Friday, April 08, 2005

Safari Class C

Safari is known for making top-of-the-line class A motorcoaches. Many people believe that Safari simply does not make a Class C. But, we know different because we have one! A 1998 Safari Class C motorhome. What we learned this past week is that they made not just one (ours) but at least two! Here's proof! And, the other one is even smaller than ours. Ours is 30 feet long. His is 24. Now, lest you start thinking that we're in a Big motorhome, take a look at our current site here in Las Vegas. We're just a baby!

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are at least 3!! Ours is a 24' 2001 version; the last year they made them. Love ours, more counter space than our other class A had, very open, with plenty of storage.

Anonymous said...

there is 4 I have a 99 30'

Anonymous said...

Well - mine makes 4, I had a 1998 class C on a Chevy frame. Nicest class C available, but was traded on a fifth wheel. Thanks for the site!

Anonymous said...

there must be at least 7 because I am buying a 97 and I saw another 97 for sale in Florida with a different color scheme, nice coach, looking forward to it

Anonymous said...

Well - I can make it #8-- we have a 26' - 1998-- and love it...Been too busy lately to enjoy it...but it's really a first class rig. We've owned many Class A's and C's..but this one is very special...

Anonymous said...

I've got a 1999 24' chevy chassis.
Great room for two people tons of storage and beauitiful cabinet work. I love it.

Anonymous said...

My goodness...we just bought a 1997 30' Class C Safari. So far, so good. It makes me feel good to hear from folks that love theirs!

Anonymous said...

We just drove our 98 Class C Safari to Alaska and back. Great Trip. So rare to see other Class C Safari's.
www.whyalaska.net

Anonymous said...

We have been enjoying our '99 Class C 24 foot Safari for 4-1/2 years now! It is just the best floorplan for us. We tow a Jeep and enjoy exploring the back roads of New England. Our license plate is: "SLEEPS2". So good to hear from other Class C owners.

Anonymous said...

Have had 98/99 for six years. Looking to sell it. Near Portland Oregon. Has very low miles. 24 foot, rear bath. Great for a single or couple. madphelan@iinet.com

Anonymous said...

Have a 2001 31' with driver side slide. Picked it up at the factory in Eugene, Oregon and drove it home to Collingswwod, NJ. This coach was the company class c demo unit for 2001 and was taken to the west coast RV trade shows, it has all the factory options. I was told by the factory that only 6 2001 models were made. I have only seen one other unit, it passed me heading South on the NJ Turnpike as I was heading North. The coach is really unique, getting favorable comments in just about every campground we stay in.

Anonymous said...

Here is another!! We just bought a 1998 30' Class C Safari on Ford Frame. This is a truly beautiful coach. We should try to start a club. Wouldn' it be cool to have them all together.

al & Karen said...

Still another one out here. 1997 30 footer, purchased used recently. Only one problem; the coach manuals and fixture manuals didn't come with it. We tried searching the web and contacting the current Safari manufacturer without success. Does anyone have a source for the 1997 Safari Class C user manuals? An help would be appreciated. Thanks, al

Anonymous said...

Does anybody have the 30 ft. with the PowerStroke diesel?? Thanks

Unknown said...

I have the 30ft. powerstroke diesel here just outside Atlanta. Its been quite the trooper.

Anonymous said...

We have a 99 31 footer with the PowerStroke Diesel. We are just north of Sacramento, CA.

Anonymous said...

Orange County Calif. Bought a 1997 30ft. diesel. Low mileage and all the manuals if anybody needs copies. GregKeeler@aol.com This thing runs and handles like a dream!!!

Lois said...

Well here is another one. I have a 2000 24' Safari Class C and I loved it from the minute I first walked into it. I love the big basement storage and the really big back bathroom, everything is top quality.
I have had a lot of fun with this unit but will be trading up to a bigger unit this winter as I have too many people who want to travel with me. Thanks for posting this, I sure don't see many of these on the road

Anonymous said...

We too have a 1999 Safari C (24) purchased new. It has so many pluses including the large basement area and kitchen counter (larger than many A's) space that we love. The one thing we have found is the de-lamination problem and corrosion from the inside out of the exterior aluminum skin. We have met other folks in our travels that have the same problem. When the coach was made the exterior molding covering the joint where two panels meet was not put on properly installed letting moisture get behind the panels. Also, beware that there is a possibility of water accumulating in the fiberglass cap above the cab. If you should hear 'sloshing'; you may want to drill small holes near the bottom outside corners of the cap to let the water out. If you have experienced any delamination problems we would be interested in hearing from you as to how you might have resolved this. I must say this unit has served us well in trips to Alaska, the Yukon, Baja, Maritime Provinces plus many other excursions. We get the bug every so often to trade but have not found anything we like better!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I are looking at a 1999 Safari Class C. Had one owner and has 20,000 miles. Wonderful condition. Tires w/ 3,000 miles only. Ford diesel engine. Many bells and whistles but no back-up camera, no levelers, no sattelite. They are asking $20,000. I need some advice as to whether this is a decent price.

Jim Guld, Mr. Geek said...

Sounds good to me.
Best advice is to take it to reliable mechanic. Check out all systems.

Anonymous said...

Hi I have 1997 30' Safari C class,too.

