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Old 11-27-2020, 12:43 PM   #1
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I have never understood...

.......the need for a toad with a Class C or Class B. You drive from point A to an RV park in comfort; bathroom, food, drink, and relaxing at rest stops. You hook up electric and water in the RV park (5 minutes). When ready you unhook electric and water (5 minutes) and go out for the day sightseeing in comfort; bathroom, food, drink, and stopping to relax throughout the day from time to time. Using a car to go out sightseeing for the day entails seeking out facilities, eating in restaurants, and not having a place where you can relax in air conditioned or heated comfort when stopped. I am just trying to figure out what benefit there is to towing a car around with you and then leave the class c in the park just to drive around all day in a car where you have little to no comfort or facilities. I can see towing a small car when you have a Class A due to the difficulty maneuvering with a Class A. Not trying to be difficult or question anyone that does have a toad with their Class C or B. Each to his own I say. Just curious.
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Old 11-27-2020, 12:51 PM   #2
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I have seen some pretty big class Cs I would not want to be driving around sight seeing in. Also some back roads I would not want to take any RV down.
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I towed my 04 Wrangler behind our previous Class C. Understand now?
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Old 11-27-2020, 01:11 PM   #4
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You forgot to mention that, along with disconnecting water and power, you also need to put up the stabilizers (not all are electric) and pickup the leveling blocks. Do you want to leave that spendy EMS on the power pole when gone? One must also hope that no one takes your site when gone.

I find it quite easy to leave the motorhome in the RV park and drive 100 miles in the toad to visit a family member. Or to leave the motorhome that gets 14 mpg towing and explore an area for a week, driving 700 miles in a toad that get 35mpg. It makes it easy to go to the store. Parking in a crowded parking lot like the one at the Tillamook Cheese place on the Oregon coast is much easier in a toad vs an motohome.

Fortunately, I have yet to need the toad when the motorhome breaks down in a remote area with no cell signal.
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I can't see myself traveling without a toad! JMHO
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Old 11-27-2020, 01:19 PM   #6
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It sounds like the OP is perfectly happy without a toad.

I'm perfectly happy with a toad.

I'm not seeing anything to discuss

All kidding aside, we should do what makes us comfortable. We tried traveling with a Class C and no toad, and it was a royal pain in the posterior. And we simply couldn't get to some of the places we wanted to go.
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i towed my 04 wrangler behind our previous class c. Understand now?
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Not to mention everything inside the RV that needs to get put away and/or secured for travel.
Ultimately you (or I) don't have to understand why someone wants to bring a toad with a smaller RV. They understand why they do it, and that's really all that matters. It's not their responsibility to please those around them, or even to defend the choices they make.
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Old 11-27-2020, 01:34 PM   #9
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X2. If you've ever been to Moab , you'd understand.

We tow to have a expedition vehicle as well as a grocery getter . Plus it's a lot easier to unhook the toad than to breakdown the MH.

It also makes the DW more comfortable knowing the toad is available if there's an issue with the MH.

Towing isn't for everyone , but it works for us.


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Old 11-27-2020, 02:08 PM   #10
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It would depend on the size of the Class C. We've been in a 32 foot C and it would have been difficult to just use it like a car when we were in Moab for example. People with smaller Cs did okay though. It also limits where you can go. Lots of roads in Colorado are dirt with miles of washboard and not well suited for RV travel. You could miss out on some great places without having a toad.
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.... snipped ....
Just curious.
About what?
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If you're boondocking, and you've found that perfect site, you hesitate to drive the rig away because you may lose that site, and so you end up missing out on some great local explorations. Not so with a toad.
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I may or may not know of at least two times a toad in low range may have pushed a class c to the nearest off ramp...
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You don't need to understand.

Get over it.
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