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Old 11-28-2014, 08:40 PM   #15
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I do not know of any diesel in the 20-24 ft range that will accommodate two people and pets in comfort and tow a towed...
We've only been RVing for 8 years but one thing I've learned is that everyone has different wants & needs when it comes to what suits them. For some, the 20-25 foot diesels are perfect. For others, a tiny Class B is "just right." For still others, nothing short of a 45 footer will do.

We started with a 2006 WGO View 23J. Back then, we were both working and I was the main user for my photography business. The 24ft View was perfect for me to travel several days to weeks at a time by myself as I conducted workshops, waited for ideal weather conditions or used it as a dressing room for models.

In 2012, my wife retired from her high power, high stress job and we started taking longer and longer trips. Our travel style and patterns changed causing us to rethink what we wanted/needed in an RV. We considered a 5th wheel, a bigger Class C and, finally, settled on a 31' Class A.

To say a 20-25 foot diesel RV will not accommodate 2 people and a pet is patently false. It all depends on what people want, how well they've researched their options and what compromises they're willing to accept.

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Old 11-29-2014, 01:46 AM   #16
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He is coming from a 28 ft pull behind and wants a walk around bed and a towed. Show me a 20-25 ft diesel that will accommodate what he wants.

I am well aware of the number of folks who drive smaller rigs because that is what they want. It is not what he wants or what I want. If it is what you want then go for it.

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Old 12-01-2014, 07:25 AM   #17
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If you are looking for a small Diesel Pusher that won't bust your budget you should consider a Class A like Palazzo by Thor. They are about the smallest starting at about 33 feet and maxing out at 36 feet. Don't be afraid to drive a 33 foot RV you can drive the 33 then hop into a 40 foot and barely notice the difference. My in-laws own a Palazzo and love it because they pretty much include just about everything as standard equipment. They claim that it will get 18MPG but the best I've seen has been 14 on a trip from Florida to Virginia. It has I believe a 10,000 towing capacity. Diesel Class C motor homes are generally built on an F-550 or F-650 pickup chassis and cost a great deal more than their class A counterparts.

You can also look at a "Super C" which comes in diesel but unfortunately they for the most part are really big.
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:34 AM   #18
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Tiffin makes the "Breeze" in 32' and 28' sizes. It is a diesel, very roomy. They make a great coach, and the 28' Breeze could be expected to get very good fuel mileage. We considered it when we bought our Palazzo, but wife had some features she wanted that were not on the Breeze. I've seen several in campgrounds, and they owners are pretty high on them.
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I have a 25 foot Lexington class c+ or B+2007 whatever they want to call it. Has a walkaround bed.Ford E 450 with v-10 engine. Pull a ford Focus on tow dolly . Have had no problems with power. Get an average of 9 miles per gallon.
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I too have the Lexi. Traveled two long trips, Delaware and Florida, with three adults. Other than sharing bath no problem. Tow one of three vehicles depending upon trip with no difficulty.
Need to find what meets your needs.
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:45 PM   #21
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Have an Itasca Navion IQ 24g. 2013 model. With the diesel we are getting over 17 mpg. We tow a 96 Ford Ranger four down and don't really notice it being behind us. This model has the rear Queen Bed slide with walk around. Quiet, very easy to drive and plenty of room for the two of us. Both cab seats swivel around to be used as part of the dinette or to watch tv. Good range with a 26 gallon tank and can take it nearly anywhere. Wouldn't want anything else.
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My wife, son, and I have a 33' Coachmen which has the gas V10. I have no issues with mileage or towing and I am hauling my 2010 4 door jeep wrangler. I have pulled it all over the east coast and have had no issues. Space is not an issue either. With the slides, there's plenty of room in the front and rear. There is also room for walking around the bed in the back.

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