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jimh425

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Feel free to add your list of the top 5 advantages of a TC. Here are mine.

1. Able to pull a significant trailer.
2. Can park in many parking lots, so it travels well.
3. Have my kitchen/bed/bathroom/bed with me.
4. Easy to get campground spaces due to short length.
5. Good for winter since it is on my 4 wheel drive truck


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1. If you are pulling a trailer anyway, other RV options provide better living quarters.
2. If you are pulling a big trailer, getting into parking spots isn't an advantage.
3. Standard to have kitchen/bed/bathroom/bed with most RVs.
4. Unless you get over 25, length is rarely an issue for any type of RV finding a site in a campground.
5. Still not going to be fun driving on icy roads in a snowstorm (doubly so if you are pulling a big trailer behind it.

The real advantage is to get onto rough roads and back country where a MH or trailer would have problems.

If you want to drag along a bunch of toys, there are other options that are equal or better depending on the specific toys.


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1. My wife won't step foot in it.
2. ditto
3. X3
4. same as above
5. Mega dittoes


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Can't go anywhere unless you break camp...anywhere.


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jimh425 wrote:

Feel free to add your list of the top 5 advantages of a TC. Here are mine.

1. Able to pull a significant trailer.
2. Can park in many parking lots, so it travels well.
3. Have my kitchen/bed/bathroom/bed with me.
4. Easy to get campground spaces due to short length.
5. Good for winter since it is on my 4 wheel drive truck


6. It ability to pull double duty.

This is the #1 reason I chose a truck camper. It kinda ties into #1 though. I can just go camping or I can go racing and still have the camper with me.


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jimh425 wrote:

Feel free to add your list of the top 5 advantages of a TC. Here are mine.

1. Able to pull a significant trailer.
2. Can park in many parking lots, so it travels well.
3. Have my kitchen/bed/bathroom/bed with me.
4. Easy to get campground spaces due to short length.
5. Good for winter since it is on my 4 wheel drive truck


No for me. I have no interest in pulling a trailer and a trailer would seriously reduce mobility. It would certainly rule out #2, being able to park in a typical parking lot, and #3, being able to get into small campground spaces, and #4, being able to drive in the winter.

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I've pulled a utility trailer on hunting trips and it worked well. Usually a 18 hour drive with hunting buddies taking turns driving straight through.
Normal fishing and racing trips, no trailer.
I miss traveling with the Bigfoot. Been a year. I'm tuning it up hoping to use it soon.

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Posted: 10/19/20 12:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

5. Ability to go off road.


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Wow, this topic went from top 5 advantages of a TC to the top 5 disadvantages of a TC in 1 post!! That's impressive, even for us!

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srschang wrote:

Wow, this topic went from top 5 advantages of a TC to the top 5 disadvantages of a TC in 1 post!! That's impressive, even for us!

Scott

Yeah, but consider who started the topic.
When you start it with misleading information, where do you expect it to go?





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