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Old 09-09-2014, 09:58 AM   #1
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New Class A Motorhome Owners

Hello, We are Rod & Emma,

We are new to the Motor Home World but not the RV world as we have had 4 5th wheels before finally deciding that it was time to move up to a Motor Home. We traded our 2013 Redwood 5th Wheel in on a 2015 Discovery 40G while on an 8 week nationwide RV Trip with our kids.
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Congratulations on your new rig......What was the thing that prompted you to get into a class A from a 5er?
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:03 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums!

X2 Fred's comment - we are currently 5er Draggers and are slowly looking toward Class A as well - what prompted you to make the move?
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:27 AM   #4
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We loved our 5th Wheels and said many times that we would not have a Motor Home as they are very expensive!

We decided to take an 8 week RV trip with our kids, 12 & 10 yrs old. We where planing on taking our Gold Wing with sidecar on our trip. While planning and preparing for the trip I found out that several states do not allow towing a trailer behind the 5th wheel and the ones that do have length limits of between 60 ft and 70 ft total.

Because of this we decided not to take the bike, big mistake as we were in some of the best riding areas in the US.

While on the trip we decided that we should look at toy haulers but found out that the widest ones would only handle 93" wide load. Our bike is 97" from mirror to fender of sidecar so that knocked our a toy hauler.

After that it became obvious that if we wanted to be able to take out bike and side car along we would have to do it with a Motor Home and pull an open trailer. We already have the open trailer so we can just hook it behind the MH and go.

I am now looking at a Tandem type Car Dolly so I can put the Bike on the front and a tow vehicle on the rear or a trailer to haul both.

I still like the 5th wheels as you don't need and extra tow vehicle but I did not want to chance getting ticketed for towing a trailer behind my 5th wheel even though it is rare to have that happen.
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Congrats on your Discovery & welcome to the Fleetwood family. Got any pics? We just LOVE pics of RV's around here.

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Congrats on your Discovery & welcome to the Fleetwood family. Got any pics? We just LOVE pics of RV's around here.

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Oooooo, pretty! Enjoy your travels.

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(nice to see a decent sized escape window in the bedroom for a change)
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Nice looking outfit. Like the bunk beds.

After much debate we went with a stacking trailer to haul our GW's and toad. Decided it was best to keep them out of the road grime. Has worked well. Trailer gets dirty and I would hate to clean the bikes and car if they were towed outside.

The stacker while more expensive meets the length requirements for all of the places we plan on going. And we can haul all of the toys.
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Hi Rod & Emma! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Rod and Emma, Glad you're aboard. Congrats on the new rig. Looks great! Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Snazzy looking unit, enjoy your new travel style.
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Welcome to the irv2 gang, Rod & Emma! And congrats your new set of Discover wheels! Nice looking rig...inside and out. Good luck with finding your best option for towing both vehicles and such.
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Congrats on the good looking rig....
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Gordon - I would love to have a stacker trailer but my Gold Wing with side care is 97" wide from bikes mirror to the fender on sidecar and no one seems to make an enclosed trailer wide enough for that. So I will end up with an open deck over tire type trailer of tandem type tow dolly.
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