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Old 03-22-2023, 10:31 AM   #1
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Fulltiming in Class C

We're in the process of downsizing from Class A to Class C. Naturally, I've been reading all the Class C threads like I did on the Class A. A question the DW asked was..... How many fulltime in a Class C? Thought I'd throw it out here. Thanks!

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What size of Class C and slides? We had a 24ft Class C, no slides and traveled for multiple months at at time. I found it rather small even for that. We replaced it with a 27ft Class C with two slides, much better.


Some super Cs are on a par with smaller Class As.


We also have a 32ft 5th wheeler with 3 slides for some uses.
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Moving to a Wayfarer 25RW with one slide. Sidenote: we are NOT thinking about fulltiming in this C. Were moving from a 40ft Phaeton with 4 slides. We've been out in the Phaeton for several months at a time, and it VERY comfortable. Trying to gauge how 2-3 months in the C will be. This will be a BIG change for us.



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What size of Class C and slides? We had a 24ft Class C, no slides and traveled for multiple months at at time. I found it rather small even for that. We replaced it with a 27ft Class C with two slides, much better.


Some super Cs are on a par with smaller Class As.


We also have a 32ft 5th wheeler with 3 slides for some uses.
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Moving to a Wayfarer 25RW with one slide. Sidenote: we are NOT thinking about fulltiming in this C. Were moving from a 40ft Phaeton with 4 slides. We've been out in the Phaeton for several months at a time, and it VERY comfortable. Trying to gauge how 2-3 months in the C will be. This will be a BIG change for us.


Three years ago I downsized from a Phaeton 40QBH to a Winnebago View 24J and typically travel 2-3 months at a time. Itís certainly not as comfortable sitting inside but then unless weather is bad I donít spend much time inside. Also I had to seriously downsize what I carry, most of which I never used anyways! But Iím delighted with the move. Travel days are much less stressful regarding concerning roads to travel, stopping in route, getting fuel, etc. plus I fit into virtually any campsite opening many more opportunities. Weíre travelers so rarely stay in one spot more than 3 or 4 days before moving on. It really depends on your travel style and priorities. For the first three years I did not tow a vehicle but on my latest trip I towed a Jeep.
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We're in the process of downsizing from Class A to Class C. Naturally, I've been reading all the Class C threads like I did on the Class A. A question the DW asked was..... How many fulltime in a Class C? Thought I'd throw it out here. Thanks!

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Full-timing in a Class C would be tuff as by definition everything you need for everyday life needs to be with you in the motorhome. We had a 40 diesel pusher with 4 slides for 14 years and lived in it for extended periods. Once for 6 months as we traveled to the west coast and back and once for 3 months going to Alaska and back. It was quite comfortable and we had everything we needed with us including lots of tools and spare parts. We also had two large dogs. Two years ago we decided to downsize to a Class C but the wife did not want to give up her washer/dryer so we ended up in a 32 foot floorplan with two slides. We trimmed way down on the stuff carried in the motorhome and now only have one 26 pound dog. We spent 7 weeks in the motorhome last year while traveling to the northeast and eastern Canada. We were fine but had our sticks and bricks to come back to with all our stuff so not really the same as full-timing.
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Over 2 yrs in Thor 28A, 41 National parks, over 200 state and county parks, dozens of public land stays, and still going strong. Heading to Alaska this summer before retiring from our see America tour and returning to a wheel-less abode.
28A doesn't have slides and works well for the 2 of us, couldn't imagine anything smaller being comfortable.

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Not full time but planning towards it

We had a Thor Gemini 24 Class c with a back slide and it was too small. Moved up to the currrent Thor ACE 27.2 Class A which is very comfortable but too big for what we want to do so we are looking at the LTV Unity for full time travel. Most of the time we plan on being outdoors and most of the "stuff" we don't need anyway. We want something that we can fit in a single parking spot (almost). This way if we want to stay in a B&B or hotel we can.
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We completed a 2 month coast-to-coast trip in our Sprinter based 25 ft class C with one slide. The biggest issue was weight. We had to limit the amount of water we carried and always dumped the waste tanks before hitting the road. We had a toad and used it to carry some heavy items (tools, bottled water, dog food, bikes). I don't think a Sprinter based model would be good for full-timing.
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Long Class C's can be a handful on the road. There are many threads on modifications to chassis for better handling.

Space is an issue. Go lithium. Use a portable generator. Can you live with a wet bath? Maybe even a dry toilet.

Like Class A's, a secondary mode of transportation (e-bike) is a must !
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The biggest issue was weight. We had to limit the amount of water we carried and always dumped the waste tanks before hitting the road.
You should check into a dry toilet. Cassettes are easy to deal with.
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It good to see the replies pretty much coincide with what Iím expecting. Since we donít expect to full time, Iím not Ďrealí worried. I anticipate a max of 3 months out. We are both trying to look at the downsizing as another unknown adventure that weíre looking forward to tackling.
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I do 1/2 to 3/4 time in the RV yearly. 28' Class C.

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.

Got all the stacked-up stuff out of the RV, got my weights right, balances a lot of the extra weight over additional axle in back. 300lb Honda moved from hitch rack to trailer. Made life much simpler and easier. 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.)
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Been in Florida since the first week of November in our Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22r and will be until the end of April(6 months). This is our 4th year between 4-6 months and we generally do some side trips as well. We could well afford a diesel pusher etc. but this is by choice. Not for everybody I am sure but works for us.
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