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Old 04-22-2015, 04:33 PM   #1
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When I rented a "C" just to test it out in locations I'd be going, I seemed to notice the ride is more fatiguing than what I encountered with a Sprinter or Chevy van when I rented one last year. Not uncomfortable, but just more fatiguing, where it would definitely require more overnight stops on a long trip than with a van.

It wasn't that the "C" was bad to drive... but just seemed to take more time/effort than a van. Is this just me, or is this something universal?
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:48 PM   #2
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What Chassis was it on? Different size than last year?
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The "C" I rented was a fairly late (2012-2013) chassis Sprinter, and the "B" I rented a year or two ago was the same vintage.

One place where it showed was on I-45 and 130. It wasn't a white-knuckle ride, but the "C" did require a firmer hand than the "B" on the windy Texas highways.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:43 PM   #4
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If i was getting a c i would get a forest river Sunseeker 2300 on chevy chassis(4500) and all it's options. best value for the money. it is however 25 feet long and 101 iches wide.hey it's a C
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As much as I am not a big Sprinter fan, I think if I were to look at a C, it would be one of the offerings from Leisure. They appear to be very well done.
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It's the width. It's just more fatiguing to constantly be scanning to make sure you are in your lane. That and fighting the crosswinds and passing semi's. If I ever have to go back to one of those type RV's, I'll probably just hang it up.
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I have a couple of B friends who moved up from Class B to Class Cs and are now back down to Class Bs. One will pop in here sooner or later and can you give first hand experience in regard to the differences in a Sprinter Class C vs a Sprinter Class B. I don't know if it would be totally fair to compare, say, a Ford Class C to a Chevy Class B or any other cross brand. Not all Class Bs are a piece of cake either from some brand and model complaints that seem rather recurring. All I know are Sprinters and I have been very happy. I've driven a couple of U-Haul trucks extremely long distances (Florida and Michigan to Minnesota) and didn't care for the experience at all. Those two U-Haul experiences and looking at similar size Class Cs was enough to dissuade my wife from ever considering one. Her emphatic reaction and first words when we first looked at a Winnebago View 10 years ago was, "We would have to tow a car!" That narrowed our RV shopping considerably. We weren't going to tow anything. We were getting rid of an Airstream trailer for that very reason.
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I have a couple of B friends who moved up from Class B to Class Cs and are now back down to Class Bs.
Don't you mean "moved down from a Class B to Class Cs..."?
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I have a couple of B friends who moved up from Class B to Class Cs and are now back down to Class Bs.
Don't you mean "moved down from a Class B to Class Cs..."?
I was thinking in context of size when I typed that.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:01 AM   #10
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Know how you feel. I used own a 33' A a few years back. At a RV this spring I sat in the driver's seat of a A and did not like it.

I'm wondering how the small C's like the Winnebago Trend or Pleasure Way Prestige drive?
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