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Old 10-11-2016, 09:09 PM   #1
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Need some feedback please. I am highly considering trading my Sunseeker 2400r MBS (25') for a Greyhawk MV (32'). The 25' is easy to drive and haven't test driven a 32' yet. Finding the current RV is just too small. Good beginner rig though. Like the MV as you can get it with a tri-fold sofa bed, which will be great for taking family and friends who struggle with climbing up to the queen above the cab bed area. Any thoughts from you experienced RVers? Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:18 PM   #2
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Any thoughts from you experienced RVers?
DO IT!!!

A couple of years ago, we moved up from a 22 footer to a 30 footer.






The only negative difference that I find is that you have to drive deeper into a corner before turning.

The plusses sure outweigh the minuses.

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Old 10-12-2016, 06:29 AM   #3
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Thanks Tim. I really want to be able to move around, bring my dogs, and invite guests on trips. Just can't do that with a 25 footer.
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:54 AM   #4
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Moving up to a 32' Class C could reduce your OCCC. Make sure you check the yellow sticker to see if you can bring your friends along.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:26 PM   #5
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Hello. My 2004 Jayco 24' has a gvw of 14100 lbs. So does the 2004 Jayco 31'. Although it is 7' longer then mine, I can carry more gear because the 31' weighs more then mine empty. You take the 31' and load it up with 5 people, fuel, clothes, bedding, food, etc, and it doesn't take long to be over loaded.
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:39 PM   #6
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X2 re what Hatterasman said, melmay1222. My rig is just under 32 ft, and it has a measly 1000 lb of CCC (pretty typical of the longer class C's and my rig also "takes a bit of a CCC hit" from the factory-installed auto levers.) The PO had a weight ticket which was done when the family (2 adults, 3 kids) headed out with empty holding tanks, full fuel and about 1/3 tank of fresh water, food, folding chairs and other misc stuff + firewood, no less. They were within 300 lb of the GVWR.

I got my own wt ticket a few days ago lightly loaded (the way the two of us usually travel) and I was 700 lb under the GVWR and well within the GAWR for both axles. Even so, I load my tools, bottled water and other dense cargo in the toad ............... just to keep the MH weight down ........... and I am then way, way under the GCWR so I could put even more in the toad. I believe a lot of folks with the longer class C's do this (most of us have pretty skimpy CCC) so it is something you may want to consider in your decision making.

A slight + for the longer Class C's is that they often have a bit longer wheelbase than the shorter ones (mine is 220 inches.) Improves the longitudinal stability somewhat. Pluses and minuses abound, don't they?

Good luck in your quest.
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Thanks everyone. GW for smaller is 11,030 and the bigger is 14,500. I think the increase will end up allowing for the extras. Will keep all of this in mind as I do some inquiring.
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We just went from a 27' Class C to a 32' Class C. Was terrified of the change but am already getting used to it and love the extra room. Am aware of weight issues, never had to worry about it in the 27'.
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We're looking for a used Class C. Never drove one before, and test drove a 31 footer. My wife also test drove it for the first time. We didn't have any problems other than taking it wide on the turns. Other than all the creaking from the house in the back, drove nice. The F-450 was never lacking.
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:26 PM   #10
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here's my opinion

I would never get a class C bigger than 24' to 26' max

and the only reason would be for the need of beds
with a class A you get:

a more heavy duty chassis.
larger brakes
larger tires
larger black and grey tanks
larger water tank
larger fuel tanks
larger gen with the option of dual ac's
larger storage boxes
more interior footage on the same size..
able to spin front seat for more lounge type seating
more options to where the tv goes..and more able to see it at the same time..
more better viewing while traveling
most have 2 or more coach batterys
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we went on a two week trip with friend with a class c..
us with a class A

we had two adults and two kids... they had 4 adults....twice there black tank was full, they were always out of water, had to stop at every fuel station or the couldn't run the gen and roof air.. so they got about 150 mile on the fuel
they had I believe 35 gal tank...now the biggerones you can get 55 I believe

but for fact... they never could go the 400 mile planned destination...without refueling... they had to dump every day... and was always out of water

they also learned about paper lock
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Wow, sounds like your friends have never RVed. Blk tank never gets full, Grey does after several days. Dumping to soon or to much paper will get you "paper lock". If I'm going 400 miles in a day, which is seldom, I got to stop to stretch or relieve couple times, might as well get gas at same time. True, A's have bigger tanks than C's. I've had both, but DW can only drive a C, which is a nice relieve at times.
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Wow, sounds like your friends have never RVed. Blk tank never gets full, Grey does after several days. Dumping to soon or to much paper will get you "paper lock". If I'm going 400 miles in a day, which is seldom, I got to stop to stretch or relieve couple times, might as well get gas at same time. True, A's have bigger tanks than C's. I've had both, but DW can only drive a C, which is a nice relieve at times.
there's is a reason for all the coaches,thats why they make so many different ones,, but my post was to let someone know the difference....better to ask and find out before..
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While I understand your post I much prefer a C in the under 30 ft class. Over 30 is another story.

I also fuel up around 200 miles no matter what I am driving. That is 30 gallons down so worth pulling in. Stop every 1-2 hours just to walk around and check the RV and towed and avoid a DVT problem.
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