The Top 3 Used Class C RV Motorhomes You Should Buy

In this article we’re going to be talking about the top three quality used Class C RV motorhomes that I can recommend as an RV inspector.

Of course, there’s lots of reasons to buy a Class C RV. But here’s an important question. Which one should you buy? And should you buy it new or used?

Well the truth is that you can save a lot of money if you buy a Class C RV motorhome on the used market.

Because you’ll save all the initial cost of a new Class C. And you’ll save on the depreciation as well.

Also, if you buy it more than a year old, most likely by that time all the little bugs and problems that came out of the RV factory has been resolved.

So there are good reasons to buy a used Class C motorhome. And this article is about my list of what I consider to be the top three quality manufacturers and models of recent used RVs.

Watch my video on the Top 3 used Class C RVs here

Now we’re only going to go back about 4-5 years in the used Class C motorhome market in this article. So let’s go ahead and get started.

What To Expect In Full-Size Class C RVs

And we’re going to start with the full size Class C’s first. Now the full size Class C’s are very popular. And they are the ones that most people think about when they think about Class C RVs.

So here’s a general rundown of what you can expect to see in a full size Class C. Usually it’s going to be somewhere between 24 and 32 feet in length.

And you’re usually going to see them on a Ford chassis. The most common chassis models that are used are either the E-350 or the E-450.

And because it is a Ford chassis, it’s probably going to have a Ford engine in it. And that means it could be the V-10 that’s been used for years in RVs. Or in recent times, the new V-8 engine that Ford is putting out.

And usually in that size of Class C RV motorhomes, you have about five to seven different floor plans that you can choose from.

Also, there’s more area in these full size Class C’s. So they will sleep anywhere from six to ten people. That means it’s a really good choice for families then.

So what recommendations do I have for buying a used Class C RV motorhome? One that’s a full size?

Well there’s three manufacturers I’m going to cover in this article. But only two are actually putting out full-size Class C’s.

My Full-Size Class C RV Recommendations

And the first one on my recommended list is Winnebago. In fact, when people think about Winnebago, I think in their mind they see a Class C RV.

That’s because Winnebago and a Class C is almost synonymous in the minds of many people.

And there’s been a model that Winnebago has put out for many years now. It’s really solid and reliable. It’s the Minnie Winnie. And this is a model that I can highly recommend to you in the full-size Class C market.

Used Class C RV - Winnebago Minnie Winnie
Winnebago Minnie Winnie

Next up on my list is Entegra. Now most people probably think Entegra just makes Class A RVs. But that’s not true.

In fact, they put out some nice Class C’s as well. And my recommendation is that you consider the Entegra Odyssey. It’s a very fine full-size Class C RV that’s well made.

Used Class C RV - Entegra Odyseey
Entegra Odyssey

What To Expect From Smaller Class C RVs

OK, now let’s talk about the smaller classes. These are the ones that are really getting popular now.

There’s a very hot market for them these days. They look almost like vans in many ways. And they’re generally built on a Mercedes chassis.

They’re usually only about 25-26 feet long. And they come with a diesel engine. That’s something a lot of people like because it gives them a little bit better fuel economy.

Now there’s usually only about four to five floor plans to choose from though. And it won’t sleep quite 10 people in most cases. But you can usually get six to sleep in the smaller Class C’s without too much issue.

So what makers, manufacturers and models do I recommend in this smaller Class C category?

My Smaller Class C Recommendations

Well, once again Winnebago is a good brand to consider. They make the Navion in this size category. And again it has a Mercedes chassis that a lot of people are looking for.

Winnebago Navion
Winnebago Navion

Next up is Entegra. They also make a smaller Class C. And I’m going to recommend the Qwest in their lineup.

Entegra Qwest
Entegra Qwest

Finally, I’m going to add Tiffin into this mix. And you may be thinking that Tiffin only makes Class A RVs. Well believe it or not, they also make a Class C model too.

It’s a very good small Class C that’s built on the Mercedes chassis. And it’s called the Wayfarer.

If you find a used Wayfarer Class C RV, it could very well be a good choice for you. Especially if you’re looking for a smaller used Class C RV motorhome.

Tiffin Wayfarer
Tiffin Wayfarer

Well, that’s my list of the top three brands and models of used Class C RV motorhomes. Both full-size and smaller.

More Recommended Used Class C’s

Now is that all the quality recently used Class C’s that are out there? Oh no! In fact, Winnebago and Entegra build more models than just the ones I covered here.

