You may find use of the space more suitable in a small type A motorhome. Most small C's tend to be designed for seating and sleeping a small to medium size family traveling on a vacation, small A's more for a couple using it longer term.
In the past 10 years, Fleetwood was making a couple of 26-foot floor plans in the Terra and Fiesta lines, and Winnebago has made a 26-footer until recently.
In the 30-32 foot range, most manufacturers had an A with no slideouts that had dinette and sofa up front, and options in the bedroom, either a double or short queen, or a pair of twins. If the floorplan had this queen/twin flexibility, chances are good there is nothing permanent under the beds. If they came queen only, there might be a garage under the bed.
Removing a sofa is often not difficult, if it is a jack-knife. It comes out in pieces. If sofas are built in gaucho style, the space underneath is often in use, might even be the box for an outside bin. Similarly for dinette seats, or under a permanent bed. Much more so for C's, than for A's with basements to locate outside bins below the floor instead of under furniture.
If you are looking to remodel, you need to include that plan in your inspection while shopping, make sure what you want to remove is indeed removable.
That Class A sounds like the way to go. More storage space both inside and out. You might be able to reverse taking out some stuff yourself if necessary.
You don't say what you needed the room for but I often think if we were to full time, we might like a toy hauler RV. I like the idea of all that open space to modify. I saw one on youtube that was a full time home for a family that had created a big closet and office in the rear part. Very nice for a full time work situation on the road. I think you could do that in a back bedroom if you make your sleeping arrangements in the front of the RV. Even if there is a fresh water tank under the bed, you could just build a box over it. Well, good luck with your "find".
Be ready for a disaster when you start tearing things apart, More than likely you will find water damage, And a lot of wiring and pluming that will have to be moved, Buy a RV that you will not have to reform.
You don't say what you needed the room for but I often think if we were to full time, we might like a toy hauler RV. I like the idea of all that open space to modify.
I thought of that too and looked around but they were all pretty far out of my price range. Huge market for them and RV's in general in AZ. I called on ad after ad where the RV was already sold. I pounced on this one within an hour of it being posted. Even if this doesn't work out I bet I'll be able to resell it at not much of a loss.
It's a 1994 Airex 34 ft. I know it's old but it really doesn't look it. Been used lightly and kept in covered storage. 2 year old tires. Back up camera installed. My mom couldn't believe how nice it was and she lived in an RV park for a summer.
I have an ultimate sweater machine, sew, crochet, learning to quilt, etc. I wanted more space for my crafts and my fairly large book collection. I also work out and would like to be able to do it inside.
The biggest problem with pulling carpet is getting replacement flooring down and looking good. Carpet covers a world of sins in the subflooring! Of course if you don't care you can always put in new carpet when you go to sell it?
A small class A is probably a great idea. You'll be able to use it as a grocery getter if needed.
DO make sure you do the maintenance on the roof and windows so that it doesn't turn into a pile of******while you are in it. That'd be a sure way to ruin the resale as well.
Unless you have a specific use for the room created by getting a smaller bed, why bother? It's just more $s to buy new/different bed.
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I full time in a 23' Tioga ( 5 yrs ). Pulled out the dinette and fold down sofa. In the dinette space (driver side) there was the hot water heater (front) and the wheel well (back). I built in place a chest of drawers that came up 6" below window and was 23" deep. Framed out the space with 1 X 2"s and built the drawers to fit. Time consuming but no advanced skills required. Get a miter box w/ saw from Lowes @ $15. On the passenger (sofa) side is the fresh water tank. Framed this in with 1X2"s and using the material from the dinette, boxed the frame in and made it into a single dinette seat. This redo opened up wall space behind the sofa for a Wave6 heater and increased the open floor space by more than 50%. Using a LazySusan turn table a 4' x 16" craft board was mounted to the top of the chest of drawers to swing out and provide a desktop. If you are interested I'll take/post some pix.
If you have never lived in an RV, you should be aware that they are not well insulated and that windows and windshields allow hot and cold weather in and out. They are a large truck and need maintenace for drivability. You will need to have 110volt AC power to run the roof A/C and propane powered furnace or use electric space heater(s). The water heater uses propane or will need to be replaced with an electric version. RV refrigerators are not like home fridges, must be level for longest life and tend to need replacement sooner if run continously. Roof A/C units don't run as long as home units. IMHO renting a small apartment is probabaly a better and maybe a more economical and practical solution for comfortable living.