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Posted: 11/01/21 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

tiptoptune wrote:

Anyone have experience you could share taking a B+/C on rutted trails with dips and some steeper inclines?
We are considering replacing our dually 3500 4x4 Bigfoot TC with a 24 foot Born Free.

Has you body developed stress cracks?
Does it sound like body/chassis damage could be occurring?
How you deal with long rear overhang clearance for tanks/plumbing?
Doors/Windows still open easy?
Dual pane windows not fogged year later - seal damaged?

if we do get a BF, may lift an inch to help clearance. build some sort of guard for plumbing.
If find it stalls on inclines/soft soils, may add rear locker and either underdrive unit or a t case for low range not installing a front axle.


There are rare RV vehicles out there that can do just short of what a full-on jeep can do. They may not be called Class C or Class B+, but one can camp on the Far Side of Beyond via very rough roads and wind up when you get there with a good bed or two, a shower, a microwave, an oven, air conditioning, heating, etc..

Here's an example if one wants to go a bit beyond a Class C or Class B+:
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Phil, 2005 E450 Itasca Spirit 24V

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You got some good suggestions so far. Depending on how small a MH you are looking at and how much money you want to spend, for example if you are looking at a 26ft Class C size I would defiantly consider a short A the same size. Generally they have more robust suspensions, larger FW tanks, more storage, greater ground clearance and a lower CG. All things that make remote camping more enjoyable. Some of the older Flairs were 24 ft long with 80 plus gals of FW. I took my 32 ft A to Alaska in 2006 and only stayed in a hand full of RV parks the rest were dirt road remote camp sites. No issues on dirt roads. The only problem was a broken windshield and that was on a paved road in Wyoming.

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You need an RV that we cannot solve with today's physics: That it be tiny and light on the outside, but huge and well equipped on the inside!

(Tardis, anyone?)

For years we've struggled with this - they are always too big on the outside but too small on the inside.

While we don't take our 24' 2016 Sunseeker

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into the places we used to take our 1993 GMC

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with the poptop Sunlite camper, we still head up into the hills on many good logging roads. It's just those little roads that can be an issue.

It all depends on the terrain. What ever you find, do let us know, and post pictures!!!!

* This post was edited 11/03/21 12:41pm by BruceMc *


'16 Forest River Sunseeker 2250SLEC Chevrolet 6.0L
Previously:
'00 Four Winds 26Q Class C (Ford E350 V10)
'96 Kit Sportsmaster 212f Fifth Wheel/'93 GMC Sierra K2500
'91 SunLite poptop truck camper
and the first: a Wildernest flip-top canopy.


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Posted: 11/06/21 07:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks Everyone. Still like to hear from one that has had a TC and C and takes on uneven terrain.


2000 Bigfoot 10.11 TC on 3500 dually duramax
Previous - lance TC, King Of Road 5th.

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Ken, as I talked about and described in my earlier post in this thread - the DW and myself do carefully take our 24 ft. C offroad if necessary.

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tiptoptune wrote:

Thanks Everyone. Still like to hear from one that has had a TC and C and takes on uneven terrain.


You already have .

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