And any of those models would be a very good choice too. Because those companies build a good quality product when compared with their competition.

Now Tiffin only builds the one Class C RV at this point. But Winnebago covers a wide range of Class C RVs. And any one of them would be a good choice too.

Used Class C RV Motorhome Guidebook

But there are also other fine RV manufacturers in the used Class C market too. In fact, I have made a thorough list of all of the recently used Class C RV motorhomes that I recommend.

This list is useful for buying a used Class C RV from the past 4 years or so.

And that list is found in my guidebook that you can view here. It’s a very thorough listing of all of the Class C brands and models I recommend.

The guidebok will help you:

1- Know who the best quality manufacturers are in the Class C and Super C segments of the RV industry

2- Rank those top quality manufacturers in order

3- Compare the models of used Class C and Super C’s against one another by price

4- Get the most important facts about each RV model to compare with others in their price range (all price ranges are covered)

Each model is linked to their own web page where even more information can be gathered (a time saver)

And you will be able to contact me and ask any questions you like about the buying process for recently used Class C RVs.

Conclusion

But do you have any recommendations for a quality used Class C RV motorhome that you would like to recommend?

If so, please leave it in the comments below this article. I would love to hear what you have to say!

Have safe and happy travels my friends.

The Top 5 RV Maintenance Tips You Need To Know

In this article you’ll find my top five RV maintenance tips. You know, if
you want your RV to last, you’ve got to maintain it.

It’s just a fact of life and one that we can’t change. But here’s the really good news!

Roughly eighty percent of the maintenance tasks on an RV can be done by the average RVer. So you don’t need to be an RV tech or even be mechanically inclined.

Almost anyone can learn how to take care of the maintenance tasks around their RV.

So with all that in mind, let’s get started on my top five tips for RV maintenance then.

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RV Maintenance Tips – Number One

And number one is a big one! And that is – have a list for your maintenance tasks around the RV.

Oh, I know we all kind of like to do things by memory. Usually because we just don’t want to sit down and write it out a lot of the time.

But you know what? If we do it that way, we’re going to miss some things. We’re going to not do some things when they need to be done. And sometimes we may even forget to do it all together.

So it’s really important to have a list. And it doesn’t have to be a fantastic, unbelievable kind of list either. Just simply write it out.

Just put down the things you need to maintain on your RV. And maybe separate them out into sections for monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually.

That way it will remind you to do those tasks as they are needed. Then put in the date when you did each task too.

And then all you’ve got to do is take a a real quick look at your maintenance list. You will then know when you did that maintenance task last.

And also when it’s coming up on the schedule again. It’s really kind of simple. It just takes a little bit of effort on our part to sit down and get
that list together. But it’s really important!

RV Maintenance Tips – Number Two

My second tip – include the engine and the drivetrain on your RV maintenance list.

Yes, I know that many RVers take care of their RV itself really well. But they don’t really think about the engine and drivetrain nearly as much.

Now you may be saying, “well I don’t have a motorhome”. But even if you have a towable RV, there’s an engine and a drivetrain somewhere that pulls that RV around.

So no matter what RV you have, there’s going to be an engine and drivetrain that needs some maintenance.

What I’m saying is, make sure that you stay up with that mechanical maintenance. Because if you don’t, then you’re going to be sitting for a while eventually.

You need to keep that engine and drivetrain in very good working order to get your RV around. So include it on your maintenance list that you write out.

RV Maintenance – Tip Number Three

My third tip is – about how long you should go between service intervals on these maintenance tasks.

And of course, it’s hard to say how long maintenance intervals should be for everybody. The reason why is because there’s so many different types of RV’s.

And they can have all kinds of components and items in them that need maintenance. So maintenance intervals can be very different from one RV to the other.

That means that there’s a need for you to know what your particular RV needs. As far as maintenance intervals go.

Now in order to get that information, I highly recommend to get familiar with the manuals for the items and components in your RV. And also for the engine and drivetrain.

Again this is something not a lot of people really like to do. But it’s very important!

Set about right away to getting the manuals for things such as your water heater. Also for your furnace, roof, air conditioners, and your engine and so on. Get those manuals now!

You may say, “how can I do that?” Because maybe you didn’t get the manuals when you purchased your RV.

But the truth is that these days, you can find just about any manual you want online. And download it to have it on hand when it is needed.

