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Old 11-03-2015, 09:10 AM   #1
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Downsizing

How many here have downsized from a Class A Motorhome to a Class C and have you survived it?
Due to health reasons I am considering doing just that, downsizing from a 38' Fleetwood Southwind to a whatever 32' Class C.
Have you done that and now regret it, just looking for your thoughts and ideas.
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Did it, NO problem, other than getting rid of a bunch of stuff we never or infrequently used. Still have almost everything as far as amenities as we had in the pusher. But now can get into some camp areas we were too big for.

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Old 11-03-2015, 10:23 AM   #3
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A small Class A, gas or diesel would be an option also.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:16 AM   #4
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Just curious, what do you expect to get from downsizing? The only reason I ask is that in our early 70's and thinking of doing the reverse.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:18 AM   #5
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I guess I don't see going from a 38 foot gas class A to a 32 foot Class C as downsizing. They both have the same systems to take care of. They both are about the same width. The 32' class C may have very little CCC, so you can't bring as much stuff. I would think downsizing would put you in the 25 to 26 foot Class B+/C size range. That's what I'm planning to do in 4 to 5 years when I get tired of driving my 36' Class A.

I'm not trying to criticize you, just trying to understand.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:08 PM   #6
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What am I doing?, thinking of going down to a shorter Class C built on a commercial truck chassis,gas, no diesel. Easier for the wife to drive since she don't drive the Southwind now. That could be changing though. Going 6' shorter maybe a little easier getting around and not giving up to much space.
We are not full timers and we are not planning to be, more like snow birds. We may decide to give it up all together and that is being discussed as well. I can't tAke care of the Southwind the way I'm accustomed to, thinking again the C might be a little easier.
That is what I'm thinking, I'm one year out of being a cancer survivor and I'm one lung short? Things just aren't what they once were!
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I have heard of several folks doing what you are talking about. It makes a big difference whether you are full or part time. Good luck with it.
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What am I doing?, thinking of going down to a shorter Class C built on a commercial truck chassis,gas, no diesel. Easier for the wife to drive since she don't drive the Southwind now. That could be changing though. Going 6' shorter maybe a little easier getting around and not giving up to much space.
We are not full timers and we are not planning to be, more like snow birds. We may decide to give it up all together and that is being discussed as well. I can't tAke care of the Southwind the way I'm accustomed to, thinking again the C might be a little easier.
That is what I'm thinking, I'm one year out of being a cancer survivor and I'm one lung short? Things just aren't what they once were!
Great discussion: I have had the class C and Class A all in the past 13 months. For me only, the Class A should give you more living space and better driving conditions for when you do make your seasonal moves. At my age I hunger for the comforts. My used Class A is pretty much a push button/remote controlled operation which takes the cardiovascular equation off the table as well. My Class C was 33' and nice but my 43' Class A is by far more comfortable for long stops and long drives. Also I hear length can be a hindrance but yet to experience this as an obstacle. Many OP's have stated enjoy your coach, the length has not been a real issue by most opinions I have read. The good news from your OP is you will continue to enjoy RV'ing what ever you decide.

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A recent iRV2 thread covers the same topic.

It sounds as if you've been through a lot in the past couple of years. I wish you all the best in your thinking and deciding.

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After some long thoughts the Southwind gets a stay of disposal for now!
It is a great coach but we shall see!
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This sounds more like a "Super C", instead of a regular class C built on a chopped van chassis.

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What am I doing?, thinking of going down to a shorter Class C built on a commercial truck chassis,gas, no diesel.... Easier for the wife to drive since she don't drive the Southwind now....
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We are looking at a Super C and a somewhat shorter coach. Really like the Jayco Seneca 34ss floorplan.
We had the 36' class A gasser for 10 years and then bought our 40' class A diesel last year. But have had issues with parking it in our storage space and some campgrounds.
Just as soon as we can get rid of the 40' class A diesel we can move forward (no pun intended); 2003 Holiday Rambler Scepter 40' Diesel Coach - RV & Motorhome Classifieds
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