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rondeb

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Posted: 10/20/19 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have owned a 25 foot Class C, a 30 foot Class A and a 33 Foot Class A and now we are back to a 26 foot Class C. I can tell you, the gas mileage is virtually no different in any of them. We get 7.5 to 9.5 and it all depends on wind, hills and speed. Everyone thinks that a small Class C gets better, but we have found they are all the same. All of our units have had the Ford V10. We went back to a small class C for the ease of maneuvering. Driving small or large on the highway makes no difference. Make sure you go with a bed down, even if it is a corner unit, you will not regret it.

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Op, I think you’re thinking right, if the intended usage is piling on miles driving x country with a place to stay along the way and when you get there.
I think length will have less of an effect on mileage than how you drive, weather conditions and the drivetrain. Either way, if you have a gas 1 ton basically either brand, they’ll get similar mileage to pulling a TT with a pickup.


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I really appreciate all the comments and insights. Thank you everyone!


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I am surprised no one mentioned one of the 24 ft Class C's with a full wall slide like the Chateau 24BL,24F or Leprechaun 240FS. It seems like the best of both worlds, a lot more room for camping when the slide is extended with a walk around Queen bed and a short MH to travel in. Some on here with that size don't use a tow car. Does anyone on here own a 24 ft with a full wall slide that can comment on the pros and cons?

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We moved from trailers (tag, toyhaulers, & 5vers) to a Class C moho last past summer. I enjoy traveling in a reasonably sized moho so much more than sitting behind the wheel of a pickup truck pulling a trailer (which I did for 20 years) it's no comparison for me.

I have no brand loyalty with cars, trucks, or RVs. I buy what will work for us / we like / & is available when we want or need the item. With that said, the Ford V-10 has a long-standing track record of being a reliable powerplant, the E-chassis has been made by the bushel basket for eons, & so what that amounts to is these guys are known & available.

Fuel average right about 10mpg traveling between 60-65.

The ONLY wish (not really a regret per se) is that our rig had a walk-around bed. We love the relative portability/simplicity of a 25ish ft coach with no slide for around traveling adventures. Makes it a lot easier to get away with stopping overnight in a parking lot / rest area etc.


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I think that there are a lot more available used Class C's in the 25 to 27 foot range. I don't like having slides with potential problems. Short rigs have less comfortable sleeping and little storage space. If you spend most time outside under an awning, a short rig may suit your needs as described otherwise lack of elbow room, clutter, and sleeping in the overhead can become irritating.

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Things to think about when considering floorplans.


Walk into shower. Some showers you have to step up to get into them.


Corner shower, some are bigger than others. Big ones are real roomy inside.


Counter space by the kitchen sink for food prep.


Large outside rear storage. They can be up to 100cu ft.


No window over the headboard of the bed. Keeps bedroom more comfortable on hot days or real cool nights.


Livable with slide(s) in.


A north south bed that is offset to one side. That gives you room to walk & dress on one side.


60x80 real queen bed. Uses standard bed sheets and such.


Ford E450 or Chevy 4500 chassis. Having had both I have found the Chevy handles cross winds & passing big rigs better.


Just a comment. All class Cs have an overhead above the cab designed to be a bed or audio center. It is a great place for storing things. My current rig has lots of storage behind the large TV in the audio center.


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22 foot on a Sprinter. (Total length = 22'9")
16 MPG
Murphy Bed (Queen)
No slides.
Plenty of space for the two of us for at least 4 weeks (haven't tried longer yet)
So small we have never needed a toad.
Huge Corian with glass door shower (Bigger bathroom than some class A's.
Very easy to drive.
24,000 miles and no problems.
Pleasure-Way XLMB

Make sure you look at as many as you can and pick the one that fits you best.





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