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    Default I'm thinking about buying a motorhome..any advice

    I have to go test drive a few this week, but I'm trying to decide between a Class C (they look like vans in the front with a big camper grafted on) or Class A ( they look like a bus) I'm selling off one of my business and looking at others to buy, so traveling with the motorhome seems to be the way to really check out some of the areas and businesses I'm looking at

    I don't want to go beyond 31 feet so that finding lots will be easier, but at those lengths the class A seems to offer so much more space inside than the Class C and their "cockpits" are roomier and more comfortable....also most of the Class A have auto levelers and the bathrooms are nicer

    but the Class C seems like it would be much easier to drive than a bus

    I'm looking at motorhomes 2 to 5 years old, and under 70,000

    I'd rather have diesel than gas because the engines last longer and even tho diesel is expensive my understanding is that you get better mileage

    it's a big expenditure and I have a few months or so to look

    so, anyone own one of these beasts and have any advice to offer?

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    After having traveled in both types, and wanting comfort and economic feasibility coming into play, my suggestion is the following unless you are doing LOTS of traveling

    Class A
    Unleaded (cheaper by half because a "pusher" has a bigger frame, etc)
    triple slide if you can find it...more roomy

    Now, with the market being as bad as it is, you can honestly price a brand new Class A unleaded version at 30 foot for about 70K. That way the things you really want (larger water tank, etc) you can add in and have it built. My wife and I priced these out, and also a friend did this and has never complained at all and thinks it was the best decision he ever made

    Now, that is just my take though....Good luck in your search! I think whatever you do will be lots of fun!
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    Maybe consider renting a couple different models to do some of the travel initially, then make the decision on buying.
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    Check this site out...

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    I'd love to rent, but I don't have enough time to go anywhere before my first planned trip in this thing and renting long term for the first trip. which should be a trip to Florida after Thanksgiving and returning in March is cost prohibitive


    so I have to judge by driving tests

    Thanks for the link voivod, that place has all kinds of info ...things I hadn;t even thought of so it has already given me some things to think about..... the Class A being more complicated, and difficult to service except at RV centers, while the Class C has air bags and those types of safety measures along with the ability to get the engine serviced and most automotive places....provided it doesn't need to go up on a lift

    but the Class A can tow my car, whereas I'd probably have to ship my car if taking the Class C's I'm looking at

    after a tough year, I'm looking forward to getting on the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    Thanks for the link voivod, that place has all kinds of info ...things I hadn;t even thought of so it has already given me some things to think about.....
    No problem... I get all my camping/trailer info there...
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