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Decided that maybe now that I am getting a bit older I would try a motorhome. Have had a 5th wheel for 20 plus years and just thought a class C or a short class A would be a nice change. Have spent time on line and at dealers shopping and have found some very nice units. What I have discovered is none of them seem to have a comfortable chair where I can sit and enjoy my coffee with a place to set the cup read and watch tv. Would have to sit at the dinette and I would miss my recliner and end table my fiver has. Will save some money and just continue to enjoy the comfort of my fiver.
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Some folks have replaced the sofa with a couple of chairs.... but I agree, 5ers just feel more "homey"?

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We have gone from MH to FW and now back to MH. I think it is just individual preference. While the FW seemed roomer the MH is much easier for setup and take down. I also like the ability to pull over and take a rest with out getting out of the truck and getting in the trailer. Safe Travels

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It depends on the floor plan and the manufacturer. We have a recliner in our rig, but it replaced a comfortable, overstuffed chair that rocked but didn't recline. In our previous class C, we replaced the dinette with a dual recliner that worked very well. Just about anything is "doable".


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I look forward to following this thread.

I have a good friend (another Bob) that we have traveled with for many years, but his 28' 5er has gotten to be too much for him at 80 years old. He has finally admitted that he needs a change for probably a small A or C, with a fixed walk-around bed.

A great place to read and have a cup of coffee would also be very important for him.


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My drivers and passenger seat both swivel 180. I have a small table that I put between my drivers seat and couch. However, it is just preference. I liked the 5ver I had several years ago. For me it was a pita finding parking in shopping centers, use of rest room on the road. Plus I like zipping around to sight see in my jeep.

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Before you make that investment? try renting a Class C and see how you like it.


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I have owned both...four motor homes from a C to a Diesel Pusher...and a slide in truck camper...now have a fiver and do not see returning to a motor home any time soon...Much more comfortable to actually live in for extended stays...

I enjoyed the motor homes at the time...it made traveling with kids easier...and their need to eat or use a restroom...not a big deal now with just Deb and I traveling...JMO...YMMV

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Dick_B wrote:

Before you make that investment? try renting a Class C and see how you like it.



I agree with Dick... And don't forget the maintenance that comes with a class A or C we had a T.T. switched to class A, and now back to T.T. But like everything else is all about you preference and budget..
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RWjSIM2003 wrote:

I also like the ability to pull over and take a rest with out getting out of the truck and getting in the trailer. Safe Travels


Speaking as someone who was stuck for hours in traffic during a N Georgia snowstorm, towing the 5er which was winterized for our trip back home.... the ability to use the potty (or get a beverage or snack) in a traffic snarl is priceless! I keep waiting for someone to post on RV.net "We were stuck in traffic, and this old lady gets out of the truck, leaves the door open, faces the back of the truck - and I know what she was doing!!"

Right THEN - I was wishing we were driving our Class C.....

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