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donnyB7

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Posted: 08/02/19 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am looking at two seemingly equivalent Class C motorhomes and would like to buy one. I want to know what quality level each is. I don't want to be comparing two different quality levels like comparing a Camry to a Corolla.
2014 Thor Chateau 31L
2014 Itasca Spirit 31K
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Posted: 08/02/19 03:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Donny,

This may be the best quality build:

http://www.lazydaze.com/

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My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, 556 amp hours of AGM in two battery banks 12 volt batteries, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

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thor vs winnie, no doubt winnie. but unlike the pictured one, prone to eventual leakage, etc.
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Off the cuff, we always say choose the one with the floor plan you like best, and also choose the one you are sure has no roof leaks. If one has been under covered storage that would be a big plus. Itasca is made by Winnebago which is generally well respected. Oh, one other REAL important thing. If one has two AC units buy that one all things being equal. If both have only one AC don't buy either of them. It's really important in a 31 foot rig. Especially you living in Florida.


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I wouldn't say that only having one AC is a deal stopper IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO ADD A SECOND AC. my 32 ft bounder came with one AC. I added a second smaller one in the bed room vent, since it was cheaper and an expendable unit, I ran that if there was poor electrical service, etc. the main advantage (other than capacity) in having two units was being able to once cool, to alternate the one that was on based on where you were in the RV. just be sure to take the $$$ into account.
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Posted: 08/02/19 06:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get the Winnebago.





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Totally agree with Donnie,if your looking for a quality built motorhome get yourself a Laze Daze. Took one year to get but worth it,2 1/2 years and problem free. Great motorhome.

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Bumpyroad wrote:

I wouldn't say that only having one AC is a deal stopper IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO ADD A SECOND AC. my 32 ft bounder came with one AC. I added a second smaller one in the bed room vent, since it was cheaper and an expendable unit, I ran that if there was poor electrical service, etc. the main advantage (other than capacity) in having two units was being able to once cool, to alternate the one that was on based on where you were in the RV. just be sure to take the $$$ into account.
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Bumpy, for it to be possible, I think it would need to be pre-wired. I would think that your Bounder was, but I doubt those two units are. Perhaps the Itasca, since it's a Winnie, but I would make them prove it. Is it even possible to do it right if it's not pre-wired for both power and thermostat? Has anyone ever done that? The salesman will probably say it is. The prospect of trying to do it is daunting. Don

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5 year old Class C, depending on how it was stored and maintained, expect to have to replace (NOT re-coat) the roof within a few years.

(Stored out of the sun and the roof washed and treated with UV protectant at least once a year, a "rubber roof" might last 10 years)

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

5 year old Class C, depending on how it was stored and maintained, expect to have to replace (NOT re-coat) the roof within a few years.

(Stored out of the sun and the roof washed and treated with UV protectant at least once a year, a "rubber roof" might last 10 years)


I'm assuming that the winnie has a fiberglass roof and the thor rubber/tpo
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