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Old 03-14-2016, 12:52 PM   #15
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Not an expert on drivability. You & any other potential drivers(i.e. spouse) need to test drive. A bigger question may be how you plan to use it. If your plan is to stay for extended periods at the same place or you plan to move often could be Abigail driver in your choice. My wife & I tend to do short stays & move around. Our class B that's under 20' long & less than 10' high has been a good choice for us, but it is "cozy". If we were staying one place for weeks or months at a time, bigger might have been better. Bottom line there are a lot of factors to consider to find the right fit for you.

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Old 03-14-2016, 01:01 PM   #16
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If you have ANY skills,
you will get used to whatever you drive...

the living floor plan is infinitely more important.

Our class A fits wherever I point it and am comfortable doing it in the boonies, in the downtowns, in the campgrounds...

I don't need three feet of clearance, all I want left is one inch of clearance - that means I've cleared

besides, it's only paint and sheet metal
AND below our feet usually

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Old 03-14-2016, 04:34 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by jjSpeedwagon View Post
I own same coach as you and just friendly heads up? You might find you are 120' wide. Put a tape on your mirrors babe , hate for you to lose one?
Mirrors don't count, sort of...

We have family with an American Classic bus, not a bad ride, we also have family members with a Coachmen Mirada, we considered the Mirada, but after driving it decided against it. My wife is fairly comfortable with driving the Concord, did not driving like the Mirada or bus. But she is used to wrangling a big F350 dually crew cab around too.

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Old 03-15-2016, 06:25 PM   #18
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Love driving our C/B+

We have a Winnebago/Itasca Aspect/Cambria 28B that is just under 30 feet. We have airbags and Koni shocks along with a rear track bar. Drives great and pretty smooth. We drive about 5-6k miles a year mainly in one trip.

Our rig is 95" wide or so and that to me is a huge deal when navigating the cones in construction zones. Anyone who says it isn't a big deal is a better driver than I am. I used to tow several boats and one had a 102" wide trailer. That 6" difference is quite huge when negotiating toll booths etc.

Height is also important as a C will be quite a bit shorter which is key if you happen upon campgrounds with low hanging trees.

A big diesel pusher A will be the best driving rig hands down, but there's a great deal of upside to a good handling C too if it works for you.
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:38 PM   #19
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Having had everything from 16' TT's to our present 45' Type A I can say: Of all the rigs we've owned I find the present one to be the easiest to drive, but we certainly can't get into small sites with it.
Had TT's up until 1988 when we traded the 3/4 ton PU and 26' TT in on a new 1988 17' Type B, then a new 1997 Type C, then a new 1998 35' Type A gas w/tag, then a new 38' DP in 2000 and a new 40 DP in 2002 which we kept till last year.
The worst driving one was the '98 Santara gas w/tag.
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:30 PM   #20
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A lot of good advice already on this thread. I have owned 2 fivers (24' and a 31'), a 31' class C, a 34' class A and currently a 37' class A. While there is a difference in drivability, you can and will compensate. Each model/chassis is different. Our Class C was tame and easy to drive, our first class A was a bear...white knuckled it everytime I left the driveway with it. I would recommend finding a floor plan that fits you and your family and then test drive to ensure it is not a wild one.
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:24 PM   #21
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Just moved from a 30 ft class C to a 31 ft class A,the a is easier to drive.The A has a very short turn radius. Had to turn the C in neighbors drive way,can turn the A in my drive way.
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We switched from an 1988 26' C to a 2002 32' Class A. Absolutely no comparison in amenities - No need to dismantle the bed before we could have breakfast or reassemble it before we could go to bed.

The extra 6' made no perceptible difference to the driving experience.

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