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Old 03-04-2012, 09:25 AM   #15
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I, too, am in Michigan and looking to purchase a C Class. There is an RV show coming up in Flint the weekend of March 17, then again in Novi the weekend of October 3.
We have not purchased yet, looking around though. I had the same thoughts about reading books, but have decided against it. Habe been googling camper and sites such as these instead, and have already learned alot from reading the posts here.
Hope this helps.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:01 AM   #16
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Planning on buying used but low mileage. I want to know more about the engine make and size and transmission for Mt Area's
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:01 AM   #17
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Thank you on the book ordered it and the engine size. All information is welcome. I am learning allot from iRV2. From everything I have been reading buy used with low mileage.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:05 AM   #18
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Welcome RV-Michigan! Our Class C did great in the mountains. IRV2 has been our main source of help and information. There are so many experienced people on here who are always willing to answer questions. We have a Class A now and I read alot of the post on here every day. I am always learning something new. Good luck on your search and hope you can be on the road by spring. Safe travels.
What size engine and what tranmission do you have? I have been reading don't buy and undersize engine but not information on what size to buy. Thank you
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:10 AM   #19
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I, too, am in Michigan and looking to purchase a C Class. There is an RV show coming up in Flint the weekend of March 17, then again in Novi the weekend of October 3.
We have not purchased yet, looking around though. I had the same thoughts about reading books, but have decided against it. Habe been googling camper and sites such as these instead, and have already learned alot from reading the posts here.
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Thank you planning on going.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:05 PM   #20
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Go look at as many different models as you can. It's not so much about make and model as it is floor plan. Find the floor plan you like and then decide on the features in the Class C. Once you have a couple of make and models come back here and ask questions on the forum. I have had many a questions answered here. Some before I had to ask. You will also need to decide on what type of used you will have: weekend camping, long trips, just a couple of weeks a year, etc. That will determine many items you want or will want.

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Planning on buying used but low mileage. I want to know more about the engine make and size and transmission for Mt Area's
You are on the right track. I went the route you are taking and it worked for me. Go to the shows and decide on what you like, then search for one that is close. Don't rush the search. Also, look at some smaller Class As. Lots of 30 foot or less Class As that perform as well as the Cs, but with more livable room.
Used RVs, check the usual items like interior components, no signs of leaking, and maintenance records - then learn how to climb up on the roof and do a good roof inspection.
Last - save some $$ (a couple thousand) for fixing things you missed. All RVs have something that needs fixed, personalized, or improved upon.
Have fun looking - you will know when you find the right one.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #22
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You are on the right track. I went the route you are taking and it worked for me. Go to the shows and decide on what you like, then search for one that is close. Don't rush the search. Also, look at some smaller Class As. Lots of 30 foot or less Class As that perform as well as the Cs, but with more livable room.
Used RVs, check the usual items like interior components, no signs of leaking, and maintenance records - then learn how to climb up on the roof and do a good roof inspection.
Last - save some $$ (a couple thousand) for fixing things you missed. All RVs have something that needs fixed, personalized, or improved upon.
Have fun looking - you will know when you find the right one.
Thank you I will check the A's
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Go look at as many different models as you can. It's not so much about make and model as it is floor plan. Find the floor plan you like and then decide on the features in the Class C. Once you have a couple of make and models come back here and ask questions on the forum. I have had many a questions answered here. Some before I had to ask. You will also need to decide on what type of used you will have: weekend camping, long trips, just a couple of weeks a year, etc. That will determine many items you want or will want.

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Old 03-05-2012, 10:09 PM   #24
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are you getting new or used?

used with low mileage
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Planning on buying used but low mileage. I want to know more about the engine make and size and transmission for Mt Area's
Most recent model gassers have plenty of power to manage mountains. You might not be the fastest, but you won't have any difficulty being underpowered for the climb. (And BTW, Ford V10s are notorious "high revvers", so that was one thing we had to get used to.)

And you will hear this a lot....consider the FLOORPLAN. How's space in the bathroom, the shower? Can you walk around the bed, is there sufficient storage, does the kitchen have enough counter space, where are the TVs mounted...etc, etc. There are lots of little things that can be very annoying over time if not considered during the purchase decision.

While we were at the dealership to take delivery of our moho, I heard a VERY UPSET customer yelling at his salesman because his new C Class didn't have an inside switch to turn on the generator. He couldn't believe he had to go outside the rig to start the genny...and he had already bought the rig. There's just a LOT of stuff to consider.
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Most recent model gassers have plenty of power to manage mountains. You might not be the fastest, but you won't have any difficulty being underpowered for the climb. (And BTW, Ford V10s are notorious "high revvers", so that was one thing we had to get used to.)

And you will hear this a lot....consider the FLOORPLAN. How's space in the bathroom, the shower? Can you walk around the bed, is there sufficient storage, does the kitchen have enough counter space, where are the TVs mounted...etc, etc. There are lots of little things that can be very annoying over time if not considered during the purchase decision.

While we were at the dealership to take delivery of our moho, I heard a VERY UPSET customer yelling at his salesman because his new C Class didn't have an inside switch to turn on the generator. He couldn't believe he had to go outside the rig to start the genny...and he had already bought the rig. There's just a LOT of stuff to consider.
Thank you so much. I knew I had a lot to learn never would have thought about the generator. I am making a notebook on everything I have read on iRV2. Where should I post about kitchen tables I am thinking U-shape and bathroom's split I would really like to hear the pro's and con's.
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You are on the right track. I went the route you are taking and it worked for me. Go to the shows and decide on what you like, then search for one that is close. Don't rush the search. Also, look at some smaller Class As. Lots of 30 foot or less Class As that perform as well as the Cs, but with more livable room.
Used RVs, check the usual items like interior components, no signs of leaking, and maintenance records - then learn how to climb up on the roof and do a good roof inspection.
Last - save some $$ (a couple thousand) for fixing things you missed. All RVs have something that needs fixed, personalized, or improved upon.
Have fun looking - you will know when you find the right one.
On the roof what are somethings I need to look for?
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