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Posted: 11/26/20 08:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had 1 TT a long time ago—2 class C. Then a 45ft Dynasty w/4slides, to big then a 40ft Winnebago DP that we wore out. Now we have a 36ft Monaco DP and it’s perfect towing the Smart car. Lately longest trip was 700mi and I drove it in one day. I will be 80 soon and still rolling. DP

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Posted: 11/26/20 08:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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billy1davis wrote:

We are going on a long road trip this spring and summer...about 4 to 6 weeks. DO you wish that you were driving a motorhome ?


We did go in our motorhome on wonderfull 9 week and a 10 week road trips a few years ago, and have been going on shorter trips as much as possible ever since (which include a lot of drycamping).

We camp in places like this with our 24ft Class C on it's overkill E450 chassis with non-stock good ground clearance, where I would never risk taking a TT or 5'er to:
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If I wished I was driving a motorhome, I'd be working on getting a motorhome.


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Posted: 11/26/20 06:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been on a few long trips and no I never felt the need to trade the 5th for a MH.
Either way I would be towing something.


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I could the wife not so much. Actually we've been on the road since 2010. Our present road trip started Sept 10 and we'll be parking it as our winter roost Dec 15. 11 states 21 campgrounds 5200 miles so far another 1525 miles and 5 or 6 campgrounds.


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I will stick with the 5er. Being able to tow a jeep or some crossover SUV for some easy offroading is nice but for the difference in price of 5er & truck vs the price of a Moho & jeep plus additional expenses of them I can rent a jeep wherever I want one & keep lots of money in my pockets.

Most people with 5ers have 4X4 trucks quite capable of doing easier offroad trails.

In over 200,000 miles in 13 years of travel all over the US & Canada I have yet to find a parking lot that my 3500 LB CC won't find a spot in.

Hitching & unhitching from a 5er is less work than dealing with a toad. JMO.

In literally hundreds of arrivals & departures from CGs very very few have been done in the rain.

An exit from a highway is never far away making bathroom breaks easy. I have yet to see a driver of a moho get up from the seat to use the potty while going down a highway. Getting up & moving around a vehicle hurtling down the road where there is the potential to hit other objects is not the smartest of ideas anyway.


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We had three motorhomes before our fifth wheel. When I had business on the east coast, the motorhomes with toad were great. We did all lower 48 states in about six weeks each summer. Now, we take a long weekend trip in CA each month, so a fifth wheel works well.

The 35 foot fifth wheel has a modestly better living space than the 40DP. We will take a ten day trip next summer and I will have a better picture, but I tend to think we prefer the fifth wheel for our present use.

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There's all kinds of debatable pros and cons to either choice, but one thing about a truck is the built-in safety with airbags a stout frame and roll over protection. Have a look at a motorhome that's been in an accident - not pretty.


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We have had tt's, fivers and a 40 foot motorhome. As someone already said if you are moving every few days I can see the advantage of a mh. But we sold ours and went back to a 40 foot fiver. It has WAY more room than a mh and is auto leveling just like our mh was. Folks say your wife can get up and fix sandwiches, coffee, snacks,etc while underway. Yes she can but it is very dangerous. She could use the bathroom while underway but I couldn't. Bottom line, I will never go back to a motorhome. Our fiver has everything we could ask for and then some. Besides, we are never in a hurry to get there or get back.


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