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Does one of them already own a big ole truck to tow a 5th wheel? A toyhauler with a separate garage could work. Put a residential bed back there. TV and maybe a porta potty for going #1 in the middle of the night.

A class C might work better for driving into tight spots. Plus others can relax in the living area while driving down the road.

I have no idea the tow capacities. But maybe a Class C toying a small travel trailer?

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wopachop wrote:

Does one of them already own a big ole truck to tow a 5th wheel? A toyhauler with a separate garage could work. Put a residential bed back there. TV and maybe a porta potty for going #1 in the middle of the night.

A class C might work better for driving into tight spots. Plus others can relax in the living area while driving down the road.

I have no idea the tow capacities. But maybe a Class C toying a small travel trailer?

Just what I was thinking about the size of truck that you would need for such a size trailer? The original poster talked about the possibility of liquidating the truck and trailer after the trip was over (be it successful or not)
This could be a big financial hit because of depreciation and small usage for such a short period of time.


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Wadcutter wrote:

No company makes an RV big enough for 2 couples.

Exactly my thoughts . I don't think I could do it for a weekend but that's just me. I am sure there are couples that could make this work but I don't think there are a bunch.

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Who would buy the truck and who would buy the coach?. If 1 trailer, a large toy hauler modded to meet their needs (large rear bath, convert garage to bedroom, rear LR set up. A downside would be if rear door is set up to use as a patio, outside access only. Perhaps a toy hauler that has a side patio? Kitchen and main living area adequate for all 4 adults? Would each couple share in the RV expense in event of a problem and share driving duties? I know 2 couples that rode in a Caddy from CNY to the Grand Canyon and western states (some 5,000+ miles if I recall right) and this was not the big Caddy either (remember the late 80's early 90's Caddy's?). Well they survived, so it can work.


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2oldman wrote:

Wadcutter wrote:

No company makes an RV big enough for 2 couples.
lol

Made me and my GF laugh too.

She did not laugh at the Chinese symbol of strife, however.


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Assuming the two couples have traveled together before in a confined space and are still friends (that absolutely has to precede any decision to buy an RV), I'd lean towards a motorhome with 2 baths. At least there's some space to move around a bit, change seating options, and see the countryside through a nice big panoramic windshield. Just a thought.


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jkwilson wrote:

Friend asked me what kind of camper I’d recommend for two couples to travel together. They are wanting to take a big, multi-month US and Canada tour with his sister and her husband. After the trip they’d decide to keep the rig, trade it for something else or just sell it.

They are fairly close, but I’m not sure I’d want to be confined to a 5th wheel and the cab of a truck for so much time with any other couple [emoticon]

I told him I thought he should be looking for a bunkhouse, but I couldn’t say which one. As most are designed with the idea of kids in the bunk area, the accommodations are going to be a little less comfortable in the back.

Is there such a unicorn with a comfortable bunk area? My personal thought would be a bunk room with a TV and comfortable seating so you can get away from each other if needed. Obviously the bunk area reduces the living area, so things are tighter when you are together.

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A big toyhauler with full garage, converted to living quarters, could work. One with a half-bath in the garage.

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bukhrn wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

Just when you think there is nothing new to hear...heh. Better to get two smaller TT remember the Chinese symbol for strife is two women under the same roof.


Nailed it!

And the first strife, who gets the bunk?
This is along the lines of what i was thinking, is this going be a joint buy, if so, then who get the nice King/Queen bed and who gets stuck in the tiny cramped bunks.
Also,if selling after this trip, do they both realize that you will probably not get back anywhere near your monetary investment.
Many of us don't even consider our investment, and get back more in our experiences and joys of traveling, camping/RV'ing than we will worry about in money.


Could do a week-on / week-off rotation...

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wopachop wrote:

Does one of them already own a big ole truck to tow a 5th wheel? A toyhauler with a separate garage could work. Put a residential bed back there. TV and maybe a porta potty for going #1 in the middle of the night.

A class C might work better for driving into tight spots. Plus others can relax in the living area while driving down the road.

I have no idea the tow capacities. But maybe a Class C toying a small travel trailer?


=There= ya go!

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This would be one couple buying and owning the rig. The already have a truck for their massive horse trailer, so that isn’t an issue.

Toy hauler might have its appeal since he has a Harley.

A private room with a comfortable bed, private half bath at least and a couple of recliners would go a long way toward preserving peace.

Still not sure I’d do it, but if they enjoy it, good for them.

I’d go for trip where we both had a rig and even stayed at the same places and collaborated on meals, but it would be awfully nice to step into your own home every night and to have our own transportation so we could see and do what we wanted. Even if it ended up with the women going one place and the men another.


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