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Old 04-07-2014, 10:56 PM   #1
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Driver area of C

I am not new to the RV world but new to MH. We have a small bumper pull and love it. We need more space (husband, me and his and hers dogs) i rented a class c i know there are many floor plans but one question.

Is the step down in to the drives area standard on a class C. That was a major problem for my hubby he is 6'8 and it was so bad he just got out of the door and walked around.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:47 PM   #2
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I don't know if all without exception, however this is what moved my father from a C to an A when my stepmother developed health/mobility issues. She could no longer do the maneuver into the cockpit of their C.
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With the overhead in the cab area, which is typical on a class C, tal drivers will have a problem. How about looking at a small class A.

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I find it's easier to get into cab from the drivers door. Wife use coach to cab route. I am 5'10" wife is 5'. I would think someone 6'8" would have problems with most C's.
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I believe just about every C will have some type of step between the cab and house, but they will vary in height. In a C the cab sits on the chassis frame rails, while the house will sit on some type of floor/house support system, which sits on the frame rails, resulting in the house floor ending up higher.
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My Four Winds 29R does not have a step down. It is level cab to house.
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My Lazy Daze class C has only about one inch step down.

I have found it easier to flip the upper cab bunk over and it opens the ceiling space, making entrance to the cab very easy. (but you still have to squeeze past the engine cover to the seat).
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My Four Winds 29R does not have a step down. It is level cab to house.
Just about every 29R I've seen on line has a step between the cab and house. What year is yours ?
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I have a 2006 Four Winds 5000 29R on an E450 chassis.
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Most C's should have a small step between the cab and the house. It would be the thickness of your floor including the frame and insulation. Ours is about 4 inches in height. If it doesn't have a difference in height I would be concerned (especially with a Ford chassis) because it probably does not have much more than a single sheet of plywood for the floor.
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Thank you for all the info.

I will start looking at class A soon.
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Confused. What is a front that looks like a class c with no bed over the driver area called????
We saw one at the rv show in October it seemed nice but we were stuck on tt at the time.

B is a Van?
A is a bus?
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My Itasca has about 3 inches step down. It is much easier with cab doors to get in and out. I hated to go out the right door to get gas on the drivers side. Now I open the door like a car and gas it up.
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Confused. What is a front that looks like a class c with no bed over the driver area called????
We saw one at the rv show in October it seemed nice but we were stuck on tt at the time.

B is a Van?
A is a bus?
Class A
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