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Old 03-07-2013, 10:59 PM   #15
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Haven't had a TT since 1988 and I don't miss any of them at all!!

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:12 AM   #16
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Tent, pop up, TT.....Loved them all for their time but times change. Class A is the way for us now.

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:27 AM   #17
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We went from a canoe and tent to a motorhome, now onto a second one. These bones could not stand to be on the ground all night any more. I'm too old (70+) to give up the convenience of MHing. The wife and I are winter Texans as we own our home in Texas and go north in the spring and return in the fall. When we owned a bus company, I thought nothing of driving 500-600 miles a day, now if we go 200 it's a big feat.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:27 AM   #18
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I missed my old travel trailer so much I just bought another one. One to use in state parks and places with smaller sites.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:13 AM   #19
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We often look back and ask each other: “Remember when we had the Prowler?’’
It was our first TT, used, and old, but it was ours! Only 16 feet long, and when the couch was out in the bed configuration, you could not open the bathroom door. Real convenient huh?
I really believe we miss not only the trailer but a different time in our lives. We were young, raising our son and pulled that trailer all over. Looking back I’m sure there is a good reason we were young back then. Could not do it now at our present age.
We are still camping though. (Full time) after nearly 40 years. In a slightly larger and better equipped unit. LOL
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:03 AM   #20
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When I was in boyscouts I tent camped in a tiny pup tent just big enough for two sleeping bags. Would wake up with a thick dew on the inside on those cold nights. Eventually got a bigger tent and thought how great it was to have room to get dressed and stand up.then a pop up then a class C then a gasser A to now the DP. Miss a little from each one and I do even miss the tent at times.
I miss being woke up by the increasing temp as the sun breaks the horizon in a tent. The crisp morning air. But then I take one trip where we have more rain than sun and I love the RV all over again and wonder if I really miss the tent that much.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:03 AM   #21
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Well after 3 years in a DP MH and 10 in a trailer, we missed it so bad we have gone back! If all goes as planned we will be back in a TT Friday. Glad I kept the Dodge Diesel and the really good hitch system.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:16 PM   #22
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Dave, I can understand how you feel! We pulled a 5er for 10 years before getting the MH last year and we loved it! In fact, we still have the 5er (it's for sale now) as we decided to keep it a while to be sure we would be happy with the MH.

We haven't had any major problems, just odds and ends that needed doing and a lot of upgrades. We do enjoy the convenience of the the MH, but find ourselves remembering the good times in the 5er.

The deciding thing for us is this: If you are just interested in local camping with an occasional long trip, then a TT or 5er is the way to go. For traveling the country seeing all the sights for long periods of time, the it's definitely the MH! JMHO!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:58 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by luvmydolphin View Post
Tent, pop up, TT.....Loved them all for their time but times change. Class A is the way for us now.
We also came from the tent group, but went to truck campers with the last one sporting a slide out. One fishing trip the DP came back from visiting others in their MH's and told me how much room they had. When she retired she couldn't quilt in the camper and insisted on a MH. So, we now have a MH, she quilts, I fish and all is well. (Didn't sell the camper, however, on shorter trips it's too convenient, easy diesel mileage (15) on a Dodge Ram and parks anywhere.)
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:10 PM   #24
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First thing I ever had was a Nomad. Single axel and pulled with a car. My 44 year old son was 6 when we had it. His mother and him slept on the dinnet made into a bed and I slept in an overhead bunk. (not very comfortable but better than the ground) The first night we stayed in it my son woke up his mother that next morning and said " look mome daddy sleep on a shelf I really dont miss having to hook up and unhook but it was so simple nothing much ever went wrong with it. My class a is another story. Friend of mine said "well I see you bought a motorhome. I know you are retired but with that you just went back to work" He has a 45 ft monaco and pulls a toad but he owns a large auto truck repair business and a parts store. No I don't miss the old Nomad just the simplicity.

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