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rollindowntheroad

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Hello All.

I have some questions on Super C motor homes.

1) How long have they been around?
2) Are they all diesel?
3) How many full time in a Super C?
4) What is the towing capacity?
5) Any advantages of a Super C over a Class A or vise versa?

I have been investigating Class A gas, motor homes for full timing when I retire. Recently discovered the Super C's. I have looked at regular class C's but don't know if they would be big enough for me to full time in. It is just me but don't know if I would be comfortable in one or not.

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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rollindowntheroad wrote:

Hello All.

I have some questions on Super C motor homes.

1) How long have they been around?
2) Are they all diesel?
3) How many full time in a Super C?
4) What is the towing capacity?
5) Any advantages of a Super C over a Class A or vise versa?

I have been investigating Class A gas, motor homes for full timing when I retire. Recently discovered the Super C's. I have looked at regular class C's but don't know if they would be big enough for me to full time in. It is just me but don't know if I would be comfortable in one or not.

Thanks in advance for your responses.


1. The name showed up in 2004. But concept has been around long before that.
2. Currently they are all diesel. The Chevy C5500 models came in gas and diesel. Several manufactures used both engine. Most by Gulf Stream.
3. We spent 5 to 6 months ours. I have met others that full time.
4. You can tow around 6k. Depends on how loaded the MH is. Some of the newer ones have more towing than that..
5. If you look at a 35ā€™ Class A and compare it to a 35ā€™ Class C. There is more living space in a ClassA. Part of the 35ā€™ in a Class C is the hood.
The Class C are easier to do Chassis maintance.
In 2019 Chevy is coming out with a new Medium Duty chassis. I look forward to seeing some of them with a Class C on it


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Some Iā€™ve seen tow 20k.


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We full time in a C. (Renegade Verona). We have been in it just over a year. Before that we fulltimed in a 5th wheel for 11 years. You can full time in anything. On our travels we have seen fulltimers in every imaginable rv. The one thing about a C is storage......not much compared to a similar size A or trailer. The driveshaft takes away a lot of space. Good luck in your search.

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Oh what i wouldn't give for a nice jayco Seneca Super C! [emoticon]


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There are kind of two categories of Super Cs. You have the Super Cs that are built on Ford, Chevy or Ram 450/4500 or 550/5500 chassis that have hydraulic brakes and essentially the same drivetrains as those found in heavy duty pickups. They are incrementally more capable than regular Cs in terms of size, weight and towing capacities.

Then you have the "mega" Super Cs that are built on class 8 commercial truck chassis. These have a broad range of weights and capacities, typically with air brakes. They can have GVWRs of over 40,000 lbs and GCWRs of 50-80,000 lbs.

At a glance, the Super Cs appear to be all in the same "class", but there is a huge range of weight capacity, towing capacity and price.

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suprz wrote:

Oh what i wouldn't give for a nice jayco Seneca Super C! [emoticon]


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I will probably stick with my original idea of a Class A gas in the 35' range. If the living space and storage is bigger in the Class A that would be the way I would go. Thought that a Super C might have been an alternative but it doesn't sound like I would be happy with it.

Thank you for your responses.

* This post was edited 06/11/18 08:09am by rollindowntheroad *

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I would do a Super C just for the fact that servicing the chassis is way easier.

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If I were to full-time solo, I would look at towing a small vehicle to get around daily. The motor home itself would be a tiny diesel pusher, specifically a 2014-2015 Tiffin Allegro Breeze 28BR. They offer plenty of under-belly storage for full timing. The compact 29.5 length keeps the size reasonable for someone doing life that way alone. Staying under 30 feet will also be very accommodating in our national parks & monuments, and other public lands.


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