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Old 10-11-2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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25' to 32'?

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, 09:18 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, 05:29 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, 05:54 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, 07:26 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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25' to 32'?

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?

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Old 10-13-2016, 04:39 AM   #7
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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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