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Old 04-05-2019, 01:48 PM   #15
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The O/P hasn't said but with all this talk about all weather and four season designed T/T. So are you really going to spend a significant amount of time were its real cold? or are you going to as said here somewhere just follow the sun. you can travel the US and be in summer weather nearly every day. you might have some cool nights but the average T./T can handle this easy. most come with insulated floors and heated tanks. there's no need to have a four season T/T and a rough riding heavy duty truck if your not going to need it.
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Another thought for the OP! Whatever you decide to do, buy used because after. you are on the road for awhile, you will probably find that whatever you've purchased is not what you really want or need. So....you'll be looking to move up to a different rig. But, no one can tell you what will work for you because you can find happy full timers in rigs of all types and sizes.

After having a motorhome, I can say that it's great to be able to pull into a rest area and have immediate access to the bathroom, refrigerator, pantry, etc. And, if I pull into a campsite and it's raining, just do a minimal setup (auto level and then extend slides) and then wait until it stops raining before heading out to hook up water, sewer, cable, etc. From that aspect, a large class C with a smaller vehicle towed behind could work for some folks. But, it's for those that can travel fairy "light" and with a smaller wardrobe and hobbies that don't require a lot of storage space!

For most, the truck plus fifth wheel or motorhome with towed vehicle will work the best. A large travel trailer can work, but usually, you are definitely trading off some storage space.
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Many class C's don't have auto level. Yeah they have gens which is nice when you need it.
In a MH of any type you're going to hear every rattle and squeak that may develop when driving.
You won't hear anything from a TT or 5er.
If you have a MH and want to site see, run errands, etc you need a towed vehicle.
With a toad and stopping for just the night you have to have a pull thru or you have to unhook for a back in. If you're traveling alone that would suck needing to drop the toad, park the RV, go and get the toad and vice versa.
MPG's for a MH are less than a truck towing a 5er or TT.
If the MH needs work you may have to take it to a big rig shop. Not so with a truck.
A MH always has the bed in the rear, so no views out there will kicking back.
Getting a bite to eat while on the road form the fridge or pantry while still driving, just isn't that big of a draw for me. I still need to go pee so a stop somewhere is necessary.
Much better layouts and cheaper up front costs IMO for a 5er/TT and truck.
Driving class A's is more fun though. We rented a couple years ago and sitting up that high and being able to see out ahead is cool.
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I agree with everything above. We drove a class C for many years. Unless your going high end on a MH I would go with a TT. But stay well within the limits of your TV.
Rattles, crosswinds, road noise are all things that you will have to deal with on a MH. No average MH will compare to the comfort of driving our truck. But again stay well within the limits, if not then go the MH route. Because it can be much worse towing a trailer thatís too heavy for your TV.
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