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Old 05-30-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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Need help purchasing a Class C that can Sleep 8


My name is Tom. I am looking to find a MH for my band Periphery. We are going to be using it as our main touring vehicle. It needs to sleep and haul around 8 guys as well as tow a 6x12 trailer full of gear. Obviously we need a vehicle with a LARGE carrying capacity. Our budget is flexible but to me it is most important to get the best cost to value ratio. I don't know much at all about this stuff and have been craming my brain with reviews and forum posts. I tend to like the floorplan of the Winnebago access 31J but I dont need it to be as extravegant as long as it can sleep 8. I would REALLY appreaciate and help and advice a seasoned RVer could give.


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To have cargo capacity for 8 people and all of their supplies, you not find it in a 31' class C on the Ford E450 or the Workhorse chassis. You will need to step up to a Supre C.

It is going to be crowded in the RV with 8 bodies.


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Old 05-31-2009, 03:39 AM   #3
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Realistically, I donít personally believe that the unit you are looking at will sleep 8 adults. The dinette folds down into a bed but it really are used to put small children in. I donít think you would have two adults sleep comfortable on it, especially if they donít want to cuddle!
I think if I were you, before I bought the unit I would try to rent and see how that goes. My unit is 29ft with three slides, and it gets crowded with two adults and two dogs!
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:39 PM   #4
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I've got a 31C..which holds "8 passengers"....but that doesn't mean it's gonna hold 8 Adults!

Unless you've got a couple of smaller guys in the band, the galley table bed isn't going to be very comfortable...and the other beds are going to have to be shared. If you get the 31J, that would have the two bunks, but still, it's gonna be tight.

Of course, you can have the guys bring air mattresses, and take turns sleeping on the floor, but it's gonna become extremely tight in there.

If you don't need the galley and such, you could work on getting a school or coach conversion (think Partridge Family) and set up a bunch of bunks in it....with eating in town, or maybe a small fridge or coolers. As it is, the fridge in the 31J will really be a bit small for 8 guys, and it won't keep the beer nearly as cold as you'd like!!

Will the 31J work for you....yes! Will it be comfortable? maybe not, as it's really not set up for 8 people to be riding around in.......think about it, 2 in the cab, 2-3 at the galley table, 3 at the sofa.....but I can tell you, the galley table isn't comfortable....so you'll have guys laying in bed.

Also, the water capacity and drain tanks will be very limited for that size crowd....and I'm guessing that you don't plan to be at campgrounds every night....so you won't have "hook-ups" all the time.

Good luck, you'll need it..........there is a reason that you see the huge coaches for bands...and even then, the coach isn't for the entire band....or if it is, it's a 4-5 person band.....

And, this doesn't touch on the extra trailer for the equipment. You might do better to get a second truck, to follow with the trailer.....maybe even put a TC on it, for 2-3 of the guys.
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