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Old 02-17-2010, 12:04 PM   #15
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On our first big trips we ended up in a campground next to a prevost motorhome. In our wee little vintage trailer, watching TV on the laptop, we were amazed to look out the windows and see this behemoth that was longer than our whole rig combined, with multiple slideouts, and we could see a huge flatscreen tv that looked bigger than our tv at home Basically it looked nicer than our house, but on wheels!

We have often talked about the pluses and minuses of TT vs MH. The thing I keep coming back to is that as long as the TT will roll, you're good. If your MH breaks down you have lost your transportation AND your living space. With the TT you could always camp out and send the tow vehicle to be fixed. And of course anyone can replace a tire on a TT or a tow vehicle. Plus most MH end up dragging a toad everywhere they go, so right there you've added back the complexity of hooking up and towing something.

I'm still a little jealous of motorhomes though. They seem to have some really nice features, and I think for long trips it would be nice to get to your destination for the night, park it, and have everything ready to use, instead of spending the time setting up the TT.


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Old 02-17-2010, 02:34 PM   #16
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Comparing a Prevost MH to an Airstream is like comparing an Airstream to a tent.

Prevost are special built can cost upwards of $1,000,000 a new Airstream $60,000 a good tent less than $200.

Prevost can generally be seen in an upscale RV Resort the rest of us in a SP Camping area.
Easy to figure out who is in the most expensive rig but who is having the most fun???

I still say to the OP I have had both and a MH is the most convenient but at a higher cost of ownership.

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Old 02-17-2010, 03:31 PM   #17
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Having enjoyed both over the years I can only comment that - unless you can indeed afford the Provost, or similar sophisticated motorhomes (i.e. - diesel pushers) - stay away from the cheap sticks and staples Class "A" motorhomes! They're dangerous as heck and a serious accident waiting to happen - with a low chance of survivability for the passengers. (Don't take my word as "Gospel" - do the research!) The Class "C" is a much safer choice in almost every instance when reasonably well designed. Furthermore, the Class "C" can usually be routinely serviced at a dealer representing the chassis manufacturer (i.e. - Chevy, Ford, GMC, etc.)

My old motorhome was a lot of fun - with the exception of a few white-knuckle experiences that could have led to a fatal accident. Those experiences, and further research into motorhome safety, led me to earnestly search for an older Bluebird pusher before I decided that I really couldn't afford it (---restoration and maintenance was way too high!) I passed on a Class "C." Next on my list was a 5th-wheel trailer (SOB of course) - but I never found one whose quality said "buy me!" This was even after I had bought the GMC dually with a 5th-wheel trailer in mind. During this quest our Airstream came on the market in a private sale - and the rest is history.

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