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Old 11-29-2012, 11:13 PM   #15
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We like our 24, which is really 25' long. Easy to park and all sites we've visited, including state and federal fit well.

We have a 2003 Chevy Tracker that we tow 4 down on occasion for when we don't want to unhook to visit local sites at our destination. Even if we don't, finding parking is easy unless it is in some major downtown area.

One nice thing about being bigger than 24 is it can offer a walk around bed in the back. (Some still will offer that with a side. That is admittedly tempting.

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #16
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We started out with a 20ft...worked our way up to almost 37ft (but still have a 23ft Class A for day trips). The extra 2ft doesn't matter when driving around. You're already too big to go through drive thrus anyway. It all feels the same when you're behind the wheel, and your wheelbase will be the same. In fact, my friend measured his 26ft Coachmen and it was the same length as my other friends Sterling 243!! (which is supposed to be 24ft). I guess one company did bother measuring bumpers haha.

If the bigger unit really gives you more, go with it!...not that bigger always means more. Often, it just means a longer hallway in the back

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:20 PM   #17
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A few more feet don't really make that much difference outside. The difference is on the inside that you want. We have the side hall and the bathroom is huge. Two people at one time. Imagine that. lol
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:25 PM   #18
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Our first MH was a 27 foot Georgie Boy years ago. With the wife and two dogs it got real cozy after 3 or 4 days. Now we are at 40 foot and everything is peachy.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:07 PM   #19
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Over the years we had two different 27 foot motor homes and drove them both all around the lower 48 states and Canada. The size was quite adequate for our needs at that time. To me you need to be comfortable with the interior layout & make sure storage meets your needs even if it means a little larger or even smaller.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:42 PM   #20
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You can rent a class C from Cruise America. I would recommend looking into it. It will cost $500 ish for just a few days but might be worth it. I would stay away from the corner bed floor plan. That bed is difficult to get into and out of plus difficult to make. The bathrooms are also kinda too small. Fyi - I am 5'8" 170 lbs.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:48 PM   #21
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Owned a 31' class C prior to my current 40' class A. I honestly can't remember a single issue with the size. It fit everywhere I wanted to go. Very Maneuverable.

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