Question for Cyclone 4200 owners
So I've narrowed down our next FW to the 2015 Cyclone 4200, the one with the two balconies. I have a friend who has one and he did mention the one drawback is how much clearance the tail-end needs when making turns, due to where the axles are placed.
Have any of your Cyclone owners had any problems with respect to getting into campgrounds?
I have a modded '99 F350 now (mods: engine, suspension, brakes), towing a 34' FW but obviously I will need to upgrade to a newer diesel to pull a 2015 Cyclone. Is a 2015 Ford F350 enough to stop the heavier THs? I know they have a 31,200 lb tow rating but my colleague that is running this setup says even his 2015 F350 has trouble stopping his Cyclone.
We are fulltimers and homsechool our kids while on traveling, so the idea of more space in a TH is less about hauling toys and more about hauling all the trappings that comes with raising kids. A TH, IMO, is a better choice than a bunkhouse FW. That said, we'll probably get a Yamaha ATV or side-by-side UTV to haul along.
So biggest issue for me is whether I'll be able to squeeze a 44' into a back-in spot at CGs. Or will I have to stick to "Big Rig" friendly CGs that have pull-thru spot only? Will I still be able to get in to at least some SPs and NPs?
How do y'all fair with such a long rig?
Thanks for any input and advice.
No longer full timing, but still camping 10 days at a time every other month.