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Old 08-08-2005, 07:14 PM   #1
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My family (wife, two kids, B17, G14) and I are looking into a 3-5 month trip throughout North America. because we want to haul a vehicle, harley, atv, and mx bikes (2), we are researching options. One thing for sure is we need the better privacy for each kid allowed by the front bunk on a class C. We haven't found a class A with separate bunks (we don't want to have to use the couch and dinette for sleeping). We are looking at a Fun Mover type with included garage or a heavy duty RV able to tow all toys above. Instead of towing a 26ft trailer, we are considering putting the harley on a hitch carrier and pulling a F-150 with the ATV and mxers in back. I know lots of information.

Anyway, the point of my post: I've heard differing opinions of manufacturer quality. Can anyone give me some objective advice on Jayco vs. Fourwinds vs. Gulfstream vs Big Foot?

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My family (wife, two kids, B17, G14) and I are looking into a 3-5 month trip throughout North America. because we want to haul a vehicle, harley, atv, and mx bikes (2), we are researching options. One thing for sure is we need the better privacy for each kid allowed by the front bunk on a class C. We haven't found a class A with separate bunks (we don't want to have to use the couch and dinette for sleeping). We are looking at a Fun Mover type with included garage or a heavy duty RV able to tow all toys above. Instead of towing a 26ft trailer, we are considering putting the harley on a hitch carrier and pulling a F-150 with the ATV and mxers in back. I know lots of information.

Anyway, the point of my post: I've heard differing opinions of manufacturer quality. Can anyone give me some objective advice on Jayco vs. Fourwinds vs. Gulfstream vs Big Foot?

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Old 08-09-2005, 06:39 AM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2.
I've removed the original post that you made in the "Just Conversation" forum and relocate dit here. That way you'll get more response from all the Motorhome experts.

I'm not real familiar with the build quality of these class Cs so I'll leave those comments for those who are. The one point I would bring up is to make sure that you have enough room in the coach of your choosing to handle your needs for that long of a time frame. That includes holding tank sizes, cargo capacity, etc. The newer breed of heavy duty class Cs that are built on a heavier truck chassis do offer a few benefits over the traditional van-based chassis. The Gulfstream EnduraMax sounds like it might just work for you. It has the garage space, HD chassis, and towing capacity to pull a larger vehicle, like your F-150.

I'm sure you'll get lots of good responses from the friendly folks here. Again, welcome to iRV2.
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Welcome aboard.

We had 31' class C on the Ford E-450 Chassis and I can tell you weight will be a problem. Most class C's are also limted to towing a max of 3500# due to the coach manufacturers frame extensions. A few can go to 5000#.

I can not imagine using a hitch mount to haul a Harley on a class C. Most class C's are pretty much maxed out at 500# hitch weight.

For your family and your use, I would not consider a class C. I think you are expecting way too much from an E450 chassis class C. A possibility is the newer Super C's such as the Endura. They can haul and pull more.

With all of the toys and room you want, you need to consider a 3/4 or 1 ton truck (if a 5th wheel) and a Toy Hauler trailer. You might check out some of the post on the Toy Hauler Forum on this site.

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A friend of mine looked into a carrier to install on his class c to carry his Harley. He learned, the chasis of the MH wouldn't support the load.
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