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Old 08-21-2008, 02:34 PM   #1
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Does the driver and passenger footwell & headroom space vary by engine selection (Ford V-10 vs. Chevy engine vs. Ford Diesel) in E-450 based Class "C" Winnebagos? I'm looking to buy a used 24 foot model, but have some concerns about headroom and legroom (especially passenger legroom). Also, do the cab configurations vary by year?
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Does the driver and passenger footwell & headroom space vary by engine selection (Ford V-10 vs. Chevy engine vs. Ford Diesel) in E-450 based Class "C" Winnebagos? I'm looking to buy a used 24 foot model, but have some concerns about headroom and legroom (especially passenger legroom). Also, do the cab configurations vary by year?
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:09 PM   #3
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Hi TF - welcome Can't answer your question but wanted to say hi and welcome to the forum!
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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Hi and welcome. I had a 31ft. 2004 C Class with ford engine. All Ford C class regardless of brand are the same. They all use the same E-450 Van platform. Yes the passenger side has less legroom. Also the engine can radiate a lot of heat on some models. Headroom should not be a problem.

Chevy has more legroom I've been told but I've never have driven one.

They are quite comfortable for inside and can be very useful for some types of RV'ing.

Here's a link to the C Class Forum if you haven't tried it. You'll probably get more answers there.

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Old 08-21-2008, 04:59 PM   #5
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Hi TF & welcome to the IRV2 forum. We have a 2006 Itasca Cambria, a "streamlined" class C MH that is 26' long. Winnebago does a good job with the Ford cab by using a slimmer glovebox on the engine cover which does not intrude on driver/passenger footroom as much as the OE Ford glovebox. That said, if you're taller than average you may still find the legroom on both sides restrictive. It is easy though to move the seat(s) or install swiveling seat mounts that will help more in gaining space.

The greatest benefits to modern class C motorhoming are the drivability and the two dashboard airbags [should the need for those ever happen]. No such feature in the bus-type MH's....
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Glad you found iRV2.com.

The E-450 is a bit short on foot space on the passenger side. Also, Ford and most manufacturers do not insulate the floor in the class C's. We had a 1999 Minnie Winnie DL and I had to pull the front seats, remove the carpet (glued directly to the metal floor) and install a thermal heat barrier and insulate the engine cover. took about 1/2 day and 200% improvement.

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Old 08-22-2008, 06:48 AM   #7
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At 6'2" I have no problem driving the E-450.
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When I had my Ford Class C, I could only go back so far (I am 6'0") which was marginal, excessive heat would roast my leg, and I just felt cramped. I thought I had died and gone to Heaven the first time I drove my Class A, almost too much room
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:51 PM   #9
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I enjoy driving my class C better than I did my class A's.
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:33 AM   #10
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I've owned two Ford Class Cs; a 97 and an 87. Both very tight on leg room for the pass and not an over abundance for the driver.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:30 AM   #11
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The GM/Workhorse Class C van cutaway chassis has more passenger foot room and legroom than the Ford. The passenger can actually place both feet on the same floorspace and be comfortable. Entry and egress from the seats into the coach is easier in the GM/WCC because the engine is further forward.

Go and check out a current model GM/Workhorse Class C powered coach and you will immediately see what I mean.
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