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Old 03-19-2017, 10:09 PM   #29
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Yes, Sprinter vans have limited CCC but we have found out that we don't need to carry all of that stuff when we are going to a 3-4 day rally. Downsizing is just that - taking less stuff. And there is only two of us.

Unsafe? Please explain your comment. If overloaded, any coach is unsafe. If your tires are not inflated properly, any coach is unsafe and so on.

The OP is not going on 3-4 day rallies. This will be his home. Even though he's a minimalist which is great, a full-timer needs just a wee bit more space and cargo capacity. Plus, he wants to boondock and would need bigger holding tanks.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:25 PM   #30
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Something I have not seen you mention is whether you have test driven any of these MHs. Once I had my list narrowed down to about four (based on floor plan, quality, price and selling dealer), I made arrangements to test drive them all. Something else I had done in my research prior to buying was to check the forums to see what people with the MHs I was considering had to say about handling/driving issues. If considering a new gasser, you will have a Ford V10 on a F53 chassis and there is plenty of information on suspension upgrades for it. Based on what I found, I budgeted for about $2K in suspension upgrades on a new 2016 coach. And if you are planning on a toad, there is a whole bunch more research to do.

We are finding out what is available out there in our price range with the features/amenities we want. Test drives are definitely in our future but only once we've narrowed down the field. No sense in test driving coaches we'd never buy.

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The OP is not going on 3-4 day rallies. This will be his home. Even though he's a minimalist which is great, a full-timer needs just a wee bit more space and cargo capacity. Plus, he wants to boondock and would need bigger holding tanks.
That is all true. I'm sure there is someone full time in a Sprinter but the chassis probably isn't for us. It could work but the sacrifices would to great for us.
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