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Old 07-12-2012, 07:11 AM   #11
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Well, you all make a ton of sense regarding the motor home vs camper. My requirements are quite minimal, generator, shower, toilet, sleeping and cooking. The only reason I was leaning toward a motor home is for ease of traveling i.e. not having to hook and unhook every day (usually do this alone), ease of parking when we stop en route etc.

Believe it or not I have given thought to what happens if we break down. Camper gives us a place to stay, motor home is stuck at a dealer's lot someplace. Never heard of a Toyhauler, but have been reluctant to look at 5th wheel due to the apparent height of the rig. My boat is 12 feet, so I have to watch it and the 5th wheels appear even taller.

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Old 07-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #12
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Most all 5th wheels including toy haulers are deigned to be under 13 ft. Many are under 12ft unless there is an AC unit on the front. My unit is 13ft 4 in. with a front AC so i can get under all the major highway bridges and tunnels. I'm sure there maybe some overpasses on remote roads it would not fit under but you can usually find that out ahead of time if planning a trip. Toy haulers are great because they are designed with a garage area (8 - 14 ft) with a ramp door to haul motorcycles, golfcarts, even those too, too small cars. When we don;t haul the bikes it just gives you plenty of space to throw stuff in and not worrying about bringing too much stuff. There are many garage configurations giving you more living space if that's what you need. Some have half size garages big enough to haul one full size motorcycle, others have side ramp doors. Very unique designs and very usefull. Many also come with bunks and queen beds that lift up out of the way so the space can be used for sleeping and entertaining. Take a look on the web. You'll be surprised at what is out there. The other thing too is most toy haulers come fully equiped with generators, auxillary fuel stations (to gas up your motorcycles), outside showers, washer/dryer hookups, cabinets in the garage, etc. as standard items. Very cool stuff. Take a look at the Raptors, Cyclones, Wildwoods, Vectors, etc. Oh and many are available as TTs also, doesn't have to be a 5th wheel. 5th wheels just pull better and are easier to maneuver, and give you a better ride in the truck.

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Old 07-12-2012, 07:38 AM   #13
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Places to stay while enroute: I was talking to my neighbor about this the other day. He said they have pulled into a Cracker Barrel and parked behind it in the large lots they have a some places. Just a suggestion....
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:41 AM   #14
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Thanks again, I'll check this stuff out. Need to hit the road shortly, duty calls.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:20 AM   #15
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I would suggest the 5th wheel a lot more options for you ,thats my next choice . The hershey show is in september if you want a good deal on a new one takes about 2 good days of looking if youre unprepared so give yourself plenty of time and research before you go to get a good handle on what you want
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:55 PM   #16
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I can't afford new at this time so I'll be shopping the curbside sales. I see so many of various brands and types in my travels that I don't have time to stop and look at them all. Are there any particular brands to avoid?

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