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Old 03-22-2015, 08:42 AM   #15
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FWIW on the towed/toad. No matter what you have for a MH anything bigger than a conversion van becomes a parking problem in any densely populated area. Then there is the issue of taking up camp every time you need to go to the whatever. If you do not have a towed you are limited to moving every day or two for shopping/sightseeing. You cannot get into a lot of popular places unless you want to walk a long way if you can park at all. It's a lot more fun to park for a couple of days at a time and take the car out for a spin to shop and see the sights.

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Old 03-23-2015, 07:01 PM   #16
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Thanks for all feedback!

I appreciate everyone's input; gives us more food for thought. When we find the right one I think we will feel as though we have done the best research we can. It took us about 5 yrs of looking at TT before we bought our first one after retiring the tent. Taking that time, was time well spent as we made a choice that worked well for us for 15 yrs.....so we hope to be those folks who choose our 3rd MH first! 8-)
No doubt, I will have more questions as we keep searching.....

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Old 03-23-2015, 07:55 PM   #17
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5 years ago, we bought an older Toyota Micro Mini class C specifically to drive to Alaska. After the trip, we sold it for more than we paid for it.

Last fall we bought a 13 year old Class A that was in pretty good shape. Lot more room and larger. We're been out on a couple long trips already and are busy modifying it to meet our needs and likes

You have experience so you know what feature's are important to you, what you will use and what you wont.

In the used market, I think you get more for your buck in a class A.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:30 PM   #18
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We traveled over 1300 miles to buy a used class a that is 38' long. It is a DP and has 2 slides. It only had 40000 miles on it when we purchased it. On the way back home I learned how to drive it in 35 mph gusts, snow, rain, and a million semi's passing me on narrow roads. I then drove it to Florida, over 2000 miles and learned how to drive the coach on the shoulder of the road when semi's pass and swerve into my lane. So the point is until you get a motor home and use it for awhile you will know what you want. With all the problems and cost of a class a I still like the room we have as well as the power.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:56 PM   #19
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I have never known anyone who ever owned a class A to be satisfied with other types of RVs. Now we will probably hear from one.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:03 AM   #20
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I knew a few. I also knew a few who really hated riding in an A because they don't feel safe with the big window and only 1 door. That is why I don't think everyone see's an A as an ultimate goal. Too bad the manufacturers do not get the message.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:31 AM   #21
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With the much increase in auto accidents, (sideswipes in opposite directions) due to reckless people texting and talkiing on the phone while driving, I, personally, want an engine and distance (crumple zone) that the class C affords.

If i lose 6 feet of "living space" due to engine and steel frame in front of me, so be it. We travel too many roads that are separated in each direction by only a double yellow line...

Take a look at ANY class A, pull open the generator slide and look inside. Not much there, is there?

Best of luck and again, this is my opinion.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:19 AM   #22
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I chose a class A because of the extra room in the front compared to class C of the same length.The holding tanks are larger on class A, longer boondocking. I chose a coach under 30' so I could get in all state and federal parks. Also better for smaller roads. I rented a class C for a big trip and that made my decision easier to buy a class A. Choose based on your needs. Be ready to make compromises. Don't buy anything new. The more gadgets, the more potential for problems.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:55 AM   #23
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Did a 22’ TT first for years. Then did a 36’ class A. As I got older the five steep steps and single door were more of an issue for me. I gave up the large holding tanks for a 28’ Class C. The class C has three normal steps and three doors. It has a good ride and chassis service is everywhere.

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