Hi, we are looking at purchasing a new Class C in the fall or early next year and I'm doing my web homework prior to going out and kicking tires. (We live in a rural area and when the time comes to go out shopping I'm trying to narrow the field down somewhat ahead of time).
I am 6ft 8in tall so I need to find something that I can drive comfortably and sleep in comfortably.
We're looking for a new Class C that is around 26-27 feet (shorter is better) and as few slides as possible. We will be towing a '94 Jeep Wrangler. Class A is not an option.
We have been looking online at many floorplans, but most have the short 74" "RV Queen" or a 80" queen that slides out, but with no room to add an extension at the foot.
As for the drivers' seat, I have been hearing on forums that Fords have less legroom and less comfort in the cab than the Chevy.
One model that we found is the Thor Four Winds 25v that has twin beds in the back but converts to a king. The same floorplan is available in the Chateau. Engine availability is Chevy 6.0L V8 or Ford 7.3L V8.
My questions for the forum are:
Is the new 7.3 Ford cab configuration more comfortable for a tall person than the previous V10 cab? More legroom and more "wiggle room"? I would sincerely like to hear an opinion from someone who has experience with both the V10 and also with the 7.3 to get an actual real life comparison. Or is the Chevy more roomy than the new Ford? I might sacrifice some power and towing oommph if that would be the case in exchange for more long distance comfort.
Regarding the 25V, does anyone have any thoughts on that model, and does anyone have any recommendations on an alternate make/model/floorplan that I would be able to stretch out and sleep in? The only thing on the wish list in that area is that the bed would have room for me to make an extension but still be able to make my way around it, even if it's only about a foot or so of clearance at the bottom end.
I'm retired, so we're going to try to find something that fits the best without having to sell the house and take out a zillion dollar loan to boot....
I would appreciate any and all advice, opinions, comments and suggestions.
Thanks very much in advance,
PS, I should mention that we have had several TT's through the many years and currently we have a Jayflite 22FB that I extended the bed on. We love that trailer, but it looks like a Class C is going to be in our future so we can tow the Wrangler.