Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class C Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-24-2013, 02:11 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 21
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankdamp View Post
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.
__________________

__________________
jturkish is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-24-2013, 02:13 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pepper2 View Post
I would look at something with lower mileage. Price seems fair.
Thanks, is 76k miles a lot for a motorhome? I know for a motorcycle it is but that's a different story
__________________

__________________
jturkish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 04:19 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Pepper2's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mission TX
Posts: 2,205
Take a look at Craigslist. Lots of MH in your price range, with lower mileage.
__________________
Neal and Deb + Mya and Gizmo, the pup's
2003 Winnebago Sightseer 30B

May the roads rise up to meet you, May the winds be always at your back...
Pepper2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 04:42 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Les Stallings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: South of Nashville, TN
Posts: 331
I think it still get cold in Idaho in the winter. Many RVs don't do well in the cold and usually get winterized and stored.
__________________
Les Stallings
2006 Monaco Signature -45' Castle IV
All-Electric, Cummins ISX-600
Les Stallings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmyjnr View Post
Lazy daze and born free have reputation of top quality c class , look for something that has been well maintained by a fastidious owner , even if its above budget make an offer . Good luck
looks like the lazy daze is back up for sale, really leaning towards this since it's only $4000
__________________

__________________
jturkish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
motorhome



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.