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Old 11-26-2012, 07:01 AM   #1
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I have a question?

Could someone tell me why they chose a motor home toyhauler over a 5th wheel toyhauler, I have a 5th wheel, but am thinking about going to a motor home toyhauler and would like to hear why others chose a MH toyhauler? Thank you in advance for your responses. Karen

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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Hope you get some input, Karen. The answers ought to be interesting!

I suspect they will be much the same for any choice of motorhome vs trailer, i.e. the "toyhauler" part is probably not significant. The argument for a motorhome usually boils down to convenience in travel rather than any advantage once you reach a campground.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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We started out with a pickup and camper. We went to a motorhome so we could tow our boat. We also like having everything in the driving vehicle such as food and restroom. The other advantage might be that your motorhome toad will likely be smaller and easier to drive around town than a big tow vehicle. It is arguably quicker to setup and take down a motorhome at the camp site, but that may be negated when you are also hooking and unhooking your toad.

Now that we no longer tow a boat and have gotten involved in the motorcycle world, I could see the advantage of a toy hauler fiver. We compensate by having a motorcycle loader in our pickup toad. I don't have any direct experience with a toy hauler motorhome. The ones I have seen seem to be pretty high compared to toy hauler fivers, which may make loading the bike harder. Depending on the weight of the bike, it would be important to consider carrying capacity as well. Not sure that answers your question. Good luck with whatever choice you make.
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It's the same reasons one would opt for a MH vs a 5er or vise versa to begin with.

I like the convienience of a class A while going down the road, stopping and setting up. I would have no use for a $50,000 dually when not RVing. We haul 2 Harleys everywhere we go, which is our tranportation while camped. If at some point we wanted to take a car also, then we would opt for a toy hauler and tow a car. Most likely just get a larger trailer. We love our MH/trailer setup we have now, plenty of nice room in the coach, a nice place for the bikes and plenty of extra storage in the trailer.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:35 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Kshivers View Post
Could someone tell me why they chose a motor home toyhauler over a 5th wheel toyhauler, I have a 5th wheel, but am thinking about going to a motor home toyhauler and would like to hear why others chose a MH toyhauler? Thank you in advance for your responses. Karen
Hi Karen we had a 5th wheel toy hauler 39 foot we had to unload the back and set it up got tired of doing that .So we went to a motor home and pull a enclosed trailer much easer, just unhook at camp or I leave it hooked up to the motor home at night it is the garage for the toys.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:45 AM   #6
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I always had 5th wheels, various sizes up to 38 ft. Had a dually and I was just getting tired of towing, towing the 5er was killing my dually and I was always on edge with it behind the truck, trucks don't stop very good with a 13000 lb trailer behind, they stop ok under normal conditions but wait till you have to hammer the brakes on. A buddy of mine always said if you drive a motorhome you are on vacation as soon as you start the thing up., with a truck you aren't on vacation till you get to where your going, I tow a Dakota behind a 40 DP and I like it. And it's fun to drive a big bus. Have fun whatever way you go.

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