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Old 09-14-2018, 09:08 PM   #1
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I currently have a teardrop travel trailer and have been thinking about trading it for a Class B or Class C. My reasons are mainly because I have had lots of trouble getting my camper into tight spots, backing up is always an issue for me, and hitching and unhitching as well. I just feel like it would be a lot smoother to drive up and just park. But the reason why I chose my travel trailer was because it kinda scares me knowing that if I break down, I will have no way of getting all my stuff home, as well as in the future if I live in it full time, I would be forced to sleep somewhere else while it's in for repairs.

So I was wondering how big of an issue this is for people who have a motorhome and how you deal with it when it happens. and also if maybe anyone here has owned a travel trailer and a motorhome and could tell me your opinion on how they compare.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:42 PM   #2
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If the trailer breaks down you are faced with the same problem.
I went with a "B" for just the reasons you said were the pros.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:55 PM   #3
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If the trailer breaks down you are faced with the same problem.
How so? If my trailer breaks down I can throw all my stuff into my tow vehicle and go home like I always do when I come home from a camping trip.
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OK, what if the tow vehicle breaks down? I fail to see any difference than the Motor Home breaking down. Either way you have a problem.
My Sister and hubby have a class A, when it has had problems they were able to stay in it except when it was actually being worked on in the shop. I know, that does not happen often. I consider this sixes. The other reasons you have expressed say, go for the motor home. IMHO of course.
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The difference of Class B and Class C are as follows:
Class B Advantages and Disadvantages
Class B RVs are easy to drive. They will fit in most driveways and may double as a second family car if needed. These RVs get the best gas mileage and can fit into the tightest of camping sites without much effort. The addition of a tow hitch makes it possible to bring along the family boat or a small trailer. Class B RVs are best suited for two people. Some of the larger models have adaptations to convert the cab seats into beds, but four people traveling together for an extended period of time in a small space can be challenging. The bathrooms are also tiny, with the shower and toilet in the same space. Storage is minimal, both inside the cabin and in spaces along the sides of the RV.

Class C Advantages and Disadvantages
Class C motor homes are sometimes preferred over the Class A because they have an additional entrance into the motor-home cabin. Class Cs are fairly easy to handle. They drive like a typical U-Haul moving van or truck. The available space for both people and their belongings makes the Class C suitable for long vacations and camping trips. The larger truck motor and stronger chassis also allows for towing a boat or other vehicle. On the downside, that larger motor and additional weight mean the Class Cs are not as fuel efficient as Class Bs. The height, further increased by rooftop air conditioners, satellite dishes and vents, and length means they won’t always fit in the driveway. Some cities have restrictions against parking RVs on your property, so they must be stored elsewhere. The height and length of some Class Cs also means limited access to some campsites.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:09 AM   #6
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The difference of Class B and Class C are as follows:
Class B Advantages and Disadvantages
Class B RVs are easy to drive. They will fit in most driveways and may double as a second family car if needed. These RVs get the best gas mileage and can fit into the tightest of camping sites without much effort. The addition of a tow hitch makes it possible to bring along the family boat or a small trailer. Class B RVs are best suited for two people. Some of the larger models have adaptations to convert the cab seats into beds, but four people traveling together for an extended period of time in a small space can be challenging. The bathrooms are also tiny, with the shower and toilet in the same space. Storage is minimal, both inside the cabin and in spaces along the sides of the RV.

Class C Advantages and Disadvantages
Class C motor homes are sometimes preferred over the Class A because they have an additional entrance into the motor-home cabin. Class Cs are fairly easy to handle. They drive like a typical U-Haul moving van or truck. The available space for both people and their belongings makes the Class C suitable for long vacations and camping trips. The larger truck motor and stronger chassis also allows for towing a boat or other vehicle. On the downside, that larger motor and additional weight mean the Class Cs are not as fuel efficient as Class Bs. The height, further increased by rooftop air conditioners, satellite dishes and vents, and length means they won’t always fit in the driveway. Some cities have restrictions against parking RVs on your property, so they must be stored elsewhere. The height and length of some Class Cs also means limited access to some campsites.
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:00 PM   #7
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OK, what if the tow vehicle breaks down? I fail to see any difference than the Motor Home breaking down. Either way you have a problem.
Because at least if my tow vehicle breaks down, it isn't filled with all my stuff, and I could still have all my stuff with me. It would be no different than right now when I bring my car to the shop, all I'm missing for a few days is my way to get around, not my entire home or all my things that were in my motorhome.

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My Sister and hubby have a class A, when it has had problems they were able to stay in it except when it was actually being worked on in the shop. I know, that does not happen often. I consider this sixes. The other reasons you have expressed say, go for the motor home. IMHO of course.
So motorhomes breaking down doesn't happen very often? That is one thing I worry about a lot, I just figured there's a lot more that can go wrong with them unlike a tow vehicle and travel trailer. In fact the only thing that would stop me from being able to take my trailer somewhere would be if it had a flat tire but that is easily fixed. But with a motorhome you have all the problems of both units combined into one. It just seems like putting all your eggs into one basket. Not saying this isn't what I wanna do, I'm just trying to figure out if the issues that I forsee happening really do happen a lot to people so I can figure out if it's worth it to me.
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Thanks Monica and GeorgeRA! I'll google more about this, I mean I know I can research this information, I was just hoping someone in here has had experience with both and can give their opinions on owning both.
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I’ve had two travel trailers over the years. Mostly used for shorter trips in the Southeast. Recently purchased a class B and took a nine day 3700 mile road trip from Tennessee to Colorado. It was incredible! Three people in the van and two dogs. Never an issue. I would never have done this long of a trip with my travel trailer. We can’t wait to take another long road trip!
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I’ve had two travel trailers over the years. Mostly used for shorter trips in the Southeast. Recently purchased a class B and took a nine day 3700 mile road trip from Tennessee to Colorado. It was incredible! Three people in the van and two dogs. Never an issue. I would never have done this long of a trip with my travel trailer. We can’t wait to take another long road trip!
Sounds awesome!! Very inspiring!
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