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Old 02-22-2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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We're pretty close to moving from our big, beautiful Class A diesel to a Class C. I'd love to hear from any others who have made the switch. Did you like the change or did you regret it? Are you still in a Class C or did you ultimately go to something else after the C? Why did you make the the switch?

In our case, the expense of the DP, and it's "refined" interior just don't seem like something for camping in. It seems more appropriate to sitting on a concrete pad at an RV park, while we read the paper in our folding chair. It's fine for those who like that, but I guess we're more into fishing, motorcycling, hiking and using less improved campgrounds.

Thanks to all who take the time to add their thoughts.
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:46 PM   #2
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We're pretty close to moving from our big, beautiful Class A diesel to a Class C. I'd love to hear from any others who have made the switch. Did you like the change or did you regret it? Are you still in a Class C or did you ultimately go to something else after the C? Why did you make the the switch?

In our case, the expense of the DP, and it's "refined" interior just don't seem like something for camping in. It seems more appropriate to sitting on a concrete pad at an RV park, while we read the paper in our folding chair. It's fine for those who like that, but I guess we're more into fishing, motorcycling, hiking and using less improved campgrounds.

Thanks to all who take the time to add their thoughts.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:52 PM   #3
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I understand where you are coming from. We have had our Four Winds for six months have over 4000 miles on it and have yet to stay at a campground. We do a lot of dry camping at the marina where we keep our boat and I announce motorcycle events that we stay right at/on the fairgrounds/track. We traded up to the C from a slide on and a F250 SD, and I don't think we could get into a lot of the places we go with antything bigger. Go with a slide and you will be more than comfortable. Scotty.
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Old 02-22-2006, 04:23 PM   #4
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Be careful with the slide on C class. Bought a new Jayco. Nice unit but very uncomforabe to drive with slide in. Driver seat was to close to dash and had very little room to move it back. Kept it 6 months and got rid of it. Very nice unit, just uncomfortable to drive.
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We have a 33 foot Gas Class A with no slides and visit parks and beaches with friends who own a 32 foot 2002 Mini Winnie Class C with two slides. We are able to let them lead and have no problems yet going where they go. We do notice that compared to our 1995 Vectra the Class C seems to get blown around quite a bit and is an handful to drive at times. The slides are nice in the C and we spend time visiting in both coaches but it is nicer to visit in the Vectra. The whole group fits in the lounge of the Class A because we can swivel the front seats around to face back but on the C since the driving position is lower than the rest of the coach this is just not possible. If you travel with anyone who is a tad claustriphobic the appature into the cab may make them feel a bit uncomfortable also.

Check out the C and also take a look at some of the smaller Gas A coaches. Spend extended time with the dogs in both before you make the big move.

We did look seriously at a few C coaches but passed and stuck with our old A. Hey at least it is paid for and the wife, two daughters, little Kohkoh (100 lb Akita) and the cat still like it.

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Old 02-23-2006, 04:27 AM   #6
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Thanks for the thoughts, guys. I did test drive a Jayco, and they may have solved the problem with the slide out cramping the driving position. I'm 6'1", and didn't have any problem with room. It's definitely the passenger side that's a bit more cramped.

Still having trouble, giving up a diesel that only has 11,000 miles on it!
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:09 AM   #7
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The passenger side leg room is very different depending on if the Class C is a Ford or Chevy.
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:10 AM   #8
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We downsized from a 2004 34' seabreeze lx to a 2005 coachmen concord 275 ds. We missed the back roads and camping in the woods.The new one is 29' 6" long 10'3" high and 93" wide.We no longer need to take the toad most of the time.It has two slides and a rear queen bed.Has a 208" wheel base same as the seabeeze a ncc of 2125 and a ccc 1285.The wife will drive this one and says it drives better than our pickup.I no longer have to be heater/ac & radio operator.This is the fourth motorhome we have owned in 25 years and we like this the best.
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My Step dad is 6'5'' and has no trouble with the seat in the C interfering with the slide. Scotty. Mom's 4'10 fits most anywhere!
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