Originally Posted by okcnewbie
It sounds like you might be handy. That's the first prerequisite.
We bought an older Class C for 9500. It had no slides but would sleep lots of people and was totally self contained. We didn't feel the need to tow a car and made lots of memories. Maybe a Class C should be considered. You're kids will be gone before you know it.
Yes, I think a class C would cut the mustard but maybe be a little bigger and more complicated than what Iíd like to have around forever. My gut is telling me to get a sprinter or ford transport and maybe setup the rear so it could be used for beds in a pinch. The fact is that I donít know what we really need or want though.
Class-c seem to be quite a large variety. It seems some extended height vans might fall into the class c category. Do I have that right?
My gut tells me that 2-3 things benefit some of the more modern vans:
- speeds up to about 85 mph, practically the speed limit in Kansas, anything less and you might be holding up traffic. Right?
- fuel economy.
- handling on mountain or winding roads and highway speeds
I understand that lots of RVíers have found that 62 mph feels like the right speed for their rig. I understand that fuel economy falls off like a rock above 55 mph. So I understand that hopefully most of time is spent driving enjoyably at conservative speeds, but I donít want it to be a limitation of the vehicle that ends up giving me time to think we should have just driven a car and booked hotels for every night. 55 mph through Kansas behind the wheel of a slow beast thatís all wound out at 4000 rpms sounds like my idea of hell.