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Old 08-10-2010, 09:03 PM   #1
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I'm in the market for a used 30' motorhome and have been looking mainly at Class C's, but one dealer showed me a Class B+. I'm not familiar with this type of motorhome. Apparently it's on a van chassis rather than a truck chassis. Does this mean it is less durable? Does it ride better? Why are they more expensive? Can anyone educate me on this class?

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Class B's are no more or less durable than any other RV. As a matter of fact, because of it's smaller size, you would probably have the advantage of better fuel mileage & would definitely have better maneuverability due to the shorter length. You'd still have all the creature comforts (heater, stove, sink, bathroom, dinette convertable to a bed) of any RV. As is the case with a lot of items, smaller can cost more, but if you can go used, you can save a bunch of money.

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In my opinion, the B+ designation is bogus. It is a Class C just as the older Winnebago Rialta was a class C although most dealers call it a B. The Rialta started with VW FWD Eurovan cab and added on. Class B's are simply converted and enhanced cargo vans. Class C's start with the front end of a van/truck (or perhaps including the chassis) and build everything in back of that from scratch, and class A's start with a chassis/motor and build from there. Most people associate class C's with the bed over the cab style.

Why are they more expensive? 1) It takes more creativity to pack all the contents into a small package. 2) you pay more for the increased (maybe) fuel savings, and 3) The manufacturers think they can get more.

Winnebago does not make a class B+ but if you go to their website www.winnebagoind.com you will see a few units that some call B+'s.
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A class C and a Class B+ are normally both built on the same cut away van chassis. The big difference is that the class C has a cabover bed or sometimes a TV while the class B+ front is more aero dymanic, following the line of the windshield. The class C with the extra cabover bed can sleep two more people for a total of up to eight people. 2 cabover, 2 sofa, 2 dinnette and 2 rear bed. This is great for a family. The main market for a Class B+ is a smaller number of people. A lot of them are sold to couples without kids. Some of the couples are down sizing from bigger class A motorhomes. They like/want the nicer finishes in their motorhomes, thus the higher prices.

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