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Old 04-17-2011, 11:08 PM   #29
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is there is something after a motorhome?
Yep, It's called a YACHT!




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Old 04-18-2011, 05:18 PM   #30
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I got married and my wife was not the tent or sleep in the bed of the truck kind of girl. When we would go to the desert we would sleep in my sister toyhauler and it was only time before we had to buy something of our own. I knew a toyhauler would not fit my off-road car unless I bought the big, big one. Then I would need a new truck to pull it. So we started looking for a Class C as they are more family oriented and we were wanting to start a family. But during our research and in looking around we learned used Class C's were as much if not more then the comparable sized class A's. Then we started to realized that the Class C's did not have very large water and gray tanks, which can be important when dry camping in the desert. The gas tanks were around 40 gal in the Class C and the tow capacity would be maxed out when pulling my current desert and river toys.

So we started looking at Class A's and found you really get more RV for your money (when looking at used). So we ended up buying a Fleetwood Southwind 32 on a W22 chassis. We have been very happy with our choice, the only thing we still really like with the class C over the class A is the over head bunk. They give you a great sleeping and storage area that is out of the way and does not require being assembled and disassembled.

As of late we have seen many of the manufactures offering the "Bunk House" class A's and starting last year I think Fleetwood has offered a swing down bunk over the drivers area in the lower level class A's. I think the manufactures are starting to realize that class A's need to be more family oriented. I have joked that the larger the motorhome the less they sleep.
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Like bullheaded and some others we wanted to take off and not worry about pet sitters.
Our dogs enjoy the traveling and CG more than we do.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:05 PM   #32
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In my previous career, I was a travel agent, travel agency manager, tour manager, and tour escort. After 27 years living out of a suitcase, dealing with airports, planes, and thousands of hotel rooms, I was really burned out and thinking that I wanted nothing but to stay in one spot...my home. But I soon found that I was getting itchy to hit the road, but wanted to take my house with me. I talked the hubby into it and we started small. We had both grown up camping in tents, pops-ups and the like. We started small in 1990 with an older but goodie, a 1976 Class C Winnie. We loved that little gem but wanted something with a dedicated bedroom, so we found a few years later we moved up to a 33 foot Class A Champion RV. In 2000 we found a 1995 38 foot Newmar Kountry Star and last month we found the "Big Baby"...a 2005 DP Fleetwood Revolution. We have never purchased a brand new coach, but preferred to own a pre-enjoyed unit for lots of reasons.

We also have furry children now and would not think of kenneling them any more than we would think of leaving our kids or grandkids at home.

The grandkids like traveling with us when they can and I think that the memories that we create will be among the best things that we can give them.

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Old 04-18-2011, 06:11 PM   #33
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Why class A

Freedom. Having a RV has always made me feel free. Went tent to pop-up to TT to class A to a couple of TTs to a 5er to three class A. The class A can carry more weight, has a great floor plan, ease of set up, view.
I like the class A best of all.
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Needed a place to sleep at the racetrack...Got tired of getting up at 2 am to drive 2-3 hours and arrive before practice at 6am!

Started by converting an old ambulance...worked good for a couple years,





Then I got the bug to actually travel in it..Rented a class C for a tour of the southwest in 08, and was hooked!

Bought the Alpine at the low point of the market in March 09..



Now THIS is the life!
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We also have furry children now and would not think of kenneling them any more than we would think of leaving our kids or grandkids at home.

The grandkids like traveling with us when they can and I think that the memories that we create will be among the best things that we can give them.

