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Old 09-22-2013, 07:10 AM   #29
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At 65mpg with a 3.2gallon gas tank it's actually cheaper than taking mass trasit and you can buy the canopy and make it into an all weather, all season vehicle. The ultimate private transport. Convenient, cost effective and Cool.

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:23 AM   #30
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The other thing about the Piaggio MP3 is it's safety and reliablity. It stops twenty percent sooner than a two wheeler and is safer because with three wheels its hard to fall over. When you stop a a light you don't even have to put your foot out just push a button and lock the teo front wheels so it won't tip over. Motor cycle magazine actually stated that Piaggio has made"motorcycle riding idiot proof"!

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:30 AM   #31
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And because it is a reverse tricycle and only weighs six hundred pounds. It east to maneuver and easy to park. Cause in most cities scooters and motorcycles can park almost anywhere. Just remember to buy a good lock!
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:38 AM   #32
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Right now my only dilemma is what size trike to buy. I leanning towards the 250cc. But I'd really like the 300. But of course they haven't introduced that one ,called the Yourban in the U.S. yet. Its selling like crazy in Britain, Europe and Asia.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #33
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They also sell a 400and 500cc version but I don't neef that much trike. 250 or300cc will fit quite nicely in my Georgie boy Pursuit. Look ma. No tow bar.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:48 AM   #34
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Pros & cons for all types. For us: had to do a dump while at Potter's Creek CG in Texas. Disconnected electric & water, retracted hyd leveling jacks on coach, drove up to dump and did dump. Returned to site, actuated leveling jack system, did hookups.
Neighbor across the road with a 5er came over. Said I really had it made!! Just push a button and coach was self-leveling! He had to hook up truck, retract jacks, disconnect, drive up & dump, and then come back, unhook truck, and try to get level again. He had tried the Tote method, but too many chances of a spill, and too many trips with the Tote.
Next time he was going to have it just like us!!
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #35
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This topic has been gone over dozens of times already, but it always makes me think.
We are on our 2nd used camper, first a small TT we pulled behind our mini van. Now an older 34 ft gas motor home. I've talked to lots of people, everybody's lifestyle etc is differant, calling for differant types of RVs.
When we are able to go full timing , we will be in a motor home . That's what I think would best suit us. Earlier someone said its cheaper to buy a 5er & truck than a motor home , personally I don't see how , unless you assume all motor homes are high end diesels.
Someone else had said MH don't have enough storage, well, that's an example of personal lifestyles. For us, it wouldn't be much of an issue. So yea, keep an open mind, imagine differant scenarios,
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:27 PM   #36
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While I can not comment on a 5th wheeler or TT, I can pass on some insights that I have observed. We are on our 5th MH and for US there is no better way to go. We can take our 'toys' with us (4 wheelers/snowmachines) or our TOAD depending on where we are going. If the DW want to use the bathroom, get something to eat or get a different project that she can work on, I do not need to stop to let her out. One other thing that I have seen here in Alaska, mainly due to our 'great' roads, is that when people stop for the day, something have come loose in the TT and made a real mess on the inside. With a MH, when (not if) something comes loose or out of place, one can deal with it right now.
I guess that the main thing is to list all of what 'YOU' expect from any of our options and then decide what works for YOU.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:43 PM   #37
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I spent 27 years living under canvas while being in the CAF

I also owned a high low That was great to tow but a pain to use

I am experimenting with my coachman 35 gasser

So far.
I like the room. I like getting a drink And having the wife use the facilities while going down the road. Tow my Harley.
I'm liking it
Next will be a dp or bus

Don't like the engine noise
Still trying to figure out the charging system. Two new 12 volt batteries don't seem to charge on shore power Do when driving or on gen

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Old 09-26-2013, 10:55 PM   #38
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Don't buy a HRVacationeer, the quality is not there any more.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:37 AM   #39
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Pulling an RV with truck seems the better choice. Aren't you more likely to have more costly problems with a Class A or C? I need different views on this topic. Thanks. No new to pull a car.
We are on our 4th fifth wheel. We have seriously talked about class A, B and C MH but considering our low usage the fifth is the best choice for us.

Given all the posts, and have not read them all, I would venture that in our experience maintenance on both our diesel truck and our fifth have been minimal. Basically oil changes and tires. Every couple of years bearing packs and roof treatment for the fifth.

And I use the truck enough to justify it and how do I get a few sheets of 4x8 plywood in a MH?

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Old 09-29-2013, 06:57 AM   #40
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A truck annd a TTor5W are fine if you need the truck for other things loke work for a retired person like myself I'm going for a small class A 30'. No slides but 230sqft is fine for the two of us. After almost three years of rehad having own own place is a dream come true.

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