Then just go in the manual to the maintenance section. And it will tell you how to maintain pretty much anything about that component.

Then all you’ve got to do is just follow those guidelines. Once again, I highly recommend to do what the manual tells you to do for maintenance
intervals.

And use what they recommend for any fluids or lubricants too. Because there’s a reason why they tell you to do that.

Maintenance Tip Number Four

Now for tip number four – have a good set of working tools. That way you can take care of a lot of the maintenance for your RV yourself.

Now I made a video about this in the past, and this video provides a very good basic place to start for a good RV toolkit.

RV maintenance tips tool kit
Click this image watch my video on RV tools you need

And you don’t need to go crazy. It’s not going to cost you a ton of money to get started on a good RV tool kit.

But you do need to have certain tools to perform maintenance tasks
around the RV. So get yourself a good tool bag. And then take care of the tools that you buy.

My Last RV Maintenance Tip

Now for tip number five, and this is a really good one. There’s no excuse these days for not knowing how to maintain anything on your RV. Why?

Because if you don’t know how to do it, just go to YouTube and make a search for that particular maintenance item.

Like how to clean out your water heater, or clean off your roof. Or perhaps sanitize your fresh water tank. Or clean your awning. Things like that.

All of this can be found in videos on YouTube. So there’s no excuse for not being able to do it.

They’ll show you how to do it and and give you good ideas. Maybe even some good shortcuts too.

I know I consult YouTube videos all the time myself. So be sure to make good use of YouTube for RV maintenance tasks.

But you can also use websites too. There’s a lot of websites that lay it out for you step by step. And that can be very valuable.

But of course, I know that a lot of us like to see it done on video. So maybe use information on websites along with YouTube videos.

Conclusion

Well, those are my top five RV maintenance tips. Now let me say this. As an RV inspector, I have seen the poor results of not doing RV maintenance over and over again.

And let me tell you, some of it is just shocking. In fact, I have seen a five-year-old RV that looked like it needed a complete overhaul. From top to bottom. In just in five years.

Why? Because the owners had just basically neglected it. They hadn’t really done anything for it.

And it doesn’t take long for your RV to start breaking down. Especially if it doesn’t get the right maintenance that it needs.

Now I know that RV maintenance is not an exciting topic for many people. There’s not a lot of folks out there that are just itching to learn more about RV maintenance.

But in all honesty, it is one of the most important subjects that any RVer can learn about. Once you learn it, you’ll know it.

And you’ll have that skill going forward, and it’ll be a great thing. Just remember it doesn’t take a lot to learn.

So follow the tips I’ve given you in this article. Then your RV will continue taking you on fun travel adventures in the years to come.

Well that’s it for now. Have safe and happy travels my friends. Until next time…

The Best Super C Motorhomes To Buy Now

In this article we’re going to be talking about the best Super C motorhomes. The ones that I feel that I can recommend as quality RVs.

Super C’s are really growing in popularity these days. And we’re seeing
more and more of them out on the road now. That’s a very good thing.

Why? Because it gives all of us more options to choose from. Especially when it comes to looking for a larger RV that has luxurious features. And plenty of power and towing capability too.

Now I made a video a while back that compares Super C’s with Class A’s. And that is really a very fair comparison.

In that video, it pretty much explains what makes Super C’s unique. So if you’d like to learn more about that, go check out that video below now!

Super C vs Class A motorhomes
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But in this article, I’m not going to be talking about features. Instead, I’m listing the brands and models that I feel are the best place to start, if you’re shopping for a Super C.

And we’re going to cover the RVs that start right around $200,000 dollars. And go up from there.

The reason for this is that’s usually where you’re going to find the most quality built into Super C’s. So let’s go ahead and get started.

The Best Super C Motorhomes – Newmar

Now let’s go straight to the top of the list. We’re going to start with those that are $400,000 and up. And right at the top is Newmar.

Now I’m a big Newmar fan. And Newmar offers two models for the Super C that you can choose from. The first one is incredible!!!!!

It’s the Supreme Aire and it’s right up there in the $600,000 to $700,000 market. Now it has five plans to choose from. And it’s a bigger RV, as it averages 40 to 45 feet in length.

So clearly what you have with the Supreme Aire is a really nice luxurious Super C. One that’s long in length and has a lot of space in it. So that’s a great one to choose from if you have the money to spend.

