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Old 04-21-2009, 03:18 PM   #46
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Now we're talking $.

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Old 04-21-2009, 03:32 PM   #47
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Saw a nice used REVCON 4x4 Class C for $40k a while back on RV Trader.

I really like some of the toyhaulers. Seems ideal for full time living/playing.
Either 5th wheel, class A, or decent sized C with a 8-10' garage.

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Their class A beast:
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:43 PM   #48
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I've considered this as well. It's always a tough question.


I had a Class A for about a dozen years. Lived in once for a year. I don't need alot of space and may get back into it again.
If I do, it'll be the 5th wheel route.

The MH was nice for the kids so bathroom and food stops were minimum. But more of a PITA for a single or a couple if you're not constantly on the move.

There were plenty of times I just wanted to have my home parked and be able to get around easily. The Toy Hauler 5th Wheels have a nice set-up where the "garage" area makes for a nice screened patio when not in use.

The first time around. I didn't want the extra expense of the home plus the tow vehicle. But if you can swing it, I think it makes full time RV'ing more pleasant.

5th wheel is the route I intend to go in a few years. I see it more as a base camp set-up. I'd probalby not move the main camp often. Base and venture out on the bikes from there.

My mom did the full time RV thing for awhile. A Motorhome and towed car worked well for them. Add bikes to the mix, it's another animal.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:08 PM   #49
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Now we're talking $.



It's kinda like this guy-



When I was shopping I had three ways to debate it:

1- A luxury class A with a lift on the back for a bike, and tow a jeep

2- A class C toy hauler with bikes in the back and tow a jeep

3-a crew cab diesel truck, towing a fifth wheel toy hauler

There are +'s and -'s to each setup.
As a retired couple(wife and my expected usage) with no kids, I would go with option 1.
Semi-retired, or euro quantity vacation with family, option 3.
family guy, limited vacation time, mostly long weekend trips and short(ish) vacations, or just for me being freshly retired, option 2.

Never did make a final decision. Instead, we bought a boat.
I would think no matter what choice we would have made, I would have wanted to try it differently in a few years time.


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Old 04-21-2009, 04:09 PM   #50
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Just got off the phone with the in-laws. They are in Cortez, Colorado trying to back out of a campground that has no room. Backing up a 42' coach while flat towing a Merc Crown Vic.....I'm thinking is not going to be fun. There isn't enough room to turn around and once again he was wishing for a 5th wheel.

Oh well.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:14 PM   #51
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Just got off the phone with the in-laws. They are in Cortez, Colorado trying to back out of a campground that has no room. Backing up a 42' coach while flat towing a Merc Crown Vic.....I'm thinking is not going to be fun. There isn't enough room to turn around and once again he was wishing for a 5th wheel.

Oh well.

I didn't think you can back up while flat towing a car.


at least not more than a few feet.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:16 PM   #52
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Their class A beast:
That thing looks great on the outside. The interior is hideous. Even if I had it, I wouldn't spend $780k on that. I'd have a nice Unimog, though
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:29 PM   #53
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That thing looks great on the outside. The interior is hideous. Even if I had it, I wouldn't spend $780k on that. I'd have a nice Unimog, though
Yeah, for the price a nice Unimog wins hands down.
The Revcon class A reminds me the "LandMaster" from damnation alley, or the ARK II.



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Old 04-21-2009, 04:35 PM   #54
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Saw a nice used REVCON 4x4 Class C for $40k a while back on RV Trader.

I really like some of the toyhaulers. Seems ideal for full time living/playing.
Either 5th wheel, class A, or decent sized C with a 8-10' garage.

The REVCON:





Their class A beast:
Revcon is out of biz and finding parts for them can sometimes be a challenge. I was trying to locate a trans yoke for one of their front wheel drive models (for a customer), and found one through a guy that DonkeyHotey turned me on to. He had one and wanted $800 fucking dollars for it I asked him if he is serious. He sez "Only one left in existence". What an asshole. We're talking about a part that was maybe $80 to $100 originally.

Hijack mode off.

I have an older class C G30 minnie winnie. I have tried to imagine living in it, and I can't see it. It's pretty small, but it works for what I do, which is going to the dez and riding almost every weekend. I wanted to put a bumper rack on it, then I found out the the G30 doesn't have a frame, just a uni-body structure. I just haul a 3 rail for the bikes, I can get into just about anywhere.

I bought it cheap, pretty clean in the coach part of things, motor was wore out as was the trans. The thing barely made it home from WARPED last year. So, as was said in an earlier post, no ever complains about to much truck I put a 340HP/435ftlbs 383CI GM crate motor in it, had the trans done with all the HD shit, and have been working on all the little things as I go. I am in to the whole thing for less $10K and it's reliable, actually hauls ass (for a MH) and it's all paid for.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:38 PM   #55
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Yeah, for the price a nice Unimog wins hands down.
The Revcon class A reminds me the "LandMaster" from damnation alley, or the ARK II.



I remember as a kid seeing that movie. The Landmaster used to sit outside of Barris' shop in the Cahuenga pass, you could see it sitting right next to the Hollywood freeway. It was there for years, finally disappeared.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:25 PM   #56
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I didn't think you can back up while flat towing a car.


at least not more than a few feet.
Ya can't very far any way, even with a back up camera. The whole rig; coach, hitch and car, is VERY long. It isn't easy getting it around anywhere.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:31 PM   #57
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Ya can't very far any way, even with a back up camera. The whole rig; coach, hitch and car, is VERY long. It isn't easy getting it around anywhere.

Back in a former life, I worked for a rich white trash who decided to get in to alcohol funny car drag racing. He was using a 45ft motorhome to pull a 38ft race car trailer. He went three months pulling it all over the midwest before he got pulled over and learned that most states have an overall length restriction around 65 ft.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:47 PM   #58
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My buddy has this Raptor with two slideouts and garage towed by a large Jimmy.

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Old 04-21-2009, 05:49 PM   #59
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At the Rondavue last year.

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Old 04-21-2009, 05:50 PM   #60
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Back in a former life, I worked for a rich white trash who decided to get in to alcohol funny car drag racing. He was using a 45ft motorhome to pull a 38ft race car trailer. He went three months pulling it all over the midwest before he got pulled over and learned that most states have an overall length restriction around 65 ft.
Yes, he us just, and I mean just, under the 65 foot limit. Good thing he has driven some big stuff during his life.
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