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 05-11-2012, 06:42 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramblin View Post
Add a toad, and it's more difficult, imo.
Agreed.....can't back, can't turn too sharp, can't get around like the truck and TT can. I prefer the class c but add the TOAD and I hate maneuvering it! I would much prefer to leave the toad but I travel for work and have to take the toad on those trips. BIG BIG BIG advantage though is the toad gets 40MPG and the Truck that I would be using otherwise gets 10-15! Truck with TT would get same MPG as C gets ~9.
__________________

__________________
Semper Fi!
'12 Sunseeker 3170
FamFun 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 05-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
GoodTimes's Avatar
 
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by FamFun View Post
Agreed.....can't back, can't turn too sharp, can't get around like the truck and TT can. I prefer the class c but add the TOAD and I hate maneuvering it! I would much prefer to leave the toad but I travel for work and have to take the toad on those trips. BIG BIG BIG advantage though is the toad gets 40MPG and the Truck that I would be using otherwise gets 10-15! Truck with TT would get same MPG as C gets ~9.
Yes, ANOTHER reason to add to my list of "yes" reasons: The truck. We're only weekend campers at this stage in life. We don't travel far. Currently there's no need for a toad. But in the meantime, while the camper is stored during the week, we're driving a truck that is eating us up in gas. We can't sell it because we need it to haul the TT. I know C's don't get good gas mileage but it won't be much worse than the truck during a normal week. Ask me today and the answer will be totally different from my answer tomorrow. We change our minds back and forth!
__________________

__________________
Don't forget to turn off the water before you head out on a trip!

GoodTimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 07:59 AM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 36
We have a freedom elite 21C (Thor). We've had a pop up, 5th wheel, Toy hauler TT and class A. We too wanted something we could hop in and go with that my wife was comfortable driving We finally have it! My wife picks it up at our storage place (10 miles) and brings it home Thursday night. We can then load up the kids on Friday when I get home and head out for the weekend. If we are on a long trip and want to tour a city, we've used the campgrounds tours or just drive in and park...in San Antonio we used two spots side by side and had plenty of room (we did have to pay for 2 spots vs one). This RV is only 3 feet longer than my pick up and has been great for day trips, weekends and 2 week adventures.
__________________
Scenicgreenr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 09:24 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
GoodTimes's Avatar
 
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 112
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scenicgreenr View Post
We have a freedom elite 21C (Thor). We've had a pop up, 5th wheel, Toy hauler TT and class A. We too wanted something we could hop in and go with that my wife was comfortable driving We finally have it! My wife picks it up at our storage place (10 miles) and brings it home Thursday night. We can then load up the kids on Friday when I get home and head out for the weekend. If we are on a long trip and want to tour a city, we've used the campgrounds tours or just drive in and park...in San Antonio we used two spots side by side and had plenty of room (we did have to pay for 2 spots vs one). This RV is only 3 feet longer than my pick up and has been great for day trips, weekends and 2 week adventures.
Yep, that's why & what we're thinking of. Convenience is a big part of it right now. It SOUNDS silly but we just don't camp often now because of the time and hassle of going to pick up the trailer. If I could do that step alone, it would make a huge difference in our getting ready and leaving on Friday afternoons. We have several more years of camping w/ kids on weekends before we can take long trips on our own. Right now, I'm hating that we don't go as often as we did in the early days because DH can't get off of work early enuf on Thursdays to go get the trailer. Grrrr..... We're giving this some long and serious thought and I SO APPRECIATE everyone's input here, regardless of what they say. It opens me up to thinking in different directions.......and that's a good thing!
__________________
Don't forget to turn off the water before you head out on a trip!

GoodTimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 11:03 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Charleston, WV
Posts: 225
All of the reasons stated are the exact same reasons we went from a TT to a Class C. It sounds like you camp a lot like us, mostly weekends, not real far from home and now (since buying the Class C 3 years ago) we go even more often.
Honestly, it's the best thing we have every done, I can be on the road in 1/2 the time it used to take and with a lot less aggravation. Simply put, it's just plain easier all the way around for me. (I would say us, but DW simply isn't into the mechanics of it and I have to do all the outside stuff, including drive)
As for towing a car behind, if you set it all up right, it's no hassle really. I can be hooked up and ready to go in less than 10 minutes start to finish.
Looking back, the only thing I would do differently is go with a Class A instead of a Class C.
__________________
Phobos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 12:29 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
wanderso's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,045
We had a TT and moved to a C. This allows us to have a better mpg rig for our 2nd car when we are not camping. We bought a dolly as well, but only use that when we know we will need to do a lot of driving when we reach the destination. Otherwise we just bring bicycles to get around locally. Has made a big difference in the "get ready" time.
__________________
History: '08 View, '05 Chinook, '01 Jamboree 24D, '78 Apache Popup, 81 Komfort Tlr,
84 Mazda B2000 'w canopy,
Tent from wedding shower in '96
wanderso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 07:50 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Davinger's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cocoa Beach Fl.
Posts: 257
Send a message via Yahoo to Davinger
I bought a wonderful F-250 to pull a 5th wheel that we were going to buy later. The front of the truck had a plate that had in gold letters 'Driveway Ornament' after 18 months we still hadn't bought a 5th Wheel the truck had 7000 miles on it. We were looking and while on the path an industrious salesman showed us a Class C. I went home and did the math, I would have a truck payment and an RV payment also I have to insure the truck and I have to insure the RV.

Well we looked at the Class A RVs and I didn't like the way they drove but the Class C drove almost like my truck. So after an exhaustive search we traded the truck in on a nice Class C. I start it up and bring it home we pack it with food and add a few gallons into the fresh water tank (to flush the toilet) and we are off. The payment on the RV though a few years longer is less than half of what I was paying on the F-250 and the insurance is about half that of the truck as well.

Unfortunately we don't have cars that can be flat towed so someone has to drive or we will rent a car when we get where we are going.

My truck was Diesel and got 13 MPG without towing my camper runs on regular gas and gets 9 MPG without towing so it is still cheaper to drive.
__________________
Davinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
wanderso's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,045
I also have a rule on daily driver vehicles (we have 2). They must get at least 30 mpg on the highway. (one gets 32, the other 35) Thus, this eliminated the truck as an option. I do miss the utility of a truck but if I need that (refuse trip, etc) I just rent one for $50 or borrow a utility trailer. One of my daily driver rigs can tow 2800 pounds so that fits the bill. If you add up all the $ to pay for driving a pickup around daily or the days you are not camping, it is a lot of $$. I then use the $$ I save each month from that to pay for the RV fuel. I've been way ahead $ wise with that approach.
__________________

__________________
History: '08 View, '05 Chinook, '01 Jamboree 24D, '78 Apache Popup, 81 Komfort Tlr,
84 Mazda B2000 'w canopy,
Tent from wedding shower in '96
wanderso is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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 10:50 AM.


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