The Vista gets 7mpg. The class C got 9mpg. I know 2mpg is a small difference but that is 20%.
They are now thinking of getting a 2014 Winnebago Aspect 27K class C. My dad thinks it will get 9MPG towing the Jeep and it will handle the same way he remembers the previous class C handles.
They have been to four dealers to get a price on the upgrade (or downgrade depending on perspective since the new unit is smaller.) With full body paint and jacks, the 2014 will have a MSRP of about $118k which is about $10k more than the MSRP on the 2012 Vista. The dealers have wanted a pre-tax difference of between $40k and $23k to do the deal. That’s a wide range. My guess is some are more optimistic on how much they could sell the traded-in Vista for.
Looking for thoughts on Aspect 27K. Could it get 9mpg towing the Jeep? Is it a well-liked coach? Is there anything else they should be thinking about? I know it all boils down to a decision that only they can make, but they are curious to get thoughts from the community. Thanks.
End of discussion. Unless of course your Dad is a complete idiot or enjoys eating uncooked food.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:07 PM   #16
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As far as being “selfish” I don’t think that is the issue. Both need to be happy J
That is certainly understood. My only point is you said your mother loves the present coach. Your fathers complaint is gas mileage (which is a falicy) and the handling (which can be corrected easily). So if your mother is ok with your fathers decisions, then there is certainly no problem.
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A correction on the engine. Yes the A and the C have Ford V10. However when used in an A configuration it is rated at 362 horsepower and like 457 lbs. of torque. When used in a C that V10 is only rated at 315 hp and not sure about the torque. Ford makes several versions of the V10. IMHO I don't see the 2 mpg. difference in mpg happening. It appears to me dad wants the snazzier looking coach and he is coming up with reasons to either sell the Mrs. on why the change is needed or sell both him and her. The numbers don't add up to match his theories.
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We just when from a class C to a class A because the wife didn't like having to crawl over the under bed storage to get in bed. Is you mother ok with having to (almost, very little room) crawl into bed (assuming she sleeps on the left side of the bed)?

There is a bid difference in driving the class c & class a, but we love the extra room when the slides or out.
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Update - my folks looked at the Class C that my dad wanted and my mom decided it was simply too small inside. There was also limited storage space on the outside. The slides are also not very big. So for now they are keeping their Vista. Every motorhome is a trade-off between needs, wants, and price I suppose.
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