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Old 01-30-2017, 03:27 AM   #1
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Advice for newbie please😩

We have been searching for the perfect motor home for when we retire in the next few months. We ALWAYS planned on buying a Sprinter class C now thinking about going to a 27-31 class A, Are we crazy?? Our style of travel is NOT sitting at a campground , we love to explore , so now I'm worried 27-31' would restrict us to certain places/areas. We also plan to pull a 10' enclosed trailer with gold wing cycle. We are looking at Thor Ace 27. Jayco 26 Winnebago 27 jayco 31
We plan to travel 1-3 months at a time. Our only must have is a over head bunk for the grandson, help, suggestions PLEASE. My main worry is drive ability, ease of turning, backing up etc, anyone here gone UP from Sprinter class C to bigger Class A??
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Old 01-30-2017, 04:15 AM   #2
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We traded our sprinter recently for a mid size (34') class A and tow a Ford Focus. We base camp the mh and explore with the car. Since you will have a motorcycle in tow, local transport should not be a problem except if all of you want to see something at the same time or the wx is bad. Your choice. From personal experience, Sprinter vans get small with two people, three would be down right crowded especially on a bad wx day.

Having said that, the fuel economy is nice, the power is fantastic, and it is very smooth running. The cons we found are that dealers that will work on them are very few and far between, many MB dealers will not accommodate. We ultimately got scared out of it because of all the check engine lites and quirks of the emissions control system.

The Diesel engine will outlast you, not so much the emission control system. Read the sprinter forums and you will get the idea.
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Old 01-30-2017, 05:09 AM   #3
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We are in a 25foot sprinter (Isata 3) and are loving it. We are currently on the road for a 3 month trip and we do tow a small car as well. Having said that we are thinking of going full time in the next year (house is for sale) and when that happens we will probably "upgrade" to a 37foot or so Class A DP

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Old 01-30-2017, 03:12 PM   #4
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A 27-31' Class A is a baby. You won't have any issues getting in scenic areas or campsites. We full-timed, traveled constantly and stayed in public parks 95% of our time - national parks, national forest campgrounds, state parks, Corp of Engineers, county and city parks along with great boondocking spots miles off pavement. We did our research and when we arrived we never found that we would not fit. We had a 40' motorhome.
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Bigger is almost always better. Too small might be OK for a weekend, but living in one for weeks at a time can be horrible. No storage space, no towing capacity can be deal breakers right from the git go.
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My 28' B+ got small in rainy weather with just 2 of us. My 34' A (with slides) is comfortable. I would think an A with a drop-down bed would be great for your situation. You might also want to set up a tow rig for your car for those times the three of travel together.
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