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Old 12-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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How to select a chassis?

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We are learning about class B, B plus & C.
Considering Full time
For discussion, a 30" MH - 2 persons
What are the the Min/Max wheelbase to be considered?
I do not want to compromise on safety nor handling.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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Generally speaking, a longer wheelbase translates to better ride, handling and directional stability. On a 30' coach, I would shoot for a minimum 228" wheelbase chassis if possible. May be difficult to find though...

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Old 12-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #6
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In the 30' size range (give or take 2') it will be common to see wheelbases from 198" to 218". Obviously you'd like to see bigger but I hav'nt yet. By the way, I had a Jamboree 32 footer with 218' and I thought it was fine.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:43 AM   #7
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I suspect that rigs are pretty std and your not going to be getting much of a selection in different wheel bases. I would focus on size/layout rather than wheelbase.

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