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Thank you all for your responses. We'll be outside most of the time, but if it should rain, the Era to me would be unbearable. But yes, some models I looked at, would be okay even on a drizzly day. I think that the back tall wardrobe is the problem because I am okay in the ones that don't have that. So maybe it's just my feet that are claustrophobic?

I really like the Shorty Sprinters...not sure how I'll ever decide.

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Posted: 07/15/12 08:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have never gotten claustrophobic in our Roadtrek 190P in the four years we've had it, but I have gotten it in a tent, when a large mattress was moved in.....and also in our truck camper in a dark campground (like the Grand Canyon.) I just had to have the shade on the window up so I could see the lights on the restroom and then I was okay. It's a terrible feeling and you can't do anything about it except get out. I can't even watch t.v. when someone is in a cave or stuck in a box. I sure hope you can find something that will work for you! Jean





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Posted: 07/18/12 08:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Love camping with a B. Sportsmobile with penthouse up , feels like my own private pullman car at night. Designed interior with tall cabinets behind the driver's seat everything else below the window level. Visited someone with elongated van and nothing above window level. Felt like a living room. Hard to do if you want bathroom space though.

Will admit to a limit of 2 days of rainy weather and a wet dog as being my limit. Then it's time to move on


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Wife got claustrophobic in our Pleasureway Lexor, (same as RT 190P), during a 16 day trip. About bit my head off one evening.
We upsized to a small C and are now thinking about coming back to a B. If we do it'll probably be an ERA with the twin bed floor plan. She thinks she'll be ok with a Sprinter sized B. Although being stuck in it during a long rain event might trigger her "problem" again, don't know. We theorize that having 2 TV's in the unit has helped with the crowded in feeling.
99% of the time we don't sit for long in one spot, so the rain thing isn't much of an issue on trips.


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Are you new to RVing in general? Cause, there's always a lot of backing and forthing to be done in the beginning. Gets easier with time. Especially during those intimate/sleeping hours. Best of luck.


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Feeling claustrophobic in a Class B is subjective. As you see by earlier posts everyone has differing views. In my case I have the Winnebago ERA with the coach in the back that converts to a bed.

Since I travel alone I don't use the "king size" option. I just fold the coach/bed into a double or queen and sleep from side to side. It is a little short for me ... but I generally sleep with my knees bend slightly anyways.

Bearing in mind that I am a heavy weight ... pushing 350 pounds ... I don't feel cramped or claustrophobic whatsoever.

If you are feeling claustrophobic now then you better go with your first instincts and look at something else. After you get your "stuff" in the RV you will feel it even more.


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Yes! I definitely get claustrophobic, though DH doesn't. I noticed it at the dealership and we bought the white interior model because of it. I didn't feel like the walls were closing in on me as badly or as much as the ones with the wood grain interiors. Those made me feel like I was in a walk-in-closet. We have very limited parking space at home and that was the main reason we bought the class B. If we had found one to rent, we would have gotten a class C and paid for a storage location. The B is just a bit too much togetherness for me. I compare it to the two of us traveling cross country in a space the size of a bathroom at home. I think it would be ideal for one person, though.


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Thank you so much for your insights. After very careful consideration to our needs, we bought a Forest River Solera sprinter. I feel this is a B+ but I guess it's really a C. It's still small enough that we can take it just about anywhere, but big enough to hopefully chase away any claustrophobia.
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One of the first B's that we looked at had a bed area like that. No way I could have slept in it. We looked at several different manufacturers before we found one that worked well for us and that we were both comfortable with. Keep looking at different models, eventually you'll find the right one.

We have not noticed any problem hanging out in the B, even on trips as long as a month. However, we don't really spend all that much time inside of the B except for sleeping and driving. We tend to live and cook outside as much as possible, just going in to clean and sleep. If the weather gets bad and we're forced to stay inside, it's nice to get cozy and watch movies in bed (and eat and sleep) all day. More than one day of bad weather though, and we just drive on to wherever we can be outdoors again. That's one of the great things about the B, it's easy to move.

* This post was edited 08/03/12 04:23pm by juliev *


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