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Old 09-26-2014, 11:05 AM   #85
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Thanks for all of your responses and PMs, really appreciate it

Just a quick update my wife and I decided to get a TT as itís a cheaper investment and since we already have a full size SUV we donít need to buy a tow vehicle. The one thing I love about MH is the ability for the passengers to walk around the coach where as in a TT you cannot, but with a budget of $20k there isn't many MH available. We would like to limit our budget to under $20k since we figured if it doesn't work (i.e. we donít like it) we wonít lose too much $$$$. We've gone to several RV shows and RV dealers to see whatís out there and my feeling is we should be able to get a nice used unit for under our budget or buy a new one for around $20k.

We would like a TT with bunks as our goal is to be able to use this TT for a few years. Weíre trying to figure out if itís worth spending $3k-$4k more for a new unit
Lots of smart thinking here. I ran the full route and wound up with my F150 / Rockwood.. sweet. Easy to tow, easy to live in, F150 makes nice sightseeing and errand vehicle.
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:27 PM   #86
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Don't do it, you will be sorry. I had a Mirada with no slides and when I finally bought one with slides I realized what I had been missing. if I was buying today I would look for 3 slides minimum! 2 up front (1each side) or equivalent and a bedroom slide

Don't do it you will regret it!

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Old 09-26-2014, 03:36 PM   #87
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Bottom line...
1) To live in, slides are a joy and worth the hassle of dealing with mechanical problems and occasional leaks.
2) While driving slides are not a help, and may be a hindrance. They add more weight, are in the way while closed, and need maintenance.

To decide answer this question: Am I going to spend more then 60% of my time parked with the RV or Am I going to be mostly on the road driving?

Also, it is much harder to sell a unit with no slides. That is why you can buy them used so cheaply.
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:04 PM   #88
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We've got one large slide in the living area. We spend around 6 months of the year in the coach and we would not be happy with anything smaller. More room is always better than less. It's just 2 of us and 2 dogs.

we've travelled on shorter trips leaving the car home and regretted it. It goes with us all the time now
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Old 09-26-2014, 05:36 PM   #89
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Hola...FT here March 2014. We did the math: used decent car 16k + good tow gear-brakes etc 4k = @ 20k + 1k per year ins/maint/upkeep/etc = @ $25K. Our Plan: $25K budget for Enterprise Car Rentals in 'toad city/areas' = 80+ Car rentals!! New cars! No Hassle! No towing! Easy park/backing up! And $"0" upfront cash vs $20K (Investments!!). Just saying...we do have 250 Scarabeo Scooter on Rack... ;-) (1 week car in Bar Harbor this week, $228!) Fb: WhereRVgoing2

Been there tried that. Seemed like a good idea but was way too much of a hassle to rent. I already owned my 2002 Chevy Avalanche, set it up to tow with top of the line equipment for 3,000. Much happier, works great, super easy set up in 5 minutes, plus a 4 wheel drive and a tent that goes on it the truck for off-road camping!
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I've camped for more than forty years, from tenting, to pop-ups, to tag-a-longs, and, finally, to class A motorhomes. We bought our fourth class A new, five years ago. I've never wanted slides and don't want any now, not because of potential problems, including all listed in previous posts, but because we prefer to camp in state and national parks and primitive areas. Often we have been in very, wooded areas where there is little or no room within the trees to extend a slide. We go to these areas to fully enjoy them, to hike, to explore, to sit around a campfire with friends. The motorhome is where we sleep and get out of the rain, not much more than that. Komac
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Personal choice. I did not want slides and looked for a M/H with out slides. Very happy. I do all my own maintenance so less to worry about. Again its a case of Chevy versus Ford. I'm sure you will be happy with what you choose.

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Old 09-29-2014, 06:42 AM   #92
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No Regrets

Our first MH is the one we have now. It is a 2004 30 footer with no slides. We have plenty of room for the two of us and the occasional grandkids.
Very happy with it and it will go any place I could take my van as long as I have the clearence above for the higher top (AC ect...). Did alot of looking before deciding "NO SLIDERS".

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We are very happy with our floorplan without slides and would buy another if we could find one without slides that has the things we are missing on our coach. Unfortunately, such a coach does not exist, and it is not practical, nor economically feasible to up grade our coach. So we will be stuck with slides in our next coach.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:21 AM   #94
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The one thing I love about MH is the ability for the passengers to walk around the coach where as in a TT you cannot, but with a budget of $20k there isn't many MH available.


This one just arrived at Motorhome Specialist for $22K

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Old 09-29-2014, 10:27 AM   #95
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No slides here

We currently have a 2002 Fleetwood Class A with no slides and love it. That is just what we like and many feel otherwise.

We go camping and travel in ours. We don't want to sped our life sitting in a recliner watching TV and pretend we are camping. We want to be outside and enjoying ouselves. There are just 2 of us so we don't need a rolling palace to go camping in.

Now, on the other hand, there are those that spend 6 months or more living in their RV. For them a slide or two would be a benefit.

It's going to depend on need. We don't need slides or the problems with them. We like simple.
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i have a slide but rarely use it as we normally stay in one place no more than 3 days, don't bother to pull it out.

last time i was in a reputable rv repair shop to adjust the air heights. chatted with the shop owner while waiting. about the slide, he was against it. he didn't think gaining couple feet worth the troubles.
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i have a slide but rarely use it as we normally stay in one place no more than 3 days, don't bother to pull it out.

last time i was in a reputable rv repair shop to adjust the air heights. chatted with the shop owner while waiting. about the slide, he was against it. he didn't think gaining couple feet worth the troubles.
The only time you really really NEED slides on a unit is when you try to sell it. Advertise all you want, the phone will not ring.

Unless you are absolutely sure (how can you be?) that this is going to be your last unit. Get a slide even if you are against them for moral reasons or something.
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Our first MH is the one we have now. It is a 2004 30 footer with no slides. We have plenty of room for the two of us and the occasional grandkids.
Very happy with it and it will go any place I could take my van as long as I have the clearence above for the higher top (AC ect...). Did alot of looking before deciding "NO SLIDERS".

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That is a wonderful idea I have a gkid like that and loves to get into everything thanks for sharing.
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