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Old 08-20-2017, 10:56 AM   #1
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5th wheel to Class A

I am a fulltime travel nurse and am in the process of trading my Montana 5th wheel for a 2015 Allegro Bus! I am a little nervous about the change and would love any advice ...this will be my home! I will trade my 3500 Ram dually for a convertible bug! I picked Tiffin because of the reputation and need reliability... have been full time RVing for three years just never in a class A! Thanks for any advice! 20 year loan...
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Is the VW your toad? How you towing it?
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Is the VW your toad? How you towing it?
I haven't gotten that far yet... talked with dealer about adding the tow for a car. Good question for me to research....thanks!
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Check out the Moterhomes Dingy Towing guide far a comprehensive list of vehicles that can be towed.
I think you will find the the Bus much easier to park, set up, and break down.
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Not all vehicles are towable. Here's a link to check out towables.
http://www.motorhome.com/download-dinghy-guides/
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Why would go that deep into debt? I really have a hard time digging that deep of a hole for a depreciating asset. Can you accept that much financial loss if you decide to sell or trade it in say three years?
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Why would go that deep into debt? I really have a hard time digging that deep of a hole for a depreciating asset. Can you accept that much financial loss if you decide to sell or trade it in say three years?
Good question...is my home and I travel so the depreciation part is inevitable...I want something still intact in a few years and enjoy living in as is not for just camping.
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Not all vehicles are towable. Here's a link to check out towables.
Downloadable Dinghy Guides | MotorHome Magazine
Thank you....this gives me a whole lot more to think about!
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Check with your Tax Advisor. You're home maybe deductible for your business as well as the interest as a second home. Also I recommend you tow a Jeep I have a Grand Cherokee and it had one for years or Honda Civic both are designed for Towing and the nice part about having a motorhome with a tow vehicle you to have two vehicles that can both move in an emergency. That has been a very important factor for me on several occasions
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True, all RVs will depreciate. The key is which ones depreciate the least. Yes, it is your home, and as such you need to find what works for you, is comfortable, and at the end of the day you dont loose too much money. A 20 year loan on a product with a designed life expentency of say 10 years simply does not pencil out to me. At the same time you have to decide where you will live when this MH is in the shop. And it will be in the shop sooner or later. How are you going to get propane fills? Oil and filter changes? Do you have 500 dollars sitting around to pay for a service. Which by the way means you will have to find a truck shop for service. Tires? 5000 dollars could be the norm for this MH. I think you just need to sit down and crunch the numbers before you jump in with both feet and regret it in a year.
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You will probably be in one spot for awhile then move to another spot for awhile so why not rent a car while you are there rather than towing a car. We are not full time but if we are going to be at one spot for a few days we just call the local car rental and they either bring a car to the campground or they come and pick us up and go to the rental place then drive our rental back. They also come to pick it up when we are done. Just a thought as tow cars and the hassle can be expensive. Your car rental is probably a tax write-off.
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I what disagree a good used Jeep Grand Cherokee will last for years and years and can be inexpensively purchase easily maintained and easily towed and it can be written off I'm income tax as part of the business anyway and it's always better that has another vehicle in case of an emergency two vehicles that move is always better than one
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