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Old 07-05-2018, 06:48 PM   #31
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The wife and I just became full timers. We gave considerable thought and research into this very topic. We found from others that it really does depend on what kind of traveling you plan on doing. If you like to move often then maybe lean towards the motorhome. If you plan on staying in one place for a while. Our plan is a minimum of a month at a place, then the 5er seams to give us more room. We went with the fifth wheel. We think it is more home like. We like the fact that if we have engine trouble, the house does not have to go in the shop. You can find a truck dealer just about anywhere.
Just our thoughts on this. We really are loving the 5er
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:48 PM   #32
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We went there this several years ago,. Once we changed to our CC 5th wheel we are glade we did.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:40 PM   #33
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Happiest day was taking delivery of my 45' motorcoach.

The HAPPIER day was the day I got rid of it.

On my 2nd 5th and would NEVER consider a motorhome again...
Although my DP was a whole foot shorter I agree 100%!!!! Same with a dually, one and done. I make all numbers pulling a 43' 5er with an F350 SRW.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:00 AM   #34
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Late update. Sorry, I just realized I hadn't responded here. So we bought the Forester 3011ds class c. Some big differences to get used to. Smaller bath and shower. Tighter bedroom. One less slide. But some improvements too. 4 door fridge (wife loves). Auto leveling (I love). Only one a/c. Onboard generator.
Had some issues on first trip, to Buffalo River natl park. Power inlet burned out on side of RV. Fridge wouldn't work on lp. Some other less important issues. To be expected. God to go.
Now dealing with toad search issues. Dolly for Highlander or something new to flat tow. Rather flat tow.
So, anyway. We made the jump and planning a run to Yellowstone in June to meet three other family members with RVs.
Dinghy search continues.
Thanks for comments above.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:33 AM   #35
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We love our little MH, until we want to plan a trip and stay a few days in one spot !!!
Rent A Car ???
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:39 AM   #36
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We love our little MH, until we want to plan a trip and stay a few days in one spot !!!
Rent A Car ???
That is called the MH-GOTCHA. I owned a MH and while I pulled my Jeep inside a 30' box trailer the reality was...78' long.

Never go back to a MH again, love my 5'ers...
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:52 PM   #37
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Personal choice. We've owned everything except a class B, and now a FW Is our choice. I always have a PU truck in the stable, so it was an easy for us. One less chassis to be concerned with.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:18 AM   #38
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Part our decision to buy a Small MH was my 03 F150, that only has about 36k miles on it has a low towing rate, so there was not a lot of nice 5th wheels we could haul, and with a shell on the back, Lite TT are a good option !So now I am thinking about selling My F-150
And the wife's 2011 EDGE that also has about 36K miles on it, and then buy a fully loaded F-150 ? Wife does not want to sell EDGE, it is a great car ! And she does not like the idea of driving a Truck !!! There are several advantages to only having 1 vehicle!!!
We never seam to need 2 vehicle any more ???
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