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Old 06-07-2017, 05:59 PM   #15
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I cam imagine every one has their own reasons for selecting what they end up with and no two situations are the same. For us it was about many things. First I am all about the journey being part of the trip. I don't know why but I feel riding in a truck is just pushing to get where I am going.

We like to take off for a day with friends. Load up in the morning go to some place we all want to go to. The ride there is half the fun. Just can not do that in a fifth wheel.

For us we really do not need a massive place when we get somewhere. We would be on the road 75% of the time when we get back we will be by the camp fire. We enjoy camp grounds but we did not drive across the country to stay in yet another park. We want to see everything there is to see.

Some are all about the destination and that's fine also.

That's just our reasons.
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Old 06-08-2017, 01:56 PM   #16
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5th Wheel or Class A

If we had to do it over, we would go with the Class A. No major downside to the 5th Wheel. Seems though that we are going to the 5th Wheel once or twice each day of travel. Thus, pull out the stairs, the grab rail and unlock. Then reverse when done. Would have none of that in a motorhome.

My 40ft 5th wheel with truck attached is 56' long and maneuvering in some campgrounds can be tight. Also think I would like the view from a motorhome better.

We sat on the fence for quite a few years trying to decide. The deciding factor was cost and you can use the truck for other things when not on the road. (We are not full timers)

Hope that helps!
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:22 PM   #17
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Just wondering what comments you have as to why you went from a 5th Wheel to a Class A? Or the other way, from a Class A to a 5th wheel?

Have a 5th Wheel now, but always wondering if I would prefer a Class A.

I've owned two Class-A's, a Class-C and finally a 37' Toyhauler 5th wheel. As all the motorhomes were gassers, I found that a well-equipped tow vehicle was a much nicer ride and much easier to have serviced/repaired. The combination of a tow vehicle and 5th wheel was MUCH more expensive than a gas class-A (and more expensive than a very well equipped used DP). More usable space in the 5th wheel. Less quality build in the 5th wheel.

You lose the advantage of being able to grab something while driving down the road, but we didn't do that much anyway. You gain the advantage of having a reasonable vehicle after parking and disconnecting.

I agree, if you're going to be driving a lot - probably go DP. If you're going to be parked a lot, 5th wheel...
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