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Old 05-31-2014, 11:24 PM   #43
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We have had 4 class A's. Wanted something a little smaller.
Aspect 29' C was just right.
Driver door more useable.
Still good view of road.
More comfortable ride. ( between the axels rather than over front axel)
Lower roof. More serviceable.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:21 PM   #44
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We like our Class C, our only problem we have had is a water leak in the overhead bunk . . . . . We too made the same reviews as have been mentioned and the C just works out better for us . . .
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:49 PM   #45
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Look at the Thor ACE, a combination of A and C with slide down front bed.
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:26 PM   #46
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Since I just got off the phone with a couple of Ford dealers who cannot service my class C it is worth noting that not all dealers will service a Class C motor home. OTOH somebody in the area is the heavy truck dealer and they can/will do the work. From being in many local dealerships for other reasons I suspect it is an access issue as much or more than anything else. Many do not have room to put a 30 ft unit inside without blocking things.

FWIW aside from the other issues we have a C because the big open front window scares the copilot to death. She likes the steel cocoon. She has a lot of company from what I have heard around.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:31 AM   #47
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My fav by far in that size is the easy to drive B+ Coachmen Concord 300TS. It is only 9.5 feet tall, 31 ft, and has an incredible floor plan, 3 slides, just beautiful. Love everything about it. Not an A or C but a B+. Drives much better than any A or C. Don't have to worry about bridges, etc. Very beautiful, open, comfortable floorplan also. We've seen it reasonably priced also, less than the smaller one we were looking at. If I were going larger, that would be the one for us. I'm a female and have no issues driving it.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:37 PM   #48
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Just downsized from a class A 36 foot 1997 Winnebago with one slide. It was great when we had family or friends go with us. We did a lot of national forest camping. We went to a 2007 25 foot Lexington with two slides and a walk around bed. We are getting older and use more RV parks and take our car along to site see.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:32 PM   #49
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My fav by far in that size is the easy to drive B+ Coachmen Concord 300TS. It is only 9.5 feet tall, 31 ft, and has an incredible floor plan, 3 slides, just beautiful. Love everything about it. Not an A or C but a B+. Drives much better than any A or C. Don't have to worry about bridges, etc. Very beautiful, open, comfortable floorplan also. We've seen it reasonably priced also, less than the smaller one we were looking at. If I were going larger, that would be the one for us. I'm a female and have no issues driving it.
Have a look at the Coachmen site. It meets all of the criteria for a Class C and Coachmen classifies it as a C.
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B+ or C- they are the same.

In music B sharp is identical to C flat.

Call it what you want and ignore the B+ police.
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B+ or C- they are the same.

In music B sharp is identical to C flat.

Call it what you want and ignore the B+ police.
It is a C -- period. And NOT a Super C. That is a C+

Of course she claims it drives better than any A or C but I take that with a grain of salt since I suspect she hasn't driven very many A's. Our two A DPs drover VERY well. We just didn't want or need a 40 footer any more and started to downsize. The 8 airbags under our 41 ft Ambassador provided a very nice ride - far better than on our next unit - a Super C Kodiak based Grayhawk and our current Itasca. That is not to say the 300TS isn't a good unit but rather there is more than a little support lacking for the superlatives used to describe it.

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Old 07-16-2014, 09:05 PM   #52
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Well I flubbed that anyway...

Actually in music, B sharp (B+) is the same as C natural.

So yes, a B+ is a C.

Mystery solved.
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Well I flubbed that anyway...

Actually in music, B sharp (B+) is the same as C natural.

So yes, a B+ is a C.

Mystery solved.
Believe it if you wish. But that doesn't mean others do. I sure don't.

On that theory my C+ was a D. Darn, the teacher would be really upset with a mark like that.
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They typically drive better. With an A you will be the 1st to an accident. I like the side entrance to a C rather than walking thru the passenger seat.
I guess Mine fits in the Super C. description.
It has a very low center of gravity(double Frame,10K front,20K rear axles), so it just laughs at side winds.
Same for the brake capacity it weighs about 14K has a 30K GVWR.
They have lots of bake power in reserve.
Same for the Towing Capacity. Although I really don't have an "official tow rating" a quick look at most any construction site and you can see a Dozer, or backhoe towed(20K is usual) by Trucks of the same chassis specs.

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I like that more parts are standard truck parts.
Being a Fix-It-Yourself kind of guy this is one of my favorite parts. When I was getting my insurance set up I told the agent my "RV" uses the same windshield as Millions and Millions of Ford pickups made from 1980-1996.
Its probably one of the cheapest windshield you can buy for a pickup truck.
About 95% of all cab parts are standard truck parts.

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X2 Well put, that about covers it.
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I'd love to see it. Sounds like a real workhorse. Photos posted anywhere?




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I guess Mine fits in the Super C. description.
It has a very low center of gravity(double Frame,10K front,20K rear axles), so it just laughs at side winds.
Same for the brake capacity it weighs about 14K has a 30K GVWR.
They have lots of bake power in reserve.
Same for the Towing Capacity. Although I really don't have an "official tow rating" a quick look at most any construction site and you can see a Dozer, or backhoe towed(20K is usual) by Trucks of the same chassis specs.



Being a Fix-It-Yourself kind of guy this is one of my favorite parts. When I was getting my insurance set up I told the agent my "RV" uses the same windshield as Millions and Millions of Ford pickups made from 1980-1996.
Its probably one of the cheapest windshield you can buy for a pickup truck.
About 95% of all cab parts are standard truck parts.
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C stands for CAB OVER. A true C has a large squarer-shaped cab over sleeping area and is taller. B+s typically (and this is why I mention) are lower which makes them easier to drive, can go under bridges much easier, etc. do not have the large cab-over sleeping area, which makes them more aerodynamic. A combo between a C and B. Over the years with some changes to models, yes sometimes you will see these lumped in as C's. There is a real difference tho, especially in drivability, which is why I mention it. I have an 11 year old B+ myself. SAYS B PLUS RIGHT ON THE SIDE OF IT, so no debate. Some people are confused about what a B+ is these are the B+. Those were the original B+s and this one is the same. If you like, I will post a pic of mine, and a pic of the one I am referring to. The height difference and no cab-over bed over the front make them much different in driveability than a regular C. Navions are a great point to what you refer, they will get mentioned as C's, but some that don't have the cab over bed, are really more similar to the older B+'s, and sometimes sellers will call them a C and B+ to show the difference between the models. But this one in particular, on the same Ford or Chevy cut-away chasis, lower in height, same shape, are definitely modeled after the original B+s. Some more knowledegable sellers, who have seen the older models over the years, will classify them as what they are B+s instead of cab-over C's, as they does help the buyer. As this post in particular wants an easier driving motorhome, being lower and more aerodynamic I will call it a B+ to show the difference.
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