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Old 11-05-2011, 05:15 PM   #1
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Hello all! Decided to join in an attempt to learn a few things about motorhomes before purchasing our first. Not sure yet if it's going to be an A or C? We're full time drag racers so I'll be asking some towing Q's soon. Thanks for letting me bend your ears.

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Hi Glen! Sure glad you joined us! Good luck on finding the MH that's just right for you! Happy trails & God bless!

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Old 11-05-2011, 06:36 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will find the answers to your questions here.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:27 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum! I am sure you will get alot of answers to all your questions. Hope you find what you are looking for soon.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:19 PM   #5
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Welcome, Glen, from a near neighbor. Having had an Class C as our first rig and now in an "A", we wouldn't go back to a "C". There's so much more storage and general usability, from our point of view.

So they're bigger and not quite as fuel-efficient and they ride like the 11-ton truck that they are under the skin, but for 5 or 6 thousand miles a year, we can live with the limitations.

When we were shopping two years ago, we saw a lot of very long-bodied Class C's on relatively short wheelbase E450 chassis. I actually test-drove one and stopped off at a truck scale. The load on the rear axle, with nothing in the rig except us, the salesman and half a tank of gas was within a couple of hundred pounds of its limit. Since the grey, black and fresh-water tanks were all behind the back axle, you coulod be overloaded before you ever left home.

My advice is to steer clear of 30 or 31-foot Class C's with a long tail overhang.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:58 AM   #6
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Hello gents. Thanks for the welcome. Good tips frank! My main concern is safety of course when pulling our 7k lb race trailer. Doesnt sound like the longer c's were ment for that. I posted over on the trailer//motorhome forum with questions regarding ratings etc. Thanks again! P.s. Frank, i've noticed the seattle area generaly has the best prices on used. I have imported a few times into canada so thats no worry. See ya

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