I have a problem. I can not find the water pump. It is built on 1997Ford.
Does any one had this problem?

John Maloney
john-mdc@hotmail.com

Unknown said...

Just purchased a 2000 Safari Harney CoachWorks Desperado, Class C, 30',7.3 ltr diesel. Love it from the moment we saw it! 10 years new and looks and drives great! I can't find much info on it though, anyone have any let me know...kerrifoz@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

We have a 1998 30ft. class c Safari and we love it, we are newbies at RVing, but feel we have a good rig under us.
Always posative comments at the camps.
Brian P.
Kingston Ontario Canada.

Anonymous said...

Got a 1999 safari 3010. We have the same corrosion issue but it stooped getting any worse once we kept our coach covered when not in use. So it has to be related to moisture. Other than that the best looking class c to date and people still think its new. Harney Coach Works wich was a Safari owned and operated company made the only full basement class c to date. The widest class c. The best cabinetry. The best insulated class c coach. The only class c that provides a battery bay that holds 4, not one, or two but 4 batteries. One of only few class c's that has an aluminum skin still to this date. Has real hardwood flooring. Comes with an ice maker, convection oven. Carpeted ceiling. Ducted air before its time. Full queen size bed with room to spare to walk around. Corian sinks. Ladder to a roof u can actually jump up and down on. The roof is 4 inches thick with a fiber glass skin that cleans like new. I wish someone would build these beasts again. I love our Safari and haven't seen a better class c yet to trade it in. I've seen only a couple of these Rvs put there in passing. Hope to see you guys out there so we can check out each others rig. Happy rving
Eric v, Ventura, CA

Anonymous said...

We just bought a 1999 24' and love it! Unfortunately, it did not have any manuals with it. Would any of you have a lead as to where we might find these?

Unknown said...

We just bought a 1998 26' Class C Safari a gem of a deal with the low mi. and super clean. Unfortunately, it came w/o owners manual also. We would love to know how everything operates, especially LP, water, waste tank, and gas tank capacity. Anyone who has any useful info would be very much appreciated, and could share here or email us at tempo1988@hotmail.com
Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

Do you like it....we are going to look at one tomorrow....want $8500. for it....is that a good deal.....

Mommajo said...

Anyone still have and enjoy theirs? We are; sitting here watching the eclipse by Lake Powell, UT.

We're sitting here wondering why they made the nose extend out further on the top of the bed extention rather than the bottom of it like other coaches, and like the new Safari class c's, which makes it less aerodynamic than other models? Anyone understand what I mean and know why?

Salty Bob said...

We just bought a 2006 30' on a E450 chassis. They were made up until 2009 when that branch of the family died. I feel we got a really great price because they are hard to find!

Unknown said...

I'm looking at a 24 ft safari on a chevy chassis. I'm excited to join the club. I'm impressed with how it's built the roof is much stronger and better built then the anything ive seen.I can't wait to explore the west coast!!

Unknown said...

Looking for a Safari Diesel 3010 bedroom model,,, In love w/ this model, e-mail michaelkucz@yahoo.com PLEASE PLEASE let me know if anyone has a lead on one!!!

Anonymous said...

We will be picking up our 'new' 1998 26' Safari 2620 next week. It is on Chevy chassis and has a bedroom in the rear. Huge kitchen counter, ice maker and hydraulic jacks also. I hope we enjoy ours as enthusiastically as you do yours.
Eddndee
Puget Sound, Wa

Mommajo said...

Just came back to look at the postings again after a year or so. Amazing how much we all still love our Safari Class C's!

We took ours to Alaska this past summer towing a jeep, and it held up very well through all the rough places we took it.

This summer we're experiencing a little leak above the shower in the rear, but that shouldn't be hard to take care of.

Had to finally replace the microwave/convection oven, but I'm ok with that, as now I have one that I can turn off the turntable if I want to use a longer pan.

Still wouldn't trade it for anything else; matter of fact, a neighbor likes it so much, he's got me looking for one for him!

Salty Bob said...

Mommajo : there are so few posts here for such a great MH. What year and size is yours? We own a 2006 31~SL and love it. We live in Idaho so it gets a lot of use this time of year. My wife still works so we cannot follow the weather in the winter yet. Ours looks like this one: http://www.rvweb.com/guides/manufacturers/safari_motor_coaches/models/2008_ivory-1173809129281
Keep traveling! Danny

Jay said...

I just read Mommajo’s comments on their Safari Class C. We have a 1999 with the powerstroke and we’re wondering the same thing about the overhead nose?? We’re also having issues with corrosion on the sidewalls. Does anyone have a solution for the sidewall corrosion. We just acquired the motor home earlier this year and are searching for a cheap solution??

Tim Keppler said...

So, here it is almost 3 years after the latest post. I'm stopping by to say howdy to my geeky friends and to look for the answer to a question. There are Safari friends who now now a 98 Class C Safari on a Ford Chassis (maybe it was one of yours?). They don't have a manual and are looking for an answer to the simplest of questions - "how do we turn up the dash lights - they are too dim"?

I know one of you might even have a link to a manual. I would love to upload it to Safari-International.org Let me know:
-Tim Keppler
tkeppler@gmail.com
864-365-6655