I'm a bit late in this thread, but I thought I'd weigh in with my six-penn'orth. We started out with four kids under 12 in a tent. Everyone enjoyed being out in nature, but weren't to keen on a canvas enclosure, particularly in the Pacific North Wet. We gave up family camping in the tent after maybe three trips.
After the kids had left home, we decided to revisit the lifestyle and bought a 1985 26' Class C with the Ford 460 motor. Although we liked the lifestyle, the 460 was such a POS (6 mpg at sea level and about 4.5 at altitude - we have quite a lot of altitude around here). Also, the layout (corner bed, pedestal tables) was a disaster,
After getting rid of that rig, we waited a couple of years and then bought our present 32' Class A. We love the spaciousness and the fact that the driver/passenger area is part of the "house" when you're docked and swivel the seats around. For the two of us and the two Labs, 32' with two slides is sufficient (except when both the dogs decide to share the QS bed with us!).
I particularly appreciate the fact that when moving from the residential area to the driver's seat, I don't hit my head on the aft edge of the overhead bunk. We looked at a few Class C's before we bought our present RV, and I was disturbed by the number of them that had very long overhangs aft of the rear axle. One in particular had warnings on decals in the bedroom are "Do not travel with waste in the grey or black tanks". Apparently, the rear axle was so close to its load limits that weight aft of the wheels was a major issue.
Wouldn't go back to a "C" or even switch to a "Super C". Just my opinion.
Frank and Eileen
No longer RVers or FR owners