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Old 12-08-2013, 06:04 AM   #31
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Wow, you certainly had a fair share of RV life style. Why did you pick the Georgetown 378?
Happy trails back to you sir
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #32
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Topshelf3, I was intrigued by the layout and the overall appearance. The amount of room in the living area is amazing. I loved the fireplace, the fact you can see the tv from every location except the co-pilot's seat, and the huge refrigerator.

I changed out the junk couch and euro chair for a full sized Lazy Boy couch with double recliners and fold down table (the best money I every spent).

I looked at many motorhomes, but that is the first one (in my budget range) that said "here I am". I have had lots of things go wrong with it, that were all fixed under warranty by my great dealer, Mike Thompson RV in Colton, CA, but in all fairness when I look back at all of the RV's I have owned most of them had the same kind of problems. Most of them were things that were furnished by other companies, such as the levelers and hydraulic system etc.

For the money, the Georgetown is great. I can't tell you how many people say "that is a beautiful rig, it must be brand new". It is almost three years old, and the paint job is fantastic. I keep it clean and waxed twice a year, and stored in my barn when it is not on the road. It just turned over 25,000 miles, and just finished a six thousand mile trip.

The Ford V-10 and drive train are awesome, albeit a little loud under heavy throttle.

Happy Trails, Forrest
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #33
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The reason I asked is my wife and have been toying with the idea of the 378XL. We currently have a 2012 Sanibel 3500 pulled by my 2006 dodge 3500 mega cab w/ single rear wheels. I do like our setup, however my wife is no longer comfortable with me pulling the 5th wheel, she is in panic mode most of time going down the highway.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:08 PM   #34
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The reason I asked is my wife and have been toying with the idea of the 378XL. We currently have a 2012 Sanibel 3500 pulled by my 2006 dodge 3500 mega cab w/ single rear wheels. I do like our setup, however my wife is no longer comfortable with me pulling the 5th wheel, she is in panic mode most of time going down the highway.
You better take an A class out for a test drive before committing if your wife goes into panic mode with the 5th wheel as I never felt that way pulling our 5th wheel. The motorhome is a whole different story as it feels like you are piloting a jumbo jet down the road compared to just driving a heavy duty pickup. I always had to remind myself we even had anything behind me with the 5th wheel as I would forget it was even there.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:28 PM   #35
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You better take an A class out for a test drive before committing if your wife goes into panic mode with the 5th wheel as I never felt that way pulling our 5th wheel. The motorhome is a whole different story as it feels like you are piloting a jumbo jet down the road compared to just driving a heavy duty pickup. I always had to remind myself we even had anything behind me with the 5th wheel as I would forget it was even there.
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I never pulled a TT but the class A takes some getting used to. That said, it is comfortable to drive but you need to have situational awareness, just like a pilot.

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Old 12-08-2013, 03:09 PM   #36
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Thanks all, trying to get wife to test drive a class A, she thinks she would be able to and I am sure she could. I've driven passenger buses, semi and large box trucks, so I'm ok with it. You are correct when you say you have to remind yourself that the 5r is behind, I get the same sensation.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #37
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Topshelf3, if your wife is a good auto driver, AND she enjoys driving, she'll have absolutely no problem driving an average size MH 34-38ft. She'll learn quickly especially having someone as trained as you guiding her. Soon she'll be heading off on girls weekends waving adios to you out the drivers window!
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:30 PM   #38
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Thanks, she is an excellent driver, if I can just get to test drive I think she would be fine.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #39
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The reason I asked is my wife and have been toying with the idea of the 378XL. We currently have a 2012 Sanibel 3500 pulled by my 2006 dodge 3500 mega cab w/ single rear wheels. I do like our setup, however my wife is no longer comfortable with me pulling the 5th wheel, she is in panic mode most of time going down the highway.
That is a big beast but you are pulling it with a bigger beast

Just curious - why is DW panicing on the road - I would think your ride in your 3500 would be baby butt smooth
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It started on our way back from out west 2 years pulling a 30' TT, we were traveling east on 10 in luisianna, it was raining so we were going about 50 mph, came over a grade and all traffic was stopped!! All lanes!! I tapped the brakes, trailer started to lock up, so immediately headed for the shoulder on right. I managed to feather the brakes enough to prevent lock up and thank God the shoulder was hardpack and I managed to avoid the semi's and cars and rode it out down the shoulder. I changed my shorts, but my wife hasn't been the same.
Hope I didn't boar you,
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