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Old 09-14-2016, 07:28 PM   #11
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should I stay or should I go

We went with a small C toading a jk jeep (4 down is the better method if you tow, pulling the fuse on a newer jeep is nothing). We run down the road with traffic unless a big incline jumps up.

Have logged a lot of miles, our chevy 4500 chassis tracks true without truck sway.

With all of that said I may switch to a 3500 duramax with a modest long 5ver. My original f150 is getting a little long in the tooth and is near trade time.

Would be in a dynamax hd toading the jeep, but they want too many nickles. The C gives us an always cool temp coach with full power and water from pre departure to arrival back home. The genny and satt makes pit stops a walk to the living room having a sip of tea and watching the news with the feet up.

Is it worth the trade for 400 hp and 800 torque (17's unknown) to power up the road, but give up comfort in route travel? Still dont know that answer. The truck trade may force that issue.... the home accounting department is sensitive to assest volume.

I am having a jonni mitchell moment "dont know what you got till its gone"

How was that for a non answer.....
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:34 PM   #12
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We went from a TT to Class C and so far are happy with the move. I have had TT's for the past 20+ years. Being self contained and able to park and step to the back for lunch or a potty break is great. For many years I wouldn't consider a motor home, felt they were too much extra work, etc, etc. We started looking at Class C's about a year ago. We found the Concord 300DS on a dealer's lot and the rest is history. We have camped more with it in the past 7 months than we did with the TT in previous 2 years. We keep it pretty well stocked and ready to go at a moment's notice.

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Old 09-15-2016, 04:59 AM   #13
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One other thing....
Yes, the cost of the Sunseeker is above a TT. But combine that TT with what you pay for a TV and it's usually a wash. My Sunseeker payment is pretty close to what I was paying for the Armada. Of course, the payments are spread out over more months, but look at all that interest I'll be able to claim on taxes, since it's like a mortgage.
Think about that as well.

Yes but now you must drive your camper whenever you want to venture beyond the campground.
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:29 AM   #14
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Yes but now you must drive your camper whenever you want to venture beyond the campground.
Negative. Check the signature.
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:20 AM   #15
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Negative. Check the signature.
In your previous post you said "Yes, the cost of the Sunseeker is above a TT. But combine that TT with what you pay for a TV and it's usually a wash."

You have your Class C AND your TOAD. You now have 2 driveable vehicles with a combined cost of well over the cost of my TT and TV. Let's not forget higher insurance and maintenance costs as well.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:05 AM   #16
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If you are talking safety for your kids as you travel, the TT and pick up is best. I did research two years ago when we were considering what type of RV to buy. The seats at the dinettes have lap belts, but they are not anchored into the unit the same as in a truck. Also, the seats are not manufactured to the same standards of the truck, so they can easily break apart. The third issue is that the structure of the unit itself is not made to withstand a rollover. It is made of wood and metal or fiberglass. You are much safer in a vehicle that is manufactured with rollover bars, side curtain airbags, and other safety features. That is my opinion after doing my research.

On another note, I know a gentleman who was towing and whose wife decided to unbuckle to reach for something in the back seat. At the same time they were sideswiped by an 18 wheeler (wouldn't matter if it is a TT, Class A, or Class C in this situation) and she was ejected and killed. I wouldn't get up and move about in an RV going down the road because of the risk. Now, I'm sure I will get digs for this remark, but I work in the medical field and value my safety.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:27 AM   #17
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In your previous post you said "Yes, the cost of the Sunseeker is above a TT. But combine that TT with what you pay for a TV and it's usually a wash."

You have your Class C AND your TOAD. You now have 2 driveable vehicles with a combined cost of well over the cost of my TT and TV. Let's not forget higher insurance and maintenance costs as well.
When I switched to the Class C, my insurance went up$54/year. Value of the toad is negligible due to its age. Big difference in MSRP and what a person can negotiate. My experience may not be the same as others, but I did what I could to keep costs down. It can be done.
That's it folks. I'm done justifying my position. Let's just go out and
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:49 AM   #18
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When I switched to the Class C, my insurance went up$54/year. Value of the toad is negligible due to its age. Big difference in MSRP and what a person can negotiate. My experience may not be the same as others, but I did what I could to keep costs down. It can be done.
That's it folks. I'm done justifying my position. Let's just go out and
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Everybody is different, to each their own!

I've always like the idea of a Class A or C with a toad, but until we find one under 30' - 35' with a floorplan that the works for us as well as our current TT, then we are gonna keep on dragging it around! Which I have no problem doing!
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:25 AM   #19
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Yes but now you must drive your camper whenever you want to venture beyond the campground.
Pull a trailer, haul motorcycles, street legal golf cart, or even a small car. Problem solved

if you live in a state that will give you an license plate for one of these, can drive a stick shift, and want a fun mobile. Check out the Oreion Reeper or the Durrux DRX2. Both are street legal side by sides in many states. Indiana plates them as a mini'truck. Michigan changed the laws so plating them is questionable, but if they have an out of state plate they are street legal. BTW, they both build four a four seater also.

It is amazing how some seem to be anti motorhome, but will spend 80 grand on a one ton dually and then another 60 grand or so on a 5er, when they could have a decent sized class "A" and a new toad for about the same price.

Make that a class "C" gasser and own the RV and the toad for the price of that Dually.

Everyone should test drive both and then make their own decision. Remember you will never find an impartial opinion on a forum.

I owned an older 26' 5er. When we decided it was time to upgrade we did a lot of research and weighed the pros and cons of each.

We finally chose a 2017 MBS Sunseeker 2400 WS and pull a NEO NAMR127TR trailer containing his and hers 2015 Honda Shadow motorcycles, along with all the camping accessories that would push the class "C" over the weight limit.

We get 13 mpg rolling down the road at 65 mph

I still have my 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD tow vehicle. Its rust free and only has 62K miles on it but it wasn't going to tow a 35' toy hauler down the road so we would have had to purchase both a diesel dually as well as the 5er.

Had we gone the dually/toy hauler route, I would have had to rent a place to store it when not in use. I can drive what I have up into the back yard and store it behind my work shop.
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Pull a trailer, haul motorcycles, street legal golf cart, or even a small car. Problem solved

if you live in a state that will give you an license plate for one of these, can drive a stick shift, and want a fun mobile. Check out the Oreion Reeper or the Durrux DRX2. Both are street legal side by sides in many states. Indiana plates them as a mini'truck. Michigan changed the laws so plating them is questionable, but if they have an out of state plate they are street legal. BTW, they both build four a four seater also.

It is amazing how some seem to be anti motorhome, but will spend 80 grand on a one ton dually and then another 60 grand or so on a 5er, when they could have a decent sized class "A" and a new toad for about the same price.

Make that a class "C" gasser and own the RV and the toad for the price of that Dually.

Everyone should test drive both and then make their decision.

We chose a 2017 MBS Sunseeker 2400 WS and pull a NEO NAMR127TR trailer containing his and hers 2015 Honda Shadow motorcycles, along with all the camping accessories that would push the class "C" over the weight limit.

We get 13 mpg rolling down the road at 65 mph
This goes back to the premise that a Class C requires that you tow some kind of secondary vehicle unless your ok with breaking camp to go anywhere.
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