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Old 07-12-2015, 05:56 AM   #15
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Don't want to sound like a newbie (I am) what's a "Toad" ? And please don't say your ex wife

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Old 07-12-2015, 06:18 AM   #16
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We recently moved from a 26' TT to a 36' MH. Aside from the obvious difference in size, the MH just seems so much more substantial. It doesn't cream and groan when you move around inside. Setup is a breeze compared to a trailer. I've had a number of trailers, boats, etc. over the years. Never could back up worth a damn. Between the rear camera and the mirrors, backing the MH is pretty easy. I love the leveling system. So,so, so much easier than the stabilizers on a TT. And it will actually level the coach, not just stabilize.
There is a bit of a learning curve as far as driving a MH. I just made my first trip outside the local area in ours. After the first hundred miles or so, I started getting some more comfortable driving. We have a gas model on a Ford chassis, which apparently isn't the most driver friendly thing on the road. From what I've been reading on this forum, there are some chassis and steering upgrades that may help this situation.
We are now throughly spoiled. It would be real hard to downgrade to a TT of any sort.

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Old 07-12-2015, 06:19 AM   #17
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Don't want to sound like a newbie (I am) what's a "Toad" ? And please don't say your ex wife
Toad = towed vehicle
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Old 07-12-2015, 06:21 AM   #18
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Don't want to sound like a newbie (I am) what's a "Toad" ? And please don't say your ex wife
Towed vehicle.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:01 AM   #19
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I started with a 20' TT for six years and four years ago I upgraded to a Class A DP.

1. What others have said about convenience
2. Much more living space and storage.
3. Much larger holding tanks and built-in generator make for comfortable self-contained traveling.
4. The quality of fixtures - everything from appliances to cabinetry and insulation - is usually much higher on the MH.
5. Because of 4 and other factors, the MH is much more comfortable for camping in cooler weather. Temperature consistency is much greater in the MH.

1. Much higher cost initially and for ongoing maintenance. It does not make sense to stretch the budget if it means you can't afford to take the MH out of your yard.
2. With the TT, you have the tow vehicle to get around in for shopping and sightseeing. I was not truly happy with my MH until I set up a towed vehicle (toad) I could have with me. For this you are looking at additional cost for the vehicle plus another $3000 - $3500 to set it up with tow apparatus and auxiliary braking system.
3. Mine is an older MH with a primitive hydraulic leveling system. In many ways the TT was easier to level - especially front to back.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:08 AM   #20
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Similar story. Started with tents, bought a pop-up, small TT, (Scamp), Tandem TT, Front engine diesel MH, and now a diesel pusher Motorhome with slides.

Everyone was a step up but the DP is pure pleasure to travel in.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:12 AM   #21
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Mostly repeats:

• Easier to make a quick stop for the night
• Easier to set up when not making a quick stop for the night
• Feel safer (bigger chassis and it sits much higher)
• Can carry more "stuff" without as much concern for weight
• Bathroom-on-Board
• Kitchen and stocked refrigerator very handy
• Love the big windshield for visibility
• Getting older – I want things to be easier, smoother, and nicer

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Old 07-12-2015, 08:17 AM   #22
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We have had trailers, small Gas class c mh and now a 40' dp.

The set up is way easier, the ride way better.

The one thing we got with the class a that i did not expect, is the view.
It's like driving in a glass bubble.
I had been through the Columbia river gorge many times in p/u and class C, but the first trip though with those big windows was like seeing it for the first time.

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