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Old 10-18-2021, 01:40 AM   #1
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I just joined to gain some ideas on selecting, buying and maintaining a class A or C motorhome.

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Old 10-18-2021, 03:00 AM   #2
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Buy what you want and can afford. If used a very intense pre purchase inspection. If new make sure the dealer runs every system and show you the results. Run the VIN both coach and chassis for recalls.
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Welcome aboard and happy hunting! Use the search feature on the site and look up PDI, Pre Delivery Inspection, There are some good tips from members on what to look out for in a new or used coach.
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:22 PM   #7
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Thanks for the welcome.

It's just me and the wife, so I'm looking for a small class A or C.
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About the smallest A is the Axis/Vegas units (built on E-350/E-450 chassis so the same size as C's).

Depends on what is more important to you: The big front window or an OEM cab in front?
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Old 10-18-2021, 05:52 PM   #9
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Thanks
I plan to test drive and see how they handle before taking the plunge.
Not a lot of cash on hand so it will be a used one.
I'm mechanical/electrical so diy fixes will not be a problem.
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Old 10-18-2021, 05:55 PM   #10
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About the smallest A is the Axis/Vegas units (built on E-350/E-450 chassis so the same size as C's).

Depends on what is more important to you: The big front window or an OEM cab in front?
I sure like the big front window of a class A.
I just wonder how they handle on the freeway with all the big trucks/trailers.
How about ground clearance?
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Old 10-18-2021, 06:12 PM   #11
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I sure like the big front window of a class A.

I just wonder how they handle on the freeway with all the big trucks/trailers.

How about ground clearance?

Thank you.
Mine handles extremely well and the view is certainly worth the price
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Old 10-18-2021, 09:12 PM   #13
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I sure like the big front window of a class A.
I just wonder how they handle on the freeway with all the big trucks/trailers.
How about ground clearance?
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Old 10-18-2021, 09:13 PM   #14
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mine handles extremely well and the view is certainly worth the price
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I sure like the big front window of a class A.
I just wonder how they handle on the freeway with all the big trucks/trailers.
How about ground clearance?
Thank you.
Well considering that Axis/Vegas units ride on the same chassis as Class C's you'll find that they all ride about the same.

Some people don't mind it some people make suspension mods to try to rein them in a bit.

For us: All I've added is some Sumo springs to the front to help a little with some of the lean. That seemed to have worked. Been happy with ours since 2014.
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Well considering that Axis/Vegas units ride on the same chassis as Class C's you'll find that they all ride about the same.

Some people don't mind it some people make suspension mods to try to rein them in a bit.

For us: All I've added is some Sumo springs to the front to help a little with some of the lean. That seemed to have worked. Been happy with ours since 2014.
Well said. We decided to travel 1 year no mods and after 1 year ..zero mods and all is well. have tested at 65 to 80 miles per hour for over 3 hours...
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Old 10-18-2021, 11:14 PM   #17
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Well said. We decided to travel 1 year no mods and after 1 year ..zero mods and all is well. have tested at 65 to 80 miles per hour for over 3 hours...
That's good to know.
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Old 10-18-2021, 11:39 PM   #18
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The very best thing you can do before signing for an RV is to rent a unit similar to what you think you want. You will have to spend a few bucks, but the experience might save you big bucks by sparing you from purchasing the wrong unit.

Check out some of the units available direct from owners like RVShare.com or Outdoorsy.com. Then buy smart.
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Old 10-18-2021, 11:54 PM   #19
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That's good to know.
Thanks.
Just to really test hit 90 for 10 minutes no issues
Total 12000 miles
Things are expensive..if you could save and pay for gas food good thing
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The very best thing you can do before signing for an RV is to rent a unit similar to what you think you want. You will have to spend a few bucks, but the experience might save you big bucks by sparing you from purchasing the wrong unit.

Check out some of the units available direct from owners like RVShare.com or Outdoorsy.com. Then buy smart.
Good advice.
That's what we are planning to do actually. Rent a class A and C and see which ones fit our needs.

Right now, I have a 18' travel trailer I have been towing with my 2018 Suburban Z71. We have been camping since 2017. Been to Pikes Peak, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce and all over Florida beaches. We love camping.
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