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Old 05-25-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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"Hello the fire!"

My wife and I have been away from Rving for about 11 years, but are considering getting back on the road.

We've done pop-ups and a small 5er (double pulling a bass boat behind) but are looking towards a motorcoach and toad this time.

See ya'll around the forum.

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Old 05-25-2011, 05:26 PM   #4
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Congrats on the decision to upgade.. I am very happy with my coach, not so much with the bank payments but hey... Long story there.

Back to topic.. What I want to say about Class A.

Many folks say a 5th wheel is the way to go... Personally, I agree in some cases.. However not in all.

A motor vehicle likes to be driven, the world's worst thing for it is to sit still for months on end... Now a 5th wheel,, being a trailer, is much more able to sit still.

But with a 5er, you have this big honking tow vehicle,, SO you get to the campground, Park the trailer, and realize you need bread, You get in this big truck to go get a loaf fo bread.

With the class A. you have more room, if you have to pull off in a driving rain and go to the "little room" you don't get wet, But when you park the rig (After unhooking the towed) and find you need to run to the store.. Well, 30MPG is common on cars these days, Way better than what you get with a big truck bobtail (no trailer)

The A makes sense.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:35 PM   #5
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:00 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard. Be sure to keep us up to date on your search, and as others have already said, don't be hesitant to ask questions.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:31 PM   #7
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Welcome Muleman1. That is a nice marked Jenny (or is it a Jack). I return for the Old Threashers Reunion in Mt Pleasant, IA each labor day (just up the road a piece from you) and try to make Mule Days also
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:34 AM   #8
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Hi All,

Hey Muleman1,

I don't know if you ride the mules and have thought about this or not? So just more fule for the fire,LOL! I have friends I ride with often they have two horses and two mules! Anyway they just bought a nice 4 stall with living quaters and a slide very nice, they mix camping and ridding! Also only you will realy know what will work best for you! Best of luck with what ever you get!!

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Old 05-26-2011, 09:14 AM   #9
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Thanks all for the welcome. I can see that there's a wealth of knowledge, experience and friendliness to be gleaned here, and I will certainly take advantage of those...er' I mean put those to good use!

RVhauler - That's a john mule out of a gaited jack we had named "Rockin' Roscoe" and one of our registered Foxtrotters. He's coming three and we just started him under saddle last fall. Our mares are both homozygous and our goal was to produce spotted, gaited mules. They're worth more in the marketplace.

Al - All our mules are saddle mules and we do enjoy riding the three of them and our two Foxtrotter mares. But they are also the ones that keep us tied to the our place (Warner's Big Ass Acres). So we are in the process of thinning out the heard. Thought about a LQ horse trailer....but I don't think that sweet smell that we enjoy would be welcome in a lot of campgrounds.

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