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goufgators

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Wondering: Have any of you MH owners decided to downsize and moved from a larger class A to a smaller class C. AND then realized that you'd made a mistake and longed to have your A back. Well, that's exactly the (small) boat I'm in. After our first short trip in our brand new 2017 'C', I'm now back in the market for another class A. Talk about buyers' remorse! Anyone else been down this rather costly road?


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Posted: 02/02/18 05:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

yes went from A to a sprinter ,and love it,

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My buyers remorse was buying a 36' DP because of post's on here that 36' was the MAX for SP, NP, USFS CGs. As you can see below it cost $$$$ to undo that mistake and NO WAY am I going backwards. Recently I looked at newer 45' but decided going from a good know to something else was not worth it. OP, what were you thinking?


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Posted: 02/02/18 06:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Years ago we had a small 21' C and then bought a 33' A planning to use the C for quicky trips and the A for the longer trips. After a couple of trips in the A though, we decided there was no way we wanted to go back to the C for any trips, so we sold it.


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Posted: 02/02/18 07:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

it will depend on your use of the rv.

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Posted: 02/02/18 08:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

midnightsadie wrote:

it will depend on your use of the rv.


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Posted: 02/02/18 09:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

X3...

I have had large Class A motorhomes in the past. But truly love our current small Class C.


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This is not meant to be funny, or to make fun of anyone[emoticon]!

We have a group of friends that we RV'd with for about 12 years, 6 rigs between us. (And oddly, now are lucky to get even three of us together now a days - life has pulled us in different directions. But all still good friends.).

We all had Class A's, from ours then the smallest Bounder T-28 up to one 36' DP, and different measurements in between.

We met after thanksgiving for lunch, and as we were perhaps having one (or two, or three) more beers after the meal. All caught up on what we were now driving, and why.

Three couples, us included, go out for longer multi month trips at a time. Between us we have:
-40' Country Coach
-42' Dutch Star
-45' Travel Supreme

The other three couples, have moved to Class C's (Lazy Daze, Big Foot, Ticonderoga. 26' - 31' in lengths, and two with slides.). Two of these couples also go out for longer trips, of 2-3 months at a time. One uses theirs for mostly local get aways, as they're enjoying the early phase of grandkids. With a few longer two-three weeks trips per year too.

The wife of the Lazy Daze, looked around the table at all of us. She asked if we'd give her minute to recap an observation. What she had observed is:
-The couples with either taller and or wider(-[emoticon]!) individuals, all had the larger DP's
-The couples with the Class C's, were all shorter and thinner
-None of the couples with the Class C's, traveled with pets
-All of he couples with the DP's, traveled with at least one pet, with one couple having a fleet of three small dogs

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So why share this info? Well, I concluded that perhaps the comfort level of moving from a Class A to a Class C or smaller based Sprinter based Class B or Super B - may all depend upon how bit the people sharing the space, and as pointed out by one husband, being comfortable in the chairs of a Class C (Not the driving, but for example the Lazy Daze had two club chairs, that after a long period of sitting, would be perhaps uncomfortable for a taller person.).

One last couple to share, not of this group. Just bought a Winnebago Vista to go have some fun. Wife is 5'-1", husband is 6'-4" and of 'big bone' stature. He sleeps in the non walk around bed, she sleeps on the scissor couch. They just completed a three week trip for the holidays. And she loved it, and he said he's afraid they made a mistake....

Justs info sharing, and of course - differences of opinion is what it's all about[emoticon]!
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We started out, we had a 28 foot gasser. We knew we would retire traveling and wanted to see how big a coach we'd need. We are not short and skinny and we have a pet, so we ended up in a 36' DP.

Our first retirement trip in the Sahara convinced us that it was about the right size. I can see going down to a C if ever we start doing weekend and 2 week vacation trips.


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The DW would have regrets if we ever went with a smaller camper as she spends much of her time camping in the camper.
I would down size in a heart beat as the camper is just there for a restroom and a comfortable bed. I would only miss the traveling comfort. The DP with the large windshield, oversized drivers chair with lots of leg room, and soft ride would be deeply missed.

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