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Old 02-11-2015, 01:09 PM   #1
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Older folks Class A or 5thwheel

I see more older folks with class A motorchomes than 5th wheel. Is there a reason ??????
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:24 PM   #2
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I think it might be all the steps in a 5th wheel. I know that is the reason we went MH a few years ago.
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:32 PM   #3
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Comfort. Class A plus CR-V is more comfortable on the highway and running around while camped.
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:38 PM   #4
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5th wheel for me. I prefer housing separate from transportation. However, I can see the advantage of never leaving the coach when indisposed.
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:16 PM   #5
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I think it might be all the steps in a 5th wheel. I know that is the reason we went MH a few years ago.
I have a MH and I have 3 steps outside and 2 steps inside. I can't think the 2 steps inside for the bedroom or front room would be that much?
I have 2 class A pushers. Thinking about trading in the 03 for a 5th wheel
Or could trade both in on a newer class A pusher. Just not sure which way to go.
I used the class A to pull race car trailer. Would use 5th wheel to go camping and winter in FLA
Just confused lol
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:22 PM   #6
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My wife has problems with steps. Most units have steps to get into but once in they are flat except 5th wheels. Bed and bath both are usually up steps. Also while traveling she has more room to stretch than in a pickup as there is a lot of room for her legs. And at lunch or stops she is all on the same level, makes lunch easier.

Edit: A lot comes down to personal preference. We also do not like the front entry of most MH, but that is just us, mid-entry works better for her. Like our favorite toad is a Jeep GC but it does not work for my wife because of the entry height. But is her favorite vehicle.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:37 PM   #7
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Class A for ease of set-up, mobility needs of our pets and the ability of DW to utilize the washroom and the freedom to access the snack section of the RV.
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Class A DP for us. Wife likes the ability to use the bathroom, refer and take a sofa nap while underway. I prefer the ease of backing and setting up the MH.

And Molly the dog really enjoys the ability move around while travelling!!!!
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Class A for us. Like the ability to use the washroom, make lunch and relax while on the road.

Real reason - DW likes it better.

When we first started RVing she convinced me to purchase a 5er instead of a MH. She was right and it served the purpose well for over 10 years.

This time we sat in a few MH and she decided that it was the better way to go. And I like it too.
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Shorter trips easier to go on in an RV. I think when you get less agile it's easier to deal with physically. My BIL is still using a great fiver, but if he had the money he said he'd go a 32 ft. RV. Quiet ride, a place to lay down, everything at your fingertips. Old folks advice....

I have leg circulation problems after hours of sitting. It's nice to go get level and lie down flat for a while during our long trips. Healthier too. Easier to stop at places along the way too in our RV class A. I can get up and walk when needed.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:59 PM   #11
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MH for us because of the ride. Much smoother than anything pulling a trailer of any type.
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Shorter trips easier to go on in an RV. ] Easier to stop at places along the way too in our RV class A.
I think you mean MH instead of RV, don't you. RVs are any recreational vehicle including Popups to Prevosts. Some even consider boats, atvs, jeeps, etc to be RVs.

For the OP, our choice was mainly due to setup reasons. Pull in, push a few buttons (all from inside), especially during inclement weather. Another reason was that we could pull a small car to drive around once the MH was parked instead of a large pickup.

Getting older also means less physical mobility and pushing those few buttons is a lot easier than unhooking a large 5er.

An added benefit was that huge windshield to look out of, not to mention setting up a lot higher to see a lot more.

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MH for us - DW can fix me lunch while we drive

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