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Old 12-04-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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I know that options make a difference but it seems hard to find out this info even vaguely.
What is the best CCC Gas & Best CCC Diesel? One of the things I will consider in next motor home. Thanks in advance Art in Mobile
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:29 PM   #2
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I know that options make a difference but it seems hard to find out this info even vaguely.
What is the best CCC Gas & Best CCC Diesel? One of the things I will consider in next motor home. Thanks in advance Art in Mobile
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:58 PM   #3
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Art ...

Is your question for Winnebago Industries products ... or all motorhomes?
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:19 PM   #4
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Winnebago Products would be a good start. I have a 2006 Voyage and next one will have more CCC. Thanks Art in Mobile
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:59 PM   #5
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Art, we have the companion to voyage in itasca - the sunrise model. They don't have the 31W anymore, it's a 190" wheelbase on the W20, 2666 ccc.

I would rather have 22.5" alcoas, but oh well.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:46 PM   #6
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I find this interesting also. Hoping for a class A someday so I will be watching the comparisons. My little class C has CCC of 1925 lbs. and exterior storage capacity of 76.3 cu.ft. I test drove a 2008 Vectra with a CCC of 3400 lbs, also have seen Class A's from 800 to 5500 lbs. CCC.
What do you guys have for numbers and what would you like to have?
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:09 AM   #7
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My 1999 DP had ccc over 5,000, the 2008 we are getting has 3,000.

You would think the bigger and longer ones we have more, but the just seem to have more cargo area.

That is why we kept the 1999 so long. Hope I didn't make a mistake.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:34 AM   #8
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Best resource is JD Gallant's data compiled and provided on a CD. Their web site. You need to take some of his conclusions and evaluations with a grain of salt, but the data are quite valuable for a coach shopper. (note to proofreaders: "data are" is correct since data are plural; datum is singular )

We have found our CCC of about 3200 pounds (+-) to be fine for our current lifestyle of being on the coach for four or five months out of the year. When we were fulltimers, we would have liked 3500-4000 pounds of CCC; as it was, I had to keep a close eye on our weight. When we moved off the coach, I removed about 500 pounds of stuff.
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When you check the CCC of a motorhome be sure to check the front and rear capacity seperately. Some of the manufacturers are building their motorhomes with the rear weight at or near the total capacity of the rear axle. Your storage areas cannot hold anything unless it is on the front axle. The "luxury items" use all of the CCC on the rear axle. Indiana Journey
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:08 AM   #10
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by indiana journey:
When you check the CCC of a motorhome be sure to check the front and rear capacity seperately. Some of the manufacturers are building their motorhomes with the rear weight at or near the total capacity of the rear axle. Your storage areas cannot hold anything unless it is on the front axle. The "luxury items" use all of the CCC on the rear axle. Indiana Journey </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, the moral of the story here is to weigh each wheel with a full load. I have yet to do that, but with this prodding I'm going to make a point to get to it.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by indiana journey:
When you check the CCC of a motorhome be sure to check the front and rear capacity seperately. Some of the manufacturers are building their motorhomes with the rear weight at or near the total capacity of the rear axle. Your storage areas cannot hold anything unless it is on the front axle. The "luxury items" use all of the CCC on the rear axle. Indiana Journey </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Actually you can't assume anything regarding axle loading. The 2004 & 2005 (2006?) Vectra/Horizon had a problem with running out of capacity on the front axle. Winnie got the front axle problem fixed by going to an uprated steering box and upping the tire load range. The other front suspension parts were all okay for up to about 16,000 pounds if I remember correctly.

Be that as it may, it is certainly desirable to be a highly educated and informed shopper so you don't later discover some unpleasant attribute about your investment.
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My 1999 Chieftain 36L-P is on a XC chassis and the literature claims a CCC over 5700 lbs. This is a very light 36 footer by today's standards which contributes to the CCC.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gmanatl:
My 1999 Chieftain 36L-P is on a XC chassis and the literature claims a CCC over 5700 lbs. This is a very light 36 footer by today's standards which contributes to the CCC. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Caution: In 1999, the industry used NCC instead of CCC. NCC doesn't include passengers or fluids.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:40 PM   #14
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What is NCC?
Size doesn't seem to mean the larger RV can carry more than a smaller RV. I saw a 09 Itasca Suncruiser 35L (gas) at the visitors center while at GNR that had a CCC of 5257. An 08 Vectra I looked at later in Wa. had a CCC of 3321. Sure are a lot of things to consider when buying a motorhome.
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We have found our CCC of about 3200 pounds (+-) to be fine for our current lifestyle of being on the coach for four or five months out of the year. When we were fulltimers, we would have liked 3500-4000 pounds of CCC; as it was, I had to keep a close eye on our weight. When we moved off the coach, I removed about 500 pounds of stuff.
This is REALLY helpful to me. Was that FT figure before or after fluids?
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:15 PM   #16
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The new 42AD for 2010 has a CCC of 9,300 and they were towing a 14,500 lb trailer behind it. Awesome! This is clearly the best if you are full timing. Yeah, I know, it costs more but I would be my next buy.
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