Hi Steve and Monica,
I believe the biggest change you will see is not having a tow vehicle to drive-around like you had with your 5th wheel, when it was set-up as a home-base. So, I would ask how you intend to use the new motorhome, whatever that may end-up being. If you are wanting to do more touring-around, then a shorter Class C has advantages for parking. I can park my 24' Minnie Winnie just about anywhere, providing I can get on an end-spot, and especially if I can back the rear-end out over some grass.
If you do buy a 31N Outlook Class C, you will find that parking a 32' motorhome to be more awkward than parking a 24' motorhome. Some folks get a toad with the longer Class Cs, but that is just something else with which to will now need to contend. You are trying to get away from having to tow something.
I would sum it up this way. If I were to buy a 32' Minnie Winnie, it would be a Winnie, but it isn't Minnie!
The Outlook is an economized version of the Minnie Winnie, which is missing these features:
- No over-cab one-piece fiberglass nose shell, which seals the area most likely to leak rainwater on the Class C.
- The roof on the Outlook is membrane, and the Minnie Winnie is fiberglass.
- Outlooks typically come with only a single house battery, versus two for the Minnie Winnie.
- I do not know if Outlooks were ever equipped with a 1,000 watt DC To AC inverters; something very nice for TV Viewing, running small appliances, etc.
- Some Outlooks were supplied with a residential-style compressor fridge, whereas the Minnie Winnies come with an absorption fridge, which I believe is better for the northern climates.
You can see the on-line brochures here
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