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Old 07-26-2005, 03:52 PM   #1
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I am thinking of trading in my diesel truck and S&S slide for a new Four winds 24T class C. Other than gaining a lot of living space what are some of the pros and cons of this switch? How hard is it to hook up and bring a toad? I have a 2000 Ranger standard 2 wheel drive as a dayly driver I was thinking of towing. Thanks. Scotty.
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I am thinking of trading in my diesel truck and S&S slide for a new Four winds 24T class C. Other than gaining a lot of living space what are some of the pros and cons of this switch? How hard is it to hook up and bring a toad? I have a 2000 Ranger standard 2 wheel drive as a dayly driver I was thinking of towing. Thanks. Scotty.
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:06 AM   #3
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Hooking up a toad is pretty simple and can be real easy with the nicer towbars such as a Roadmaster Falcon or Blue Ox Aventa. We do ours in 3-4 minutes without even rushing. If you don't do it often like we do, it may take you 5-10 minutes, but it's no big deal.
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:41 PM   #4
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Thanks Gary, I am thinking of buying a Four Winds 24T and towing my ranger or Rav 4 with it. The Ocala area is nice I like the woods and hills. Scotty.
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Your living accomadations will be much improved, a lot more space and storage room. Probably able to dry camp for longer periods as your fresh and waste water tanks will be much larger. Lot more propane as well I imagine. Towing is not a big deal when done right, it more important to be able to stop especially in an emergency. Do get a supplemental brake system for your toad, besides it is the law in most all states and provinces.
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I am a tc owner also. I returned from Alaska with my Lance thinking that I would trade off the Lance and get a 5th wheel to follow the sun in during the cold in the north east. Once I did Alaska we knew we wanted to go back someday so why not keep the lance and buy a used 5th. We did that, now we have the best of both and if we want to up grade the 99 3500 cummins we can. We only need a truck and do not have to buy a complete new motor home. I think MH's loose too much value too soon. Also think about the MH sitting there for the most part not being run. I also see people in the camp grounds running the engines by the hour to keep the batterys up. i dream of a 40' DP some day but I have to get older before that happens.Good luck Rob
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Ralbert I also would like to keep both but can't afford to. And I can't use a fith at the marina where I keep my boat but can use the slide or MH. Scotty.
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You could always rent a class C for a weekend and see how it fits before making the final decision. It would give you a good idea of the difference between your slide in and a MH.
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That is a good idea Rick A, but I think Broom Hilda (my sweet bride)has grown to like the idea. and I got the dealer to knock off another G today so Friday could be C day. Scotty.
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