Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class C Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-06-2016, 02:02 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
trimacon's Avatar
 
Forest River Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Macon, Georgia USA
Posts: 299
A MH is a boat on wheels. Be prepared to maintain it or have someone else do it for you. If you don't have the stomach for such then as you mention a tent is a less complicated option with its own limitations. Good luck.
__________________

__________________
Safe travels, Tom & Jen, Middle GA
2009 Coachmen Sportscoach Legend TG500 45'
2016 Jeep Rubicon Toad, Blue Ox Avail & Invisibrake
trimacon is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-06-2016, 04:37 AM   #30
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Claremont NH
Posts: 71
MH

You got to love to hate them to love having one. They leak as much as a poorly kept tent ,but you got to love both.
__________________

__________________
beeman12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 04:50 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
Sweetbriar's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,495
What doesn't? Home, car, wife? Up keep on the wife is a higher than the coach and a whole lot more demanding At least the coach sits quietly in the driveway. About the only thing that isn't a budget killer is maybe the dog but you still have cost going in the front and not very useful stuff coming out the back.
__________________
Sweetbriar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 05:38 AM   #32
Senior Member


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: SO CAL
Posts: 103
We used to fly back to Virginia from California to visit the great great grand kids. Passed over the countryside at 35,000 feet at 600 MPH. Missed lots of great scenery. We boarded the doge in Heartbreak Hotel (our name for the kennel) to the tune of $50.00 a day. We ate airport food, endured TSA searches, limited baggage weight and cramped seats.

Then we really messed up. We bought the motor home. We travel at 60 MPH, see the country vistas, take our dogs with us, take my own stuff, use my own shower and toilet, meet many nice folks during our travels and even have a nice captains chair to sit in while I drive.

Yup, it is a different life style. We love our motor home. We enjoy all the inconveniences of travel. Thanks for your advice, but we will suffer through with our mistake.
__________________
2007 Itasca Meridian 39K
350 HP Cat / Allison 6 Speed
1 Wife and 2 Dogs
960 watts of solar, 440 Amp hours AGM batteries
KCFDCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 06:43 AM   #33
Senior Member
 
LarrytheBear's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,156
Quote:
Originally Posted by KCFDCapt View Post
We used to fly back to Virginia from California to visit the great great grand kids. Passed over the countryside at 35,000 feet at 600 MPH. Missed lots of great scenery. We boarded the doge in Heartbreak Hotel (our name for the kennel) to the tune of $50.00 a day. We ate airport food, endured TSA searches, limited baggage weight and cramped seats.

Then we really messed up. We bought the motor home. We travel at 60 MPH, see the country vistas, take our dogs with us, take my own stuff, use my own shower and toilet, meet many nice folks during our travels and even have a nice captains chair to sit in while I drive.

Yup, it is a different life style. We love our motor home. We enjoy all the inconveniences of travel. Thanks for your advice, but we will suffer through with our mistake.
Very well said!
__________________
Larry and Prissy Sharp
2006 Allegro Bay 37DB
2012 Toyota Yaris
LarrytheBear is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 06:50 AM   #34
Registered User
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 8,517
Quote:
Originally Posted by KCFDCapt View Post

We used to fly back to Virginia from California to visit the great great grand kids. We ate airport food, endured TSA searches, limited baggage weight and cramped seats.

Yup, it is a different life style. We love our motor home. We enjoy all the inconveniences of travel. Thanks for your advice, but we will suffer through with our mistake.
Now you are riding in the "First Class" seats ALL the time instead of those cramped "coach" class seats sitting between two people named Sneezy and Sleepy.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
__________________
Dr4Film is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 07:45 AM   #35
Senior Member
 
Randyman1's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 695
I haven't notice any armored cars in funeral processions, so if you can't take it with you, might as well spend it on something you enjoy. Looking at financial statements doesn't thrill me near as much as looking out this big windshield does.
__________________
Randy & Kathy-n-Auggie
07 HR Navigator 43PBQ, 525hp Cummins ISX, 17 Ford Supercrew Ecoboost King Ranch 4x4
Randyman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 08:36 AM   #36
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 9,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesoak View Post
They just aren't worth the money,every time you set-up something goes wrong,get a tent,lol
Are you trying to "Punk" us?
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 08:38 AM   #37
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Claremont NH
Posts: 71
tent

