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Old 09-18-2015, 10:41 PM   #1
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This Class A Noob Could use some advice

Help, I need an adult! My husband and I have been full-timing in our first RV, an '85 Toyota Class C for two years until I just sold it this week. Now we are moving up to our first Class A and the more I research, read and learn, the more I realize that I don't know. I'm starting to feel a little overwhelmed by all of this talk about air bag suspensions and RGS autopark nightmares so I was wondering if there are any of you veterans out there that could that could shed some light on the important things to know about a class A as far as driving something that big and maintenance wise in how it differs to my easy to understand and work on truck front Class C.

I am going to look at a 1994 Holiday Rambler 25ft tomorrow which we will probably end up getting as long as it all checks out. Just curious if any of you out there have this model and can tell me about any make/model particular problems to look for or things that you love about it?
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We are glad you joined us. I suggest you visit the Monaco Forum with your questions on Holiday Rambler. You will get more replies there from owners. Browse the forums that interest you and don't be afraid to ask questions. Our members like to help when they can. Good luck with your search. Post often and share your RV adventures with us.

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Thanks Don, but their five year old daughter sold them out for trying to hide a mouse infestation. We made the obvious choice to not go with the Rambler. Still on the search for a new home. In due time. I will look into a brand forum with the next prospect.
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We moved up the a Class A after a season+ with a ratty old "C". We wanted one thing above all else, a permanent bedroom. We got so fed up of having to take the interior apart to build the bedroom, then reverse it all to make the thing driveable the next morning. We found that a 32-footer was about the smallest that met the criteria.
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Help, I need an adult! My husband and I have been full-timing in our first RV, an '85 Toyota Class C for two years until I just sold it this week. Now we are moving up to our first Class A and the more I research, read and learn, the more I realize that I don't know. I'm starting to feel a little overwhelmed by all of this talk about air bag suspensions and RGS autopark nightmares so I was wondering if there are any of you veterans out there that could that could shed some light on the important things to know about a class A as far as driving something that big and maintenance wise in how it differs to my easy to understand and work on truck front Class C.

I am going to look at a 1994 Holiday Rambler 25ft tomorrow which we will probably end up getting as long as it all checks out. Just curious if any of you out there have this model and can tell me about any make/model particular problems to look for or things that you love about it?
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First of all Welcome
1 make a list of every feature you want. Break it down to must have can't live without,gosh that would be nice to have and oh those features are just gravy
2 look at gas and diesel. Make sure that you look at rigs bigger than you think you want or need. You may surprise yourself
,3 check and recheck your carrying capacity. Finding a rig in the smaller size may shock you in how little you can carry in personal possessions.
4 check and recheck your tow capacity for the weight of your car and remember that what you stash in that car adds to your GVWR. Just cause you have that space does not mean you can safely fill it to the roof
There are a couple good driving schools available. Use one if you need. Practice driving in large parking lots.
Don't be afraid to walk away from your dream rig.
What ever you want set aside money you are willing to lose for a through inspection of your engine and drive train as a condition of the sale

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We spent about 6 months looking at Class A rigs before we bought our '02 Georgetown 325 in 2010. There weren't many in the $35-40K range in dealer lots around that time. We finally spotted the one we finally bought as a private sale in our local weekly newspaper. We called and found that the sellers were less than 30 miles away.

We went over, did a walk-round followed by a test drive and bought it. We put new tires on it and replaced the slide toppers immediately, then had three good years (except for having to replace the fridge).

The fourth year, we were so busy with our Golden Wedding celebration preparations, the only use made of it was as an auxiliary dormitory for visitors. After all that was over, we decided to sell it, as the cost of fuel and campgrounds was eating into our savings. Both had doubled (or more) since we had our earlier Class C.
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