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Old 11-22-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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Interested in a used 30+ foot Class C, what to buy?

I did own a Class C a long time ago, more of a travel trailer guy. I am thinking about moving up to a Class C, heard too many cautions regarding safety of Class A's. What is the best brand, floorplan, etc.
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:28 PM   #2
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Not a Forest River, but we are very happy with our Fleetwood Jamboree 31M. At 34', this thing is a beast. It has a side hallway, which allows the toilet and shower to be in same room. Allows us to close accordion style door, yet gives others hallway access to the bathroom. Ours has a cab-over bed, which is great for grandkids and guests.


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Old 11-23-2015, 08:41 AM   #3
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We had a small Class C (21ft Toyota) and moved up to a 30ft class "A". More room, better floor plan, etc.

Crash safety would probably be determined by the type of crash and the extent. Some crashes you'd do better in the "A", some you would do better in the "C".
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:59 AM   #4
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I did own a Class C a long time ago, more of a travel trailer guy. I am thinking about moving up to a Class C, heard too many cautions regarding safety of Class A's. What is the best brand, floorplan, etc.
Safety in a class A a problem? After owning three 40' diesel pushers over a period of 12 years and 9 other RV's, I can say I never felt safer going down the road than I did in my class A MH's! Not sure what you've been reading or who your talking too, but I think, perhaps, just perhaps, you're a bit off base with your conclusion!
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:16 AM   #5
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I appreciate your feedback. Not really my conclusions, just MH Reviews on line. Keep them coming. I need as much info as I can get to ensure I make the right decision as a move up fro a TT to a MH.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:38 PM   #6
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Sun Seeker 3110 - Good floorplan for our needs - balancing flexible sleeping with moderate size / cost. No real complaints - but as usual, you get what you pay for...
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:42 PM   #7
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love our 3170ds lots of room ,and bunks are great for grandkids...make sure to get auto levelers ,makes life so much easier
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:39 PM   #8
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I had two Coachman Class C's and loved them both. Now I have a Coachman Class A and really love it. Drives better than the C's, and I can see a whole lot better. And the front seats turn around for more seating area for guests. My A has the Ford chassis which is highly rated and very safe.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:10 PM   #9
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C- a- or a 5

Had a class A, was great for two but not so great with kids. Had several travel trailers and they suited the purpose at the time. Got a 35 foot 5th wheel when getting ready to retire and it was very nice, except for when backing or setting it up at a destination. We now have a 2013 Sunseeker 3170DS class C, and we are in love with it. Great with grandkids, very easy to drive, backing is a breeze, very easy set-up. I am planning on towing my Jeep Wrangler. I believe this is the greatest RV we have owned. I hate that it is now in it's garage for the winter. If you don't need the bunk beds, they have a similar floor plan that includes a computer/desk area.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:28 PM   #10
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We love our Coachmen Concord 300TS. Great on the road (Florida to California and back, twice)! This is a great road machine. Easy to live in (4 weeks per California trip plus Christmas trips and monthly long weekends). We are planning to full time in this when I retire. Currently planning to add swivels to the front seats so we can add them to the living space.
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