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Old 10-13-2021, 06:52 PM   #1
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Anyone interested in a 4x4 Super C

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Anyone interested in the slew of 4x4 C's on the market?
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I like 4x4, however, if I cannot get from the front seats to the back without going outside, I have no interest.
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I like 4x4, however, if I cannot get from the front seats to the back without going outside, I have no interest.
Same here.
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:04 AM   #4
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There are a number of 4x4 E350s and E450 conversions, QUIGLEY HERE being one of them. The shifter is in between the seats but I imagine you could still get around it.

One thing about the 4x4 E350/E450 is their tall stance. RVs are already top-heavy and don't handle well on the open road. Standing taller yet makes me uncomfortable.

I actually lowered my front suspension a little to soften the ride and "level" the stance. CLICK HERE if interested.
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Hi Ron,

I did call Quigley a while back about and spoke about it.

That's interesting you mention the height, I did not think of that

I did look at some Transits AWD but we're too short.
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We bought a '21 Thor Omni XG32 just about 8 months ago. Have had no need for the 4 wheel drive yet, and the lack of access to the coach from the cab has not been an issue for us. We actually like to stop for a few minutes every couple of hours anyway, so we take turns taking the dog for a walk, then back on the road. At lunch time, I usually take the dog for a little bit longer walk, which gives my wife plenty of time to make us a lunch that is always far superior to fast food!

This is our first MH, having just downsized from a 42 foot 5th wheel Toy Hauler. Since I do all the driving, I'll have to stop anyway to use the toilet. From my point of view, the ease of driving this coach far outweighs the inconvenience of having to get out of the cab and going around to the coach door. Everyone has different priorities. Not better or worse, just different.
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Having 4wd for me would be a game changer. I cannot use my RV in winter as it's too bloody dangerous to drive at 38ft rear engined and rear wheel drive. I want my rig to use able all year round, dual pane windows, well insulated etc.
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I'm very interested in the F550 based motorhomes, though I didn't realize you couldn't get in the back without first going out the door!

Does anyone besides Thor make a motorhome on this chassis?

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I'm very interested in the F550 based motorhomes, though I didn't realize you couldn't get in the back without first going out the door!

Does anyone besides Thor make a motorhome on this chassis?

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You can get to the back from the cab, it's just a bit low and awkward. Perfectly doable.
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Hi Ron,

I did call Quigley a while back about and spoke about it.

That's interesting you mention the height, I did not think of that
For comparison.......

Here is a Phoenix Cruiser with the Quigley 4x4 package.


Here is our standard Phoenix Cruiser with the front suspension lowered by 1.25" through softer front coil springs.
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For comparison.......

Here is a Phoenix Cruiser with the Quigley 4x4 package.


Here is our standard Phoenix Cruiser with the front suspension lowered by 1.25" through softer front coil springs.
That's a big difference alright Ron,
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One thing I don't understand is why 4X4 conversions ALWAYS seem to come with (too much) body lift??

Clearance for the extra front differential I understand ... but why anymore required lift than that?

I've always admired the early military Hum-Vees. They had monster tires but with a body still down low that provided for a very low Center of Gravity combined with superb ground clearance. Maybe the Hum-Vee design of using offset drive axles made this possible.

I think I also read somewhere that their V8 or V6 (diesel?) engine was mounted in an upside-down configuration, thus allowing for the front differential to kindof be tucked up in between their V cylinder heads -> if so, this was a GENIOUS design to help keep CG low in a high ground clearance 4X4!!!

I would love for my 24 ft. Class C to be a 4X6, but with it's body no higher than it is now.
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I'm very interested in the F550 based motorhomes, though I didn't realize you couldn't get in the back without first going out the door!

Does anyone besides Thor make a motorhome on this chassis?

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Renegade makes one. We have the 4x4 and it definitely comes in handy at times.
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Renegade do make nice units.
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