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jules6

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Posted: 07/13/19 04:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is anyone using their Class A Motorhome on a seasonsl site, instead of a travel trailer?

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It can be done. Using a new or newer MH as a park model trailer is an expensive decision however IMO.

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Posted: 07/13/19 05:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where I have my seasonal several people started out in a motorhome then usually purchased a TT or 5er for additional room.

Starting out with what you have is a great way to see if a seasonal is for you without making a large investment.

Going on 13 years at the seasonal. I still travel and own another RV for this.

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We are seasonal for our 1st summer in our motorhome. We will keep this as we still travel, but eventually we will probably do what our neighbors did. They sold the motorhome, purchased a brand new trailer that will sit in MI for summers. They have a park model in Florida. They will now just drive between the two with their car.

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Posted: 07/14/19 12:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you still do a lot of travel (outside the season), it's OK.

But if it's purely a seasonal use thing, makes no sense to let the drivetrain rot in place.


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We used our 32' Class C with 2 slides for the first 2 years we seasonal camped. We loved the Motorhome, but it wasn't practical at all for seasonal camping for us (family of 4, no pets). We started seasonal camping in the Class C because it is what we had and we still camped after we left for the season.

We decided a 40' Destination TT was better for the 5 month season. We leave it at the campground, so had to give up camping when home. It was a good trade off since we lived in the TT for 5 months straight. Having a 40' TT with 4 slides and bunkhouse with half bath for the kids made our seasonal camping experience so much more enjoyable.

If we were in your shoes, we would try using the Class A for a season before deciding. It may work out fine for you. We have several campers at our seasonal campground that seasonal camp in a Class A and have for years.

Before we camped seasonally, we tried a month long trip, then a 6 week trip at the same campground in the Class C to see if it would work out. After camping the first full season in the Class C we realized we endured the small space for the 1 month and 6 week trip. Camping a full season was a different story. We would have purchased the TT a year sooner, but by the time we finally decided what we wanted, the dealer sold the last one they had, no other Jayco dealers within a few hundred miles had one and Jayco wasn't building anymore that season. They would if we ordered one, but it would take about 8 weeks to deliver.

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Posted: 07/16/19 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jules6 wrote:

Is anyone using their Class A Motorhome on a seasonsl site, instead of a travel trailer?
There are many ownership parks that are Class A only. Go to any of the old Outdoor Resorts parks in Florida, California, Michigan, Nevada etc. and you will see multiple million dollar rigs on their sites for the season.

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I had friends who left there Class A MH in storage in Yuma yr after yr.Never drove it except from storage, less than 1 mile to there rental lot for 5 months. Each yr it cost him money for a new starter, etc, etc. I finally talked him into selling the MH and renting a Park Model. This past season was there first in the Park Model and they were very happy that they made the switch


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I use my 21' at a seasonal campsite...and use it to travel in the rest of the seasons.

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jules6 wrote:

Is anyone using their Class A Motorhome on a seasonsl site, instead of a travel trailer?
I have seen a Class A seasonal at a campground we frequent. In my opinion, they have the best setup there.


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