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Old 07-29-2021, 05:31 AM   #1
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Anyone switch to Class C from 5th wheel?

Greetings. I bought a 5th wheel a few years ago, but never bought a truck to pull it-I simply had it delivered to my campground location. Now, I am contemplating getting a Class C instead of a pulling truck and am looking for any insight from those who went from a 5ver to a Class C. Thanks.
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I am watching this. I have a neighbor who is considering the same thing. All I can tell you is when I was young i switched from a travel trailer to class c and never looked back. But today these 5ers are gorgeous! For us travel seemed easier with food, drink and bath right there. We always seemed to hit a lot of rain. Class c you can just park, wait on weather. I own a class c now in my older years.
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About 6 months ago, we downsized from a 42 foot toy hauler to a 33 foot Thor Omni. So far, we love it. Yes, we gave up a lot of space and the garage that converted into a separate bedroom for the grandkids. So now we can only handle 3 grands at a time instead of all 6. But it is so much easier to drive, park, fuel up, etc., that we can now get into places that we couldn't with the TH.

We started 20 years ago with slide in campers, then a 26 foot bumper pull, then the fifth wheel. There is no such thing as a perfect RV. Whatever you choose, you give up some features/conveniences/flexibility.
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Old 07-30-2021, 02:07 PM   #4
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big change from a 5th wheel to class C , less space and storage , but on the other side of the coin you can just start it and go. If you are going to travel will you need a toad to get around ? We have been RVing for 11 yrs and fulltimers for 7yrs , we have had 5 RV's and #6 will be delivered next week , we started with a class C (we kept it 3 mos ) then a class A gas , then a 5th wheel , then 2 Diesel pushers and now we go back to a 5th wheel . If you can find a Class C that fits and works for you I would say go for it !
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If you are going to travel the motorhome is better IMO. Rest breaks or potty breaks you never have to get out of the camper.
On one trip my wife was sick and made several trips to the bathroom. I was able to keep driving and got her to the doctor. With a TT we would have had to stop a get a spot because of all the stopping it would have required.

Besides in a few years you really will be able to set the auto pilot and make a sandwich and you won't be able to do that with a TT.
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I am watching this. I have a neighbor who is considering the same thing. All I can tell you is when I was young i switched from a travel trailer to class c and never looked back. But today these 5ers are gorgeous! For us travel seemed easier with food, drink and bath right there. We always seemed to hit a lot of rain. Class c you can just park, wait on weather. I own a class c now in my older years.
Frank1018 - please drive up and down the Western US for a few weeks.
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About 6 months ago, we downsized from a 42 foot toy hauler to a 33 foot Thor Omni. So far, we love it. Yes, we gave up a lot of space and the garage that converted into a separate bedroom for the grandkids. So now we can only handle 3 grands at a time instead of all 6. But it is so much easier to drive, park, fuel up, etc., that we can now get into places that we couldn't with the TH.

We started 20 years ago with slide in campers, then a 26 foot bumper pull, then the fifth wheel. There is no such thing as a perfect RV. Whatever you choose, you give up some features/conveniences/flexibility.
If I stay with a 5ver, I would have to get a toy hauler. Having no space to "piddle" in drives me bonkers. That said, I'm not a fan of diesel trucks.
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