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Old 09-15-2016, 08:09 AM   #1
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Have you gone from class B or C MOHO to an Airstream TT

I Never have owned a Class B or C MOHO . I do have an Airstream TT.
Maybe I will move to a MOHO , B or C .

Looking for owners who went from the B or C MoHo to the TT and why you made the switch.

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Old 09-15-2016, 11:36 AM   #2
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This maybe the wrong place to post this . I do not know how or where to move it to .

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Old 09-15-2016, 11:42 AM   #3
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It's not a bad spot or a bad title. Some threads just get more attention than others. Someone will answer.

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Old 09-15-2016, 01:24 PM   #4
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Years ago we briefly owned a 24' class C. When looking to return to RVing, wife was adamant that we get a TT, not another MH. She wants to drop our trailer at destination and explore with our TV. She rehearses the time we went to see family, and had to rely on others to shuttle us around. Also insurance on a MH is higher than on a TT. And it's not good for the engineworks of a MH to sit idle between trips.

There are pros and cons to both modes, and I happen to prefer a MH, but I also prefer to keep my wife happy, so I'm agreeing to side with her.
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:49 AM   #5
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We have considered changing to a trailer, but for now we are keeping the 345.

Trailer advantages: No need for a towed vehicle to explore the area around the camp ground. The tow vehicle will likely be a daily driver, eliminating one engine/drive train to maintain.

Disadvantages: More frequent stops since passengers cannot use the rest room while in motion. Less comfortable ride since passengers cannot move around while traveling.
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:40 PM   #6
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We owned a MiniWinnie class C for a couple of years. The main reason we went to a TT was the inconvenience of having to unhook everything (sewer, water, electric) whenever we wanted to go anywhere once we'd reached our destination. Couple that with the hassles of parking a MoHo in a city or in some small towns and we quickly saw the advantages of a TT plus TV. If we were ever to do another MoHo in the future, which is highly, highly unlikely, we'd have a toad for the convenience of getting around.
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:25 PM   #7
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Over the past 35 years I have gone back & forth between a MH & TT 4 times for various reasons. The difference between both can be felt primarily in the pocketbook. A MH costs much more to operate & depreciates faster than A TT. However, in my opinion, a MH is more convenient. 1. can use bathroom both while in motion & without exiting, 2.levels much faster with limited effort, 3. refer available in motion, BUT, 4 Service can be a hassle compared to a TT. 5. Many steps to get into a MH compared to most TT. 6. Many MH have gone out of business when compared to A/S making parts hard to find (example -windshields), 7. Indoor Storage requires taller heights, 8.Dingy connections can cost $3,000 or more, 9. Larger / longer MH are restricted in some states from traveling on roadways, 10. MPG is usually lower on MH & the list goes on.
Hope this helps a bit.
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:33 PM   #8
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The Class B will have less room than your trailer.
The Class C will have more room, but will suffer on quality and style unless it is a Lazy Daze or Leisure Travel Vans.
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:33 PM   #9
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Hi from AZ. . . in my previous life I had a small class C MH & then traded it on a tt. . . I prefer the ability to un-hook & then go around the area for fun or supplies,etc. I guess the MH with a toad might give a similar experience, but my TV is also daily driver, & it works for me. We did like that Serro Scotty MH tho. . .. . . to each his/her own I guess, ........regards, Craig
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:55 PM   #10
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I once owned a small Class C and spent a lot of time working on it. We only had the opportunity to use it in the summer, so it sat unused for 10-11 months. Not good! We enjoyed it more than the pop-up we had previously and had lots of adventures as a young family. The lack of a toad (towed vehicle) was also a limiting factor. As someone else mentioned, we had to unhook everything to go to town. At that time, though, we mostly boondocked or stayed in Forest Service campgrounds and we didn't have much money, so we didn't go to town very often anyway ;-)

I have found I spend much less in up-keep on a trailer and I have now owned four different ones.
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:49 PM   #11
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Hi. We started with a 37 ft SOB 1991 park model. Went to a 24 ft C Class and this summer moved to a 28 c/b '76 Arogsy. Issues for us with C class. Just a bit too small for us. And when traveling always felt need for 2nd vehicle. Otherwise it was great. Having an airstream / argosy was a dream of ours and we like it much better so far.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:20 PM   #12
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We're among those that went from various MHs to a TT. Most recently, we went from a 37 ft. Patriot to a 27 ft AS. Patriot more than 2X, almost 3X, as expensive. Maintenance several times as expensive as the TT and TV combined. A MH depreciates like a lead weight, straight down. (On the other hand you can buy a 10 YO Country Coach in premo condition for less than the price of a Bambi.)

A whole lot of places you simply can't go in a MH, or when you get there camping locations are way limited -- think National Parks, state parks and BLM/Forest Service locations... Oh, did I mention cross-winds? I can't tell you the number of times we simply pulled off the road to wait for the wind to stop -- almost a full day once between Las Vegas, NM and Raton. The AS is completely unfazed by the wind, even in Wyoming.

The living space was pretty much the same in the 37 as the 27 AS - about the only difference is that you go to your truck bed for your gear rather than the Bays in the MH. (We have an 8' bed with a shell and bed slide) GenSet resides in the Truck and has to be hooked up while in the MH it was a simple push of a button. Toward the end of her life, our 100 lb German Shepherd had trouble negotiating the the steps to get into the MH. Ever tried to carry a wet Shepherd up the 5 steps to get out of the rain?

It makes no sense to have a MH if you don't pull a toad - we pulled a Jeep Grand Cherokee. So now you're well over 3X the cost of a TV & TT. Otherwise you're stuck at the campground. The Jeep did offer additional carrying capacity, but we rarely ran out of space to store things.

Our only regret is that we didn't swap out the MH for an AS 10 years earlier.

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I have a Coach House Type B. Use it or my Excursion as TVs, depending on the trip. Going long trips, very nice to O/N in CH & leave TT alone. Can power TT up via CH genset, again that's nice. Leave TT in CG & tour area in Type B. All eqpt is right there with you. There are a few V10 CH B's out there. Ours is a 5.8 L roller cam V8. Coach is perfect for 20 years now.
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Old 09-17-2016, 09:32 AM   #14
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Traveling experience in a MH vs TV

In addition to all of the other very valid points made on this thread, I would like to add some considerations related to the actual travel experience in a MH. My wife and I owned several TTs and worked our way up to a 28 foot Airstream. Then we got the MH bug, easily sold the Airstream and moved to a Class C MH, then later traded that for a Class A MH. We became annoyed with all of the complications mentioned before, but in particular whenever we traveled we had the following issues in the MHs:

- The noise was unbearable due to the wind rattling the windows, fans running on the front windshield, onboard engine roaring, and things moving around in the cabinets in the living area behind us
- The Class A had a spectacular view in the front windshield, but sometimes the sun and brightness had to be tolerated
- Any additional passengers other than the driver and copilot had very uncomfortable seating, sitting backwards or to the side going down the road. Furthermore, the windows offered much less visibility than riding in the backseat of a TV
- Yes passengers can use the bathroom while going down the road, but it was like surfing waves to get back there! Also, almost every bladder break included the driver, so we stopped anyway every hour and a half or 2 hours to walk around a bit, so we really didn't utilize this advantage much

So we traded in the MH (at quite a loss) and now own a 27FB Airstream TT and are much happier traveling in our very quiet and comfortable TV!

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