My two dogs "Bonnie+Clyde" love to fight over who the co-pilot will be. The popcorn stays much fresher inside watching the boob tube....
__________________
beeman12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 08:48 AM   #38
Senior Member
 
mikebreeze's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
Mid Atlantic Campers
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Manassas, VA
Posts: 681
I still enjoy backpacking and sleeping in a tent occasionally. But sleeping in a nice RV bed with heat/air conditioning is much preferable to sleeping on the ground when it's hot/humid/rainy or cold and snowy. My back and hips are much better off the next morning as well.
__________________
2006 Four Winds Majestic 23A
mikebreeze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 01:41 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 115
Good tents are made from canvas. Most if not all Nylon tents collect alot of humidity, originally designed to be light to carry on your back. Large nylon family tents are ok for shorter stays.

For long stays from several weeks to months I prefer a good canvas tent with plenty of room and ventilation. Any floor will be separate from the walls. What you don't want is to enclosed a canvas tent unless perhaps winter camping in the snow, shorter stays, car camping, etc. It's imperative you have good air flow and that it's aired out ever so often.

The weight of a canvas tent ranges, but most good size canvas tents are fairly heavy in weight. Depends on the canvas material, size and number of pole, amount of rope and stakes. Some canvas tents is lighter double woven to be stronger and is around 8 to 12 oz. While others are often only single weave and oz. can be around from around ~18 to 24+ oz depending on the type of water proofing, fire retardant, etc.

Larger canvas tents normally requires a pickup to haul. Some people I know carry smaller canvas tents on pack mules.

Then you need a place to setup your tent, whether it's made from canvas or nylon. I have several of enclosed tents, one being an canvas Springbar, another a canvas Kodiac and a nylon canvas Black-Pine turbo tent. All are enclosed tents which are fine for car camping shorter stays. Most Nylon tents are ok for short stays. You can possibly setup an enclosed tent for longer stays, but in some climates it becomes difficult because of rain (causes puddle of water), weather, humidly, wind, storms, etc. Most tents aren't able to withstand too much wind & rain whereas most RV's are able to weather a storm and rain water isn't normally an issue.

I have had several nylon tents all of which eventually fell a part due to high winds and were terrible in rain and humid climates. There good as temporary shelters and for backpacking but I've never owned a nylon tent that was able to last

There are other types of nylon canvas tents such as e.g. Oztents, and cabin tents made from a material with nylon integrated into the canvas. These tents are usually less prone to collect mildew, which is the number one enemy of canvas. But again most tents unless their large, open and roomy setup in dryer climates or have a wooden platform aren't going to do well for longer stays when compared to an RV.

I've used both a RV (Class-C) and a tent. When traveling with a RV it's potentially more difficult to travel on back-roads to find a camping spot, etc. when compared to a portable tent. However a RV is more comfortable, has sink to wash dishes, stove, oven, shower, water, heat and a real bed.

With a tent your more open and closer to nature and the stars. Under some circumstances such as when in the wilderness a tent is often preferred over a RV which has a tendency to close you off from any environment that it exists.
__________________
user293 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 04:37 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 342
They're the only thing I know that make timeshares look like a good deal!
__________________
TJFogelberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 05:21 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mcdonough, Ga.
Posts: 4,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesoak View Post
BUY it should have said. We have a Forester 2015 class c we have had problems with tv,,motors on slides,2 had to be replaced,now our fridge doesnt work. warranty well since we didnt take it 6 hrs one way to have an annual check,nope warranty wont cover it.This is just a few of the bigger things the smaller i could go on all day.
Have you checked with the manufacturer of the refrigerator? I never ran into a problem with a refrigerator manufacturer requiring a annual check for warranty coverage. Sounds like a dealer run around to me.
__________________
1998 Pace Arrow 35 ft. F53 Ford V10 2012 Honda Civic toad
32 years mechanic at Delta Air Lines 15 year motorhome service manager. 3 popups....2 travel trailers....5 motorhomes....loved them all.
ga traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 05:52 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bartlesville Oklahoma
Posts: 1,211
TENT! Great for those who like them. I would give up camping before I give up my MH.
__________________

__________________
1996 Damon DayBreak 454 P37 Chassis
Lifemember is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
motorhome



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buy Now! Buy Buy Buy!!!! damdannyboy Newmar Owner's Forum 2 07-30-2015 04:08 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.