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Posted: 09/05/21 09:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I suspect the answer is ‘it varies’. Fair enough.

I’ve never purchased an RV before. Class Cs look like a good choice for our family but I’m not sure what to expect in CCC ranges for different models.

what is the typical range for ~30 ft. Class C?

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No one can answer that question because there are E350's E450's 24' length, 30 plus length. Every model is different, you need to do a search for each model you're looking at


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This dealer usually adds an OCCC estimate in the specs on their current new inventory. Keep in mind it's only an estimate, but I believe they're usually pretty close.
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Thank you, very helpful 

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Be a “liberal” with available CCC. Water, propane, batteries, people, dog and stuff add up quickly. Not counting people…1000 to 1200 pounds easy.


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New or used, slides or no slides, like others say it will vary. I used to have a 29' E450 based C with no slides. It was well equipped, and had about 2200 lbs of listed CCC. In reality, if the dog decided to nap in the back of the rig, we were slightly overweight on the rear axle. Around that time (early 2000s) Jayco made a Granite Ridge model, 31' with two slides that had less than 1000 lbs of CCC. Fill up the water tank, load your family, throw in a pack of paper plates and a 12 pack of beer and you were overweight.

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Like others said, and you guessed, it varies.

In general it seems to vary between "barely sufficient" and "not at all enough." I suspect a good many of the motorhomes you see traveling the roads are overweight per the chassis specifications. (Since they are not commercial vehicles or trucks with registered weights, and since the axle weights are well below the DOT maximum, it's not illegal, though it is potentially unsafe or, at least, less safe and not gentle on the chassis.)





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A few more factors to consider... The larger the Class C the less, sometimes a lot less, CCC you will get. Options like slides and levelers draw heavily from the preexisting CCC. My 24' E-350 has over 3,000# and we often use most of that. The venerable E-450's usually have around 2,000# +/- which is fine for most folks. If you find one with 1,000# or less "Run Forrest run!" as you will quickly exceed it.

As noted above watch your rear axle weights as they are often exceeded and creatively load, which can mitigate somewhat the CCC/rear axle shortcomings of the larger C's. If you can't run with a full water tank {assuming black and gray ere empty} without exceeding your CCC you probably bought the wrong coach.

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Ron_forrester wrote:

what is the typical range for ~30 ft. Class C?


On the low side, ~1000 lbs. (Assuming this isn't a Sprinter, since you said ~30 feet. Those can be even less.)

Typical would be closer to 1500 lbs.

Mine comes on two platforms, with two different OCCC:
E-350: ~1400 lbs
Chevy 4500: a bit over 3000 lbs

The highest I've seen in a non Super-C was a 27' unit with no slides that was a little under 4000 lbs OCCC.


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Thanks again for the help.

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