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kohldad

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Posted: 04/08/19 09:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Talk to the wife and find out the "Whys" of the MH. We looked at a couple Class As a number of years ago when we had a 35' bunkhouse FW. Teenage kids were all excited about one we saw with an L-shaped couch which means they would be facing forward and have a better view than in our quad cab truck. However, when I asked Why, they said because with the MH they could go to the bathroom or get a drink/snack while I was driving down the road. As soon as I explained they would have to stay buckled up while the MH was in motion along with the fact that if they needed a break I probably did also, they lost all interest in ANY MH.

Eventually, I imagine we will kind of leave the TC world but when we do we both agree it will be either for a MH towing a small TC or more than likely a 30' TT behind a small TC.


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I got pressured into a Class C.

Ours Winnie is 24.5 feet long, a foot more than our last big truck/camper. It's a dually. So, handling is better. We lost the 4x4 and ground clearance. However, the living space is much more roomy and comfortable.

I miss my campers. But, no regrets. Things change.


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Posted: 04/09/19 05:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We enjoyed our AF 811 a lot. Now we have a class c.
Leprechaun 260 so it’s about 4 feet longer than the tc.
The climbing was getting to us. Times change.
There is no one size fits all


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Had a 27' Class C when we had a full house plus lots of nephews & nieces. They grew up and outgrew camping with us. That was fine as it was a lot of work and we paid our dues. Owing two cars plus a Class C meant three engines, trannies, brake systems etc. to maintain. Not cheap.

Sold the Class C, sold one car and bought a pickup and TC. Perfect for just us two now and we only have two vehicles to maintain (albeit one of them is a big azz truck). Needs change over time ... so do solutions.


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You should take your wife to a dealer and let her do a test drive to see how she likes driving a Class A.

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There is a lot to be said for a short Class A towing a small car over TC. You said in your OP you don't use the truck as a second vehicle only to haul the camper. So to me one of the main advantages is gone to use the truck as a DD. The short class A will have a better suspension compared to a C and higher HP rating. It will have more room inside, more storage for stuff and more water storage in general for dry camping. With a small tow car that gets 40 mpgs it will offset the cost of gas the Class A getting 9 mpgs, most with this set up usually put on as many if not more miles on the tow car. Things change as we get older and the extra space and convenience that the wife wants is important. When I started with this set up 15 years ago I still took our back packs in the MH thinking I would use them up in Alaska in the tow car but never did. My son and GS used them 2 years ago when we went out west. What worked good for us in our 50's no longer is good for us in our 70's so things change.

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