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Chief Bob

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Posted: 10/19/21 08:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After 45 years of RVing and 30+ years dragging a 5er around the country we made the switch to a motorhome. I appreciate everything the forum members did to help us with various fifth wheel issues and improvements and I look forward to getting comfortable with a motorhome and small toad. Safe travels top you all!


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Posted: 10/20/21 08:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congrats! Enjoy the new ride.


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Good luck! I have seen plenty go from 5er to MH and came right back to 5er.


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Congrats. Many happy miles. What did you get?


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Thanks. I updated my signature for the 2018 Thor Aria 3401 I found with only 7,800 miles.

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Chief Bob wrote:

Thanks. I updated my signature for the 2018 Thor Aria 3401 I found with only 7,800 miles.


Good find in these times.

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Welcome to the dark side…you’ll enjoy the flexibility and ease of a MH.
Cummins12V98 wrote:

Good luck! I have seen plenty go from 5er to MH and came right back to 5er.
try it, you might like it. I’m never going back and I even have a 2021 F350


This post is my opinion (free advice). It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.
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Cummins12V98

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Ivylog wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Good luck! I have seen plenty go from 5er to MH and came right back to 5er.
try it, you might like it. I’m never going back and I even have a F350


I have asked guys what they liked when they had a MH. The usual answer was they could see a long ways down the road.

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Congrats! Please report back to us on how you like it vs. the fiver.


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Just a quick update from the road, day 2 of the inaugural 18 day trip. Everything is going great and I’m getting more comfortable driving this big box down the road. It’s smaller than my truck and fiver but sitting in my truck didn’t feel so big. I really like the maneuverability of the MH versus pulling the fiver behind me. I got through a parking lot and into a gas station I never would have tried with the trailer. Set up and break down are much faster and easier. I like driving the toad around stops rather than a long bed, crew cab, dually diesel. I miss all the storage the fiver had and the way that passing trucks (both ways) had minimal effect on the rig. Fuel mileage was a little better on the fiver.

That’s it for now. I’ll add more as the adventure progresses. Be safe!

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