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Old 06-08-2017, 08:30 AM   #1
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Why did you go from a C MoHo to a AS TT?

Currently have a FC 28W . We wonder if a Class C MOHo may work better for our use .
We are more travelers than campers . Go for longer periods of time and even when we are in a campground for a week , we are out and about every day .

I think others have owned class C that may be able to give us some real user information
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:52 AM   #2
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Hi from AZ. . . I went from a small class C to trailer. The class C was not big enough to pull a toad, so every time you went somewhere it was pack it up & un-hook every thing, got old ! Maybe if I had one with Towd (toad ?) I'd feel different, but we park the AS, hook it up and go out amongst em every day. I enjoy it that way . . . regards, Craig
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:20 AM   #3
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Switched from a 29' class C mainly because of the rattles bangs and squeaks as you are going down the road. No amount of padding could get it quite enough for us.
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:45 AM   #4
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Unless you tow something behind for "normal" running around, the "big beast" end of things gets pretty old pretty fast. If you are not in an area you already knew pretty well, any errand or "scenic" side trip can turn into a real adventure.

Indeed you can get some pretty small class C's. They have fewer of those sort of issues. That also means you are in a very small living space. The bathroom / shower arrangements ruled that end of things out for us. Others are fine with the same setups.

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Old 06-08-2017, 12:11 PM   #5
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We own both. The MH is an A class not C,

The trailer is handier. I can understand the C may be smaller, but it would have to be very small to match the nimbleness of a car or pickup to be used to drive and see things.


Traveling with no driver doesn't work. We've tried it.

A car on a dolly is a complete pain.

We find a car towed "4 down" better than a tow dolly, but not much easier than a travel trailer and tow vehicle.

The motorhome is a nice way for folks other than the driver to travel, but no different for the driver.

We take the motorhome when we intend to go someplace and stay, like some rallies or a sports event.

We take the trailer when are are going to travel away from camp or move every few days.


Just our thoughts, others see things other ways.



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Old 06-09-2017, 05:57 AM   #6
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We used to play a bit of a game when camping in national parks in the US and Canada. We would sit there and ask hypothetical questions. "What if we had that one there?". "What could we do?". "What would we not be able to do?". "What problems would we avoid?". "What problems would we have?". There was never, ever any combo that just had positives. Back when we were in tents in the pouring rain, a lot of them had positives compared to our setup

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We started with class c and found it nearly impossible to use as a vehicle to get around at destination cities. I can drive nearly anything and park it but restrictions etc. make it so you can mostly go to the wide open spaces. I also hate any rattles - even though I could fix most there were always new ones. We went to a Sprinter next and it was much better but required making up bedroom to living area every day. We were a little too ambitious in our travel plans mileage wise so we needed to slow down to actually see the places we traveled to so driving longer distances became less frequent. After 5 years I came to realize that the depreciation from using this as a daily driver was too much since we were travelling less and sold it. We went with the plan to have a nice tow vehicle and a trailer eventually so we can have the ability to stop and make camp and have the tow vehicle for getting around. Now we have that and it works for us at this time.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:19 AM   #8
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I like all this kind of input
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:05 AM   #9
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Hi

Any vehicle, class C or tow or class A will get to a point where it starts to need work. It might be 150K miles, it could be 50K (not very common these days). Once it gets past that point, the repair needs just seem to keep coming. For whatever reason there is always another this or that to repair. It's not just the cost, it's the down time.

With an ambitious travel schedule, you *can* put 20 to 40K miles a year on an RV. The 120 to 180K mile point comes pretty fast when you execute those sort of plans. If that is your objective, swapping out a tow is a lot easier than keeping up with a class C. The tow is the obvious thing, but built in generators and other cute stuff on the class C count as well. (Yes gizmos on the trailer break as well, there are fewer of them).

Of course it's never just miles. Driving habits matter a lot. Maintenance does count in there. Driving much of the time on dirt roads is an issue (20K miles on dirt roads ... yikes !!!!). Even things like off season storage being indoor vs outdoor can matter. There is no real way to come up with an exact number for "when it will get painful". It will happen ...

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