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Posted: 04/30/12 06:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For those of you that don't own a toad. Do you feel like you have to break camp every time you want to go to a restaurant or tourist attraction? Or do you just plan your day so that you're gone during the day hours and stay put for the evening at the campground? Do you feel limited vs. pulling a travel travel and doing your sightseeing with the tow?


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When we had our Class C, we were toadless. We just planned our days out and did errands on way in. Stayed put for the evening. Didn't feel it was an inconvience at all. But, also liked the fiver and truck combo. Now have a Class A and toad. Used to the toad and wouldn't want to take an A where we took the C.. C was much easier.

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Posted: 04/30/12 07:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You bet. We had a 5w also and that was great except you have to hook up and unhook a bit much. But you can get around easier. We have a C and no plans to buy a toad. So it does take planning and entails some frustration. The smaller the better. I hunted for two years for a good used C about 26-28'. Ended up with a 31', tired of looking. I love it but short is great for doing what you talk about.

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No toad for us. But we will rent a car if we are in an area for 5+ days and want to tour around.

We both have long commutes and are quite happy to sit around the campfire. We also love to camp near water for swimming and fishing and are happy to stay put.

In 5 years of owning Mobi we have rented a car 3 times.

Our longest trip was 3 weeks and during that trip we rented a car twice. Once in the Okanogan so we could more easily visit wineries.

The second time that trip, was near Calgary. We stayed at Callway Park and rented a car for driving into Calgary to visit friends and family, the stampede and a trip to Lake Louise.

Mobi is 27 feet and fits in two parking stalls end to end, we have driven in downtown Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary without any issues.

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We meander so we see things as we go along then spend the night in a campground ,boondock or blacktop camp. If we stay somewhere for a week or so we only hookup the electric (we rarely have full hookups) so we don't have much to do if we decide to go out for the day. It's nice having everything with us. We do have a pretty small motorhome so driving it around everywhere isn't much of a problem.


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We have a 24ft. coach and unplug the shore power pull in the slide and go,where is the problem

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Posted: 04/30/12 07:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rvnetter wrote:

For those of you that don't own a toad. Do you feel like you have to break camp every time you want to go to a restaurant or tourist attraction? Or do you just plan your day so that you're gone during the day hours and stay put for the evening at the campground? Do you feel limited vs. pulling a travel travel and doing your sightseeing with the tow?


We had a "C" for the first seven years of our RV life and mostly enjoyed it and learned a great deal. One of the things that we learned is that we hated having to totally "break camp" every time we wanted to go somewhere to do something or shop or anything other than be stuck at the one single camp site. Want to explore a new trail, break camp! Ugh. Since our ancient 30 year old "C" would not haul a toad and my wife refused known as the "TDW" (Toad Driving Wife) we finally compromised and sold the "C" and bought a 5th wheel and TV. Sure hated to see our first RV go down the drive without us, and that 5'r sure looked MONSTROUS in the driveway! However the first trip out we quickly discovered that we loved the added flexibility and bonus of better MPG when unhooked. The "C" got 8mpg, sightseeing or going down the highway. The TV still only gets 8mpg hauling, twice the weight, but we get 11-12 when we are sightseeing!
We love the flexibility of our 5'r and TV and would never go back to a "C".
Just our experience, and we are still learning, your results may vary!
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One month into this experience, I would reasonably guess about 75% of the MHs we see have local transportation attached, all be it it may be a little less specifically with "C"s...


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Posted: 04/30/12 08:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We go toaded and toadless. When without toad, I do try and plan my trips more as my MPG isn't good in city traffic so efficient travel helps, but never do we feel restricted in any way. In fact, just not having the toad along eliminates several "chores". We also rent a car (some outfit will pick you up) infrequently.


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Posted: 04/30/12 08:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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