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Old 04-14-2022, 03:24 PM   #43
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I miss my 29-foot Bounder class A, with no slide outs, I loved it. We when up to a 36-foot class A Adventurer with 3 slide outs and love it more. I'm thankful I have a motorhome. Gas is expensive but travelling and meeting good people in our travels is priceless.
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Old 04-14-2022, 03:24 PM   #44
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Old 04-14-2022, 03:26 PM   #45
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I went from a 34 ft Bounder i loved, to a small 22 Ft. Thor Class "C" . getting older & just didn't use it much. haven't used this one much either, but easier & more reasonable to own & drive.

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Old 04-14-2022, 03:28 PM   #46
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We did! Went from a 40 ft diesel class C to a 23u class C!
Love it. We are riders. Wife stopped riding a rzr, arthritis setting in. With the large rig find We couldn't get into small places I really love. For a while was running a van like rv and the 49 ft funmover . Van for short trips or me riding dirt with buddies. Too much hassle. Small C tows a jeep, can hang a motorcycle off the jeep if wanted or if a short trip, just buddies, put bike on back hitch rack . Well within weight limits. So much handier, cheaper, easier to maintain. We put 92k on the funmover, am up to 43k on the 23u, bought Dec '17. It fits in tight campgrounds such as Veterans Park Monterey or Wheeler Peak, Great Basin. Size isnt an issue. Enjoy it so much. Don't carry as much, gas easier to find and get access to at stations. An unexpected positive- people who approach talk are generally nicer, less pretentious than the 40 ft. Large diesel owners used to come talk to me about their new dirt bike, how much their motorhome cost, how they made money, etc. Now, they ask where are we going what (ride) have I seen? More do'ers than show 'ers and I enjoy that.
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Old 04-14-2022, 03:30 PM   #47
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And happy you did with gas at $5 a gallon

I sold my 33 foot 6-7 mpg class A and bought a new 2021 small class C/B+ with a 7.3 V-8 that has a average mpg at 11.5 and no need for a toad.

Everyday I am glad I made the change before prices went thru the roof on small class C's

I paid $75,000 in 02-2021 and today that same RV sells for $95,000

Well I did the same thing traded in my 35' Class A for a Class C Jayco DS31 ...wish I kept my Class A
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Old 04-14-2022, 03:36 PM   #48
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I own a 36foot 2010 tiffin allegro open road. We just completed a 9,116 miles trip. A 16 day trip from wisconsin to iowa,kansas,oklahoma,texas,new mexico,arizona,california,nevada,utah,colorado,
nebraska,iowa, and back home. I got around 7-8mpg. Further west we got the more expensive gas was but after being in Iraq war twice you have to try and enjoy life. I really hope all can live that way and realize life is to short and you can't put a price on the memories that are made. A big ups on the GM workhorse chassis. Even with 61230miles on it now it is still kicking butt up and down the mountain hills and down the long stretches. Keep RV'ing
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Old 04-14-2022, 03:38 PM   #49
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Must have a heavy foot or need a tune up my 2016 29.4 get between 9-10 mpg at 68 mph. 77K miles up to now with no problems.





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I recently went up from a 26 ft C to a 31 ft A. Both use the Ford V10 with six speed trans. Both get 7.5 mpg.
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And happy you did with gas at $5 a gallon

I sold my 33 foot 6-7 mpg class A and bought a new 2021 small class C/B+ with a 7.3 V-8 that has a average mpg at 11.5 and no need for a toad.

Everyday I am glad I made the change before prices went thru the roof on small class C's

I paid $75,000 in 02-2021 and today that same RV sells for $95,000

I upgraded from a 36 foot f-53 V10 to a 40foot class A with 6.7 diesel. I went from 6 mpg to 11.1mpg without a tow, and 10.5 mpg with a tow car.
Fuel savings has been great!
So lesson here is, a person needs to shop for the better efficiency unit and not just think that smaller is going to be better on fuel. It looks to me that I am getting the same or better mileage that some are getting with the small class b units. And, I dont have to unfold my bed to sleep, or take a shower over the toilet either!
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Old 04-14-2022, 03:38 PM   #51
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Iím considering a move, selling 2018 Thor ACE 27.2 which is just short of 29í. Getting a full wall slide Sprinter, probably Jayco or Forester. The fuel price will be better, but the sales tax alone will be 3 years worth of fuel for me. I like longer trips, DW doesnít, so she flies in sometimes. Also, considerably easier to drive. On the other hand, I only have 14k miles and itís fixed up like I want (solar, suspension, etc) so my left brain says leave it as is. Itís pending installation of recliners to replace the couch. Loses the outside TV, which I turned on once.
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Old 04-14-2022, 03:45 PM   #52
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I would not down size just due to fuel cost. At best I would shorten my trips. My wife and I enjoy our large 5th wheel when we get to our destination. We have had much smaller campers in the past and didn't like being cramped in them. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-14-2022, 03:48 PM   #53
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i down sized from a 33ft Class C to a 24ft Class C. Mileae improved from 1 to 3 [variable] mpg. The ability to get around better in traffic and parking lots made it worth it.
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I was ready to change our Class A to a smaller unit months ago. My wife likes our Newmar, but I am not really crazy about it, it's just too big. Now with the gas prices, I wish we did it when I wanted to.
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We went from a 40' Foretravel U320 to a 24'Lazy Daze Class C and love it.

We full timed for about four years, found out landing spot and bought a house. So as to keep our wanderlust in check, we searched for a Lazy Daze Class C and finally found our 24' (which is perfect for our NFS/BLM boondocking adventures here in New Mexico).

The 24' allows us good off-road access and with 700 watts of solar, 300Ah lithium, we're able to really enjoy all the wonder New Mexico and the southwest has to offer... remotely!
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Class C and Class B

We have had a class C 32' for about 5 years it was an up grade from a 24' class C.
We just got a class B Tellaro 21'
We are keeping the class C, we have a Canyon toad. Which RV we use will depend on the trip we plan.
So we downsized and kept the upsize. Best of both worlds.
Never payed much attention to mileage, it is what it is.
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