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malexander

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Posted: 05/04/21 04:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've had 5th wheels, a class c, a gas class a, and the current class a DP. I wouldn't go back to the trailers or the little MHs for anything. We absolutely love the DP.


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4x4van wrote:

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And then there is common sense. There isn't an intelligent person alive that would let their loved ones ride in a camper being pulled down the road. Lets face it, in any type of accident a pull type camp will not win - period. They're just not built that well. That's not a knock on them, it's just a realistic statement - they're simply not built for it.

It's bad enough in a MH, but at least you have a decent frame around you.

With a pull camper, of any type, what could possibly go wrong. [emoticon]

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Agreed. But then I don't recall this thread discussing riding in a trailer...[emoticon]


It sure seemed like it.

No way are you going to be driving the Volvo and getting up to stretch your legs, make a sandwich, use the bathroom, etc - unless you're riding in the camper. [emoticon]


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Bruce Brown wrote:

4x4van wrote:

Bruce Brown wrote:



And then there is common sense. There isn't an intelligent person alive that would let their loved ones ride in a camper being pulled down the road. Lets face it, in any type of accident a pull type camp will not win - period. They're just not built that well. That's not a knock on them, it's just a realistic statement - they're simply not built for it.

It's bad enough in a MH, but at least you have a decent frame around you.

With a pull camper, of any type, what could possibly go wrong. [emoticon]

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Agreed. But then I don't recall this thread discussing riding in a trailer...[emoticon]


It sure seemed like it.

No way are you going to be driving the Volvo and getting up to stretch your legs, make a sandwich, use the bathroom, etc - unless you're riding in the camper. [emoticon]
Pretty sure that that was my point; can't be done with a trailer (nor has anyone claimed it can/should), while it CAN be done in a class A/C.


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Posted: 05/06/21 02:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Exactly

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This was 10yrs ago but back in the days I owned a V10 class C, I remember the cab area getting very hot when traveling in AZ. It felt like the cab AC could not keep the Coach cool enough in 100 degree weather. I am not sure if this has changed with new engines. Of course, I could run the generator but I never felt comfortable doing that while driving for long periods of time.


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Some of these "A is better than TT" arguments are getting pretty weak.

I have a class C and a folding trailer and these are my thoughts:

1. If you already have a tow vehicle OR a toad, go that way. The money you save by not having to buy the other will get you more trips.

2. Being able to use the restroom while stopped in road construction is priceless. If you buy a TT make sure you have easy access.

3. If the trip allows, you can take the A without a toad, but you can't take the trailer without the tow vehicle.

4. Having the other person willing/able to drive the combination can be a lifesaver. If they refuse to drive one, go with the other.

5. If you like to stop for lunch, neither combo is inconvenient. If you like to eat and drive, then the A is more convenient.

6. The A will be more difficult to find a shop for engine work than a tow vehicle will be due to size.

7. If the A engine fails, you lose your home but still have a car to get around. If the tow vehicle engine fails, you still have your home but no way to get around.

8. If the A house portion or the trailer fails, you lose your home but still have a vehicle to get around.


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I had a C class Jamboree never got hot. I even had to husky's wanting to have the same spot to look out of window. Look thinking back maybe it was the way the coach builder insulated that part of motor cover.


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toedtoes wrote:

Some of these "A is better than TT" arguments are getting pretty weak.

I have a class C and a folding trailer and these are my thoughts:

1. If you already have a tow vehicle OR a toad, go that way. The money you save by not having to buy the other will get you more trips.

2. Being able to use the restroom while stopped in road construction is priceless. If you buy a TT make sure you have easy access.

3. If the trip allows, you can take the A without a toad, but you can't take the trailer without the tow vehicle.

4. Having the other person willing/able to drive the combination can be a lifesaver. If they refuse to drive one, go with the other.

5. If you like to stop for lunch, neither combo is inconvenient. If you like to eat and drive, then the A is more convenient.

6. The A will be more difficult to find a shop for engine work than a tow vehicle will be due to size.

7. If the A engine fails, you lose your home but still have a car to get around. If the tow vehicle engine fails, you still have your home but no way to get around.

8. If the A house portion or the trailer fails, you lose your home but still have a vehicle to get around.
Good wrap up.

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Stumbled across your question, and couldn't psss it up.

Been there, done that. Had the idea that, after owning a Class A diesel pusher, a 5th wheel could be a viable option, and was sorely mistaken, for numerous reasons.

We're back doing Class A diesel now, and glad of it. There's no comparison.

Oh, and to rebut the baseless criticisms of chosing an "A"...the dirty little secret is, maintenance might be more expensive, but you won't need much, if ANY, of it, if you just do the routine stuff in the book.

That's always the argument in these "discussions"...people buy what they can afford, and they try to trash people who can afford something nicer.

* This post was edited 05/10/21 06:16pm by Racklefratz *


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speediq99 wrote:

This was 10yrs ago but back in the days I owned a V10 class C, I remember the cab area getting very hot when traveling in AZ. It felt like the cab AC could not keep the Coach cool enough in 100 degree weather. I am not sure if this has changed with new engines. Of course, I could run the generator but I never felt comfortable doing that while driving for long periods of time.


MC


I had that problem in my A until my mechanic installed a manual shut off valve in the coolant line to the heater core. Problem solved. Saved my bacon when the heater core went out.


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