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IAMICHABOD

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Posted: 08/08/12 03:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I do not want to start a war or a bunch of flaming, but I have to ask. What are the problems with a Chevrolet Based Class C? Other than they are hard to find. They are easier to find now

I have read a lot the posts about the Ford based Class C over the last year. They seem to be the majority of the ones out there.

It seems that the Fords have problems with the front suspension and are plagued with handling problems that are costly to fix and have to be worked on a lot. I have not seen any posts about these problems on a Chevy Based Class C.

The noise and heat that is generated by the Fords seems to be a factor especially on the passenger side. I drove several of the same type that I bought, all on Ford chassis, and I really noticed the noise and heat and handling differences of the two.

The power and pulling and GVWR seem to be very close from what I have read by authors that have had both, also the fuel mileage seems to be close.

One thing that the Chevy has over the Fords is the Leg room up front. If you’re tall like me at 6’6’’ 225 then you need that room.

As an added bonus you can install a
Swivel Seat that cannot be added on most Fords, Giving you even more room in the RV.

So give it to me guys. Where are the problems? What do I have to look out for?

So far no problems at all, drives straight with no expensive add-ons to the suspension, rides really smooth for what it is, it is quiet and cool up front with plenty of leg room. Plenty of power when needed and gets looks from other Class C owners.

As a disclaimer, I bought a 2006 Chevy based Tioga Class C 26Q, I test drove about a dozen or more of the same or similar types all on Ford Chassis and just one test drive in a Chevy based one and I was sold.

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The Chevy Kodiaks have a few radiator problems and you have to be careful how you hook up a brake controller.


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Sounds like you've explored the topic & already decided - so buy the Chevy.

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Posted: 08/08/12 04:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ford problems ??


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Problems? My 2006 Chevy has no problems. 50K miles so far.


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We had the opportunity to drive both the Chevy and Ford of the same model. Chose the Chevy for all the reasons stated in the OP.


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We have a 2008 Oulook 31C on a Chevy chassis and love it. We have had more issues with the Winnebago part than the Chevy part. It has 18,000 miles on it now and we're averaging about 8.2 mpg.


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Just being curious - I never hear mention of the Duramax in Chevy based Class Cs any more. I know GM offers that engine in the 1-ton vans, is it not available in the RV Cutaway chassis.
That would be a great combo for drivability AND mileage.
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kaydeejay wrote:

Just being curious - I never hear mention of the Duramax in Chevy based Class Cs any more. I know GM offers that engine in the 1-ton vans, is it not available in the RV Cutaway chassis.
That would be a great combo for drivability AND mileage.
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It is available in the cut-a-way as far as I know, but not widely used in class "c"s, just like you will find very very few FORDs with at diesel. Weight was the primary issue followed by cost. Every pound the chassis weighs takes away from carrying capacity of the coach.

There was a time that Chev did not have a chassis that could be used to build the larger class "C" (not super "C") if I remember correctly the longest that was built on a Chev was 28'. I think that has now changed.


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They have a "4500" chassis that looks pretty good. Similar carrying capacity and they claim the 6.0 V8 edges out the V10 on acceleration.


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