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RONTHET

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anyone have any thought on older Class A. I just sold my travel trailer and would like a Class A or Class c. Just not sure about the expenses of one over the other etc. Gas mileage etc. This would be first time motorhome or should I stick with trailer.

Just want to be able to pull in like Walmart, Sams Club etc and spend the night.

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Pulling might require on the place to plan to stay. Older units would be finding the parts for the chassis as needed.

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Not much differance in MPG's betwen a samll class A and Class C motorhome. Class A will be somewhat more comfortable to move aroumd for the passenger while on the road. Most A's have levelors and only some C's do so in my mind the A wins out.

As for gas milage and maintenance, they are pretty much the same.


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We just went through this about a year ago, having TTs and 5ers during our 3 decades of RVing we decided to go with a motorized RV. Other than tires every 4-5 years, our TTs and 5ers required minimal maintenance and repair, a poor choice in a used class A or class C could cost 10s of thousands of dollars to bring them to where they are reliable enough to take down the interstate.

We took over a year shopping for our current class A, looking and driving over 30 rigs to get a feel for what chassis and drivetrain would suit our needs best. Our diligence paid off and we got a low mileage, well cared for class A that we have already put 15K miles and 30 plus trips over the last 16 months. My DW had lost interest, much to my delight she is reinvigorated and enjoying RVing again.

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I have an older, 1993, MH. We have had it since new. Have over 200,000 miles. I have maintained it what I feel good. It is on a Chev P-30 chassis.
Nothing wrong with older rigs if they have been maintained.
I have had no prolems finding parts for the chassis.


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All used RV's come down to the same thing - condition. And when it needs fixing you either need deep pockets to have someone else fix it, or be able to fix it yourself. Everything in RV'ing is a tradeoff. Motorized RV's are great because you have full use of the RV going down the road. The tradeoff is that it's another whole vehicle to maintain from engine to chassis to drivetrain and everything in between. And with motorized RV's you typically need a TOAD do do any type of real exploring - yet another vehicle to maintain. You are talking about a 26 year old RV. Just have realistic expectations.


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Class A/C = included drivetrain. TT/5er = Tow vehicle drivetrain. The only "additional" vehicle to maintain when driving a motorhome vs a trailer is the Toad (if desired/needed).


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4x4van wrote:

Class A/C = included drivetrain. TT/5er = Tow vehicle drivetrain. The only "additional" vehicle to maintain when driving a motorhome vs a trailer is the Toad (if desired/needed).


A little backwards - as you noted the only additional drivetrain with a MH is a toad. But in most cases people have a car anyway. So since everyone already has a car, the additional drivetrain would be the MH.

If one already has a truck, there is no additional drivetrain when buying a FW or TT.

There is also the consideration for those that do not full time whether you want to care for a MH which is an additional drivetrain and may sit for long periods of time vs a TT or FW that does not have an additional drivetrain.

* This post was edited 01/12/22 10:04am by way2roll *

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RONTHET wrote:

anyone have any thought on older Class A. I just sold my travel trailer and would like a Class A or Class c. Just not sure about the expenses of one over the other etc. Gas mileage etc. This would be first time motorhome or should I stick with trailer.

Just want to be able to pull in like Walmart, Sams Club etc and spend the night.


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Would you buy a 30 year old car and have the knowledge , ability and willingness to fix everything that goes wrong with it?
Don’t ask about mileage….lol.


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