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Old 02-26-2017, 09:54 AM   #1
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Class C overhang

Hi all. This question would pertain to Class C owners. My wife and I are thinking of getting a Forester or Sunseeker in the future. Our question might seem a little silly to some but is important to us. When traveling we take a tremendous amount of pictures out the windows of our pickup. Of course some include pictures of the mirrors and bug remains. My question is does the overhang show in most of the pictures you take? And does it get in your way of sightseeing?
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:57 AM   #2
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I don't understand the question.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:34 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered, I see its your first post. I have friends with "Cs" none have ever complained of the overhang getting in the way of taking pictures.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:38 AM   #4
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You will get a bit of a shadow over the windshield but it's not really bad. I have a GTS model that has the small cap that starts at windshield molded into top of camper body. Absolutely love it and looks great too. The trade off is no bunks over cab just cabinets.
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I don't understand the question.
Sorry ilmor, I should have specified taking pictures out of the windshield.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:50 AM   #6
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We own a Class C without the bed over cab (B+). It does not show up in dashcam shots
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cdrdwd...7668265484464/
I think it's visibility depends on how you compose the photo. Search "dash cam rv" and you should find a fair amount of videos. We rented a classic Class C and I did not think it hindered the view (looking forward and up you can see it).
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:28 PM   #7
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We had a Class C with the bunk overhang. We traded it for a GTS, like sgtlm17 posted, with the smaller "Trekker" cap. For photography the traditional overhang can occasionally put some interesting shadows in the cab. Not a huge problem but it does happen. And you won't be able to watch for birds at Twelve O'Clock High. But overall for sight seeing I don't think there is much difference.

I suggest looking at a model that offers the "Trekker" cap, installed standard on the GTS series, as an option. An added benefit is the "Trekker" cap is much more aerodynamic than the traditional overhang...and that makes it significantly quieter in our experience....
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:54 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies guys. Much appreciated.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:11 PM   #9
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Lets just hope the driver is watching the road and that the passenger is snapping the pics.
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:59 PM   #10
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These 2 pictures are an example of point and shoot out the windshield while on the move. They were taken at a wide angle setting (18mm) and this is what came out. And as you can see the overhang can be seen.
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Any picture program, even a smart phone can be used to crop out unwanted sights. Even that pesky finger.
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:26 PM   #12
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Either zoom in a bit or crop to more of a panoramic ratio.
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Old 03-04-2017, 10:24 AM   #13
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Or you can be content with the pictures you have. As it shows you a good rendition of what traveling about in a motorhome of that type can be. And the Lord has allowed us the great happiness of the wonderful and memorable trips to put in the photo album.
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:43 PM   #14
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Hey where was 2nd pic taken looks like leaving Yellowstone to Cody
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We had no problem with the overhang when we had a class C. If you move the camera closer to the windshield you can just about eliminate the overhang.
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Hey where was 2nd pic taken looks like leaving Yellowstone to Cody
Yes it was, going to Buffalo Bill Dam.
It has been our first trip around US and we have been on the road for the past 31 weeks. And it has been and is a great trip. Thanks for your reply. This was a quick grab and shoot picture and I was more concerned about installing a round top edge on the the camper. And wanted to document how it was done. But everything went well.
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Nice

Was that campground still there on the right? I stayed there in 1990 . Great part of the country Cody was nice to was out to sturgis on the Harley
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:15 PM   #18
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Wish they would put that cab over on a Chevy chassis C.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:27 AM   #19
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Thanks for all of the replies guys! Sounds like it's probably a non issue for us armature photographers! LOL
Still trying to decide between the Sunseeker 3010 and the class A Georgetown GT3 30X3.
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Georetown would give a big old windshield to look out...
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