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lane hog

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Posted: 07/23/19 07:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been relatively happy with our Winnebago on the E450 chassis. It's held up pretty well for being 13 years old, and mechanically it's been no problem aside from a couple failed tires.

If we could roll back the clock, I don't think we'd have given up the fifth wheel and truck. I miss being able to drop the trailer and take the truck sightseeing or shopping, and towing a dinghy has its own costs and challenges.



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Thanks for your input.

So another model we are very interested in that is not in the super C catorgory is the Thor Quantum WS31 any thoughts on this unit?

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lane hog wrote:

Been relatively happy with our Winnebago on the E450 chassis. It's held up pretty well for being 13 years old, and mechanically it's been no problem aside from a couple failed tires.

If we could roll back the clock, I don't think we'd have given up the fifth wheel and truck. I miss being able to drop the trailer and take the truck sightseeing or shopping, and towing a dinghy has its own costs and challenges.




Hey lane hog I sort of feel the same way about the 5th wheel at this point lol. I don't want to be lugging around this huge trailer behind me all the time and would rather tool around in a jeep to do all you mentioned than a big truck.


But to each his own and both ways have there merits and maybe after a few years I'll feel the same way. Only time will tell.

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Give the Leprechaun 319 MB a look see. Same wheelbase with larger holding tanks.


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We just purchased a new Class C Winnebago after looking at 3-4 brands. Winnebago build quality is a definite step up when you start looking closely. We looked at two brands under Thor name..big pass!

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jimx200 wrote:

We just purchased a new Class C Winnebago after looking at 3-4 brands. Winnebago build quality is a definite step up when you start looking closely. We looked at two brands under Thor name..big pass!



Did you look at the Thor Quantum line?

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Big Katuna wrote:

I may be arguing semantics but I wouldn’t call an Isata 5 on a pick up chassis a Super C. No air suspension, no air brakes and not nearly as expensive as a Frightliner based unit. They are more expensive but not by much.

And yes I know some dealers call them Super Cs but they ain’t.

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Agreed, there are really two classes of "Super Cs", the ones built on the 550/5500 pickup truck type cab/chassis, and the ones built on "real" trucks, the class 8 trucks with air brakes and GCWRs of 80,000 lbs or more.

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So much for a discussion on the original post lol

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Quint Da Man,

I've been letting others respond to this thread, but all I would like to suggest to you is that for your intended purposes, and especially if you're even remotely considering some of the "Super C's" mentioned, I think you owe it to yourself to check out Class A rigs. Depending upon your preferences, you should have lots to choose from in both gas and diesel models, and should be able to stay within your budget. Well, the diesels you'd most likely have to go with something a bit older than your stated preference.

Anyway, just a suggestion. Generally speaking the Class A will give you more livable space inside for any given length, usually better exterior storage and larger holding tanks the E-450 based C's. However, if you are looking at the Super C's, that probably won't be the case.

The important thing is to investigate all of the possibilities and do your research BEFORE you buy. I'd recommend going to RVTrader.com to get an idea as to what you can get for your money.

Good Luck making your decision,

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