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Old 04-15-2019, 08:58 AM   #1
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Upgrade to New Legacy???

I am a newbie to RVing and have learned the hard way that the RV I purchased is not ideal for us.

I am considering upgrading from my 2019 Forest River Sunseeker Class C to a legacy 34A. The Sunseeker's Ford E450 with V-10 gas is very loud and the steering wanders a lot. Using premium gas, it gets about 9 mpg pulling a toad. Also, my wife, who cannot walk unassisted, has difficulty with the three different floor levels from cab to living area to bedroom.

That being said I am considering the Legacy. My concern is the difference in mobility between the 27 ft Class C and the 36 ft Legacy.

Any information anyone can provide about the maneuverability of the Legacy compared to a 27 ft Class C will be appreciated. Also, feedback on the handling of the Legacy while pulling a toad -- my toad weighs about 4400 pounds with fuel and wheelchair.

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Old 04-15-2019, 09:17 AM   #2
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What kind of camping are you hoping for......state parks (a little more rustic feeling) or full service RV Resort/private camping?

Going from 27-36, feet will make manoeuvres in tight spaces a bit more tricky, and Class A rigs tend to be much taller than Class C for overhead clearance too.
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Currently we plan on using full service sites.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:49 PM   #4
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I am a newbie to RVing and have learned the hard way that the RV I purchased is not ideal for us.



I am considering upgrading from my 2019 Forest River Sunseeker Class C to a legacy 34A. The Sunseeker's Ford E450 with V-10 gas is very loud and the steering wanders a lot. Using premium gas, it gets about 9 mpg pulling a toad. Also, my wife, who cannot walk unassisted, has difficulty with the three different floor levels from cab to living area to bedroom.



That being said I am considering the Legacy. My concern is the difference in mobility between the 27 ft Class C and the 36 ft Legacy.



Any information anyone can provide about the maneuverability of the Legacy compared to a 27 ft Class C will be appreciated. Also, feedback on the handling of the Legacy while pulling a toad -- my toad weighs about 4400 pounds with fuel and wheelchair.



Thanks.


The wandering of your sunseeker can usually be corrected an alignment and or making sure you have the correct tire pressure for the actual weight of your Sunseeker.

The mobility issues would be difficult to resolve.

The engine noise can be deadened a bit but not totally.

I believe the Legacy is about 2 feet higher.

Definitely quieter and easier to move around. BUT try before you buy.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:41 PM   #5
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Hello... I have a Legacy 38C and it used to wonder all over the road with toad or not. A bit of wind or just a passing truck would force it out and suck it back in making it hard to drive at times.
We fixed that by installing the rear stabilizer bar from Roadmaster. It made a huge difference in how it drives. It is stable and even very strong side wind gust will not affect it much.


Being a diesel pusher it is very quiet and moves very well, pulling a toad or not.
Cant do much for the mileage, it gets about the same 8.5 to 11 depending on how hard you push or how fast you drive.


Not as easy to maneuver as a class C, it takes a bit more space for basically everything.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:08 PM   #6
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Legacy as a choice

We have enjoyed ours and do have to admit the maneuverability is much different than a Sun Seeker but pretty easy to get used to. I feel less fatigued in the Legacy after an extended day of driving than most other coaches.

Yes it is taller ours is a 2018 and it is 13.5 feet. Tows the toad so well you wouldn't know it was back there.
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