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rehoppe wrote:

Friends have 26' Jamboree '06, if I recall. It has no basement storage in front of the rear axle, to the floor is level with the cab floor. It has a step up to get to the bedroom, leaving room behind the rear axle for a giant storage compartment that has 3 doors, 1 each side and 1 in the rear.

No under bed storage inside however. So they use rubbermaid style containers in part of it,,, as 'clean' storage. Might help with what you want. I've seen some newer shorter rigs that are built at the same height. Leaving very little storage outside (just small cubbys), an as I recall no formal 'bedroom'. Kind of an open style floorplan, w/rear kitchen, rear bath.

It's on a Ford E450 chassis with V10.

You didn't mention size required?


Size is somewhat secondary, within reason. It is to help our arthritic 70 lb dog get in and out. And a MH will let her move around during travel. Riding in our truck and not being able to walk a little when needed seems to really aggravate her problem. We can only stop so many times if we want to get somewhere, and we can't read her mind.

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Posted: 02/23/12 10:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think I found the answer. Too bad they are 35 years old. A GMC MH. The floor is 14" off the ground.


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The ramp idea seems like a good one...


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Any B+ or C is going to have the floor at least 3 inches above the chassis frame rails. Whether or not there is a raised "basement" makes a difference of another 6 to 8 inches at most, for a B+ or C. You will be looking at 3 tall steps to 4 short steps, counting the steps outside. I've seen very few with the "short steps" solution.

Even a van conversion is two steps to get up to the door, floor level above the chassis frame rails, even if there is a lower floor level cut out in the center of the RV.

Lowest of the type will be those built on a low platform chassis behind a FWD, the GMC being an older example. This is not unusual for "profile" motor caravans in the EU, but we don't get any of those currently. The most recent of the type built and sold in North America would be the Winnebago Rialta (B+) and Winnebago Vista/Itasca Sunstar (C) built on a low platform welded to a FWD Eurovan cab. I last saw these in the 2004 model year, a year after VW America stopped importing the Eurovan.


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Best option I can think of is NON Basement model, and maybe a ramp instead/in place of the exterior step.

My basement model has two steps exterior and a big step inside. It also has step down into the cab area.


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Snowman

Truth is, stopping every hour or so, and taking a bit of a walk. Probably way better for you as well. Circulation wise. I'm trying to train myself to do just that and when I remember, I'm Way better off when we get to our campsite for the night.

We travel with 2 anklebiters (Min Pins), as well. Miss the Rottenweilers tho.

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hotbyte wrote:

The ramp idea seems like a good one...


Yes, we do use ramps already. They helped a lot.

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Snowman9000 wrote:

hotbyte wrote:

The ramp idea seems like a good one...


Yes, we do use ramps already. They helped a lot.


Elevator???

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Euro low profile - not your father's GMC


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