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Old 09-12-2014, 11:09 AM   #11
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We went from tent to pick up slide in to 24"tt to our new yesterday Rockwood 2703ws. So far just missing the $30,000.

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Old 09-12-2014, 11:34 AM   #12
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Went from tent-28' TT-34' 5er.

I miss nothing about the tent, in fact I finally gave it to a local (happily) homeless guy.

Biggest thing I miss about the TT is it was paid off. I'll have the 5er paid off in a few years, but until then.......

My TT had the full rear window in the back, I miss that more than I thought I would, the wall of windows I have now nearly offsets it but I still miss it.

It took up less room in the driveway.

Otherwise everything about my 5er beats it. It maintains temperature better, pulls better, better floor plan. If it wasn't for the sour taste in my mouth over my recent service work I'd be a happy camper, pun intended.

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Then-2002 Keystone Springdale 286RLDS TT

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Old 09-12-2014, 11:46 AM   #13
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Went from TT to fiver. Miss having my truck bed available for ATV and other large items. However, it did keep the wife from buying a porch swing once because I told her it would have to ride inside on the sofa. Not happening. Lol
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Old 09-12-2014, 12:07 PM   #14
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Currently owned a 35' Rockwood Signature TT
I don't miss anything from our past equipment...just enjoying our current one with all it's amenities.
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Old 09-12-2014, 01:05 PM   #15
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Went from tent -> TT -> Class A.

Znly thing i miss was with tent i could throw it all on the bike and hit the mountains. Miss nothing on TT.

Now with the FR3 25DS i dont see me ever going back.

Full bathroom, king bed, AC and heat, satelite, and wifi.
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Old 09-12-2014, 09:33 PM   #16
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Started out with an '85 26' Class C (Ford 460 with a carburetor). Bagged it after 18 months. Now have a 32' '02 Georgetown Class A - comparison chalk & cheese. Unfortunately, 8 mpg at $4.00/gallon (compared to 6 mpg at $1.75) and CG fees now above $30 a night compared to $15 has meant that we can't afford the lifestyle any longer.

The rig needs a bit of attention (a few body dings and a non-functional generator) but I hope to have it with a consignment dealer by mid-October. Can't be bothered with the hassle of trying to sell it ourselves.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:27 PM   #17
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We did tent->popup->TT. I miss my big three burner camp stove set out next to the picnic table and cooking breakfast in the morning air - sometimes. Could take it but the little stove in the TT is so convenient.

Miss the easy pull of the PU. TT waves us all around down the highway with wind and passing trucks. Never felt the PU.

Hated having to open the PU every time I wanted something from inside. Way better to just walk in the door of the TT.

Thinking 5er someday to improve pulling experience.

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Old 09-12-2014, 10:46 PM   #18
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Went from a 30' tt to a 39' fiver. I haven't had the fiver long enough to really develop much of a list. I miss backing something I was familiar with maneuvering and could get where I wanted when I wanted. I miss having easy access to my truck bed when towing. I also miss a pretty much problem free tt. I love my fiver and the space and Windows it provides. It is much more comfortable and ties so much nicer. It was worth the upgrade. Comfort in backing will come with time. Factory repairs next month should have the issues cured. Then there will be no looking back for us.
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:01 AM   #19
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Went from tent camping to buying a used 5ver last year. I miss hiking in the woods to get to the campsite. Things I don't miss: sleeping on a rocky ground, loosing 5 lbs in sweat a night laying next to 4 other people in a 3 person tent.

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Old 09-13-2014, 05:55 AM   #20
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Things I don't miss: sleeping on a rocky ground, loosing 5 lbs in sweat a night laying next to 4 other people in a 3 person tent.
I think you needed a bigger tent...


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