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Old 11-28-2016, 06:18 PM   #15
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TT to MH?

I thought you were looking for a TT, a MH is a big step up from a TT. We have had all of the above, I agree with the others. It will be worth the time and money to rent and go to a local campground to test it out, especially if you are looking at new units.
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:47 PM   #16
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I would purchase the biggest RV that you can afford that is in good condition. The floorplan is the most important thing when looking at RVs. You will be parked and living in it a lot more than you will be driving it.
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:24 PM   #17
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I just bought my first class A motorhome about a month ago after 4-5 months worth of shopping...

Now less than a month later and another $500 in suspension upgrades, I just returned home from my first weekend trip, my college age son and I went to a festival about 200 miles away in Texas. Much of the drive down narrow Texas highways with 75 mph speed limits. I am not yet comfortable doing 75 mph on winding state highways with little to no shoulders, but I did sustain 70+ at times when the pavement was in good repair...
I am going to throw some advice towards Isaac's way. Your comment about sustaining 70MPH on good pavement bothered me. Murdock even commented on your post. "I'd consider not driving faster than 65...I know in Tx if you're not doing 80 you aggravate people but I'd just let them be aggravated."

Don't expect to drive your new rig 70 - 80 MPH consistently. Slow it down for several reasons. First you are maneuvering 20k+ pounds vs 3k to 5k pounds with a passenger car. Stopping distance is way different. Handling, even though it seems as not, is harder at higher speeds over long distances. The more you drive it the more complacent you can become. Lastly, your tires may not be rated for such speeds. Even if they are you are close to their speed rating and the harder you push the envelope the closer you get to disaster. If you blow a tire while traveling at those speeds you stand a big chance of having a serious accident. Also a blown tire can rip out the underside of your rig before you can come to a stop. That can and will cost a lot of money for repairs and possibly ruin an otherwise fun trip. Search this forum to see how "old pros" or seasoned RVer's travel with their rigs. Follow their lead and have a great time with your coach for many years to come. I don't mean to offend and you can operate your rig as you wish. I just wanted to throw some caution out there for you.
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:00 PM   #18
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I X-2 what c93vette said!
I know of no tire that is rated for more than 75 mph!
They might be out there, but not the norm.
Also, all the people that suggested renting a RV? Have you ever done that, and what were your costs? I checked into renting, and put a pencil to what it would cost? Insane! Took the money i would have spent and bought!
Go to a dealer and test drive, if you want to know what it is going to be like to drive it!
And, also, buy the biggest you can afford!
Enjoy the hunt, have fun, include your friends in the hunt also. The more eyes, the better! If you find one that you like, spend some time in it, just like you were camping, and see if it will work for all of you!
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Old 11-29-2016, 02:16 AM   #19
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Rented (delivered) a Cruise America one way for 49 bucks a day. While I have owned several truck campers, a couple TT's, and a fiver, I had never ran a MH. It was a good investment for us. Gave me a baseline experience to work from. Found I would not want a MH much shorter than 30'. Trying to choose between an A and a C now. Lots of fun doing the research.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:11 AM   #20
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Thank you all for the information and suggestions you have provided. For now this will be primarily weekends and a couple of 1 to 2 week trip's a year. We are in our early 50s and have another 4 to 5 years before we retire. Long term may be to live in the RV full-time. It will only be two of us and a small dog. We have narrowed our searches to a travel trailer such as the Highland Ridge LT216rbs, grand design or motor home considering Thors. We are doing a lot of research.
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