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mikeceli

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Posted: 08/18/19 10:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Folks! Prospective Class C owner, former travel trailer trailer owner here with questions.

Wife and I are considering something like a Fuse or View, OR Minnie Winnie(Ford V10) 25 footer.

For those who have driven or traveled in both, how does the driving experience compare? IE Sound levels at highway speeds, handling, maneuvering in traffic etc. I think I'd prefer the Fuse, but mini's cost approx. 40% less. We would probably buy a 2 year old unit. Thanks.


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Posted: 08/18/19 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Noise levels at freeway speeds, edge to the diesel chassis.
Fuel economy at freeway speeds, edge to the diesel chassis.
Cargo carrying plus towing capacity, edge to the Ford V10.


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if you like 8mpg go v10,if 16teen sounds ok? go diesel.

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midnightsadie wrote:

if you like 8mpg go v10,if 16teen sounds ok? go diesel.

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What these previous guys' posts said....plus the Fuse is definitely more comfortable to drive than the E350 chassis.


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Posted: 08/18/19 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Owned a Minnie Winnie 22R on a E450 chassis. Great 24 foot C class and got about 8 MPG.

Currently own a Winnebago Navion 24V on a MB Sprinter chassis. Great C class with a larger and more open cab that gives the illusion of being in a small A class. Considerably more expensive than a Minnie Winnie on a Ford Chassis. I get about 14 MPG.

You can't go wrong with either one of these units.





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We have a new 2020 Minnie Winnie with V10 and 6 speed trans and the engine is substantially quieter than the diesel we test drove, city and freeway. Getting right at 12-12.5mpg if we stay 60 mph or under. Power definitely goes to the V10 as does the availability to get unleaded vs some stations no carrying diesel. You ever need a engine repair away from any city you will be very thankful you can go into any Ford dealer or independent shop. Our previous 1999 was also a V10 and it's powertrain was bulletproof.

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In general I just don't like the bang for the buck with the Fuse type of MH compared to the more traditional C. The cost difference to me is huge as even used ones seem to run over 50K. I concede many advantages to the Fuse but the C also has advantages besides the big cost factor. Don't be too influenced by the MPG difference as fuel is by far not the biggest expense of having a MH. It's the cost (depreciation) of the MH. What would one "save" on a 2000 mile trip? Possibly $250. Peanuts compared to the MH cost.


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It wasn't the fuel mileage that led me to the Navion (Sprinter chassis, made by Itasca/Winnebago) but the driving comfort - much more legroom in the Sprinter based units, no "doghouse" for the engine. The Sprinter units are also a foot narrower than the Ford ones, advantage or disadvantage depending on your preferences. The difference in fuel cost is pretty much negligible as "Jayco-noslide" pointed out.

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Great info, so far. Thanks!

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