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Old 02-09-2015, 11:45 AM   #15
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I would go with the Class A. You will have a lot more storage capacity as well as weight carrying capacity. Putting down the dinette or couch fold up bed gets old when you have to do it every night. Plus when your kids want to bring a friend, and they will, you have the extra room and sleeping area. Maintenance on the engine is no harder than your car for the most part. You can do an oil change/lube job by yourself for about $45. I do though think the new tires will cost a little more than 2k, if they are the 22.5 they will be more into the 4-6k range. Take your time looking and don't feel rushed into either one, buy what really meets your needs and you will enjoy the experience a whole lot more.

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Old 02-10-2015, 04:40 AM   #16
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FWIW2 with two kids I would not even consider a B+. It would be C or A. The extra 5 ft in the A gets you the bunks, a better bathroom, probably a better kitchen and better casual seating with the front seats spun around, or not. ;-) I would also be very concerned about closet space. With decent closets one can hang clothes and put a container in the bottom for underwear if there is no drawer space. With a skimpy "shirt closet" style closets one cannot even hang a shirt. Then there are groceries... ;-)

We have been in "camper evolution" for 30+....tents, to pop-ups, to travel trailer, to Class C, to truck campers, to a Class B and recently a short Class A. We even lived in the 24' Class C for a couple years and for two people it was fine. The Class A by far has the most room and the most storage, so with two kids I would lean hard that way. Other than a drivers door I don't see the advantage to a B+ in that size(30') compared to a A anywhere near the same length.

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Old 02-10-2015, 05:33 AM   #17
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Was all set on a Class B+ then saw a Class A

Personally I love my Class C, but wished I would have gone with a Class A!
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:04 AM   #18
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We had 21 ft Toyota Class C, Ok for two of us, very crowded when two grand kids get squeezed in.

We upgraded to 30 ft Class A. More room, lots of storage, plenty of room for two of us, and less crowded when the grand kids travel with us.

There are a lot of variables in the equation, I believe the more user experience you gain (how you use the MH), the more you'll be able to fine tune the equation for your particular variables.

One nice thing about older used units, They generally are on the lower end of the devaluation curve, so if you buy it, and sell it a year or two later, you won't take a big lose.

Also - You can customize, paint, wallpaper, cut holes in walls, or do whatever you want to make it fit your specific needs better.

i.e. we re-wired / replaced flat panel TVs to operate off of 12 volts, instead of 120 volts. We boondock a lot, so run off batteries more than shore power or generator.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:09 AM   #19
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We had a class A Winnie for 10 years. Two years ago, we thought we would try a B+. Bought a very nice unit and it rode and drove like a dream and had opposing living room slides. BUT...I did not like the overall smaller space or lack of storage (a biggy). Last year bought my current class A and am happy as a tick on a dog.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:40 AM   #20
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The Class A definitely has more space for us and our stuff and having bunks for the kids would be great. I think my wife is really concern about the size of the unit 35' and since this is our first RV she is worried that we're biting off more than we can chew. The Class B+ is a 30' unit but drives much like her SUV (GMC Yukon XL Denali) just longer.

The B+ is being sold by the original owner and are only selling because they are not using it anymore. We had the unit inspected by an RV shop and a truck center, both places gave it the thumbs up saying the unit is in great condition.

We went to look at the Class A and if we were to buy it I would definitely get it checked out by a professional. The unit is being sold by the second owner who said he's owned it for a year and only looking to sell because of health issues.

Really appreciate everyone's opinions/suggestions, keep them coming
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:17 PM   #21
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If you buy the class A make sure the seller pays for the tires. It sounds like hes motivated!
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:39 PM   #22
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Good luck with your choice.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:01 PM   #23
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We have a Class B+ (Winnebago Aspect). Great for a couple with no kids. If I had kids, I'd go with the "A".

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