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Old 06-27-2009, 11:00 AM   #29
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Before buying our first RV we gave much thought to the pro-s & cons of different types of RV's and finally decided, a class "A" and a tow vehicle would best suit our RV needs.

We concluded whatever type RV we chose we'd wind up towing something.

The class "A" affords the convenience of the wife being able to get up while traveling down the road should she need to visit the comfort station and/or get us a snack or drink out of the fridge.

We also enjoy the convenience during inclement weather of just pulling in to a rest stop with no need to be out in the weather to access a trailer or 5th wheel.

If one were going to spend an extended period of time, i.e., 3 or 4 months at any one location, perhaps the additional space provided by a 5th wheel with wide slide outs would be more desirable.

Another advantage of the class "A" is the fairly quick set up time when overnighting or spending a few days at an RV park. Quite honestly, don't think I would do very well at backing a trailer or 5th wheel into a spot--LOL

I'm sure you'll make the right decision for your needs.

Wishing you many fun, safe and trouble free journeys,

Jim & SherrySeward

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Old 06-28-2009, 03:53 PM   #30
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I will not argue the virtues of the motorhome versus fiver - - you probably all ready know most of them. This I will say - - when I had children that traveled with us, we had a motorhome. When they left the nest, I immediately sold those clumsy, expensive, always breaking, time hogs and got a fiver. I would not go back to a motorhome.

With kids, I would never try and travel with a fiver on the long trips we did with them. As stated, there are some nice floor plans in motorhomes for multiple sleeping and you don't have to go all that big to get them. Tiffin makes a lot of motorhome for the money. Mine was the best of all our motorhomes. Sorry I didn't stick with them on the last two.


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Carriage 36' fiver, Onan 6500, Prosine 2K inverter, 3 slides, MORyde IS and Kingpin
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