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Old 08-25-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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Driving a 32 ft Class C

How is the turning radius on a 32 ft? Rear end swing?
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:44 PM   #2
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Can't say what the actual distance is but mine follows the front pretty well. In noirmal driving it is not a problem. In parking lots and campgrounds I move slow and watch my mirrors. YMMV
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:59 PM   #3
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Have watched videos talking about reference points and wheel cut angles and turning right etc. - a little overwhelming! Drove a 28 ft for two years and it was pretty easy.
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Not much difference
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Old 08-25-2014, 04:28 PM   #5
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That's good news!
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Old 08-25-2014, 04:41 PM   #6
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It depends upon how you drive it. If you are coming to a corner and turn gently there will be no issue. If you are parked close to a post and cut it hard you may hit the post.

In spite of the swing issue I think the shorter wheelbase will allow you to get into tighter spots. You have to plan your moves and may have to jockey a little bit.

Go into a parking lot and practise different radius turns. You will soon see that if you keep it in mind, swing will be very manageable.
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I have a 32 1/2' Class C and to me it's a totally different animal than my 24' Class C Driving down the road, no difference whatsoever, just a little longer. Turning, well that's different. My longer C has a 220" wheelbase which leaves a fair amount of MH behind the rear axle, which you have to be mindful of, as far as rear end swing, while turning or pulling in and out of gas stations and such. Now the 24'er is on an E350, while the longer one is on an E450. To me the biggest difference is in trying to make a U turn. On the 24'er you can make that U turn if you have 3 lanes going the other way or 2 lanes with a large median. The longer one you need at least 3 1/2 if not 4 lanes to make that same U turn. It's much easier to get yourself into situations you'd rather not be in with the longer MH. To me the 24'er was more like driving a long bed dually or large van.
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No u turns if I can help it!! Mine has the Ford 450 and I was told it had a 50 wheel cut angle- making your turn reference your hips. Guess I'll get the hang of it- picking it up tomorrow!
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No u turns if I can help it!! Mine has the Ford 450 and I was told it had a 50 wheel cut angle- making your turn reference your hips. Guess I'll get the hang of it- picking it up tomorrow!
Sometimes you will find if you can't make a U turn you will have to find someway/somewhere/somehow to get yourself heading in the opposite direction.
Congrats, what are you picking up ?
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That looks very nice. Much more upscale than my lowly Spirit 31K. When my wife decided we wanted something larger than our 24'er we both liked the Aspect style, which we first saw in a Forest River Lexington. After considerable hemming and hawing we ended up with the more conventional wide body C. We figured if we're going to have the extra length, why not get the extra width and inside height also. What we have just feels so much roomier to us. Granted your model is much nicer, but naturally you're paying considerably more for it, which was another reason for us to buy what we bought.
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Sometimes you will find if you can't make a U turn you will have to find someway/somewhere/somehow to get yourself heading in the opposite direction.
Congrats, what are you picking up ?
That's why they make parking lots and side roads. Learn to do a bus turn. ;-)
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That's why they make parking lots and side roads. Learn to do a bus turn. ;-)
I've been using parking lots and side roads in the 17 months I've had the Spirit, which can be challenging in unfamiliar areas. The U turn was so much easier.
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What do you mean by a bus turn?
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