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Old 06-15-2021, 10:23 AM   #1
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Advice on Class B+ purchase

Hello all,

Previously owned a 2009 Newmar Ventana and we are now in the market for a class b+ (class c without the upper overhang).
We are presently looking at around a 2010-2013 years and are interested in the Jayco Melbourne 29, Itasca Cambria 30, Winnebago Aspect 30, Nexas Viper 29V and the Phoenix Cruiser 3100.
All look very nice, but I am looking for how they drive and ride. Definitely don't want to end up with feeling like I'm driving a U-Haul down the road. 🤨
Also, any other thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-15-2021, 10:57 AM   #2
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I'm new to the 'B' world. Pleasure Way is known for their quality builds. They are the only B, B+ manufacturer to offer a 5 yr. warranty (to the first owner, non-transferable).

The years that you would be looking at wouldn't be under warranty anyway. Pleasure Way made a B+ but are not any longer because of the chassis shortage. All of the good class B+'s are hard to find.

My regular 23ft. 'B' on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis with dually's rides good, a little bouncy in the back. I had it weighed loaded (full water, empty holding tanks, full fuel) and I came it at 9,200 lbs. with a 11,000 max. capacity.

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Never heard anyone compare the ride to that of a rental box van, but it does make sense. Most do ride like that, the longer ones tending to wallow a bit, in spite of the numbers of suspension mods people slap on them to improve it. The old lipstick on a pig cliche.
Why not try a couple, and see what you think about the ride?
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We love our Sunseeker 2430S, but you’ll say it rides like a U-Haul. Guess so, because a LOT of these units run on the Ford E450 chassis…..exactly what U-Haul uses. We don’t have any issues with the ride.

We didn’t want the overhang out front for an area we knew would just be a dumping ground for unnecessary cargo. The aerodynamics of this B+ is “hands down” better than a Class C, handles cross winds, truck traffic and turbulence better than any Class C. I suggest we get slightly better gas mileage, and don’t feel like we’re driving in a tunnel all day.

This particular 2430S model was only built until 2018 for approximately 5 years.
We love it after downsizing from our Class A.
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Love our Phoenix Cruiser! Not a 3100, but a 2351D and built by the same company. Their quality is second to none and the service after the sale is superior to any other. Regardless of the year, new or used, they can be counted on to treat you right. And their travel club is also first rate.
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Ya, Pleasure Way have really nice rv's, but nothing that fit our needs, and a little out of our price range
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That's exactly what we want to do, but with this whole Covid thing and being up here in Canada, we can't get down to the USA where most of the rv's are. That's why I am posting to see some comments. Hopefully in the next month we will start our travels to find one.
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Great to hear you love it after downsizing. It is a concern of ours. Nice to hear the b+ drives better than the c
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That's exactly why we are looking at this brand. Good to hear from an owner that this is true.
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I also endorse the Phoenix Cruiser line. We have owned our 2007 since new. We do have it "garage kept" which would be ideal for any motorhome's longevity.

Model 3100 equipped with the usual suspension upgrades will handle well. I feel that model 2552 is ideal for handling given the length to wheel base ratio.

When it comes to the quality of the ride, the closer you get to the max load capability, the softer the ride will be. Bilstein-HD or Koni-FSD shocks can also improve the quality of the ride. But be mindful, the difference between a comfort-ride and a rough-ride is "relevant". There really is no such thing as a ride that feels like your family sedan unless you get into $10,000 accessories like Liquid Springs which I understand are limited to rigs that weigh less than Phoenix Cruiser model 3100.
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Thanks Ron. Great explanation.
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