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Old 09-12-2015, 10:01 PM   #1
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Would you trade your class A for a Class C?

I'm new to the RV world. The 86 Allegro 27ft Class A with 34K miles I've got is functional but needs cosmetic and few minor things. I was just offered an even trade for an 85 Toyota Sunraider that needs nothing with 50K miles. Would you do it?

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Old 09-12-2015, 10:11 PM   #2
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If it fit my needs ?, sure I would.

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Old 09-12-2015, 10:21 PM   #3
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The Toyota and Nissan/Datsun chassis were popular in their day. Have you driven it? You need to drive it up a hill before making the trade. If it meets your needs go for it.
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:34 PM   #4
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For me, its all about the floor plan. If it meets your needs, or that of your family, then go for it.

I had a class C that I liked, and the kids liked, but after a year or two, my wife no longer wanted to climb up to the King sized bed above the cab. (Actually, up was okay, but she did not like the climb down). It was only a couple steps, but she did not like it.

I then went to a class A, with a rear bedroom, but actually a smaller bed. ( but more head room) and she is fine.

So, that is my story. You will have your own.

Good luck. You have a fun dilemma.
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:38 PM   #5
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I wouldn't trade mine but I might trade yours

Is it the full fiberglass body and a 4x4? IF yes to both I would definitely think about it...

Really depends on how you use the RV and if it fits your lifestyle..
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:54 AM   #6
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Personally, no. I think the Toyota/Nissan's are too small for us. If it has an 4 cyl in it, it will be a slow slog up the hills.
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:29 AM   #7
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I owned a 88 Toyota Dolphin. Loved it. We sold it a couple years ago and upgraded to our 2001 Mirada.

WARNING - Make sure the Toyota has been retrofitted with the "full floating Dully" rear axle. If it does not have the floating dully rear axle, do not buy it. Caution - there are some fake dullies out there, They welded two wheels together and these aggravated the problem with the over-stressed axle. The problem isn't tire loading (well, it is) the problem is the fixed axle bearing cannot handle the loads and the axle breaks.

The hub will look similiar to the drawing below. The center hub sticks out about 6 inches and has 6 bolts on the cover (Thats actually the axle shaft)

There is an EXCELLENT support group for the Toyhouses. I contributed a great deal of articles to that group when I owned mine.

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Old 12-29-2015, 04:08 PM   #8
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better mpg with the sunrader, lower cost for tires and other parts.

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