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Old 02-11-2015, 06:44 PM   #1
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Hello, I just bought a 2009 Ford Wins Majestic 23a... the idea is to cruise all USA Major National Parks and Cities, while living fulltime in the RV, i am wondering if towing a car is a must...

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Old 02-11-2015, 07:17 PM   #2
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Welcome. Two schools of thought on towing.

Some people like the flexibility of having a vehicle available to explore areas that aren't accessible to the motor home. Some people (us included) don't want the added complexity of a toad and prefer to rent a car when we need to.

Use the search feature with the phrase "rent vs tow" and see previous threads on the subject.

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Old 02-11-2015, 07:37 PM   #3
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We chose a small car to tow and we prefer that over renting, mostly because of the convenience. We rented before we bought our toad.
Your class c may be small enough to go most places you want to go (some mountain tunnels might not work, particularly Black Hills, SD) but you have to unhook your utilities each time you leave to sightsee and re-hook and re-level when you return.
The toad does add complications, but we got used to it quickly.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:54 PM   #4
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If you like dry camping, with no hookups, boondocking in the wild, and don't have all the hookups, you may not need a tow car. We used our RV with no problems and brought fold up bikes to get around the campsites.

When we had our 25 ft. Itasca, we rented cars a few times, like Yellowstone, etc. the best you can do is try it without for a few trips. It all depends on the type of trip and how active you are.

Now that we graduated to a larger RV we are looking at toads. But 4 trips we rented. enterprise will deliver the car in many cases. Only a few times did we wish for a car with the smaller RV. We did Zion and bryce canyons with no tow. Great trip.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:41 PM   #5
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:16 AM   #6
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Thank you all for the input... Im thinking to give it a try w/o toad.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:53 AM   #7
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Welcome.....A toad is a personal preference. It depends on what your plans are once you get setup....We wouldn't leave home without one.....
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:34 AM   #8
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Welcome, glad to meet you!

My thought is that setting up the MH, then tearing down when you have to go shopping, then setting back up only to find you forgot something important and have to tear down again, then set up again. You get the picture. After a short time you will be experts at setting up and tearing down your coach.

With a coach that small you will need a small car as the towing capacity is rather light as well.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:37 AM   #9
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:04 AM   #10
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we are glad yall joined us. not muc to add but I like a toad for the extra freedom and its gas mileage
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:45 AM   #11
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Welcome to IRV2! We're really glad you joined us!

As others have said, the toad is a matter of personal preference. I would not want to travel without one!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 02-12-2015, 06:23 PM   #12
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Great input... Thank you all...

I have a honda crv 2004... Is it too big for my 25 foot Majestic? the crv is about 3500#s and the capacity of the majestic is 5000#s... I am thinking i should be fine...
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:27 PM   #14
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We chose the Outlaw so that we can bring our Harleys for local travel while having them contained within the RV as opposed to using a motorcycle trailer. We're still planning our first trip though, so we'll see how much we need or don't need a small car.

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