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Old 01-24-2010, 06:41 PM   #1
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Another newbie from NJ

Hi,
I wanted to get started here, so, hello
We just decided this past week to look for an RV and wow does it make your head spin. There is a lot of used RVs and have gotten mixed feedback between the Class A and Class C when it comes to driving.

I see that the A has a bit more comfort room and their are more available than the Cs. My wife and I visited the local RV show here just to get a feel for what is out there, the different lengths, floorplans, etc...

There were some good deals on new ones but we need to stay within what we can own for now with what we have to spend.

I know driving the C may be a bit easier, but something keeps telling me to stick with an A.

So, anyway Hello Everyone and we hope to be on the road soon and start experiencing life and balancing work in the mix. I CANT WAIT!

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Old 01-24-2010, 06:54 PM   #2
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Welcome. I can tell you there are a lot of people on this site with a lot of great info. Enjoy the rv.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:22 PM   #3
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Tony - Welcome to IRV2.

We live out in Hunterdon County and have been through a class C, gas class A and now a diesel Class A.
Everyone on the site is more than willing to help you sort through all the decisions.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:44 PM   #4
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Good to see another Jerzee RV fan. We were at the show as well but just for something to do.

We started in a class C and that was great since my wife would help with the driving, now that we went to a class A I'm on my own in that department.

We've been looking at a lot of local campsites and have stayed at a lot as well so if you have any questions as to where to hang out for a weekend just ask.

"RVThere" That rig looks familiar, are you near a Victory dealer?
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:52 PM   #5
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Does anyone have experience with gas milage difference between equivalent size Class A and Class C?


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Old 01-24-2010, 08:09 PM   #6
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Don - No victory dealer near me. I'm tucked away on a 'mountain' just south of I78.

Tony - Mileage varies widely. I was getting about 8-9 mpg with my Class C (30ft), 7-8 with my gas class A (35ft), and now about 6-7 MPG with my 400HP diesel (40ft). But I also tend to cruise at a quicker pace than most which cuts down your mileage the most. I hear the class C with the Sprinter chassis are getting above 15 mpg!
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:36 PM   #7
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Well the boss just advised me that we NEED a used class C 31+ with a queen in the rear, bunk beds in back accross from bathroom and the over cab bunk.
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I could get 11 with my 32 foot C and I get 7 with my 37 foot A

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:33 PM   #9
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2010 Coachmen RV Freelander 32BH Motor Home Class C has that layout.

But I don't know about the used part...$67k new.

Looks like the combo of Queen bed and bunk beds is a new floorplan design.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:22 PM   #10
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Tony,

If you zero in on a Class "C", and gas mileage is of a great concern, I would look for a used Istasca "Navion" or Winebago "View". They use a Mercedes 3 liter, turbo Diesel, and get around 18 MPG. You won't beat that with any other "driven" RV.

I have worked in a campground in Maine for the past 5 summers. We had some of these RV's come through and all the owners have big smiles on their faces when I ask them about mileage and the size, and utility, of their vehicles.

Remember that any RV purchase is similiar to buying a boat-- "It's a hole in the water that you pour money into". In the end game, no one ever comes out "ahead" when selling a used RV.

The life style is second to none. The closeness for your family and to meet new friends is the greatest. This mode of travel lets you keep your toothpaste, and your shoes on, unlike the Airlines. You have your own hotel room, restaurant and hand picked views. Some are great and some aren't. You can change those by turning the steering wheel-.

Good luck on you ultimate choice,
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:45 PM   #12
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One thing that most people forget to tell you is:
Where do you plan on parking your RV once you get it?
Most storage places charge so much per foot and the bigger your RV the more money you pay each month to store.
If you have a big side yard or a family members yard - good.
Good Luck & Drive Safe!
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Our Class A has us spoiled. Love the ride, comfort and space. However, we choke on the cost of filling the tank. We have also been to the recent NJ RV shows and are getting ideas to up grade our 2001 Winnebago. Good luck!
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On Call....welcome! Where in NJ? I'm in Turnersville (South) If you're close & would like to have a look & ride in my coach (see sig) just let me know. I got about 7.5 mpg with my 31' (Ford V10) Class C & average 11 with our current Class A. Good luck in your search!
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