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Old 03-24-2023, 10:43 PM   #15
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We have done it for 3 months traveling. Have 31 ft with 3 slides - 220 sq ft when open. We are in our 80's and having fun. Getting ready for another 3 months this year. Tow a Jeep Wrangler.
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Old 03-24-2023, 10:44 PM   #16
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I think you will be surprised how quickly you will adjust to the new size. My guess is your biggest constraint will be exterior storage, so you will have to adapt to what you need to bring along.

We have the Winnebago version of the same Floorplan your getting and have been on a couple of 3 month trips and never felt cramped inside with the full wall slide and murphy bed.

Driving the new Sprinter V30 is a dream with the adaptive cruise. The Wayfarer has some great features standard and their rear bath for a 25 footer is impressive.

Have fun, it's a great coach your getting.
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Old 03-24-2023, 10:45 PM   #17
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We have done it for 3 months - 31 ft Class C - 3 slides - 220 sq ft open. We are in our 80's and having fun. Getting ready again for this year
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Old 03-29-2023, 09:21 AM   #18
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We switch back and forth from our 41' A to a 24' C all the time. A is for long term sits and C is for traveling. Worst thing is no Washer/Dryer in the C.
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Old 03-29-2023, 05:50 PM   #19
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I have no desire to full time in RV but I have a 29RQ no slide..

2 adults IMO is limit.. and that is iffy... weekends and a week or two here and there is OK.. any more I find it crammed... We are not tall but not thin.. LOL
Slides will be awesome and a big help...

By myself for a week I am fine in it.. and could handle it full time....

Goodluck on your quest..
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Old 03-29-2023, 05:58 PM   #20
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I just did 12 weeks down in Florida.
I can’t see us doing 3 month trips in anything but what we have.
But, that’s just us.
My motorhome is my traveling condo. We take it everywhere.
It’s 3 yrs old April 7th, and has 43,500 miles on it.
Last yr we did 5 months total on the road.
I did meet some doing the winter in a van, all sizes +Class Cs and more and more SuperCs
The people that did the winter in a van told me that it can get to where you become “ Here's Johnny” in the movie “The Shiningl” if you can’t handle it.
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Old 03-31-2023, 07:04 AM   #21
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Still love the replies coming in. Feeling better and better about our choice.
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Old 08-31-2023, 11:06 AM   #22
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I plan to buy the Majestic 28a

I specifically want a plain jane robustly built house on that e450. I will probably go to the NRVTA rv tech school for a side hustle after I retire. Do my own LiFePO4 batteries and solar.

I have a sister in Mesa AZ and plan to fly out and stay with her as I select, inspect and purchase mine from the CA refurb site there in Mesa.

I'm planning on living in mine. I drive truck and will likely stay part time with my company so that I can supplement my social security as needed.
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Old 08-31-2023, 11:23 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Bobby F View Post
I was feeling constrained as to weight and room, what with my love of tools and toys. So I added a small (4x8) enclosed cargo trailer on back.

... Costs me about 1/2 mpg.

(At the expense of adding some backing difficulty. Small trailer behind a long-tail RV is no fun to back up.)
I'm a professional driver. I am in awe of your abilities if you can do that! Do you have a rear camera to help with that?

I'm thinking of a small truck with cap on it for extra storage, flat towed.
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Old 08-31-2023, 11:38 AM   #24
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I had a 40' Monaco Exec DP. Wasn't using it as much as I hoped, sold it and downsized to a 30' Monaco Monarch gasser.

In the pre purchase adventure for both coaches, I looked at a lot of C's just to see if that might be a possibility. First thing I noticed is that most of the C's were starting to look beat up by the time they got to be 10 years old. Definitely beat up looking over ten years old. On the other hand most of the class A's I looked at were still looking pretty good even at 20+ years.
I started getting the vibe that class C's were never meant for long term use, or to be lived in, as a general rule.
Based on that when I wanted to downsize, I just went for the small class A.
I feel like in general A's have better build quality, and better floorplans, even a small one like mine.
I know people full time in C's, but IMHO all things being equal a C sized A will always be more 'livable'.
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Old 08-31-2023, 12:48 PM   #25
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The outside storage is a bit less than desired, but the interior of ours is perfect for us. We could easily live full time in it, if we wanted to. No problem.
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Old 09-01-2023, 04:11 AM   #26
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These newer coaches , the one mentioned here , is nice unit Hits good points.. but like many,, to each his own, needs wants desires..

I live in PA.. If I was using my RV only in fair weather 50+... most models are OK.. once spending quality time when temps are lower even when nights are 30ish and days stay 45-50... comfort and longevity of a C is more to be realized..

Many C with these composite thin walls. R5 is that .. and NON dual pane windows (thermal).. are tougher to heat and also Cool in 100+ .

Sure we gonna here I run a 1500 watt heater and itis fine , blah blah...
NOT my point,,,, Class C and moisture.. The poor windows and side wall and the cab over AREA are prone to heat transfer,, it is physics .. You get moisture.. Even with dry heat.. the outside can be humid even when cold.. humans breathe, release alot of water ...

one of the main reasons delamination starts is a C is from this... I looked at many Class C in Az and the dryer states,, alot less delam than in north or humid , seasonal change areas..

Seems the Class A construction at times is a bit better in these areas..

IF I was ever to source out a newer C .. the better the winter build with R factor and thermal glass is a plus unless 90% of my time is south.... also the slides I would like to not hinder the interior use, if I just stop for a fast nite stay.. like bed use or bath use,, I feel that slides are just another needed item but also a "wear" item..4.
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Old 09-01-2023, 12:40 PM   #27
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I agree with the limited outside storage compared with a class A. Yes there is more room in a 30ft class A (much shorter front end) than a 30 ft class C. We love our 2009 31 ft Class C Jayco Melbourne 29D. The floor plan is just right for us. We also like the protection of the front end of our E450 and regular doors on both sides of the cab - excellent for ease getting in & out of RV. Our RV looks like brand new as the result of giving it tender loving car & detailing it each year. We have 220 sq st with the 3 slides out and lived in it for 3 months. We get between 10 and 11 mpg on interstates running between 65 to 68 mph.
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Old 09-01-2023, 01:07 PM   #28
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The number 1 thing is you must love the floor plan. The rest is merely maintenance and upgrades.
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