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IAMICHABOD

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Posted: 12/30/15 07:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree sometimes getting good service and quality is worth the mileage but the traffic really puts a damper on it.

The drive between here and there,that I did quite a bit of,has been a real chore of late. But I will still visit the parks down there,some of my favorites.


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Chevrolet Based Class C


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It looks like Navistar will be into this market with Chevrolet. My RV was built on a Workhorse Chassis when they outsourced the Cutaway and it has some upgrades in the suspension and other things that were not on the non Workhorse ones of the same vintage,I hope that Navistar will follow suit.

They announced that they will be building the Cut Away for the RV and other markets so we may soon see more RV MFGs using the Chevy Chassis. Being that Ford will be ending the E350 and E450 in 2020 from latest reports.

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IAMICHABOD wrote:

CatchinBluegill wrote:



Thanks!

I live north of you,near My Mechanic. Ray is in Bellflower,but yes he does work on Class A Motorhomes,has a lift for them too.


IAMCHABOD
I notice your mechanic shop is close to Chris and Pitts
Yum, think about me while you are in that nice waiting room.
I will partake on my next SoCal vist.

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sandblast wrote:

IAMCHABOD
I notice your mechanic shop is close to Chris and Pitts
Yum, think about me while you are in that nice waiting room.
I will partake on my next SoCal vist.


Yep just across the street.If you want old school this is the place,not like any chain BBQ place,I grew up around here and I have been going to Chris and Pitts since I was a kid.

When I go to P/U my Vehicle Ill have LUNCH first,it always puts me in a better mood when I see the bill [emoticon]

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Very interesting that Navistar will be doing the Chevy cutaways. While the article says that they will be built using all-GM parts, this raises the intriguing possibility of someday seeing them with a Navistar diesel, maybe the one Tiffin uses in the Allegro Breeze?

I ultimately went with a class A gasser and the only way for me from here is a diesel pusher (maybe next year?) but back when class C was still something I was considering, I liked the Chevy platform a lot better than the Ford platform.

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CatchinBluegill,good to hear from you again.How is that Former Rental treating you?

Yes there is a great possibility that a diesel may be in the works for the Chevy Express Cutaway. I had a promotional youtube link of a Company spokesman promoting the Chevy Express Cutaway and all of it's feature one was the option of a diesel engine. But I cannot seem to find it. Hey I saw it on the internet so it must be true [emoticon]

If you get a chance come on back to the Rental Thread and share your thoughts and experiences since you bought that Former Rental.

Oh BTW you are #58 on the list of owners which now has 100 members.[image]

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Hey all, I'm new to this forum so I may be posting this question in the wrong place. If so, I apologize but hey, you all probably know the answer. We know we have to be level for the fridge to work properly but does it matter if we park on a hill when we're home, not using it? We've had the RV for 10 years, just didn't have to worry about it before.

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cindyb7 wrote:

Hey all, I'm new to this forum so I may be posting this question in the wrong place. If so, I apologize but hey, you all probably know the answer. We know we have to be level for the fridge to work properly but does it matter if we park on a hill when we're home, not using it? We've had the RV for 10 years, just didn't have to worry about it before.


I have always understood that if the fridge is off it need not be level.


Class C, 2004/5 Four Winds Dutchman Express 28A, Chevy chassis
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It is nice to see at the last gathering of RV MFG that they are offering more of their products on a Chevy Chassis than they previously offered in the last few years.

Like these.

Thor Four Winds or Chateau

Coachman Concord or Leprechaun or Freelander just click on floor plans to see them

Forest River Sunseeker or Forester just click on floor plans to see them.

Jayco

Roadtrek

Leisure

Just to name a few.

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I'm searching for a 30' class C, and saw a 2007 Sunseeker 29 footer online. A quick web search pulled up the mfr brochure, and I'm curious about the weight. According to the brochure, the 2007 Sunseeker 2900 on the Ford chassis weighs 11250, and on the Chevy chassis weighs 10841. Do you know if this 400 pounds is in the chassis, or in the house portion?

I've only seen one Chevy C in person, it was a Fleetwood 29v. To my eye, the coach portion of that motorhome was identical to the Ford version I've also seen. I'm leery of the Chevy because of the lower GVWR, but the extra footroom is appealing to me (and mostly my wife). If the brochure is real numbers, it means there is 1459 pounds between dry weight and GVWR. With our family and water+gas (~1270 pounds) that only leaves 190 pounds for all of our stuff. That's not much. As I think it through, I don't see this one working for us. I think to go Chevy I need to restrict it to a newer model with the 14k chassis.

But my question remains, is the chevy chassis really 400 pounds lighter than the Ford?


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