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Old 05-16-2014, 12:57 PM   #11
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Hey, thank you for all those thoughts. We do not travel with kids, but it would be possible with a mh.
99% just the two of us. I would like to take some more extensive trips and it just seems a mh would be easier. We do have car that be used for a toad.

We are into that 6,4,2 guideline. 6 for cocktails, 4 for dinner and 2 for sleeping.


We get about 10mph with our trailer. Mhs get somewhere close?

Gonna have to mention this to dw pretty soon.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:36 PM   #12
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Here is a great example for a used Georgetown near Dallas/FT Worth.
2009 Motorhome class A

This has bunk beds for the kids.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:51 PM   #13
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Class A, all the way!!
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:59 PM   #14
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Yes a Class A is great for travel with kids as they can laydown or go to the bathroom without stopping. You can also enjoy SAT TV while driving if you have a dish dome that moves while travelling.
The kids will really like a lot more than a PU and trailer.
Have Fun!
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:03 PM   #15
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Hey, thank you for all those thoughts. We do not travel with kids, but it would be possible with a mh.
99% just the two of us. I would like to take some more extensive trips and it just seems a mh would be easier. We do have car that be used for a toad.

We are into that 6,4,2 guideline. 6 for cocktails, 4 for dinner and 2 for sleeping.


We get about 10mph with our trailer. Mhs get somewhere close?

Gonna have to mention this to dw pretty soon.
You will probably loose 2 or more MPGs. We get anywhere from 6 to 8 MPGs with our 20.5k lbs. F53 chassis with the V10. I don't baby it at all. If you take off from a stop much slower and keep it bellow 60 MPH, you will do better in a long haul.

To us is a win win because we can get to FL and back for about $1k which is much less than tickets for four people. Not to mention leaving the dog in a kennel, and a heck lot more fun than sitting in a plane. My only gripe is windy situations. I've improved the ride a lot, but it still makes you sore to have to concentrate through areas with lots of wind. I've corrected the problem with road conditions, but winds still do push it a bit.
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:06 PM   #16
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Here is a great example for a used Georgetown near Dallas/FT Worth.
2009 Motorhome class A

This has bunk beds for the kids.
Would be good without the bunks . Just don't want to tempt the grandkids all that much
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:15 PM   #17
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Would be good without the bunks . Just don't want to tempt the grandkids all that much
Yup, and each bunk bed has their own TV/DVD player. Our kids love them.
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:50 PM   #18
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Yes a Class A is great for travel with kids as they can laydown or go to the bathroom without stopping. You can also enjoy SAT TV while driving if you have a dish dome that moves while travelling.
The kids will really like a lot more than a PU and trailer.
Have Fun!
The other grandpa has a huge upscale mh. The little one keeps asking where my steering wheel is.
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When I went to my dealer the sales person greeted me and asked if I knew what I wanted.. my answer was "yes a great big class A,, but that's not what I need."

For me, the wife and a couple of big dogs a 31' class C with the entertainment center up front instead of the bunk was our best way to go. Has the same Ford V10 and the class A and has all the power to tow our Wrangler Unlimited.

People ask us, how many people can you sleep in there? the answer is always the same..2 people and 2 dogs..
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When I went to my dealer the sales person greeted me and asked if I knew what I wanted.. my answer was "yes a great big class A,, but that's not what I need."

For me, the wife and a couple of big dogs a 31' class C with the entertainment center up front instead of the bunk was our best way to go. Has the same Ford V10 and the class A and has all the power to tow our Wrangler Unlimited.

People ask us, how many people can you sleep in there? the answer is always the same..2 people and 2 dogs..


Not sure why people always ask the same question.
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