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Class C RVs
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:02:16 AM »
Hello,

New to this forum.

We have been RVing for 25 plus years pulling trailers. We are looking into Class C RV,s we are going to be pulling a Jeep (weight 4,750 lbs) so will need an RV that can pull this. Have been looking at several makes and models. I was told to stay away from Thor because there are issues with quality. Looking for either new or used (lightly). Please advise on the best RV for the money.

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Re: Class C RVs
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 10:26:59 AM »
Please advise on the best RV for the money.
There is no such thing. The best RV for you would be the one with the floor plan you liked the best. Floor plan is the most important thing to consider when RV shopping because the floor plan is the one thing you cannot change on an RV. If you don't get it right when you buy it you will never be happy with your RV.
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Re: Class C RVs
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 11:29:35 AM »
It's popular to sash Thor quality these days, but they are probably no worse than any other in the same price class.  Thor does, however, offer a lot of low-priced brands/models that are superficially attractive and buyers who choose those models are often disappointed in the under-the-covers shortcuts used to achieve the lower price.  RVs are extremely price-competitive and a brand that that offers a lower price for the same size & equipment has always cheapened it somewhere, usually where a novice won't notice. Winnebago and Jayco (a Thor brand) generally make products in the mid to upper price tiers and thus spend more on quality construction and materials, but they are by no means perfect.  I'm not at all familiar with the Forest River Class C's or the current offering from Fleetwood, so won't comment n them.


An RV is a house, so "Best" is whatever equipment, size and layout works for your needs.   Next comes your towing requirement - you need one rated for at east 5000 lbs of tow capacity.  Most C's based on the Ford E450 or Chevy Kodiak chassis will have that, but always verify once you find one you like.

Assuming you want something over 26 ft, you should also look at the smaller Class A's, e.g.from Tiffin and Winnebago.  They are almost always more capable than a longer Class C and [for a given size] usually have more interior room and storage space as well.
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Re: Class C RVs
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 12:27:27 PM »
   All are far from perfect....but there are some that stand a bit above the masses in quality of construction. The chassis, will simply be a Ford or Chevy. Personally....I’d recommend the 450/4500 chassis. Better to have a little more chassis than you need, than not enough!  A large classic c or a unit with heavier construction,insulation, dual pane windows, etc. will likely require the 450/4500 chassis!
    As mentioned, be satisfied with your floor plan....but, not at the sacrifice of other critical issues.  An example: we have a corner bed, not the most comfortable and a “pia” to make. But, we wanted a class c with superior “wintering” capabilities, from a manufacturer out of business with relatively few available on the market....sometimes comprises must be made. You need to determine what your absolute “musts” are, and what compromises you are willing to make. It may be difficult to find and cover all of your wants!
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Re: Class C RVs
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 12:38:53 PM »
There aren't many Class C's that are rated to tow more than 5,000 lbs, so you'll be cutting it pretty close with a 4750 lb Jeep. Something to keep in mind when shopping...
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Re: Class C RVs
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 02:02:42 PM »
There aren't many Class C's that are rated to tow more than 5,000 lbs, so you'll be cutting it pretty close with a 4750 lb Jeep. Something to keep in mind when shopping...

Do you think that is because of 'lack of ability'  OR the Hitch rating?

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Re: Class C RVs
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 02:05:06 PM »
Ours is listed as able to pull 7,500#. My towed car all full of stuff up to the roof for a long winter weights 3,900# at the scale including the dolly.  I don't even notice is there except for the rear camera.  Like all manufacturers, there were some issues, but the dealer took care of them under warranty.  Whatever you buy, you will expect some issues.  That has been my experience. Dealer makes the difference.
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Re: Class C RVs
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 03:34:02 PM »
Do you think that is because of 'lack of ability'  OR the Hitch rating?

The listed hitch rating is usually the culprit, especially when the frame has been extended.
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Re: Class C RVs
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2018, 04:18:18 PM »
You may wish to look into a super c. That's what we ended up with to tow our Jeep with a little extra towing capacity and cargo capacity.

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Re: Class C RVs
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2018, 02:59:05 PM »
Our 4-day-old 32' Nexus Phantom Class C has a 7,500-lb. towing capacity -- it's a feature we specifically looked for too....
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Re: Class C RVs
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2018, 03:06:04 PM »
There is no such thing. The best RV for you would be the one with the floor plan you liked the best. Floor plan is the most important thing to consider when RV shopping because the floor plan is the one thing you cannot change on an RV. If you don't get it right when you buy it you will never be happy with your RV.
A regular Class C, cannot. A super C, however, will be able to as rockcrawler mentioned.
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