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Old 09-11-2016, 07:43 PM   #1
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Upside of a Class C

Can someone tell be what the upside and downside of a Class C motorhome would be........... what is the advantage and disadvantage would be

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Old 09-11-2016, 07:55 PM   #2
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As compared to what?

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Front doors on a class C in one hand. Rotation of front seats to become part of the living space with a class A in the other hand. What are the important aspects to you?
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One of the positives about a C is that driving it is much more like driving a pickup truck due to the cab. It is not more like a bus as an A is. They are generally smaller which is good and bad. Like said before, the cab does not become part of the living area.
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A foot or more shorter in height, smaller =more choices available of campsites,usually 30amp=cheaper sites, nice fit for tight town roads in New England. Can't match the A's in living space
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:51 AM   #6
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A class C could be cheaper..... but it could be more.
Probably get poor gas mileage.
The ride is probably not great.
Class C might sleep way more people than you would want with you.
Might be cheaper to work on the engine than the DP's

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We love our Class C for what it is. We only have about 13k invested with all the upgrades. I still can't wait for the time I retire and get my first Class A.
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One minor note:

The front seats do rotate to become part of the living area on some Class Cs (Sprinter chassis being a good example).
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On average the newer C is very little minus from the A other than room. The plus is the three doors rather than one. Fuel mileage will be close 8 mpg either way. Smaller for the most part fitting in State and Federal camp grounds better. If comparing two 30 foot coach's with the same goodies there is very little differences. The wives seem to like the C over the A for feeling safe unless the A has the center entry which alleviates some of the high open space feeling.

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Old 09-12-2016, 09:20 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by jim22 View Post
Can someone tell be what the upside and downside of a Class C motorhome would be.
For ME, one of the biggest advantages of a Class C and one of the main reasons that I own one is that no matter which direction I am driving, because of the overhang, I NEVER have to sit in the sun!!!

High on the list also is that maintenance & service can be done anywhere from Walmart to a Chevy Truck dealer.


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Good Point !
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Would you be boondocking or staying in a park with full hookups? We have a class c and it fits our needs for now, but we are pretty mindful of the fresh water level since we boondock most of the time. The class a coaches we were looking at had bigger tank capacities.
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Class C has a crash-tested front end.

Class A has a sheet of fiberglass between you and the point of impact.

Class A, even with a gas chassis, usually has a higher tow rating.

Class C will have lower chassis maintenance costs for tires, oil changes, shocks, brakes, etc.

Cab air conditioning in a Class C is excellent. In a Class A, the cab area A/C may or may not be adequate, especially when driving toward the sun, requiring running the generator and roof air even when only two people are aboard. The quality of the cab area A/C design and construction including insulation depends on the Class A manufacturer, whereas Class C cabs are designed and built by automotive companies for severe weather.

Chassis warranty work may or may not be easier to get with a Class C compared to a Class A. Many new vehicle dealers do not have bays large enough to accommodate a Class C. If that is a factor for you, check it out with your local dealers.
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I was just reading another topic about two people traveling together and they mentioned that a lot of Class As don't have separate sleeping quarters. In other words other than the main bedroom the sleeping arrangements are fold out couches or dinettes.

Our 28' class C has a bedroom, dinette that converts and a couch that folds out but it also has a bunk over the cab. It's a bed that's always ready for guest without having to rearrange the living area.

For us that's a plus.

Which brings up a little bit of a side subject. We watch those RV show all the time and our biggest head scratcher is most of the monster class As they show never have a second dedicated bedroom. Some of them have a bunk in a closet but surely they could design a second room somehow.
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Class C is usually smaller, easier to drive, easier to park, feels more normal. Would recommend for someone who is walking the line. Class A units require more... finesse lets say lol. A Class C will handle like a van. A (gas) class A will handle more like a truck.

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