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KD4UPL

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Posted: 10/19/20 07:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In VA anyway: no tags, no inspections, no personal property tax.
Most class C MH's can't tow anywhere near what a truck with TC can and good luck finding one with a diesel and 4wd.
With the right truck, belted seating positions for 6 passengers.

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Posted: 10/19/20 09:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mkirsch wrote:

5. Ability to go off road.

Ditto!
Ability to go off-road with the most creature comforts.

Normally around this time of year I would be out in the bush hunting. I in my TC while my comrades would be with less comfort in the wall tents. Their latrines are 2x4's nails to a couple of trees with a $10 dollar seat.

Heat, shower, no shivering in the morning when getting dressed... and heated quarters to take the deuce.


Sold the TC, previous owner of 2 NorthStar pop-ups & 2 Northstar Arrows...still have the truck:

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Posted: 10/20/20 06:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

1- It’s not a travel trailer
2- It’s not a fifth wheel
3- It’s not a B
4- It’s not a C
5- It’s not an A

In other words, it’s just right for me, the boss, her cats and the way we travel. Everybody is happy. I guarantee, if it didn’t work for us, we’d do things different. That’s why for the last 35 years I’ve owned five trucks and three TC’s.

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Lwiddis wrote:

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


Not when I have this with me

Or this.

* This post was edited 10/20/20 07:04am by deltabravo *


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Lwiddis wrote:

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


Pfft. [emoticon]

I drop mine everywhere. Everywhere.

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Posted: 10/20/20 08:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had an 8 ft over cab Alaskan TC and it had many advantages.

1. I could pull my boat with my 3/4 ton 4x4.
2. The TC was the same width as my pickup so could go anywhere a pickup can go.
3. I could park it in a standard garage that had 8 ft doors common most new homes.
4. It would go almost anywhere a standard 3/4 4x4 pickup for hunting and fishing.
5. When I got to my favorite fishing or hunting camp I had a refrigerator, cook stove, nice bed, heater, and even a toilet.
6. low center of gravity which was good for off road use.

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Ground clearance is a must for my needs as well as a lower center of gravity for the roads I travel on..

Not mentioned yet,I bought my first TC so I could haul horses for hunting,something you couldn't do with other RV types and where we went..They were quite popular with hunters for that exact reason.

So plus hauling hunting horses..


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NRALIFR wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

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


Pfft. [emoticon]

I drop mine everywhere. Everywhere.

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We had folks in our campground last week that dropped theirs, they do it all the time.

They told me they have never been to a campground that wouldn't allow you to unload your camper.


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specta wrote:



We had folks in our campground last week that dropped theirs, they do it all the time.

They told me they have never been to a campground that wouldn't allow you to unload your camper.


I haven’t either. I don’t doubt there are some out there, but I’ve just never encountered one, and I’ve traveled from coast to coast.

The ones that seem most likely to have rules against TC’s (in my opinion of course) are the private campgrounds with the word “Resort” in their name. Although I’ve stayed at several of those that didn’t have a problem with it as well. If I ever find one that doesn’t like it, I’ll just move on. I won’t have to move far.

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