Now the next one that Newmar offers is the Superstar. And the Superstar offers four floorplans. It’s runs just a little shorter than the Supreme Aire, coming in around the 37 to 40 foot range.

So what Newmar’s really offering here is a range of between 37 to 45 feet in Super C’s.

Then it just depends on the model and the floor plan that you want. And how much you want to spend. So a very good representation from Newmar.

The Best Super C Motorhomes – Dynamax

Now let’s move on to our next brand, and that’s Dynamax. Now Dynamax has been making Class C’s, great ones, for a long time.

They’re a high quality RV builder. And in the high end area they offer the
DynaQuest XL.

It comes with four floorplans and has a length variation of 37 to 41 feet. And that’s really a nice mid-range length to choose from.

Next on the list is Renegade. And they offer three different models to choose from in the higher end of the market.

The first one is the Classic. And it’s the all-time winner for the number of floor plans for Super C’s. It offers, believe it or not, 16 floor plans to choose from.

So you’re probably going to find something you like in a floor plan with the Classic. It even includes a toy hauler floor plan too!

So if you’re interested in a toy hauler Super C, the Classic is a great place to start.

Now moving on, the next model they have is the XL. It has four floorplans to choose from. It’s a big RV too. It’s going to be somewhere between 43 and 45 feet long.

Now the last offering from Renegade is the Verona LE. And it has four floor plans to choose from. Now it’s smaller than the others and comes in around the 38 to 40 foot category in length.

The Best Mid-Range Super C’s – Entegra

Now let’s move down into the mid-range cost of Super C’s. And that’s in the $200,000 to $400,000 category.

Quite frankly, this is going to be the area where most people are going to be able to afford to buy a Super C.

And we’re going to start first on the list with Entegra. They offer two models.

The first is the Accolade with four floor plans and all are 40 feet long. So there there’s no variation in length in this model.

Then there’s the Accolade XL with three more floor plans. Again all 40 feet in length.

So clearly they’ve chosen that mid-range length area. But they’ve given you plenty of floor plans to choose from in that range.

More Best Super C Motorhomes – Nexus

Next up is Nexus and they are really shooting for the smaller Super C buyer. Those that want all the advantages of the Super C for sure. But they want to also be able to fit into more places with their rig.

So they start with the Wraith. The Wraith offers four floorplans and it starts at 33 feet in length and goes to 36.

Then there’s the Ghost. And I think we’ve all seen plenty of those out there in campgrounds.

They have four floor plans, starting again at 33 feet in length and going to 37 feet. So if you’re a buyer for a smaller more compact Super C, Nexus has got you covered.

The Best Super C Motorhomes – Renegade

Next on our list of mid-range Super C’s is Renegade. So we’re back to that quality brand and manufacturer now.

Remember they made some really good higher end models that we talked about earlier. But now in the mid-range they make two more models to consider.

One is the Valencia. The Valencia offers four floorplans in the 36 to
38 foot range.

Then there’s the Verona. And it offers four floorplans in the 33 to 40 foot range.

So these are shorter, more manageable Super C’s. And they don’t cost quite as much as their higher end brethren as well.

Best Super C Motorhomes – Jayco

Next up on the list is Jayco. And don’t we all see a lot of Jayco Super C’s out on the road?

Probably the number one we see is the Seneca. It has four floorplans and it runs between 36 and 38 feet in length.

But then there’s also the Seneca Prestige. And it has four floor plans between 33 feet all the way up to 40 feet.

So Jayco’s got you covered for that shorter to to mid-range length Super C model.

More Dynamax Super C RVs

Finally we’re going to go back to our good old Dynamax manufacturer as well. Again they are an excellent maker of Class C’s over the years.

And in the mid-range Super C market they make the Europa which only has one floorplan. So if you don’t like that floor plan, there’s nothing else to choose from. And it’s a smaller one, it’s 34 feet in length.

The Force HD is their next model. It has three floorplans that run between 37 and 39 feet in length.

And lastly, is the DX3 in this mid-range category. It has four floorplans and runs between 37 to 41 feet in length.

Conclusion

Well that’s my list. That’s the ones I wanted to recommend to you to consider if you’re thinking about buying a Super C.

Are these all the Super C’s available? Oh no, not even close to it. But it is a list of the brands and the models that I feel are better than average.

Especially when you compare them with their competition. So, they’re an excellent place for you to start when you start looking at the Super C market.

Well that’s it for now. Have safe and happy travels my friends. Until next time….

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