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Old 05-23-2018, 08:16 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm a total newbie of 66 years old thinking of selling off everything and living full time in a Class C. I've been doing tons of research of course, but I need as much guidance as any of you are willing to offer. I've determined I want a Sprinter chassis, and I want every option except something that would render the overhead cab bed useless. I live in Knoxville, TN, but I don't care where I buy it. I'm going solo in my travels, and am not impressed with the seating I'm seeing in the living areas. I don't need a dinette but would rather theater seating. If I have a guest stay over it will be an extremely rare occasion. If you're thinking a Class C is too small, understand I have a sizeable place now but mostly live in the kitchen and bedroom. I don't see much of a difference with a Class C. So far I'm impressed with the Tiffin Wayfarer but the price of the Thor and others is tempting. I would guess that by the time I equip anything it will all come out close to the same. Any suggestions or warnings would be hugely appreciated. My time line is sometime next spring, so ordering and waiting isn't an issue. Thanks.

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The only thing I don't like about a Class C is that you either need to drive a Class C wherever you go, use a motorcycle or get one big enough to pull a car.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:43 AM   #3
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

You've got a lot of tire kicking to do!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:46 AM   #4
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I'm 71 but have been RV'ing since I was 10. Personally a Type C MH would be too small for me. Had one back in '97 and traded it in on a Type A in '98.
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The only thing I don't like about a Class C is that you either need to drive a Class C wherever you go, use a motorcycle or get one big enough to pull a car.
We had a '97 25' Type C and towed a '95 Honda Odyssey on a dolly with it. Even went over Wolf Creek pass with it.
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The only real disadvantage you'll have is that class C MHs do not have a lot of storage underneath in the bays. Let us know if we can help you.

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Welcome to the forum. We had an Isata3 by Dynamax with a full wall slide out on a sprinter and loved it. I would think you should look at these as well. We did opt to not have the overhead cab bunk an rather had cabinets and electronic there giving more indoor storage. We also had a toad with no problem. We did however this year upgrade to a larger Class A.
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Thank you. I did look at Dynamax yesterday, although not on a Sprinter chassis. I think it was around 30 feet and very nice indeed. It's also a bit more expensive and quite large. I also looked at Entegra Qwest on a Sprinter FWS and liked that a lot. MHSRV has them on sale right now at $89k. Not quite as nice as the Tiffin but the cost savings makes it up. The downside is it doesn't have near as much inside storage but I'm by myself so that shouldn't be a huge issue. I saw and took a quick look at a couple of LTV's on a recent camping trip but neither had slide outs and that's a deal killer, plus they're also way expensive. I'm going to give Dynamax some more looks. Apparently, they're the most willing to do customization, though the one I looked at pretty much had everything I wanted. Thanks for the input.
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Welcome Buffaloe

Hi, Buffaloe, we live just southeast of Nashville.

We have a Thor Citation Sprinter 26' (Thor Siesta Sprinter is same size and floorplans) and with the 3.0L diesel, we have no trouble flat-towing our Honda CR-V.

The frame hitch has a 5,000 lb. capacity, so it can handle the 4,200 lb. Honda. Been thru Monteagle Pass on I-24 several time, thru mountains in PA, WV and VA, also out west to Vegas thru the NM and AZ mountains. I DO downshift the automatic on the downhill slopes, but normally, you hardly know you have a toad.

Our MH had theatre seating instead of dinette from the factory.
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Thank you. I'm looking at a two wheel dolly with a 3000 pound Kia Forte Koup.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:19 PM   #11
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Thank you momdoc. Once I got deep enough into all of the choices, I'm glad you mentioned Isata, because I pulled the trigger today on a 2019 Isata 3 24RWM.

New 2019 Dynamax Corp Isata 3 Series

Hands down these are the best equipped, best bargain I could find. I pick it up Friday the 15th. I found a lengthy old thread about one with some serious troubles, but I can't find any gripes from 2017 on. I'm sure there'll be some issues, but I'll have a couple of months before I sell the house and go fulltime. I've been dreaming of doing this for a decade, and now the adventure begins.
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