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Old 11-26-2016, 09:33 AM   #29
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:58 AM   #30
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Perhaps I missed it, but I have never seen a Class A with sleepers over the driver. That arrangement typically describes a Class C.
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All "Class C coaches" have a portion of the coach interior over the cab, (which may or may not contain a bed).

Some "Class A coaches" have a drop-down bed above the driver and passenger seats...(that doesn't make them a Class C).
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:36 AM   #31
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Class A - no body provided from chassis builder
Class B - complete body provided from chassis builder
Class C - Driver's section provided from chassis builder (cutaway van)
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Both the "chassis" and the "body" of this "Class A motorhom" were built by the same company.... SMC, (Safari Motorcoach Corporation).

1996 SAFARI SAHARA 3530
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:29 AM   #32
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I call it WAY out of my price range.
Mine too! LOL
I have to admit I really like the look of this RV though. (see pic in Dan-Nickie's post)
A 14 wheeler. I wonder if any of the rear duals are articulated to aid in turning sharp corners?
If I hit the Mega-Millions lottery tonight I'll let you know more about this MH. LOL
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:43 PM   #33
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Since RVIA sets the designations for RV's in the US, here's a link to their website.
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association: RV Types & Prices
And the correct designation since 2000 is "Type" not "Class"
I am curious. Under who's authority do they set the designations? I do not know if everyone or I accept the above statement that they set the designations.

My class A is a 1988 Fleetwood Southwind, with a chevy drive train. I call it a class A. I refuse to call it a type A. I have it registered and titled in Massachusetts. They call it an 'Autohome' and have their own designations.

As far as I am concerned, and I am surely guilty as the next, most people have a pretty short attention span. I think we may be in an entertaining but circular discussion, trying to determine the origins of these titles. But I remember a time when many people sought to determine what the definition of 'is' is.
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I am curious. Under who's authority do they set the designations? I do not know if everyone or I accept the above statement that they set the designations...
The authority is extended by the RV Manufacturers banding together in a trade organization for standards and certifications...RVIA means Recreational Vehicle Industry Association:
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association: RVIA Main Site Home

The RVIA was created by the builders in the face of federal government threats to regulate the industry. I would venture a guess that the creation of the RVIA has been a better thing for all concerned, over the federal government directly regulating the industry.

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I am curious. Under who's authority do they set the designations? I do not know if everyone or I accept the above statement that they set the designations.
My class A is a 1988 Fleetwood Southwind, with a chevy drive train. I call it a class A. I refuse to call it a type A. I have it registered and titled in Massachusetts. They call it an 'Autohome' and have their own designations.
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Whether you like it or not... the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, Inc. (RIVA), classifies motor homes as "Type A", "Type B" or "Type C".
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association: RV Types & Prices

However I call my 20 year old, 150k mile, "Type A" Safari a "money pit", (and I have the receipts to prove it).....you can call your 1988 Fleetwood Southwind anything you wish.
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Maybe a good name...

Many years ago, I saw printed on the back of an elderly motorhome: "The Damn Thing"

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...However I call my 20 year old, 150k mile, "Type A" Safari a "money pit", (and I have the receipts to prove it).....you can call your 1988 Fleetwood Southwind anything you wish.
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While it is very true that I questioned RIVA's authority to change the name of my motor home, after it was built, and while I own it, my questioning them has no bearing on if or if not anyone else should question it.

Furthermore, I am also quick to note that while I may or may not recognize RIVA's authority, I am even quicker to note that I have even less authority than they to name or rename or deny any name for any motor home. When it comes to reasonable authority, no one has less than me.

I do like the idea of just titling your motor home with whatever nom de plume you care for. I will have to think of an appropriate one for mine...
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