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Old 03-16-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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O.K.,lets hear it, the pro's and cons of a Class C. We have always done the tow behind thing but now are curious about a driving type for easy set up and take down.

Camper! You talked him into it??

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Old 03-17-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Camper! You talked him into it??

It's the other way around. He wants to try it this way but nothing is going to happen right now, we're just looking. I'm still worried about alternate transportation thing. We love to drive around the parks when we get there.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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It's the other way around. He wants to try it this way but nothing is going to happen right now, we're just looking. I'm still worried about alternate transportation thing. We love to drive around the parks when we get there.

Bicycles. Those great big tricycles! With baskets on the back! And an Ah-Ooga horn! Or a bicycle built for 2!

I love C's. Grew up starting with a tent, a tent trailer, then a truck camper. Parents got their C after I left the house Fooled them - I got a boyfriend with a C I even drove it in the residential hills of San Diego, which was ... interesting. Heh, but we're also talking ancient history here.

Boyfriend is long long gone, but I miss the C.

Sister has a B, her SO has an A. Brother has a 5th wheel and a camper (2 different trucks in his part of the family)

I'll still take a C.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Bicycles. Those great big tricycles! With baskets on the back! And an Ah-Ooga horn! Or a bicycle built for 2!

I love C's. Grew up starting with a tent, a tent trailer, then a truck camper. Parents got their C after I left the house Fooled them - I got a boyfriend with a C I even drove it in the residential hills of San Diego, which was ... interesting. Heh, but we're also talking ancient history here.

Boyfriend is long long gone, but I miss the C.

Sister has a B, her SO has an A. Brother has a 5th wheel and a camper (2 different trucks in his part of the family)

I'll still take a C.
That's good to know! We actually have some electric scooters that we take, which is another problem. Where to do put them. Normally we put them in the bed of the truck.

Daughter and I have been online all morning looking for some in town. Found a few that are interesting. Just might go look this weekend.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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O.K.,lets hear it, the pro's and cons of a Class C. We have always done the tow behind thing but now are curious about a driving type for easy set up and take down.
Ive had a new Class C , 26' , Coachman Brand...for 2 years now . Im 6'4" and 270 lbs and fit very nicely inside. There are two queen size beds...one in the rear and one over the cab. I can stand up totally inside, find there is more than enough storage inside and out, find it easy to manuever around town, is easy to care for, and has been a great deal of fun for me . Ive taken it on several long RV trips , have driven it thru heavy rain , snow, extreme heat, and high winds...all without any problem at all. Has never overheated, the roof a/c has always worked well , its reasonably quiet inside, heats the inside well in 24 degree temps outside, and setup is simple. I couldnt be happier with mine and i love having everything self contained instead of having to mess around jacking up a travel trailer, using chocks, etc... A Class C is very straight forward. My only minor complaint is that you wont see fuel economy much over 10 mpg , but owning this RV is worth it .
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:42 PM
 
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Go RVing - Explore RVs Including Towable and Motorized Styles
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Ive had a new Class C , 26' , Coachman Brand...for 2 years now . Im 6'4" and 270 lbs and fit very nicely inside. There are two queen size beds...one in the rear and one over the cab. I can stand up totally inside, find there is more than enough storage inside and out, find it easy to manuever around town, is easy to care for, and has been a great deal of fun for me . Ive taken it on several long RV trips , have driven it thru heavy rain , snow, extreme heat, and high winds...all without any problem at all. Has never overheated, the roof a/c has always worked well , its reasonably quiet inside, heats the inside well in 24 degree temps outside, and setup is simple. I couldnt be happier with mine and i love having everything self contained instead of having to mess around jacking up a travel trailer, using chocks, etc... A Class C is very straight forward. My only minor complaint is that you wont see fuel economy much over 10 mpg , but owning this RV is worth it .
Those are some of the same reason we want to go the class C route. We only get about 9 mpg now with the tow behind so 10 sounds good.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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Those are some of the same reason we want to go the class C route. We only get about 9 mpg now with the tow behind so 10 sounds good.
Take your time looking at C's . Theres many layouts inside. The one i have is called Coachmen Freedom Express which is designed by Camping World incorporating a whopping 103 cu.ft. rear storage compartment accessible from outside -- it is huge accomodating ALOT of cargo.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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I prefer using my 50 mpg Passat to travel and using private guest homes ($10 - $20 / night).

Ware do you find guest homes from $10
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I prefer using my 50 mpg Passat to travel and using private guest homes ($10 - $20 / night).
Ware (Where) do you find guest homes from $10
There are several directories available, usually an annual membership of $30-$50 / yr. Some directories are age / faith / sexual orientation restricted, others not. Couch-surfing is another option
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Just need to be creative, adventuresome, and friendly. I have got many invites just from folks I meet on the road.

OP: for the class C crowd, there are many options for cheap nights. I often do hospital parking lots, and fairgrounds / city parks / ski areas in rural locations, even city streets in a pinch. The guest home directories I use have designations for RV parking, and those folks usually let you stay for free. The low entry price of a used C is a bonus ($1000 - $3000)
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