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Old 06-25-2020, 05:46 PM   #1
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Does anyone make a class C without the overhead section?

For 2 adults that overhead is a waste of space and a source of cracks, delaminations and leaks.
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That would be a class B you are describing.
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For 2 adults that overhead is a waste of space and a source of cracks, delaminations and leaks.


Coach House and several other mfg. No they are not B’s. A B is a converted van.
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I guess than would be called a “C-“

Not all C’s have those issues. Like all RV’s they require frequent attention to the roof seams.

Lazydaze is one with a good reputation.
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Coach House and several other mfg. No they are not B’s. A B is a converted van.
Sorry, I stand corrected.

I guess I was thinking about class B+ rigs.

Something like this.......

https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/202...27V-5011190605

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Class C’s without the cab over section are being sold under the bogus classification of B+. And as posted above a more accurate (but a marketing failure) would be to call them a C-.
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Hi Jyrocharlie,

What you describe is a B+ motor home. I totally agree with you over your concern of leakage in the cab-over bed area of a typical class C. Just about every manufacture of class C motor homes also make a B+.

Our B+ SEEN HERE has been serving us since 2007 when we bought it new. We love it, and love it's design, structural integrity, materials & workmanship. The Phoenix Cruiser is offered in many different lengths and floor plans, many of which you have the option to delete one or more slide outs at a huge savings in money and weight. If you find Phoenix Cruisers to be too expensive, then consider looking at used ones.
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I had a Phoenix cruiser about 10 years ago - 2010 2350, and out grew it. I had a standard 31’ Class C after that. The B+/C- made a lot less wind noise than a standard class C, was better built, and had nicer furniture and appliances. Phoenix gets mixed reviews, and Kermit can be a bit off-putting, but I had a good one and got to spend some time in their little factory. It’s a clean, efficient operation with a lot of long time employees. Anyway I liked my little Phoenix but couldn’t get used to the small cut corner bed and the tiny kitchen. Also no place to stuff the grandmonsters.
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Hi Jyrocharlie,

What you describe is a B+ motor home. I totally agree with you over your concern of leakage in the cab-over bed area of a typical class C. Just about every manufacture of class C motor homes also make a B+.

Our B+ SEEN HERE has been serving us since 2007 when we bought it new. We love it, and love it's design, structural integrity, materials & workmanship. The Phoenix Cruiser is offered in many different lengths and floor plans, many of which you have the option to delete one or more slide outs at a huge savings in money and weight. If you find Phoenix Cruisers to be too expensive, then consider looking at used ones.
Wow Ron those pics bring back memories. I had a couch and small removable table instead of a dinette. That was another thing - wanted both so had to go bigger. But a lot of nice features packed into a small go-anywhere package. I also chucked the sub-woofer under the bed and put to AGMs there. Good place because it was right next to the inverter and in
one with the cables from the battery compartment. I also sealed in my battery compartment so it stayed clean. Then with a little re-wiring I was able to run the microwave off the inverter. That was a fun rig - lot of great miles in it.
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Boondocking in the Phoenix Cruiser

I had that 14’ trailer built with upper cabinets along the front, then built in a work bench, added a lower tool chest, compressor, bigger inverter and battery back and 4 res solar panels up top and was able to run my AC with it’s well as fix about anything that broke on my rig or, more often, others.
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Check out the Forest River Sunseeker/Forester line they are Class Cs with what they call the trekker option which is the deletion of the overhang
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that treker and some have the composite "Cap".. it still seams into a laminated side wall system and roof cap system.. IT IS WAY better..

Some of the B+.C- whatever..... use the turtle shell method
d of a one piece roof and front mock up or sectionals that are factory seemed, much like the typical shuttle bus and limo buses (but with less steel for occupant safety used in shuttles..)

I converted a Shuttle to RV,, went well, it is 25 years old and had a factory seem crack and leak but at the age and 190k it is happy...


These composite capped and hard bodies are not weight savers,, that stuff is way heavy compared to a typical fiber lam foam board used in typical travel trailers and C Class...

Just running my mouth... BUT leaks seem to happen in any config somewhere, in the composite shell I had windows leak lik any RV etc, etc..
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PleasureWay makes one with just the small cap on the front.


They do call it a B+ as it is only 22' OA and just 7'-6" wide as opposed to 8' like the rest of the C's


We love it!





They no longer build it on the Ford chassis
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Coachhouse

These are largely considered to be one of the best if not the best B+
https://www.coachhouserv.com/models/...latinum-271xl/
it’s what I’d buy if I were doing it again. But before I down size, I need to use my 34’ for four or five years, move up to a 40’ with a tag for another four or five, then maybe head back to a b+.
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