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Old 06-09-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Last trip in our class A

This weekend was our last trip in in our class A Winnebago Adventurer , and we spent it at the Wineries of the Finger lakes of New York, sad day for us knowing she will be gone soon as we will be trading her in for our 2014 Dynamax Trilogy 3650 RL which we will be picking up in July .
We have had many great trips with her including Yellowstone NP, Grand Teton NP, And Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse in South Dakota, But we will be going fulltime in 2014 and the Class A wasn't the way we wanted to go , so we will be spending the next few weeks giving her a good cleaning .
We will be taking the trip to Ohio and spending 4 days shaking down the new fiver to be sure there are no issues, the drive won't be much fun as I will be driving the MH and the DW will be driving the Dodge 3500 , we are excited and sad, its tough to say goodbye to and old friend and great memories but exciting to know that new adventures and memories await.
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Yes I know. We just traded our sightseer for a mobile suite Going full time end GPS summer
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
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I am always much more excited about the new rig than sad about the old rig. A 2014 Triligy 3650 is a very nice 5er and should be more comfortable than the MH.

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Old 06-16-2013, 03:40 PM   #4
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Thanks tuffr2 ! The wait to pick it up is just the worst part right now !
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Just wondering why one would get rid of a MH for a 5er and you say it will be more comfortable????
I am just asking for help and info.
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I just traded my 33 ft Motorhome for a Mobile suites 38 ft. The fifth wheel is all living area and is more like a s&b - appliances, real toilet Etc. with my 33 ft had 5ft that the engine and drivers seats. No such thing in a fifth wheel. Of course I did not own an 40 plus diesel. Or could I afford one. As far a moving in it. We go not have plans to move it. We owe a rv lot and there it will stay.
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tuffr2,
Just wondering why one would get rid of a MH for a 5er and you say it will be more comfortable????
I am just asking for help and info.
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We spent 7 years with a diesel pusher and sold it last year much to my relief. I just grew weary of the expense of maintenance and repair. The drive train is on a much larger scale when compared to a pickup as are tires, shocks, brakes, suspension, etc. As far as comfort we find our fifth wheel to be more roomy and comfortable at a much lower price than a comparably sized motorhome including the cost of a new truck. No doubt a motorhome is more comfortable going down the road unless you're the driver. We spend more time parked than driving so the trade off is more than worth it for us. Plus, with options like auto leveling and a residential fridge we actually feel like we moved up.
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6mm. For us it made more sense to go fulltime in a fifth wheel , house like amenities and more bang for your buck ,we have about 150k invested and its all new , couldn't do a diesel pusher (new) in that price range with the same quality.
JDT and Sightseer also hit it on the head .
Sit down and do a comparison for yourself sometime.
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6mm - a MH could also be very comfortable but not quite the same feel as a top of the line 5er. I have heard others with experience say a MH is better to travel in and a 5th wheel is better to live in. Now with the new powerful trucks with heated/cooled seats, sat. radio etc. now a 5th wheel is not a bad way to travel either. I would bet my rig going down the road is as good as any non-tag axle MH. I would guess a tag axle MH would be a nice riding quiet powerfull rig and would be better than my F-450 towing a 5er.

I set the cruise at 65mph and can drive 500 miles without any fatigue. The truck stays in 6th gear and is rock steady.

The 5th wheel slides are deeper and is set up to live across the coach. The Trilogy for example has a residential refer, residential furniture, and no steering wheel in the living room.

I guess seeing a steering wheel takes away from the residential feel.

Hope this explains it.

If not - you need to look at the Trilogy, DRV Mobile Suits, Lifestyle and a few others. Maybe that will answer your question.
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Thanks Guys for all the great answers to my questions.
It helps a bunch.
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That a real nice looking rig....Are you pulling with a SRW or DRW?
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Thank you Fred ,we will be pulling it with a DRW
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Congrats on your new 5er! I know what you mean about being sad to see the old one go. We just traded in our 98 Tioga C for a 12 35k class A. I actually cried when we turned it in. We had it for 11 years and there are so many good memories. But you know what? I just LOVE the newer one. Just got back from two weeks vacation and living in the newer one was awesome!!! Let the memories begin...
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Congrats on the new rig! We'll be waiting to see the pics!
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