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Old 06-04-2003, 01:32 PM   #1
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I was curious how many feel that owning a class A is no longer an option after having a truck conversion? I don't even have mine yet and I'm already feeling that way!
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Old 06-04-2003, 03:48 PM   #2
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I've never had a Class A but I feel that way!


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Old 06-04-2003, 04:28 PM   #3
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No way no class A!

My trip to Florida really proved to me how awesome these handle seriously bad road & wind conditions. I had a guy come up to me that was in a Country Coach DP at a rest stop in Florida and ask how I was dealing with the wind. I seriously did not realize how hard it was blowing until we got out of the RV. These things handle so well that this has become a non issue for me. Also the interior (at least in a Show Hauler) blows away any class A. I could go on and on.

Patrick, be prepared for many many requests to tour your rig, I can barely get anything done around the campsite with so many admires coming over and asking questions. I think that is the fun part.

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Old 06-04-2003, 05:23 PM   #4
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Heck, I've felt that way about Class "A"'s since seeing how most were built. I'm gonna build my camper on a Class 8 chassis, and if that ends up being a Peterbilt, call the rig the "CLASSY C" mainly because this type is technically a Class "C" motorhome. Who says "A" is better than "C"?
BTW- Bill, how is the back doing?
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Old 06-06-2003, 06:53 AM   #5
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Warpath: Your previous comments of how well the Showhauler handles in the wind were the main factors in my decision. The harsh ride and noise in most class "A"s was livable but not enjoyed. Before I ordered my Showhauler I test drove a new $280k, 350hp Beaver. I was not impressed, bumps still shuddered the entire coach, 20 mph crosswinds were felt. It's funny talking to owners of these high line class "A"s. They will deny any rough ride or wind effect...I guess if I paid $280k for a coach that was worth $120k the next year I'd have to brainwash myself into believing it was awesome to keep from pulling my hair out! I have never been through New Mexico or Kansas when there wasn't a 25-45 mph crosswind. I can't wait to kick back in the Showhauler and watch the class "A"s fight to keep between the lines.
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LOL - I keep describing mine as a Class C on steroids but people still don't understand until the see it


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Old 06-22-2003, 06:55 PM   #7
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Consider this: Why are cab-overs near extinction? They ride like crap! All a class A is, is a longer wheelbase cab-over...hence why they all ride terrible.
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Old 06-22-2003, 08:16 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Patrick:
Consider this: Why are cab-overs near extinction? They ride like crap! All a class A is, is a longer wheelbase cab-over...hence why they all ride terrible.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
BINGO!! Then it gets even better when you add air-ride to the front suspension like Warpath did. THAT has got to be the REAL RIDE!
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Old 07-18-2003, 04:41 PM   #9
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That has me wondering if I'll like the ride of mine well enough to not want bags up front. I asked a used truck salesman (I think he was drunk) why they didn't have them in front and he claimed a pot hole would blow them out and they are expensive.
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LOL!!!
A pot hole could blow it out, theoretically. But, a pot hole large enough to blow a decent(re: Goodyear) air-bag would also take out the tire, rim and spindle. And you'd have to be running triple digits.
The reason air-ride front ends aren't popular is two-fold. First, they're expensive to spec and even more expensive to retrofit. Second, the ride on the early units was so soft it left drivers with a very unsettling feeling. Going around corners, clover-leafs, etc. left you feeling like the truck was trying to lay down.
The new systems have a more solid feel while softening the ride.
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