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Old 09-30-2020, 04:10 PM
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Anyone out there own or have experience with the Super C Motorhomes, particularly one with the Freightliner Chassis? I truly love my Winnebago on the Mercedes chassis but the wife and I are in a position to be able to take longer excursions and feel the present one might be a little small for a month or two at a time. We just did a an 11 day trip to the Black Hills and felt we spent half our time picking up after ourselves. Plus more towing capacity for the toys would be nice.
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I have been watching a You Tube channel about them,

Nice but costly
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Originally Posted by gotitmadecij View Post
I have been watching a You Tube channel about them, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFneF74OemY&t=1655s

Nice but costly
costly in many ways.....crazy number of complicated systems.....lots of gizmos....pray the drivetrain holds up....not simple or cheap...certainly a stylish way to go....
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I asked on a RV forum and most of the advice was to go with a Class A diesel pusher instead.
I'm still shopping and trying to make up my mind.
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
costly in many ways.....crazy number of complicated systems.....lots of gizmos....pray the drivetrain holds up....not simple or cheap...certainly a stylish way to go....
all rv’s are like that.
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Just go big or go home and get a diesel pusher.
I have a friend who has a dandy for sale. 165,000 miles, $130,000
She's the second owner and the first owner was Jack Rousch if that tells you anything about what it's like.
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Originally Posted by s_ebels View Post
Just go big or go home and get a diesel pusher.
I have a friend who has a dandy for sale. 165,000 miles, $130,000
She's the second owner and the first owner was Jack Rousch if that tells you anything about what it's like.

As the driver of a Diesel Pusher Class A motor home, I would argue it's superior against any other form of RV transport. As a reader of the guy selling a Jack Rousch creation for $130,000, pay attention. You'd likely be getting a deal that cost over $1,000,000 to start with, and with systems that will work for a long time. Wish I had the link and the inclination, but it seems to be a great opportunity for you. I imagine it's a 45' coach, though, which is more than we can use, but is the standard of most full-time travelers.
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If I thought we were at the point of selling the house and going full time I would definitely consider a pusher, but don't see that happening. We both both feel our base camp is our home and want to still be to be able go on extended trips. I think that a 34-38 foot would be adequate and is as big as I can harbor on premise. I like that with the cab/chassis configuration there is a more defined responsibility regarding repairs between chassis and cabin, like I have now and assume it is like that with the Freightliner cab/chassis. Besides almost any truck stop or repair shop are probably capable of servicing or repairing it. I admit I am a bit of a novice regarding the relation between the chassis/cab and cabin responsibility, just feel there is a gray area there. Anyways, i think I'm stuck between my Class C and a pusher, and sure I don't want a gasser Class A.. Still looking for first-hand experience on the Super C's. Thanks for the comments.
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Originally Posted by ncmallard78 View Post
all rv’s are like that.
not the one's I build
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Originally Posted by Bob1957 View Post
I asked on a RV forum and most of the advice was to go with a Class A diesel pusher instead.
I'm still shopping and trying to make up my mind.
What's the RV forum you read? I'd like to find a good one similar to THT.
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The company I retired from after 42+ years had a Freightliner chassis class C that we used for training purposes.

I know it had a diesel and an Allison transmission. The "box" had 2 slide-outs, could accommodate 25 people for training. It travelled ALL over the country and rarely was at rest.

