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RE: Class C that's easy to fix?

. . . I've owned 2 class C's, both on E350 chassis, and they were both a nightmare to work on. . . . . Working on MY class A (Workhorse chassis) on the other hand, is like stretching out in a large open air garage. The easily removed doghouse (one quarter-turn allen bolt) exposes the entire top of the engine from just behind the radiator to the trans, and both sides are fully accessible from the large wheel wells without even removing a tire; all sparkplugs and coils are easily visible and accessible, as are all of the exhaust manifold studs. The entire floor is above the engine, not at the mid-engine level. Oil change? I can literally sit nearly upright underneath with full access to the drain plug and filter, as there is no other "stuff" closely surrounding the engine/trans and the floor is higher than the C. Belts and hoses are a bit of a pain, but certainly not much worse than my class Cs. Obviously, some class A's may be worse, but all class C's have tight working space around the drivetrain. The same blanket statement cannot be made about class A's. Do you have any pics or a link? Tried searching and none came up. I want to visualize this. As I am considering that model based on your description.
et cetera 06/20/21 05:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: The importance of a TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System

pics - wow. I had a wheel come off on a regular pickup. I borrowed it. Not sure why, maybe the owner didn't tighten all the lug nuts correctly. I did drive on 3 wheels for at least 100-200 yards, it was the rear wheel and not immediately noticeable, especially with the trailer hitch that was kind of propping up the rear. The axle dragged on the ground towards the end, I felt the grind and stopped. Could not find the wheel anywhere.
et cetera 06/18/21 08:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: The importance of a TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Just a quick thought, might be a good idea to decipher the acronym, in the subject line - believe it or not, not everyone knows what TPMS stands for. Not even in the RV community. Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
et cetera 06/18/21 08:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: F550 based class C?

There are the Dynamax (Ram 5500 based) and Thor (F-550 based), but you won't find either at that price. The cheapest they seem to run on RVTrader is mid 80s, with very slim pickings at that price. I found a few 2007 models, one for $48K, one for 62K, both 30' models with slides. Dynamax Isata. I am specifically looking for Isata F-series IF-255, which is the smallest one they made, with no slides. I think finding it for between 40-50K is totally doable in that range. Ebay is even cheaper but you can get zero warranty. That is, if it ever shows up there.
et cetera 06/17/21 07:39pm Class C Motorhomes
Dynamax Isata F-series

I realize they don't make it anymore, it seems to have been superseded by the Isata 5 and others but I am interested in the older Isata IF-255, it's a class C with a F550 front and no slides. It's the cheapest luxury they made, hopefully their price will reflect that. Rvtrader has nothing.. how does one find this specific model? Interested in one about 7-10 years old.
et cetera 06/17/21 06:36pm Class C Motorhomes
F550 based class C?

is there such a beast? Want to keep it between $40-50K, 25' in length and F550 chassis based.
et cetera 06/15/21 04:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shuttle bus conversion

Try this site quote:=================================== Changing a bus door to a house door. Part 1
et cetera 06/14/21 06:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shuttle bus conversion

Makes a lot of sense. What kind of tranny did it come with? C6 or a newer 5-speed automatic? RE: ---------------------------- Low mileage but probably 8-10,000 engine hours...which, as long as it has been serviced, it not that big a deal. I wouldn't be shocked if it needed front end work, if it saw bad roads. If it's original, I wouldn't be surprised to need a transmission soon.
et cetera 06/14/21 06:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shuttle bus conversion

Another vehicle to look at would be a used Party Bus,I encountered one at a dump station,It had a bathroom,holding tanks and fresh water tank. One less thing to build into your conversion. Just one example Very neat.
et cetera 06/14/21 06:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shuttle bus conversion

Understood, thank you.
et cetera 06/14/21 06:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shuttle bus conversion

Does this have any potential? What are some issues to expect with a 1999 Ford diesel, etc. Or is this a bad idea and something newer makes more sense?
et cetera 06/14/21 05:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Xplorer Xcursion

So the official word that just came in is, no, they do not build motorhomes. The web site is misleading. Sorry.
et cetera 06/14/21 05:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shuttle bus conversion

Do you have any links, any ideas where to search?
et cetera 06/14/21 05:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shuttle bus conversion

They do exist. The problem is that these seem to be semi-custom and rare builds, not mass produced and cheap units. Hard to believe that's so. But, here: Shuttle bus on the F450 platform and this. F550 There are more but they seem to be rare and let's just say not a dime a dozen. Then of course there is the Super C which by definition uses a truck front but is considerable more expensive than regular C class. which defeats the very point. If they made an affordable compact Super C, say 25-28' with a F450 front. The ones I found are 30+ and between 150K-200K.
et cetera 06/13/21 12:02pm Class C Motorhomes
Shuttle bus conversion

I am thinking about getting a mid sized (say 16-passenger) shuttle bus to convert to a full time configuration. I suppose it would fit in the Class C platform. My requirements are: 7' or close to it overhead room. (This is the reason high-top sprinter vans are disqualified, even the biggest ones are only 72" or so and I need at least 80" and 84" is better). I think shuttle buses have it. Truck front end. Either Ford F350 or F450 but also open to Chevy and Dodge front ends. Don't want the van configuration. Don't want E class front. The idea is to adapt it to stealth full-timing, make it look like any other shuttle bus. The area is full of shuttle buses/delivery vans that are practically invisible. A class C is nicer and might even end up being cheaper long-term but I think if I start from scratch I can build a shuttle bus precisely how I want it. Instead of being limited to someone else's floor plan.
et cetera 06/13/21 09:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Xplorer Xcursion

This one is built to order, for now just on Ford chassis: Tiger is also built to order. Chevy or Ford chassis for now; Dodge has come and gone over the years, is right now gone but may be back. Currently we are building 2 models, SRD which starts at $187,500 USD, and the ERD which starts at $221,633 USD. This is totally out of my price range, they are both from 150K to 200K and makes no sense at all considering there are $40K Class C available and are basically a dime a dozen.
et cetera 06/12/21 06:23pm Class C Motorhomes
Xplorer Xcursion

Xplorer Xcursion is back after being bought by new owners. Any feedback on the 25' Dodge 3500 model? It's a rare class C that has a truck front, not an E-series that's a van front. this is what I want, but newer than 2001:
et cetera 06/11/21 06:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C that's easy to fix?

I see your point. Still, I would like to know the answer to my question above.
et cetera 04/26/21 07:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C that's easy to fix?

Here is a class C built on a F350 chassic. Not E350. Looks interesting. 2003 Majestic. I assume Four Winds? Have they made that model beyond 2003?
et cetera 04/25/21 08:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C that's easy to fix?

This looks interesting. More cost effective than Tiger Adventure vehicles.
et cetera 04/23/21 05:19pm Class C Motorhomes
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