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 7/21/2009 1:54 AM

Hi , Can anybody help us with what 35-40ft model used motorhomes are 98" wide not including awning and mirrors,  we have looked at the manufactures sites of the brands we know (only know a couple) but they only have the latest models rigs listed.

Cheers from Aussie
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 7/21/2009 2:11 PM
 Modified By RJKossman  on 7/21/2009 1:11:33 PM



Send me a private email and I will give you a couple of sites to search.


Bob and Gwen K from PA '99 Endeavor 37WDS4 2009 Ford Tarus or boat Four cats
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 7/22/2009 9:16 PM

Hi Barb:

Since others have been slow to respond, let me take a short stab at it--and hopefully, those people who really know what they are talkikng about will chime in and correct me.

First, it appears that you are looking for an older Class A rig (the 35-40 ft requirement).

As far as I can recall, the older Class A rigs that were only 8ft (96 inches) wide--and referred to as Narrow Bodies)-- were primarily made before 1998.  Almost all of the Class A rigs that I can think of built after 1998 were 8 ft 6 inches wide (102 inches) and are sometimes referred to as Wide Bodies.

Not sure where your 98 inch requirements comes from. It is possible that some of the older bus-style motorhome were only 8 feet wide, but I am really only guessing here.

If you are going to keep the rig in the US, and sell it later, then you are limiting yourself too much trying to stay with a Narrow Body.  Even though there are a few states that supposedly limit an RV width to only 96", no one has been bothered nor stopped in these states.

In looking for a used motorhome, I would suggest that you look at models newer than 1998, since many good changes in chassis and features occurred after that date.  With the economy in the US not being in very good shape right now, there are LOTS of motorhome owners anxious to sell their motorhome, so you should be able to find a good selection at reasonable prices.

OK, RVA guys, jump in and help Barb--and correct any of my statements that are off base.





Cheers and happy travels, Mike www.backroadtravelers.com
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 7/24/2009 11:26 PM

Thanks Mike,

The 98" comes from Aussie only allowing that width (when we have done 3X6months in the US we want to bring it home). If it is wider it is classed as a wide load and restricted to daylight travel and warning signs.

Cheers from Aussie
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 7/24/2009 11:37 PM
 Modified By dutch  on 7/24/2009 10:39:41 PM

Hi, Barb,

Mike has provided good information about used coaches.  I'd agree that many before 1998 were 96" wide models.  I thought that Fleetwood might be making some 96" wide models for 2010 but I was mistaken, so I think you'll have to look at the used market.

Dutch '07 Allegro Bay 34' '09 Honda Fit Sport Whatever hits the fan will not be distributed evenly
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 7/26/2009 3:15 PM

Hi Barb,

   Not sure if it's any help but I have a 34 ft 2001 National Sea Breeze that I bought new and it is a 96 incher. It has slides, is very easy to drive and handles impressively. Engine is a Ford V-10.

   Of course, National is no longer in business but there may be some used units around that you like. I don't know if they made any larger than my 34 footer.

Good luck in your search.


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 7/29/2009 2:04 PM

In the June Issue of RV VIEW "Four Winds" has two new models that are 96" wide. They'e some of the latest "compact, fuel efficient models". They're front diesels (7L International MaxxForce 7) similiar to the Ford PowerStroke v-8. Side entry and 32ft long. You can look at the floor plans at www.serrano-rv.com. Don't know if they might meet your need or not. I don't have a Four WInds MH or know anything about Four WIndows, other than what I've read?? I don't think they would work for me.

Later Frank
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 8/7/2009 8:33 PM

Thanks everyone for your help. We have decided the way for us to go is a c class they fit most of our requirments and we think we can work with there widths.

Cheers from Aussie
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