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I am look for a class C motorhome around 24-25 feet with the following:
queen walk-around bed
large dinette
full size overhead bunk
bathroom sink with counter
dual fridge (gas + electric)
gas oven
3 burner stove
electric steps
electric awning
double kitchen sink
diesel engine

Do you know if such a thing exists or anything close to this?

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Joe

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Try going toRVT.com put in your big items and see what comes up.


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2 Beagles wrote:

I am look for a class C motorhome around 24-25 feet with the following:
queen walk-around bed
large dinette
full size overhead bunk
bathroom sink with counter
dual fridge (gas + electric)
gas oven
3 burner stove
electric steps
electric awning
double kitchen sink
diesel engine

Do you know if such a thing exists or anything close to this?

Yes they exist. However not in a diesel.

http://www.lazydaze.com/

look at the 31 foot model with the Island Bed.



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Joe



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2 Beagles wrote:

I am look for a class C motorhome around 24-25 feet with the following:
queen walk-around bed
large dinette
full size overhead bunk
bathroom sink with counter
dual fridge (gas + electric)
gas oven
3 burner stove
electric steps
electric awning
double kitchen sink
diesel engine

Do you know if such a thing exists or anything close to this?

Thanks,
Joe

Joe, this may be pretty close to what you want, except for a diesel engine - check out the 22M model:
https://www.winnebago.com/models/product/motorhomes/class-c/minnie-winnie


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Hi,


If you MUST have diesel:

https://www.jayco.com/products/class-c-motorhomes/2021-melbourne/

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Quite often our tastes change once we live in these rvs for a period of time. You might try looking at renting a 'time or three' to see how different floorplans fit your needs. Sometimes what you think you want is not what you really need.

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Hi 2 Beagles Joe,

Assuming you want a walk-around queen bed in a rear bedroom, the short answer is "rare pickings". The shortest conventional design I have seen is over 28 feet, and that was in old rigs not made in a while.

There are a rare few current-day exceptions which are uniquely designed.
- a rear slide out where the queen bed folds up inside it like the Jayco Melbourne 24K
- a murphy queen bed in the living room, but I did not find with the overhead cab bed (a conventional class C)
- as others mentioned, the Jayco Melbourne24L with an unusual full wall slideout

Some of the other things on your list will be dropped as well, but the primary cause will be your rear bedroom walk-around queen bed.

Everyone is sharing longer class C rigs which will nicely fulfill your list.

Being that you require both a large cab-over bed and queen bed, it seems you need to accommodate a family. I always thought the COACHMAN FREELANDER 21QB was ideal for a family of 4 or 5. It is 24 feet long with lots of outdoor storage for children's bulky toys. It is surely a compromise to your list of requirements, but your length is where you want to be. You can also add a flip-up countertop extension like we have to the left of the kitchen sink to address that short coming. The Freelander series is also very affordable compared to most others. Keep in-mind the quality of a Freelander isn't the greatest so plan on maintaining the house more diligently.

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Diesels are fading fast in Class C. I think only Mercedes offers a diesel in that class which typically has a SMALLER footprint.

If all of those are "must have", then you have pushed into the "super C" or small Class A.

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Diesel will be the issue. A Ford v-10 is very reliable and any mechanic can work on them. If you get into the Mercedes diesel, servicing and maintenance becomes an issue. Any fuel savings (diesel just went up again at the pump)

is gobbled up by maintenance cost. Plus where do you get it serviced.Call around and ask, the MB dealers won't do it.

I looked for a diesel also in the beginning, had to go to a super c to get it.

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Don't fear the diesel.
My local MB dealer has no problem servicing my Navion on the Sprinter cab chassis. Maybe not always nearby, but many MB dealers will service the motorhomes, and there are plenty of independent shops that also do them. Plus some Freightliner shops do, too.
Where I live diesel is around C$1/litre, doesn't go up or down much, and regular is up around C$1.08 to C$1.15 per litre. YMMV, of course. I get an average of 15mpg @ 65mph when solo, and about 2 mpg less when pulling my Wrangler. If I paid 10% to 15% more per gallon for diesel, but was getting around twice the fuel economy, well, you can do the math.[emoticon]
More smaller class C units (24' to 26.5') are switching over to the Sprinter cab chassis. Thor (Tiburon), Winnebago(View/Navion/Vita/Porto), Jayco (as mentioned above), Pleasure Way, LTV, Dynamax (Isata), Forest River (Sunseeker) are all built on the MB 3500 Sprinter cab chassis. They're quieter too, without the Ford doghouse engine noise right hext to you in the cab.
So, you've got a lot of options, and the determining factor would be finding the right floorplan that fits your needs, and there are plenty of floorplans to choose from with all those makes/models out there.
Someone suggested renting a couple (or three?) of these units and see if one works better for you, than another. Good advice.
Good luck with it.


Mike. Comments are anecdotal or personal opinions, and worth what you paid for them.
2018 (2017 Sprinter Cab Chassis) Navion24V + 2016 Wrangler JKU (sold @ ????)
2016 Sunstar 26HE, V10, 3V, 6 Speed (sold @ 4600 miles)
2002 Roadtrek C190P (sold @ 315,000kms)

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