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Old 06-02-2015, 12:59 AM   #29
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We have owned several TT and two Class C and one gas A.

We now have a 40 ft DP.
The view out the front is above all other vehicles except trucks. The noisy engine is in the back on our DP. The environment is already what we want when we arrive. No cooling down or warming up.

The built in generator can run everything on board and can be run while on the road. No messing about with fuel.

Huge storage with our pass though double wide storage area and lots of other cabinets as well.

We are towing a Nice riding Ford Edge Limited. Mileage is not great but much better than any truck around.

The ride is phenominal. The reclining seat for the passenger is amazing. The bathroom and fridge are easy to get to.

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Old 06-02-2015, 01:46 PM   #30
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I think there is one thing not mentioned yet. Build quality- you are hard pressed to find a recent 5er that will have the bones of a MH. MH chassis are for the most part well built, so many of the 5ers are built on the cheapest and lowest common denominator chassis. As to the coach work- they can be comparable, storage on some newer 5ers have the pass through storage, there are remote starting for gensets in 5ers, but it IS inconvenient to hook and unhook, and with everybody cutting budgets-potholes on highways are a bone jarring and hurtful thing in a 5er.

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Full-timed and moved around constantly for 16 years in both a 33' 5th wheel and a 40' motorhome. We liked the motorhome best for the quietness (diesel pusher), sturdiness, ease of driving (both of us drove), parking, storage, convenience and especially, not having to sitesee using the big noisy truck. We towed a Jeep which gave us many hours of enjoyment in the mountains.
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:41 PM   #32
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After touring with our friends today in their Ford model? Diesel truck I will stay with our motorhome. My back hurts from the harsh ride. The ride up front in our DP is silent and gentle. We cannot hear the engine at highway speeds. Our toad has a soft ride and is easy to get around in.
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:53 PM   #33
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I'm just a guy with a truck and truck camper, but I've spent most of my life traveling in both 5th wheels and motorhomes that my parents owned. They have been exculsively MH owners for quite a few years now, mostly for a number of reasons that were previously mentioned. Most everything is easier with the MH, but it is a bit more $$ to purchase and maintain. If you don't care about that aspect of it, then a MH is the way to go.

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