Originally Posted by bcmccon
After several years of fun pulling a 26' Travel Trailer we began to seriously outgrow it. Traded it in over the weekend for our first motorhome (34' class A) and I have to say, despite my hesitations related to the costs, this first trip we're on (2 hour drive to Branson) is making me happy we went through with it. Among other things it's a much more comfortable ride for the kids and I love the additional living space and how much quicker it is to park and begin enjoying the campsite.
I envy all of you who get to do this all the time. My wife and I dream of one day being full-timers but we're another 15 years from retiring so for now we'll just be taking weekend trips and a couple of 1 to 2 week long trips per year.
Can't wait to take a longer trip when school's out in May. We're thinking about Myrtle Beach or possibly the Grand Canyon.
Be careful not to get too excited, it has been know to increase payments! We had a TT for one year, a 5th wheel for 2 years, factory ordered a 07 Discovery, had that for 5 years, and now our '12 American Coach. Our kids (twins) just turned 13, I figure 3-4 years of family travel before they likely won't want to do the family summer trip.
When I pulled our fiver, I got around 11MPG with the cummins Dodge, our last motorhome was 40ft and we pulled a Jeep Commander and it still averaged around 9-10....what are you getting with your new MH?