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 3/14/2008 4:15 PM
 
We're curious about Class Bs and thinking of switching from our Class C 22' Winnebago to a smaller unit. We'd appreciate any information--best brands, etc.
Thanks, Cheerio
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 3/14/2008 4:30 PM
 
Hi cheerio, I am dreaming of owning a B some day so have been asking lots of questions, too. What you will hear is everyone is different in what works for them in looks, storage, floorplans, budget etc. Some want to spend the extra $$ for a diesel engine that gets better mileage, some want gas that's cheaper upfront but gets less per mile. Perhaps check online with other B owners or if you live near a dealer that sells Bs, ask if they will refer you to other buyers so you can ask them. If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.

Sometimes, the only right answer is silence...which in and of itself speaks a thousand words.
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 3/14/2008 4:57 PM
 
After posting my question we noticed the discussion about Bs and learned a lot...especially how expensive they are! We've only taken two trips, which I loved, but on both noticed sway in the wind, which was all the time. We suspect the Bs would be more stable in wind, but maybe stabilizers would help our Class C???
Why do you prefer the B? Cheerio
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 3/14/2008 6:18 PM
 
I think you are going to feel the wind in any high profile vehicle. I have a 23' Coach House Platium motorhome. Don't know if it is considered a C- or a B+. It doesn't have the bed over the cab. I had a 24' class c motorhome on a chev chassis that was hard to keep on the road. It didn't take much of a cross wind to feel like I was wrestling a gorilla. Next I had a 27' class c on a ford chassis and it handled so much better. The one I have now is on a ford chassis and it handles good. I drive a regular van all the time and I can feel the wind in it too. You just need to slow down if it is windy and get off the road if it gets too bad.
Martha
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 3/14/2008 8:09 PM
 
I have heard that having the stabelizers installed makes a world of difference. If I had kept my C I would have had them installed for sure! It used to wear me out driving the C for any distance.

Paulette
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 3/14/2008 9:18 PM
 
Welcome Cheerio.
I have a 2003 Forest River M-B Cruiser Class B 22 foot, it's a Sprinter (Mercedes Benz diesel and Freightliner chassis). Forest River no longer makes the M-B Cruiser. I've had mine since December and I love it. We used to RV in a Class A - big change to the small B. My last trip had one really windy day and I felt it swaying all over the road.
I like having a diesel, more power, 21 mpg on the last trip, and the fact that it is narrow in width - easy to drive and park. It meets my needs - not much storage, but I have just learned to travel with less "stuff". Wherever the next year takes you...enjoy the ride
Margie 1999 Allegro Class A (For Sale) 2003 M-B Cruiser (Ms."B"Haven) Chihuahua (Buddy) & Maltese (Holly)

Margie 2003 M-B Cruiser (Ms."B"Haven) Chihuahuas (Annie, Penny & Buddy) & Maltese (Holly)
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 3/14/2008 10:25 PM
 
I don't know how much stabilizers cost or anything about them, but if you love the C and only want to downsize because of the sway, I'd think I'd give them a try.
Everyone else; where are stabilizers installed and what is their function? If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.

Sometimes, the only right answer is silence...which in and of itself speaks a thousand words.
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