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RE: Compact Class C

You're not going to find any Compact Cs, on the 2020 E450 Superduty chassis. Were you to find one, it'd be above the $130K price point new. A specialty off road type C. I guess I don't quite understand what you mean above. This Coach House Platinum 220 is a 23 foot pretty compact Class C (well maybe it's a Class C - there's no overhead cab bed area) ... and from everything I read on their website they only build this model line of theirs on the E450 Super Duty chassis. So wouldn't a 2020 Ford E450 Super Duty chassis be used under this RV if you ordered one this year? https://www.coachhouserv.com/models/platinum/platinum-220/#dimensions What you posted is exactly what I’m looking for. This particular model is on the expensive side, but it looks very well built. I’m collecting a list of all these I can find then I’ll figure out which is best for what I want to do. Thanks for the help. If you know of any other manufacturers who make these please post the links. The big guys like Winnebago don’t seem to make them anymore.
msmith1199 02/11/20 05:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Compact Class C

^ It appears the OP's concern is with the MB GCWR and not the hitch capacity. GaryBut that's juxt opposed to the OP's requirements for a small Class C. So, that's not it. The 3500 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis doesn't come any smaller than 3500 for a Class C cutaway. Sounds like he wants a Class B van. However, there's not one small E450 in a Class B. He's describing an E150, or E250, which again, is the basic van he's wanting. Nope not what I’m looking for at all. People have already posted links to exactly what I’m looking for and they are available on the 450 Chassis and with the V-10. And if you do the actual math on the Sprinter Chassis motorhomes (not the vans) 5000 pound towed puts you over the GCVWR.
msmith1199 02/11/20 05:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Compact Class C

Here’s what I’m looking for. I know they exist because I’ve seen them, but I can’t seem to find any manufacturer making them new. And I’d like a new one. I’ve got a 15 year old Class A DP that I’ve had since new. Yeah it’s got plenty of space and is great when parked, but we don’t stay in one place a long time. What I’m looking for is a compact Class C motorhome similar to the ones you see on the Sprinter chassis, but not on the Sprinter Chassis. I want the capability of going on long cross country trips without a toad but I also want to be able to go on local trips and bring the Ford Ranger toad. The Sprinter Chassis just doesn’t have enough towing capacity that I feel comfortable towing the Ranger with it. So what I’m looking for is a Class C Compact, on a Ford F-450 or similar chassis with the V-10 gas engine (or GM equivalent. I want something in the 24 to 26 foot range with the narrow body. And I’ve seen them on the road, but I can’t find anybody making a new one. Seems like everything is on a Sprinter chassis or one of the Transit van chassis and they have the small chassis and only a few thousand pound towing capacity. Anybody have any idea which manufacture is making these new? If you can work out the money part, based on the Ford E450 chassis here's what you want (but note that it's not a "true Class C" because it doesn't have an overhead cab bed): https://www.coachhouserv.com/models/platinum/ Yes, that’s a good choice too. I’ll look into these.
msmith1199 02/09/20 02:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Compact Class C

Many Sprinter mohos can tow 5,000 lbs. They have 5000 pound hitches but if you do the math on the GCVWR the ones I’ve looked at are good for 3500 pounds. They can’t even tow a Wrangler and stay under the limit. Now I’ve seen people towing the Wrangler with them, but my first choice is staying with the vehicle rating limits.
msmith1199 02/09/20 02:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Compact Class C

The Jayco Redhawk may fit the bill,and as a plus it comes on a Chevy Chassis That’s a last resort. Not looking for the boxy ones, but more of the compact streamlined ones. I want to be able to head out cross country and be able to get into parking lots and tourist attractions and navigate easily around town.
msmith1199 02/09/20 02:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Compact Class C

Phoenix Cruiser Yes, that’s an example of exactly what I’m looking for. I’ll look into these.
msmith1199 02/09/20 02:22pm Class C Motorhomes
Compact Class C

Here’s what I’m looking for. I know they exist because I’ve seen them, but I can’t seem to find any manufacturer making them new. And I’d like a new one. I’ve got a 15 year old Class A DP that I’ve had since new. Yeah it’s got plenty of space and is great when parked, but we don’t stay in one place a long time. What I’m looking for is a compact Class C motorhome similar to the ones you see on the Sprinter chassis, but not on the Sprinter Chassis. I want the capability of going on long cross country trips without a toad but I also want to be able to go on local trips and bring the Ford Ranger toad. The Sprinter Chassis just doesn’t have enough towing capacity that I feel comfortable towing the Ranger with it. So what I’m looking for is a Class C Compact, on a Ford F-450 or similar chassis with the V-10 gas engine (or GM equivalent. I want something in the 24 to 26 foot range with the narrow body. And I’ve seen them on the road, but I can’t find anybody making a new one. Seems like everything is on a Sprinter chassis or one of the Transit van chassis and they have the small chassis and only a few thousand pound towing capacity. Anybody have any idea which manufacture is making these new?
msmith1199 02/08/20 08:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Changing Atwood water heater plug to brass

