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Old 08-21-2017, 12:07 PM   #41
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Trailers and motorhomes each have advantages and disadvantages. Find out what the DISavantages will be as they're what will give you ulcers. If you can live with whatever disadvantages there are, the advantages are cake.

I bought a new 2010, 17' Casita Spirit Deluxe Travel Trailer to facilitate a trip to the Burning Man Festival In Nevada's Black Rock Desert. I had a GREAT time and, returned to BM in 2011 & 2012 (I couldn't get a ticket in 2013). The Casita was a GREAT way to "test the waters" of RVing. I realized quickly that I really liked the RV lifestyle and, spent the next three+ years researching what I would "graduate" to. I finally decided on the 2015 Dynamax DX3-37RB Super-C Class diesel puller (and bought it in May 2014). It had the best floor plan I'd seen (99% usable with the two slides IN!). It was built on a Freightliner Class 7 HDT (Heavy Duty Truck) chassis so, it had a HUGE carrying capacity and margin of safety. The 9L 350HP Cummins diesel was designed and built for serious truck work and, with routine service, is expected to give 1,000,000+ miles of service. On my last trip, with the cruise control set at 63MPH, I got 12.039MPG in fuel economy! Yes, Super-C Class RVs are more expensive BUT, you get what you pay for. I'm currently an "Extended Time" RVer. Once I get my house emptied out (35+years of "stuff") and sold, I can easily and comfortably "Full Time" in my rig.
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:04 AM   #42
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I have purchased our first travel trailer earlier in the year. My wife and I love the weekend camping. We love it so much we are wanting to get a class A motorhome and spend more time hitting the state parks and national parks. The question I want to ask is how long from when you first got onto camping did you get a motorhome like a class A or C? We have only been at this about 7 months and have caught the camping bug bad.
We have (and started with) the same trailer from last year. You will be spoiled with how much open living space and it will be a challenge to replicate it with a Class A or Class C without it being quite big.

Coachmen Concord 300TS is a good unit for your kind of open space if you like a Class C.
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:43 AM   #43
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I would love it if our 2500 TS was built on an F series instead of an E series !!!
I am a little larger that most people,,, and E series cab is cramped !!!
I have only ever seen 1 class C on an F series chassis !!!
$$$$$$ ???
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I would love it if our 2500 TS was built on an F series instead of an E series !!!
I am a little larger that most people,,, and E series cab is cramped !!!
I have only ever seen 1 class C on an F series chassis !!!
$$$$$$ ???
Born Free and Dynamax both do. Then you have the Super C's, on the heavy truck chassis.

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Born Free and Dynamax both do. Then you have the Super C's, on the heavy truck chassis.

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Money Money Money !!!
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:32 AM   #46
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Money Money Money !!!
Gonna play gotta pay! There are some good deals on gently used units.

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Gonna play gotta pay! There are some good deals on gently used units.

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I think @ our age we must just be happy with our Little Sunseeker !!!
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Money Money Money !!!
LOL!! I DO Hear that!!
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We never camped in our life. Our first purchase was a motorhome ... we use it more like a hotel than a “camper”
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With the RVs we buy these days,,, we should not really call it camping !!!
It is RVing !!!

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I would love it if our 2500 TS was built on an F series instead of an E series !!!
I am a little larger that most people,,, and E series cab is cramped !!!
I have only ever seen 1 class C on an F series chassis !!!
$$$$$$ ???
Agreed, the 2500TS had plenty of room for us except in the cab. No matter what the physical build of the people, the E series cab is cramped. Like getting into an economy space ship. We have seen one C class on a Ford F chassis and we were envious. Absolutely no reason there couldn't be more of them except that the truck companies are doing so well on the commercial side.

As for the pay to play, it would be no fun to be up to our necks in debt. Last March, we gave up the road and bought a mobile home in Florida. It's in a small friendly community and we are lovin' it! The MH vs the M(obile) H(ome) was a pretty even swap. Less, if any, depreciation. We have now taken to the air between points, have cut transportation costs to less than half and do it in a matter of a few hours.
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