Fantastic points, never thought of those things thanks.
I checked the four winds today, seems massive and intimidating to drive. I've never even driven a big truck.
Loved how much storage it, undercarriage bins galore. Walk around bed was nice for the reasons you mentioned.
Lots of drawers and things seem to be broken or undone...is this common for how old it is? Some of the bins wouldn't even open.
Originally Posted by frankdamp
If funding permits, I would stay newer than 1989. Older rigs have carburators and in the late '80s, were real gas hogs because of all the smog gear. Our '85 26' Class C only got about 6 mpg at sea level and about 4.5 mpg at altitude. Our '02 32-footer gets almost 8 mpg and is not affected by altitude.
If you go for one of the Toyota-based vehicles, be sure to get the one with duallies and the V6 engine. You'll have a better ride quality because the wheelbase is longer. The ones based on the smaller truck are just about useless. Bear in mind also, that when you're in the house section of one of those, you're too high up to see out of the windshield.
Think about floor-plan also. Our "C" had a corner bed, no slide-outs. It was boxed in by the rear wall (the head end of the bed) the sidewalk-side outside wall, the bathroom inside wall and a closet across the foot of the bed. The only way into the bed was a 45-degree cut-off corner at the foot of the bed. Two people couldn't use it. We never used the overhead bed as we both found it too claustrophobic.
It also had two pedestal tables that lined up with the sofa for meal-times. The pedestals were 4" diameter steel and dropped into unlined holes in the wooden floor. They were very wobbly.