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Old 03-04-2016, 09:31 AM   #15
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Unfortunately, you will never really know until you make the move. If you spend more time moving than parked, you should keep what you have. The wheel cut on larger DP chassis has to be taken in consideration.
A 25 ft or less B plus or C should be what you are looking at. The Sprinter chassis, excellent gas mileage, great handling and maneuverability.
Another plus, you may be able to do without a Toad.

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Old 03-04-2016, 10:58 AM   #16
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IMO Having owned a high end DP. I would never go to a gasser. If you travel a lot you will be sacrificing the comfortable ride quiet and towing capacity. I don't agree that just because you downsize you can do without a toad. Once you set up, hooked up the water lines, the sewer lines, the electric, deployed the slides and put your awnings out. The last thing I'd wanna do is pack it all up so I can take a side trip, and then have to reset it all again.

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I have a luxury 40" DP. I don't stay in campgrounds, and I DO want to enjoy the city/town I'm in. So how do you do that?

VERY simple. I keep my DP parked where overnight parking is allowed (casino, rest stop, state park,......whatever), I do whatever I want in/around my DP, change my clothes, and call the cab!

According to my calculations, it's MUCH cheaper to pay cab fare (going to a fancy restaurant, movies, shopping, etc.) than towing another vehicle, and incurring all expenses associated with that (toad purchase price, towing setup, insurance, upkeep......list goes on and on), not to even mention limited maneuverability with the toad.

I might be towing (on the lift) my motorcycle in the near future (not because I need it, but I miss it when I'm away from it).
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That's fine if you want to be at a Casino or big city. We avoid both. It's hard to call a cab or rent a car in the boonies. The point is that the decision to tow has a lot to do with lifestyle.

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