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workhardplayharder

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Posted: 03/10/12 08:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I stayed in a TT and tow vehicle until the kids were out of car seats.

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I don't have a specific vehicle to recommend but we that crew I'm thinking full size van with TT behind.


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Why a motorhome? IMO, motorhomes, no matter gas or diesel, or how big are almost always deigned for TWO people...with the occasional guest. Exceptions abound, tho.
You might be better off with a travel trailer...or even a 5th wheel. THEY are made for families..more than motorhomes are. Then...your problem would be finding a towing vehicle. Like a crew-cab pickup. They cost big bucks...but you may be better off NOW....and save the motorhome for....later.

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jerseyjim wrote:

Why a motorhome? IMO, motorhomes, no matter gas or diesel, or how big are almost always deigned for TWO people...with the occasional guest. Exceptions abound, tho.
You might be better off with a travel trailer...or even a 5th wheel. THEY are made for families..more than motorhomes are. Then...your problem would be finding a towing vehicle. Like a crew-cab pickup. They cost big bucks...but you may be better off NOW....and save the motorhome for....later.

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With all the floorplans, extra baths, bunks, several beds, couches chairs, you name it, this is one of the most idiotic posts I have ever seen on this forum. Most of today's MH owners are now younger and have families. Most MH's are designed for families. Pay no attention to this lunacy. We go everywhere as a family, often take extended family and travel in comfort and have a great time. And our MH is 30 ft with one bath.


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Is the nanny required? I would think you two could serve as the caretakers for these short trips. That would open up more possibilities.


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Think you need a Prevost conversion towing a Nanny Class C apartment.


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Hi guys, OP here.

OK, last posts first. Nanny is part of the extended family, so she has to go on most of the trips with us.

Would not mind a Prevost or other bus conversion, if they had 2 slide outs in my price range.

Yes, some of the posts I will not take serious.

Renegade/Kibbi - the 4 door is quite intersting, never seen a TC built on a 4door class 7/8. But with a 30ft box the whole thing is 45' long. Hm.. And I need to add full body paint (20K) to get rid of the "Taco Truck" look, but interesting idea.

Newmar Allstar and Safari Fred, yes, these were 2 of those I though about and mentioned in my original post. But not many of those were made and hard to find, especially the Allstar, also still around 180K or so.
I actually think one member on here has one, travelled extensively with family, has the one with garage in the back, even invented some rack for multiple ATVs.

2 posters mention the 3 carseats (I do know thats a big problems, esp on older coaches) and 2 bathrooms. I was afraid that might be a problem.

TT - I know they are generally made for larger families, but I tried to avoid that. We all brag about the convenience of a class A, everything in reach while travelling, hot coffe, bathroom.... I used to rent TT long time ago, well was not that much fun. And especially with 2 toddlers and 1 baby I'm not sure. Other thing is the TV, most crewcab pickups fit 3 carseats in the backrow, but then 3 adults in front is rather uncomfortable. Full size van might be what I need there, but that combo sure is no freeway flyer.

Still waiting for some guys who have that many people as me and see what they prefer.

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Wallik wrote:

Still waiting for some guys who have that many people as me and see what they prefer.
Just from reading here it seems that people that travel with crew like yours have motorhomes not 5ers or TT's. With a 5er or TT you're limited on how many people you can fit in the truck and six would definitely be uncomfortable. The DW and I are looking at a Thor Hurricane 31J, it has a power drop down front bunk big enough for two right over the cab area. We're strongly considering that MH because of that and the huge rear pass through storage. It's a gas motorhome though and only 33 feet total length.


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Take a look at what Open Range has to offer in theiir fifth wheels. An aquantenance of ours has a 42' 5th wheel with a bedroom for the kids.

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Just saw there is a 2007 Newmar Allstar 3950 bunkhouse model for sale on RVT.com.
$135K I don't know how to add the link but I would say that is your best bet.
Also people rave about how well that mid-engine chassis drives.


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