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Old 04-14-2022, 04:17 PM   #57
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Old 04-14-2022, 04:17 PM   #58
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No we are not downgrading. Once the current group of morons get out of the White House inflation including fuel will drop.
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Old 04-14-2022, 04:53 PM   #59
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We went from nothing, to a 26' TT, pulling it with my Tundra. We get 9-10 mpg, need no toad, and wife will drive (if necessary).
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Old 04-14-2022, 04:54 PM   #60
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From A 31' Class A To A 24' Class C & Then Back To A 30' Class A

Hi, We bought a used 1989 AIREX 31Q in 1996... then, in 2004, the AIREX was going to need few thousand dollars of repair work, so we decided that we should just sell the AIREX as it was and buy a new motor home. When we went shopping for a new motor home, she decided that a smaller motor home would be best...(I was against the down-sizing, but she did not like driving the AIREX, as it was 'too big".) but I caved in to her desire, so we bought a new 2004 24' Minnie-Winnie. Then, in 2012, we moved back up to our current coach, a 2011 ITASCA Model IFE30W. The Itasca was one year old when we bought it.

The reason that we moved back up to Class A in 2012 was that by then we were both in our 60's by then, and we found that the 24' Class C was too small for us to 'comfortably' take extended RV trips in. While we had the Class C, she slept on the fold-out jack-knife sofa, and I slept in the bunk over the Class C's cab.

I wonder how many other have made the same 'moves' as we have....
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Old 04-14-2022, 05:05 PM   #61
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It's the margin, not the price

Everyone panics when fuel goes up. If fuel cost $3.10 and goes up to $4.25, it is $1.15 difference. Not the full $4.25. Besides, you already paid for the RV go out and use the heck out of it. Makes no sense to park it or downsize and lose money.
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Old 04-14-2022, 05:08 PM   #62
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We downsized from a 40 ft. Gas Canyon Star to a 25’ Sprinter. We wanted better gas mileage and something easier to drive. We had owned Class Cs before. The Sprinter drove great, but we had been spoiled with the size and finish of the 40ft Newmar. We sold the Sprinter and upgraded to a 35’ Tiffin RED 33AA. Love the way it drives and the size is just right.

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Old 04-14-2022, 05:14 PM   #63
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Went from a 40' Phaeton DP to a 33' Class A Gas Fleetwood Southwind. Pull a toad with both. However Diesel is much higher and the maint on the Diesel was out of sight price wise. I know the arguments but have owned both now. So far so good with the Gasser. Opinions will vary. Happy camping, be safe out there!
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Old 04-14-2022, 05:18 PM   #64
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We went from a 8.1L 32" Southwind getting 7(ish) pulling our CRV to a 33' Tiffin Breeze diesel that get 9-10 mpg. Shorter in height, narrower coach. Nice change though.
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Old 04-14-2022, 05:46 PM   #65
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Fuel economy = $$
Comfort and convenience = priceless.
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Old 04-14-2022, 05:54 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by Ronbearce36 View Post
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, 06:09 PM   #67
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I went from a 40+ft diesel Phaeton to a 24ft gas Phoenix Cruiser. I don't care what gas costs. I'm out to make memories.
Lovinit... Better check that link for Phoenix Cruiser. Last time I checked Walmart wasn't in the RV business.

36,000 posts, really!
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Old 04-14-2022, 06:22 PM   #68
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To you with full size diesel pushers. What is your opinion on the Tiffin Allegro Breeze? They are mini-DPs that are easier to drive, maneuver, and manage.

They are still made today, but model 28BR was discontinued after 2015. Click here for the 28BR specs. Note the exterior dimensions, less than 30 feet long, 95" wide. It is the size of many conventional class Cs.
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Old 04-14-2022, 06:27 PM   #69
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I filled my 40' DP in October on my return from summer in Michigan at $2.20 a gallon. Made it through my winter trip with a quarter tank left over - hoping prices will come down some by late May when I go off again but whatever it is, at the prices of campgrounds today, it won't be a big factor. My summer trip, planned before the fuel increases, will only be 1,500 miles round trip. I get 10mpg at 60mph with a motorcycle on a lift - not towing anything. Cummins 8.8 400hp.
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Old 04-14-2022, 06:44 PM   #70
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We downsized a year ago from a 40’ Phaeton to a 25’ View. It was for the convenience of not having to tow anything, not about gas prices at all. First trip out, my wife said, “sorry, can’t do this! Find another big rig.” So on our way back, we found an Entegra Emblem, but it too forever to get a brake package due to the pandemic, so we only went without a toad, and relied on our travel buddies for local transport. We have the brake system now, but a health problem raised its ugly head, so we may not get out much this year.
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