Wow, I kind of figured there would be lots of info on this topic. I went ahead and ordered the brass plug. Sounds like it will work for what I want it to do. Thanks for the info.
msmith1199 12/30/19 09:09am Tech Issues
Changing Atwood water heater plug to brass

I had to move my motorhome from it’s previous storage to a new place and the new place isn’t heated. So for the first time in 15 years I have to winterize. But since I use it during the winter I want to make winterizing as easy as possible because I’ll have to do it a few times each winter. I see a brass 1/2” plug with a petcock valve on it on Amazon. Is there any problem with using this instead of the plastic plugs they come with? Seems easier to just open the petcock valve versus messing with the plastic plug.
msmith1199 12/29/19 08:12pm Tech Issues
RE: The flat-Earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe

But...if the earth is round,why can't I coast downhill on a bike? if the earth is round and rotating at 25,000 mph why doest it take so long to get anywhere? Jump up and about 100 miles shouldwhi by before you feet hit the grond again. :) If the earth was rotating at 25,000 mph the days would be one hour long.
msmith1199 11/20/19 08:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2002 Rexhall RexAir Water Pump location

It should be close to your water tank. Fill the tank and turn the water on inside and you should be able to hear the pump and find it.
msmith1199 07/15/19 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor homes and earth quakes.

An earthquake can break and/or bend your jacks up. If you don't have them down the only think you have to fear is the ground opening up and swallowing you, or something like a tree or building falling on you. Not sure about the above statement. Seems a bit "out there". Had a relative who lived in Napa and the earthquake there destroyed their jacks. I saw the pictures!
msmith1199 07/15/19 03:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor homes and earth quakes.

An earthquake can break and/or bend your jacks up. If you don't have them down the only thing you have to fear is the ground opening up and swallowing you,. Really,, How do you decide to put them down at night or not? Well if you're in Ridgecrest may want to keep them up for a while.
msmith1199 07/15/19 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor homes and earth quakes.

An earthquake can break and/or bend your jacks up. If you don't have them down the only think you have to fear is the ground opening up and swallowing you, or something like a tree or building falling on you.
msmith1199 07/09/19 11:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have you thought about downsizing?

Thanks John. My only concerns with the Sprinter chassis is they seem a little light weight. I don’t know if they would tow the Jeep comfortably when I do want to take it and I think they have small holding tanks. I’d like to be able to boondock too and you need some water capacity to be comfortable doing that. So I’ll look at some smaller C’s too on the Van chassis.
msmith1199 04/28/19 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have you thought about downsizing?

That’s exactly why I’m looking at it gemsworld. I want to do more coast to coast travel and it just seems like a much easier way to put on lots of miles on the road. I would also like to have the ability to tow the Jeep Wrangler so I don’t know if the Sprinter is capable of that. I did see several of the Sprinters towing wranglers on this last trip. Are they rated to tow that much?
msmith1199 04/28/19 08:39pm Class A Motorhomes
Have you thought about downsizing?

I have a 35 Foot National DP with three slides. Had it for almost 15 years now. It's been a good motorhome over the years. But, I was thinking about down sizing. Not because of money, but just because of convenience. We are not the type of RVers that set up in one spot for a week or weeks at a time. We just did a Southern Utah through Northern AZ two week trip and never stayed more than 3 days in one spot. That is how we often RV. One thing I noticed on this last RV trip was a lot, and I mean a lot, of Class C motorhomes on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis. And not just in RV parks. As we were driving through the national parks in our Jeep, the people with the Sprinters were in their motorhome. They really don't take up a lot more room than a large pickup so they got into parking lots and parking spaces and every place they needed to go. The 35 foot DP is great when set up in a campsite, but when driving down the road with the Jeep in tow, not so easy to navigate all the time, and you can't just park anyplace or make a U-Turn to go back to see something you just passed. Not to mention the 7 MPG!! I think these Sprinters are getting 12 to 15. Would be nice to take complete cross country trips in a smaller motorhome like that. Anybody done it, or thought about it?
msmith1199 04/28/19 04:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 77 years ago, The Doolittle Raid

I got to meet Richard Cole back when I was in the Air Force. He was flying Space A with his wife and they were traveling around the Pacific. He was a passenger on my plane. I was a loadmaster on C-141's. Once the pilots got word of who he was they brought him up to the flight deck and he spent the entire leg of the trip in the jump seat talking to them. He left his wife downstairs alone and she did not appear too happy about it.
msmith1199 04/28/19 02:09pm Around the Campfire
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