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Old 09-19-2020, 05:02 PM   #1
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Old 09-20-2020, 12:10 AM   #2
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What RV are you considering or did you already buy and are trying not to blow up?
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Old 09-20-2020, 03:32 PM   #4
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Looking at the Class C's on the Ford chassis mostly. I am currently researching the weight limitations of the different models, that will be one of the major conc erns..
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Have you already purchased an RV; or are you still sorting things out?
Not yet....just hoping to trade in a very large truck and trailer in on a much smaller rig
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:07 PM   #6
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We went from a 31 foot Class C toyhauler; to a 26 Class C on a Sprinter chassis.
Size does matter... but only to a point!

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Old 09-20-2020, 05:29 PM   #7
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Looking at the Class C's on the Ford chassis mostly. I am currently researching the weight limitations of the different models, that will be one of the major conc erns..

Welcome

On Ford chassis there are three sub groups of Class Cs ó small, medium and large.

Small = Transit (up to 11,000 pounds GVWR this year)

Medium = E-Series (10,050 to 14,500 pounds GVWR)

Large = F-550 (up to 19,500 pounds GVWR)


The most common are E-350 and E-450 E-Series with DRW, with 12,500 and 14,500 respectively.

With your background Iím curious if youíre limiting choices to diesel, or considering gas also. The newer E-Series are gasoline only.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:32 PM   #8
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On Ford chassis there are three sub groups of Class Cs ó small, medium and large.

Small = Transit (up to 11,000 pounds GVWR this year)

Medium = E-Series (10,050 to 14,500 pounds GVWR)

Large = F-550 (up to 19,500 pounds GVWR)


The most common are E-350 and E-450 E-Series with DRW, with 12,500 and 14,500 respectively.

With your background Iím curious if youíre limiting choices to diesel, or considering gas also. The newer E-Series are gasoline only.
I'm the guy on the road everyone honks at, is given the finger for being in the way. I am often over 16' wide with 2 to 4 escorts if police escorts are needed and taking up a lane and the shoulder or 2 lanes. I probably will be looking for diesel only.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:39 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=Bob Denman;255808]We went from a 31 foot Class C toyhauler; to a 26 Class C on a Sprinter chassis.
Size does matter... but only to a point!

Nice rig, I was kinda interested in the sprinter chassis until I found out the occc only allowed for my wife and I annd water nothing else. I'm 240, wife is 130, not much room after that.
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:31 PM   #10
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I'm the guy on the road everyone honks at, is given the finger for being in the way. I am often over 16' wide with 2 to 4 escorts if police escorts are needed and taking up a lane and the shoulder or 2 lanes. I probably will be looking for diesel only.
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:32 PM   #11
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I'm the guy on the road everyone honks at, is given the finger for being in the way. I am often over 16' wide with 2 to 4 escorts if police escorts are needed and taking up a lane and the shoulder or 2 lanes. I probably will be looking for diesel only.

If only looking for diesel, that will narrow your choices quickly.

The E-Series, the most common Ford Class C, hasnít been manufactured as a diesel in a very long time.

The smaller Transit have low occupant and cargo carrying capacity, and on new models Ford cancelled diesel production, at least temporarily. Ford announced a couple of model years would go without the new tiny 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel. I donít know when or if the diesel makes it to market. Anyway, there are previous year models with 3.2L inline 5-cylinder diesels if you want a lightly used one, or may find a new one on lot.

The F-550 is diesel and has high cargo and towing capacity, but itís expensive by comparison to other Ford Class Cs.

Good luck. 👍
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SK 35 with Ford Powerstroke diesel lots of room good mileage tons of power. Large cab with airbags makes insurance cheaper. Can't leave Wal-Mart or campgrounds without people wanting a look.
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