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ron.dittmer

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Posted: 07/05/21 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pnichols wrote:

Ron, from your photos above it looks like the captain's chair also slides forward and backward? (as well as swiveling)

If so, note that whoever is using the captain's chair in your RV can also face it at the right hand dinette seat, slide the captain's chair all the way forward to be as close to the dinette seat as possible, and then raise up their legs to rest their feet on the dinette cushion. We do this all the time with our very comfortable stock barrel chair.

This is also a good way, from a barrel chair or captain's chair, to watch a small portable TV screen (or computer monitor screen) that is sitting on the dinette table.
Yes, as I stated before, I use the dinette bench as an ottoman.

A person sitting in that 3rd captain seat has their own dining surface through utilizing the flip-up countertop across from the main entry door. It's not ideal, but works in a pinch.


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Posted: 07/05/21 06:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've never tried eating off the flip-out from the galley counter-top by spinning the barrel chair and then sliding it forward so as to be closer to the flip-out.

That might be a neat thing to try ... but it seems that the flip-out might be a bit too high for easy reach when sitting in the barrel chair eating. [emoticon]


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Posted: 07/05/21 10:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cbigham wrote:

. Handling issues were easily solved by a few hundred dollars worth of suspension upgrades.


Curios as to what suspension upgrades you made. Could provide a little more info?


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Posted: 07/06/21 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is just one example that one of the members that has contributed to this thread did to address handling issues.

Suspension Upgrades


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Posted: 07/06/21 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IAMICHABOD,

Thanks for the link,

Bill

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ezgoin wrote:

IAMICHABOD,

Thanks for the link,

Bill


Your very welcome!

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I like the Class C, Winnebago Minnie, 2002 because it had sleeping capacity for 2 kids and friends. Drives like a large van and I liked the Ford E450 V10, great power, never worried about MPG. If you are worried tenting is still fun [emoticon]. The class A has a larger view upfront which is a plus. It does get a little hot up front on the Class C but nothing to worry about, been driving the unit for 19 years. Maintenance on this unit is much easier since there is so much room. Overall the Ford chassis held up nicely over the years, engine and transmission still going strong. Pay attention to leaks but easy to maintain and repair. Hope you enjoy many more years RVing.

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Just my experience with my gas class A…

Driving south down to HWH for a leveler issue. Into the sun midsummer. I had the dash AC on high. I had the funky corner fans that blow on the window on. I had the big front window visors down. I had the generator on. I had the front roof top AC on and I was still not comfortable in the driver’s seat wearing sun glasses.

Great view but driving sucked.

In my current class C. The dog & I do well with just the dash AC on driving south midday in the summer.

Then there where the much higher cost of everything. Think tires, shocks or wiper blades. A heater vale cost over $120 because it was old. Anything that wears out costs more. The replacement of a transmission filler tub was about $800 because they had to do other things and do a full whatever before they did a refill on the Allison to do it right. Ford truck dealer in Madison WI.

None of the above with my class C.


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