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Old 08-23-2017, 11:12 AM   #1
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Help me decide Class A or C

MH will primarily be used for dog shows. Meaning, boondocking or partial hookup for electricity only with dumping station on site.
Will have 2 to 6 Great Danes onboard and associated crates, x-pens, grooming supplies, dog supplies and 2 or 3 humans.
Will spend 2 to 5 nights on sites, eating at motorhome, living with the dogs etc. Dogs will need to rotate in and out of ginormous crates, hopefully 2. these crates are 54x36 foot print with 48inch height, but can use x-pen panels to custom size.
Will probably have to lose either dining area or sofa and share the bedroom with one or more of the beasties!

I will have around 100K to spend cash, and will consider newer used rigs.
Please help me to decide.......
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:23 AM   #2
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You don't need to be looking at a Class C not even a Super C. You need a Class A with double slides across for each other. Richard.
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Or, a toyhauler might work - crates in the garage portion.
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:58 PM   #4
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Toy hauler is probably the best option for you, however if you do decide to get slide outs....do make sure you still have useable space with the slides in or the closed position. Wife and I bought used, but we were not impressed with the slide out option, way to cramped when traveling with slides in closed position. Slides also have there own issues so we chose not to deal with that. Look inside and do some measuring before you buy!! Probably have some remodeling to do no matter what you buy.
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Toy hauler or consider a unit with bunks. Had a friend convert bunks to dog kennels and to prevent damage from unexpected eliminations they lined them with linoleum and caulked seams without gluing so they can be converted back.

I had a class C it was a leak factory. Unless you can find one without a flat roof and has fiberglass front/rear caps I would avoid one unless the owners were super diligent in eternabonding/dicoring the seams and roof edges. Stay away from the Mercedes sprinter chassis, those are a mechanical nightmare.
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"2 to 6 Great Danes onboard and associated crates, x-pens, grooming supplies, dog supplies and 2 or 3 humans."

"Dogs will need to rotate in and out of ginormous crates, hopefully 2. these crates are 54x36 foot print with 48inch height, but can use x-pen panels to custom size."

Toyhauler is the only logical option, IMO.
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:08 PM   #7
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Toyhauler

Is there such a thing as a class A toy hauler? The class C ones have very little room for humans.

I haven't seen any bigger than the forrester class c ones.

No truck for a 5th wheel and the van won't pull more than 3500 lbs.
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Is there such a thing as a class A toy hauler? The class C ones have very little room for humans.

I haven't seen any bigger than the forrester class c ones.

No truck for a 5th wheel and the van won't pull more than 3500 lbs.
Yes. Newmar makes one and IIRC Thor also...

For example:
http://www.northtrailrv.com/inventor...SAAEgIDpfD_BwE
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Here are some Thors:
https://www.rvtrader.com/New-and-Use...sc&radius=150&
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Here's an entire iRV2 thread on the Thor/Damon Outlaw. The thread is up to 5,780 posts since it started in 2011.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sounds like you need a toyhauler for sure!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Only you can decide for the Class by driving them. We travel with St. Bernard's and really wanted the larger size offered in the Class A's.
We opted for a ToyHauler for the multi-purpose room that is the garage.

See Thor's Outlaw (2 Class A's and 1 Class C floor plan) and Newmar's CanyonStar (1 Class A floor plan) for new ToyHauler motorhomes.

For used, there have been many:
Class "A" Toyhaulers

The Outlaw 29H Class C is a very popular model that can fit many places Class A's cannot and at a price point not available in the Class A's...the venerable E450 chassis allows 7,500lb towing even at full GVWR. And all Outlaws come standard with Ramp/Deck capability, making the ramp into a deck with fencing and awning...adding a huge area to the garage floor plan for grooming and allowing the dogs to relax away from crowds.

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We use ours 99% of the time for dog shows. Think about grooming in cold winter/rainy months. You need a toy hauler or something with two opposing slides

We carry 3 chihuahuas and 2 people in 29'... by my math you need the biggest rig that will fit into the 20'X40' space the shows provide so you don't have to pay for two spaces.

Forget the class C. More storage and bigger tanks in the class A.
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