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Old 04-24-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Question New here, planning a 4 month cross country trip on a job move

I'll start my new job on the west coast in 5 months.
planning to
1- sell the minivan
2a- buy a 1 ton van and a TT
or
2b- buy a MH.

2a seems like the reasonable choice because with a class C we'll need to buy another car once we get there.
2b seems like more fun as a trip, less hassle (and I have no experience towing.)

would love to hear your thoughts on this decision. (is C class safer than a TT for a long cross country trip?) how about the gas mileage. looks like it's going to be about 1$ per mile on an older C class and about 60c per mile for the van (and there's a good few K miles to go)

can you get groceries in a MH? or do you just go to a Target/costco for everything.

what's a good rule of thumb for older ones (e.g. nothing older than 7 years or whatever.)

do I have to register the MH in every state I get to?

is this the place to ask?

(i put a poll for options 2a 2b)
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:57 PM   #3
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Being self contained is a better way to go. a class A would be better but that's not on the table. With a class c you would be comfortable and have a kitchen with a dinette and a small shower. Plus a microwave and a stove. As far as groceries there a plenty of shopping places for groceries. Just plan accordingly. Also your class c will have a small generator so that's a plus. It should power a small AC. It your going across country you better have AC. You didn't state your route but if is hot I would have AC. I am sure others will have questions and answers. Good luck on you move and your journey.

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Option 1 - tow the mini van behind the coach. You will probably need a trailer or a tow dolly.

Option 2b for sure. Unless you need the 1 ton for work or kids.

Option..... oh there are only 2 options aren't there.

I predict you will enjoy the trip so much no matter which type of motorhome you pick you will be looking for a bigger better one once you get to your new home!

Ok,....did I win anything in your poll? If so just let me know so I can get the garage cleaned out for it!!!!!!!!!

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Old 04-24-2014, 02:14 PM   #5
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Well, we won't be needing the van for the trip,
but we were thinking of moving up from the minivan eventually. at the other end

there's 7 of us now, and the double stroller doesn't go in the back if we want to put a couple of bikes in a minivan.

BTW, class C is a budget thing,
I was drooling over the 80K$ THOR A.C.E models, but it is probably not for my budget. (I know I can finance, but not sure it is worth it. would love to buy a 2 y.o. one, but didn't see any)
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