Class-A motorhomes are built using a very strong, heavy-duty frame. These frames are built on either a commercial bus chassis, a commercial truck chassis, or a motor vehicle chassis. However there are a few cons which need to be kept in mind before you plan to buy one. Some of them are mentioned below:
These stabilizers can truly save your life. They function like a spring-loaded piston that goes between the two front wheels so that you have less wandering on bumpy roads. In the winds, they are absolutely necessary to keep you safe in a front tire blow out which can immediately jerk the steering wheel out of your hands. Class A’s have been known to careen across the road and flip over after a violent blow out. The steering stabilizer keeps the steering wheel coming back to the center under this condition, so you have good control even with a blown tire.
The first thing we do when we buy a new Class A is to put this stabilizer on. It’s worth its weight in gold. It makes your steering more stable, so a lot less back and forth motion, and it can save your life. See the following link for greater detail and some good examples. https://rvwarriors.com/best-steering-stabilizer-for-class-a-motorhome/ (We only provide this information for educational purposes and have no relations with product or service providers).
Imagine your self climbing these steps over your next 2 years of camping and ask if this coach is the right one for you and your fellow travelers. Older RV’ers really need to pay attention to this factor. My older brother just went though two unexpected knee replacements over the last 6 months. It’s a good thing he doesn’t have a large Class A. He wouldn’t be able to navigate those steps for at least a year.
But we still love them!We have had three
Now, lest our readers think we are down on Class A’s, we are not. They are the best home away from home motorized units for people who really want to travel and live in their coaches for long periods of time. You are on you second martini when the trailer folks around you are unhooking in the rain and putting their stabilizers down when all you have to do is push the button on your auto-leveler.
Also, Class A’s have the best and most panoramic views. But if safety is a real concern for you, look at some big Super C’s. Not as panoramic a view, but with a truck front end, they have most of the safety features of a modern automobile. My wife thinks she can aim a Super C better, because it gives her a better side to side visual perspective.