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Old 07-19-2018, 03:12 PM   #1
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Question Trading down (possibly) from a MH to a TT

I have an F550 Super-C motorhome, Thor Four_winds.

Looking to downsize to a Grand design imagine 2800BH. We just don't use it much to pay so much.

What will I miss when I go to a TT instead?

I know that seems like dumb question but I want to make sure my eyes are wide open and I am prepared!
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Old 07-19-2018, 04:15 PM   #2
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I did the same a couple years ago. My reason was that I was not using the MH enough to justify the maintenance and overall cost. The only issue that I regret is not selling my MH and then buying a trailer. I think I did not get a good trade.
Much better selling MH first. Selling first is always better because you can deal with cash instead of trade.
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Old 07-19-2018, 04:27 PM   #3
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We sold our DP last year due to my inner ear issues with vertigo. Not only effecting driving, but with doing my own maintenance.
We now tow a Lance TT that my DW can drive.
We miss traveling with the MH. Pulling over to have a break is much more convenient, fire up the generator, the coach is already cooled down from driving, you don’t have to leave your coach.
But once we’re at our site it’s business as usual.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:23 PM   #4
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I have an F550 Super-C motorhome, Thor Four_winds.

Looking to downsize to a Grand design imagine 2800BH. We just don't use it much to pay so much.

What will I miss when I go to a TT instead?

I know that seems like dumb question but I want to make sure my eyes are wide open and I am prepared!

It is not a dumb question. What will you miss when you go to a TT? I don't know. I guess I'll ask you, "What's the most important thing you absolutely love about your rig?" If the TT doesn't have that, then you might just miss it.


There's pros and cons to both setups. For 9 years we traveled in a high end DP pulling a toad and enjoyed it very much. For the last two years we are traveling in a truck pulling a travel trailer, and we are enjoying it very much.


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As has been stated, on board/built in (and sized correctly, no separate gas can to deal with) generator, DH/DW being able to go back to the bedroom and take a nap while traveling.....or make you a sammich/get a cold drink ....other than that...meh
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:51 PM   #6
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TT to Moho to TT to Moho

I have done the above...Airstream 25’, then Airstream 27FB. Sold the Airstream, purchased new 2010 Tiffin Allegro Bus 43 QGP. After four years and 51,000 miles pulling various toads, sold this, bought new 2015 Airstream 30 RB. But as age creeps up, I have found the hooking up and dropping the TT is too much work. So, last October, ordered an LTV U24CB, 2019, to be delivered in a couple months. Have sold the Airstream.

Advantages of Moho: Generator built in. Stopping for break, no need to get out. If not pulling toad, can easily be backed up. Usually more water capacity. Class C, B moho’s probably better fuel mileage than truck towing TT. Most have self leveling, requires less setup once at location.

Advantages of TT: Easily backed up compared with pulling toad which cannot be backed up if flat towing. Generally lighter, except for Class B, C moho’s.

At the present time, the fully contained aspect of my new LTV is what I find most appealing. But all of this is just my opinion.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:51 AM   #7
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Things I appreciated the most about our DP: When I awoke in the morning, I'd make a pot of coffee. The coach had an inverter, so 110V power from the batteries was available from any plug in. While the coffee was brewing, I'd check the status of the batteries. If they needed charging, I'd push a button and the generator would fire up. Shucks, now they have automatic systems so the generator starts whenever the batteries need charging.


So, that's memories. Today we have a TT. TTs don't have any of that stuff. I have managed to install a generator on our TT, and put an inverter in it with an extension cord to use. It's not as handy as the coach was, but at least it works.


If you're a 'weekend warrior', then none of this really matters. If you're trying to live in your rig as you travel, then this is the important stuff.


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I'm thinking about the same thing. That is going from a MH back to a TT. I'm looking at a Grand Design 2670MK. I tow a F-150 which will tow the 2670. After this past vacation I just don't like the idea of all the systems on a MH that can go wrong I can't fix while out on the road. I lost air pressure two miles out of Norfolk NB on July 2. Next morning I found only one place that could help me. Four & a half hours later I was back on the road.
Now big question is what the DW will think?
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We traded down last year. We didn't pull a toad and had kayaks on the roof of the class C. We decided because we were changing from driving a lot and spending a few night at each camp to traveling medium distances and spending long periods at camp.

26 ft class C 30' bumper to bumper) to 28' TT 33' bumper to hitch. Each with one slide.

Differences.

1. No generator. Could buy one for the TT but we camp at hookup camping sites.

2. TT WAY roomier and the bathroom/shower is a joy.

3. Enjoy the position of stereo/TV more in TT.

4. Mileage. 6 to 9 max in class C @ 62mph. Triton V10. Now 10 to 12 with Ram 2500 CTD. Also getting 20mpg when not hooked up. Opened lots of side trips.

5. Larger fridge/freezer.

6. MUCH cooler when stopping. With the class C the engine and power train would heat up the interior when stopping. Now the TT stays the temp it is.

Probably a few other things too.
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