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Old 09-03-2012, 06:20 AM   #29
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My co-pilot making a cup of coffee, from our single cup coffee maker, as we travel down the road...Nice

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Which one did you choose over the other and why?

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Old 09-03-2012, 06:32 AM   #30
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It's been pretty well covered, I'll just concur.

We had a great 38' fifth wheel that required a big one ton pickup to tow. Loved the truck too, but try and find a place to park it in downtown St. Augustine! The big pickup would not have been at home on some of the "goat trails" we explored out west. I also like the visibility afforded by sitting up high and that big picture window up front.

I actually get a slight bit better fuel economy with the DP than I did with most of our trailers, but once we're at our destination the mileage we get with the toad is multiples of what we ever got with a tow vehicle.

The living space in a 5th wheel is great and if all you do, and we've met many in this category, is tow the rig back and forth between your summer and winter quarters it might be the way to go. Others work from their RV and need the truck as part of that work. As neither of those scenarios describe us, we prefer the motor home. To each their own.

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:20 AM   #31
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My reasons are as follows;

1. DW has arthritis and needs to move around frequently.
2. DW needs to use the rest room frequently.
3. DW likes to cook & bake. Uses microwave/convection oven frequently while we travel down the road.
4. DW likes the visibility of the motor home because of the height and large windows.
5. DH has learned that if Mama ain't happy nobody is going to be happy. So motor home it is.


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