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drk351

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I know this has been discussed before, but I am going to bring it up again. I have 2000 Winnebago diesel pusher that needs some work. I am thinking of down-sizing to a 28-foot 2017 Vibe travel trailer. I would appreciate some opinions from people who have made a similar switch. Right now, I am leaning towards the travel trailer. I would like to thank you all in advance.

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I have no personal experience but have talked to a few people who have and they seem to be very happy with the switch.


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We never actually owned a motorhome but rented them quite a bit before we decided on a travel trailer. The decision was based on practicality as once we were set up with the motorhome we were basically trapped in the campground. A travel trailer gave us the flexibility to explore once we set up the trailer.


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We downsized from a 32 foot Winnebago Class C to a 23 foot Airstream trailer. We are pleased. Each one has advantages and disadvantages. You have to decide which advantages and disadvantages are important to you.

When we had the motorhome, my bladder could go from gas up to gas up so I didn't have to stop for a potty break. SWMBO could go while we drove down the road. As I aged, my bladder got weaker so I was having to stop before a gas break. That particular advantage went away.

We like not having an extra vehicle to maintain and insure. We had a vehicle JUST to tow behind the motorhome. Now, we only have our two daily drivers, and mine is the tow vehicle.


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With a motorhome and no towed, you are “trapped” in the campsite IMO. No one wants to break camp to go to town for lunch.


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drk351 wrote:

I know this has been discussed before, but I am going to bring it up again. I have 2000 Winnebago diesel pusher that needs some work. I am thinking of down-sizing to a 28-foot 2017 Vibe travel trailer. I would appreciate some opinions from people who have made a similar switch. Right now, I am leaning towards the travel trailer. I would like to thank you all in advance.


I towed a travel trailer 32' Holiday Rambler for 10 yrs. and a Big Horn 5th. wheel for 10 yrs. I would recommend a 5th. wheel without question. They are easier to hitch and unhitch and are much more stable with driving down the road. i.e. when strong winds and big 18-wheelers pass you will hardly notice.

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drk351,

Do you have a vehicle capable of pulling a trailer?


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MarkTwain wrote:

drk351 wrote:

I know this has been discussed before, but I am going to bring it up again. I have 2000 Winnebago diesel pusher that needs some work. I am thinking of down-sizing to a 28-foot 2017 Vibe travel trailer. I would appreciate some opinions from people who have made a similar switch. Right now, I am leaning towards the travel trailer. I would like to thank you all in advance.


I towed a travel trailer 32' Holiday Rambler for 10 yrs. and a Big Horn 5th. wheel for 10 yrs. I would recommend a 5th. wheel without question. They are easier to hitch and unhitch and are much more stable with driving down the road. i.e. when strong winds and big 18-wheelers pass you will hardly notice.


Agree with you on stability of towing with one caveat - we towed a 32' TT before purchasing our FW and towed it with a Hensley Arrow. No sway when 18 wheelers passed.


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I don't think the poster asked about the 5th wheels. I have owned and towed many TT, etc plus owned Class C, and Class A motor homes and have switched back and forth between Claa A and TT at least 10 times in the over 60 yrs of towing RVs. I have a 34 ft TT at the present time but I am thinking about going back to a Class A.I have had no problem with towing TT or driving a 36 ft Class A


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Lwiddis wrote:

With a motorhome and no towed, you are “trapped” in the campsite IMO. No one wants to break camp to go to town for lunch.


And with a travel trailer and no "tow vehicle", you are "trapped" also. Not sure what you point was, except that with a motorhome you can travel without a towed.


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