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tealboy

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Posted: 10/10/17 03:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many of you moved from a 5er to a class A and why? I have ruled out a class C and TT so a DP 40 or a higher grade 5er appeals to me but as someone who has not rv'd before, I'm struggling to know which I would like better as a part time rver.

I thought I would ck w those of you who might have had a 5er but made the switch to class A and what you like better about one or the other and what compelled u to make the change.

Would be equally interested in class A owners who moved to a 5er but this is the wrong forum. I sorta feel like the 5er would be best for me but really tempted by the nice luxurious DPs that seem so popular.

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5er vs MH 2013
5er vs MH 2017


MH change to 5th 5er 2015

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Posted: 10/10/17 03:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had a 5thwheel and really liked camping so we moved to a class A DP. I liked the fiver but driving the DP you are higher (better view) . Also while traveling there is more room (us,two dogs and three grandheathens) ,it would be difficult to fit in a pickup cab. Backing into a site is easier with a 5er(it bends in the middle) . Disconnecting / connecting the toad takes as long or longer than the 5er to truck. I really like the DP but the 5er is very nice. It basically boils down to travel preference.

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Posted: 10/10/17 04:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator



Thank you, I will read these posts. I'm finding the more I learn about rv-Nig, the more I realize how little I know. Been reading tons but geez, lot to learn from scratch.

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In my case, had to squash a mutiny - wife, three kids, a dog and cat would no longer ride in a truck! Seriously, with the 5er, we enjoyed camping, and with the class A we enjoy the adventure.


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with a 5er you are stuck with a monster truck to run errands, sightsee on winding/narrow roads, etc. with a Class A and small 4x4 toad, opens many more possibilities.
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Bumpyroad wrote:

with a 5er you are stuck with a monster truck to run errands, sightsee on winding/narrow roads, etc. with a Class A and small 4x4 toad, opens many more possibilities.
bumpy
yep..but at least you can back up!

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We have a MH and until a few weeks ago also owned a TT. Without a doubt the MH is the choice for us.

I once read, and completely agree with;
With a trailer the vacation starts after you're set up. With a MH it starts when you turn the key.


There are 24 hours in every day - it all depends on how you choose to use them.
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Posted: 10/10/17 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well....

Health - Not up to the hitching and un-hitching anymore.
Safety - We don't have to get out of the motorhome on a dark and stormy night to use the restroom, get a snack, or just rest.
Convenience - Easier to setup, and easier to level, especially in bad weather.
Pets - All of the dogs can ride with us, without over crowding.


Me, My wonderful Wife, 2 Bluetick Hounds, a Newfie, a Cairn Terrier & a Black Lab / Newfie Mix.
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Posted: 10/10/17 06:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you travel a great distance away from home base, you will find that nothing beats a Class A when you pull in to the parking site and it is pouring rain.

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