We bought it from Renegade in 2008 and as of 2018 it was still running down the highway. I do not recall any major problems with the drivetrain or the structure. It held up pretty well.
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I have a haulmark garage home on a freight liner Columbia chassis. 450 hp Mercedes with auto transmission. We use for mx racing. We pull a 24 foot enclosed trailer behind it sometimes and you can't tell its back there at all. The hitch on this style Of camper camper is far superior and safer then on a pusher motor home. The freightliner can be worked on at the majority of truck stops as they are used by many freight companies and parts are kept on hand. It gets about 9 mpg if driven around 70 mph. I also like the the semi style/truck front end with all of the idiots on the road, gives me about 7 feet of space between me and whatever there driving. I've had two of these in the past ten years and have traveled the majority of the country racing cars and motorcycles they are built like tanks. If I could post pics I would.
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If I thought we were at the point of selling the house and going full time I would definitely consider a pusher, but don't see that happening. We both both feel our base camp is our home and want to still be to be able go on extended trips. I think that a 34-38 foot would be adequate and is as big as I can harbor on premise. I like that with the cab/chassis configuration there is a more defined responsibility regarding repairs between chassis and cabin, like I have now and assume it is like that with the Freightliner cab/chassis. Besides almost any truck stop or repair shop are probably capable of servicing or repairing it. I admit I am a bit of a novice regarding the relation between the chassis/cab and cabin responsibility, just feel there is a gray area there. Anyways, i think I'm stuck between my Class C and a pusher, and sure I don't want a gasser Class A.. Still looking for first-hand experience on the Super C's. Thanks for the comments.
A better place to ask your question is on IRV2, a website dedicated to RV and camping lifestyle. You will find a lot being said comparing super c to pushers. I had diesel pushers on Freightliner chassis. I felt the engine/drivetrain part of the rig was pretty dialed in. The weak link is the house-part. Presuming you visit IRV2 you will find much being said about the strengths and weakness of various brands construction, warranty support etc. You will also find an active debate of Spartan Chassis Vs Freightliner.
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Just something to think about guys. Selling everything going RV full time is a big step. I got to see what it felt like that year I lived in New Bern NC on the yacht when I sold my house in two days after listing it and didn't have a plan. It was one of the funnest times in my life but it grew old. 6 months I can tell I felt something was missing. 8 months I was ready for a change. I can live in smaller spaces than Yall can living in the back of a truck with a sleeper for all that time I did that thank god its company motels at night now, , but I had a home to come back to. Base camp as someone mentioned . You don't feel locked doing what your doing. After 8 months living abord I started feeling that locked feeling If you sell, and go Class 3 the novility will wear off sometime. Your basicly living in a very small single wide trailer with wheels. Your either going to living in Walmart parking lots or pay to play every night.
I have the slide in and I use what I learned in trucking. I"m on my second one, I have yet to pay for a over night camping spot. Girl I'm with now , her X and he did that its her dime. Were still waiting on her to pay. Till then I pull in like I did with the big truck and the camping is fun whats behind my slide in is the reason I'm there. Boats biikes racing.

Inside of these things are built like a king could enjoy. Talking about the bigger motorcoaches. If you can afford one of those and can't afford to kept the house and run the motorhome might need to down size and rethink the program. Yuma , AZ those winter places are packed with RVs in winter. Remember your either crammed up so close to the next one you can hear your neighbor farting two trailers over or you pay a much highter lot fee to get a little bit quiter/better view.
Most of these things sit in the peoples yard after a year . Just make sure your ready for that much change.
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Take a look at models that come with the diesel F550 chassis, sounds like it’s exactly what you’re looking for.
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Work neighbor has a truck repair shop and is also big into drag racing. They went from a series of big pushers to a super c, and says he won't go back. Says that working on the power unit is like working on anything else that comes through his shop. His is a bit non-typical in that it is running on a perterbuilt chassis with an ISX15 and 18 speed.
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Originally Posted by AfterHoursNLCT View Post
What's the RV forum you read? I'd like to find a good one similar to THT.
iRV2.com
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I have owned motorhomes since 2002. I have had small class Cs, a bitch to drive long distance especially out west. I had a diesel pusher, nice to drive but after seeing one wrecked, I went with a Super Class C. A lot safer and and just so much easier to service.
I now live in a Dynamax 37T. All RVs are mostly junk no matter what you pay. They all use the same suppliers mainly Lippert. My dynamax is on a Freightliner M2 106 truck chassis with a cummins 8.9 engine tow rating is 20,000 lbs. You wont fined that on a pusher.
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...oops sorry, the above sportsman is uplifted by Renegade.One of the smaller truck conversions your'e gonna find.

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