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Old 04-15-2015, 11:35 AM   #15
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If you decide to do this .... it would certainly be suggested to list you A on here and RV Trader and sell your self .... this would certain minimize the financial hit .... IMO
Can't wrap my mind around this at all ... but don't have experience in a gasser. But you've gotta take care of your girl for sure !!!
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:36 AM   #16
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Trade it for a good used DP and you'll be better off than a TT. The ride quality on a good DP is head and shoulders above a gasser OR a Jeep pulling a TT. For best ride quality look for a DP with a tag axle.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:37 AM   #17
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Do what you need to do & chalk up the coach purchase as a lesson learned. You're going to need a very light weight TT for your GC. We pulled a 24ft Aerolite with a Durango & it was rough when large trucks/semi's passed us.

You'll need to load your GC with you, all your family, toys, equipment & full tank of gas then go to scales to get it weighed. After you've done that, post your results in the TT forum & the members can give you an idea of what you'll need to be looking at for your TT.

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Old 04-15-2015, 11:38 AM   #18
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Yeah she drives a mercedes SUV for her daily driver and has become quite accustomed to that ride quality. Honestly class a gassers ride like fedex delivery trucks. Probably cause it's nearly the same chassis. We've made 6-7 trips so far in our new class a. And only once or twice have we ever needed to get up and "get something". With kids we have to stop every 4hours or so anyhow to strech legs etc.
since I paid half down when I purchased our terra se I should have enough equity to do a straight trade for a TT I hope.
I was actually quite happy with the ride of our gasser and it was old school, 1984 30' on a GM P32 chassis. Granted I did some upgrades but overall it rode fairly well for the 6-years and 40k+ miles we put on it. That is the coach that got the wife and I really hooked on RVing. It has been all down hill since then, the sickness grabbed us.

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Old 04-15-2015, 11:40 AM   #19
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Sounds like you should sell it and just rent something simple for occasional trips until your kids are older, then re-evaluate your needs and wants.

You're going to be busy for a while with two babies. Renting is a much cheaper and easier option for you now.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:51 AM   #20
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Not sure about your wifes physiology but suspect she is more vulnerable to motion sickness because of the pregnancy. Motion sickness pills may not be in order when pregnant so a solution would be to try eating dry soda crackers.

If you are having your second baby the TT will not be for you. Anything the GC can tow will be space restricted for your family.

I would stop traveling with the MH if motion sickness or crackers do not work. After the baby there are a number of motion sickness pills a Dr can prescribe that will do the job. Antivert is one that can be prescribed for pilots as it does not cause drowziness.

DP may be an option.

Before I did anything I would see if DW can get the motion sickness under control.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:55 AM   #21
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Have a 2007 GC w/ hemi and it tows a 21' TT like a dream. Headin' to Yosemite next week and the GC will pull the TT up Priest Grade (8%!) no problem. Now, a 21' TT is fine for me, DW and the dog; for a family-that's another set of problems. Don't think I'd pull anything bigger-due to excess tongue weight, not length.
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Motion sickness is not due to pregnacy. She had it before she was pregnant. She has always had it in cars even but it do-able in cars. If she's in the passenger seat in the class a she's fine looking out. As soon as she gets up to get/do anything it's back and takes a while to go away.

TT are inexpensive compared to a class a. I wouldn't mind taking the loss and having a trailer with no note. Plus of not having a payment.

We go on average 8-9 trips a year. For 3-4 days. Usually 200-400 mi away.
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Maybe another option would be a small Class C, or a B+ MH. Ride would be better and lot more convenient for travelling with 2 kids. I still think if you go the TT route, you will have to upgrade to a truck and the ride still won't be much better.....I wouldn't rush into anything without trying first. Rent.....
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Not sure about your wifes physiology but suspect she is more vulnerable to motion sickness because of the pregnancy. Motion sickness pills may not be in order when pregnant so a solution would be to try eating dry soda crackers.

If you are having your second baby the TT will not be for you. Anything the GC can tow will be space restricted for your family.

I would stop traveling with the MH if motion sickness or crackers do not work. After the baby there are a number of motion sickness pills a Dr can prescribe that will do the job. Antivert is one that can be prescribed for pilots as it does not cause drowziness.

DP may be an option.

Before I did anything I would see if DW can get the motion sickness under control.
Agree with this wholeheartedly! Sounds like she rides up front, has she tried riding in the dinette or couch area? What I liked about the class c (when the kids were younger) was that I was able to get up and tend to their needs ... hungry, bathroom, thirsty, change video, etc. In a trailer, you will most likely have to stop for all of these issues. Plus being pregnant, it will be easier for her to use the restroom more often, than having to stop every 30-45 mins.
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As the father of 4, the last one graduating HS this June (dance) - I would say DON'T do it.

Money aside....
In 2 maybe 3 years you will regret not having access to bathroom, snacks, videos, beds, quick easy stops for meals, generator, on board water and waste, easy overnights in rest areas, truck stops, walMart, etc.

When our kids were small I cut a piece of clean wood the size of the dinette opening, put the table down, slid the plywood from bench to bench and it was a safe, portable crib. Traveled mostly at night, much easier to travel when they are sleeping. At the risk of being called a bad parent... a crying kid does not always, immediately need a mom on them. Sometimes they cry and then stop on their own.

As to your wife's motion sickness... take 2 dramamine and sleep through the 4 or 6 hour evening/night/early morning drive while the kids are mostly asleep. When our kids were toddlers they would sleep in the RV the night before heading out. I would wake up and just drive away. The still talk about the comfort they felt waking up while we were running down the road, then they would lay in bed for hours.
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Motion sickness is usually worse when you're a passenger, and not as much of an issue for the driver. Have you considered having her drive while you tend to the kid?
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We towed a 4,400 lb boat behind the Jeep GC rated for 6,500 lbs.

It worked for short trips (the lake is only 1/2 mile away) but was "squirrelly" for longer trips.

When the kids need tending, why not stop the MH and do the deed just like you would do with a travel trailer?

Then return to the road when the DW can sit in front and not be affected.
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:46 PM   #28
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I did the TT thing before my A DP. The time and hassle setting up a TT for a weekend was a pain. If you're not a young person 35 or less, you really should take the time to see what you're getting into. Especially on hot days. Be REALLY sure you want to go there.

I'm sooooo happy to get into a class A from a TT.

Hope you can find what you and your wife need.

My first impulse was to say get rid of the wife....LOL
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