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A few people stated the kids, grand kids or "furry kids" was the reason for a class A. I can't think of a better one. Today it's so important to keep in touch with your kids and grand kids and traveling and showing them the USA is one heck of a way to do it. They will always remember the "good times" and that you cared enough. The Dawgs love it too! Just as I said before the cost of keeping your pets in a kennel is as much as renting camp grounds so why not do it? Thanks to all who replied. I'm enjoying this thread.
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We got tired of trying to safely exit the cabover queen bunk in a class C (really fun in the middle of the night). Plus we wanted a little more room and carrying capacity.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:56 PM   #37
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Being a remote employee with my company and having no idea where I wanted to live I decided to I should travel a bit to figure it out. Went RV shopping with my father after discussing all the options, TT, 5'er, B's, C's and A's. Thought I knew what I wanted when we headed out but the moment I sat in the drivers seat of Class A I knew that a Class A WAS what I wanted.

With the current RV market I found one for a steal and have been happily living it in it since. A few more life changes and I'll be completely mobile and ready to see the country.
As I see the prices of class A's go down I suspect more and more people will look to buy one. Also as more and more of us get older the thought of no lawn to cut, driveway to shovel and house to pay taxes on gets better and better. Another thread talks about the cost of maintaining a coach. Well, most of us know the cost of paying taxes, insurance and maintaining a home is way more than any RV. Plus you can't change the scenery.
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I bought it from a dealer ... my RV is second hand...then rebuilt it and using it
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:11 PM   #39
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I keep asking myself "why did I buy a MH" kick!kick!kick!
My 5th wheel didn't cost this much! My 5TH wheel didn't require this much of anything! My boats didn't, wHoops yes they did!!
Why did I buy a MH?
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:21 PM   #40
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1967-1969 M-48A3: no potty, not DOT approved,
VC (charlie) didn't care for it much either

1970-1972 M-60A1: no potty or run'in water, no A/C

1973-1976 M-1A1 Abrams: still no potty, got A/C

1977-1980 StarCraft pop-up: got potty & run'in h2o

1981-1986 Airstream 24': potty, h2o, A/C, twin beds

1987-1992 Wilderness 5ver 30': full bath, A/C, full queen bed, single slide, nice kitchen; Pretty Face says "need a little mo' room"

1992-2002 No RV, just Super SUV

2002-2006 Very, Very

2007-2008 HR Neptune, 350hp DP, Super Slide, super potty & bath, run'in h20 & hot too, sleep# bed

2008-2009 Downsized to Coachmen Class C 31'

2010-???? Coachmen Mirada 35DFS, 1&1/2 bath, 2 slides, F53 Chassis, Full Paint, W/D, Queen tempur pedic, full kit w/pantry, Pretty Face says

Gallopn'go4r has been the nick name for all my wheeled/tracked toys thru the years.

Won't have it any other way
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1967-1969 M-48A3: no potty, not DOT approved,
VC (charlie) didn't care for it much either

1970-1972 M-60A1: no potty or run'in water, no A/C

1973-1976 M-1A1 Abrams: still no potty, got A/C

1977-1980 StarCraft pop-up: got potty & run'in h2o

1981-1986 Airstream 24': potty, h2o, A/C, twin beds

1987-1992 Wilderness 5ver 30': full bath, A/C, full queen bed, single slide, nice kitchen; Pretty Face says "need a little mo' room"

1992-2002 No RV, just Super SUV

2002-2006 Very, Very

2007-2008 HR Neptune, 350hp DP, Super Slide, super potty & bath, run'in h20 & hot too, sleep# bed

2008-2009 Downsized to Coachmen Class C 31'

2010-???? Coachmen Mirada 35DFS, 1&1/2 bath, 2 slides, F53 Chassis, Full Paint, W/D, Queen tempur pedic, full kit w/pantry, Pretty Face says

Gallopn'go4r has been the nick name for all my wheeled/tracked toys thru the years.

Won't have it any other way
I call BS on your statement in bold.

According to many sources, General Dynamics delivered the first M1 Abrams battle tanks to the U.S. Army in 1980.

Unless your unit had the very first prototypes for field evaluation, I don't think your statement is true.
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DW started doing dog shows; hotels that are pet-friendly (particularly around the venues) are too frequently ones you don't want to stay in.

Now, she's decided I didn't travel America enough as a youngster, and has made it her mission to show me this great nation.
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