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billy1davis

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Posted: 11/26/20 05:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On long trips do you wish you were driving or pulling a different rv than what you have. If so what would it be? Or do you have just the right rv for traveling up to 4000 miles over 4 to 6 weeks.
This summer we would like to take a trip from Utah over to the Atlantic seaboard. We have a 30 foot 5vr weighing about 15000 pounds.

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We have a 16,000 lbs 5th wheel and a 2019 Ram 3500 dually. I feel it's perfect for us. Traveled from coast to coast in all terrain. The truck is new but always had a dually for the last 10 years


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Bought our first pop-up tent trailer in 1988 and have owned three pop-up trailers, a 28' Sunline travel trailer, 26' Winnebago Minnie trailer and now the 2012 Bay Star motorhome 9 (gas engine). Every rig we've owned has been perfectly fine for traveling 400 miles or more per day. But, you do adjust your traveling style based on what you are towing. Back in the days of the pop-up trailers and traveling with our two sons, you had to find places to eat and rest rooms. With travel trailers, you can stop and use the trailer, but with some possible restrictions such as having to deal with slide-outs blocking the walkway. A motorhome makes it much easier to pull off into a rest area, use the bathroom, have a meal, etc.

Another factor is how often you have to stop for gas. When we pulled the Winnebago with a Tundra, which had a relatively small gas tank, gas stops were required at about 200 miles since I don't like to gamble with a tank getting too low. With the motorhome, we can easily do a day's worth of driving but at our age, we never go over 400 miles in one day, and prefer to stay around 300 miles per day.

If $$ were no issue, the only change I'd make at this point would be to move up to a diesel pusher with a better ride than the F53 chassis ride quality found on gas motorhomes. And, if we really wanted to do 500 miles a day, I'd either move up to a diesel pusher and consider a fifth wheel trailer with a nice truck.


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Posted: 11/26/20 06:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As long as it's matched with an appropriate truck, should be great and wouldn't expect a different style rig to be any better.


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

I have good long drives in my 20' Class B Xplorer 230XL. And I get 14 mpg. As a bachelor most of my drives are solo.

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Welcome to the right coast, have a great visit. As long as your truck is well suited to the load, you should have no problems.

I have dragged our trailer on 4,000 to 6,000 mile journeys four times around this wonderful country and had a fifth such planned before the current plague messed everything up. Wonderful experiences all four times. Our rig suits us well, and if money were no object, maybe we’d upgrade to newer versions of what we already have. YMMV of course.





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One reason we switched to a Class A from a 5th wheel was that no how nice the truck and 5th wheel, you're still riding in a truck. You can't do anything but ride. In the class A you can get to the refrig, bathroom, bedroom, closet, pantry and any where else you want. Plus the weather is irrelevant....if it's pouring rain you can still get what you want without getting out of the MH.


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At an average of 115 miles per day (35 days...4000 miles) any RV or combo should be fine. Very similar to your post of yesterday.


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One of the reasons we traded back in '07 was Newmar had expanded the use of Comfort Drive across the entire diesel line - best move we've ever made in our RV life.

We did a 5,500 mile Yellowstone run in 10 days a few years back. We do a 10 hour run to Richmond Virginia a few times a year with no worries.

We used to have a TT as well as our MH. A few years ago we were doing a group gathering. I towed the TT the 1.5 hours to the campground, then drove home to get the MH. The TT was set up with all the best towing equipment, plus my truck is a Super Duty diesel. On the way down I was thinking how much $$$ we could save if we kept the TT and sold the MH.

When I got back on the road with the MH I was about 2 miles into the trip when I said to myself "what the heck were you thinking?"

The TT is gone, the MH isn't.

If all we ever did was short local trips I think a TT might work. For TRAVELING its tough to beat a MH.


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X2 what Bruce Brown said! Can't beat a diesel Class A for riding and driving comfort.


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