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Old 11-14-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:54 AM   #2
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Good luck with the repairs/sale and the Class A.

Just be aware that the MH crowd is not without tire issues also.

http://www.azfamily.com/news/ryan/Deadly-tire-blowout-in-an-RV-serves-as-cautionary-tale-152788725.html

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f84/motor...ut-125141.html

http://blog.mississippi.robertnkatz....tal-crash.html

Plus lots more. If it is round, rubber, and filled with air, it can cause trouble.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:44 AM   #3
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I made a post on here a few hours age and it dissappered. I wish you luck with your class A and I also want to go this route.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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I can understand your frustration. I have posted previously about the conversion on my 2010 Cruiser from 15" to 16" wheels. I bought the BFG Commercial T/A's. They are a little less expensive than the Michelins and good wheels are available for about $500 for 4.

I think you will find the spacing a little close on the conversion, so I had my trailer lifted 2". Yes, you are looking at about $2K for the entire job but that's a lot cheaper than a new Class A.

In the end if you really want a MH go for it, but there are solutions for the Cruiser.


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I did the same thing with the same tires and lift. They are great. Still want a class A though.
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Here ya go Art.
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I've always figured that Tiffin was the top until you get into nosebleed territory.
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I wonder how much that thing weighs. I mean marble entry steps and a car stowed underneath. 238 gal fuel tank. You are talking a lot of weight.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:48 AM   #10
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Jury is still out concerning the MH upgrade. We saw a floorplan we really like. Several different manufacturers make a plan such a the one we like. We have no idea as to how the various manufacturers rank in terms of quality. From outward appearance it would seem as though, for this type plan, that Winnebago is tops with Fleetwood right behind. The Thor products just don't seem on a par with these. Same with Forest River. Any opinions?

cons
1) propane tanks on a MH are not removable, so long stays in cold weather require propane deliveries.
2) fuel mileage is worse with a MH
3) fewer shops can handle repairs/maintenance on a MH
4) drivetrain repairs/maintenance means living quarters are also tied up at the shop
5) tire failure on the road can't be replaced by the owner, some MHs don't even come with a spare
6) driving in very hot weather requires running the roof AC which means running the gen, further impacting mpg and range
7) all costs higher, purchase price, routine maintenance, tires, etc
8) can't backup with a toad attached
9) zero floor plans with coat closet next to the entrance door
10) from outside, can't get to the bathroom or bedroom w/o walking thru the living area


pros
1) sharper wheel cut means easier backing into a spot (after toad disconnected)
2) rear view mirrors and backup camera always point at vehicle rear, again, easier backing up
3) running the AC on the road means coach is already comfortable at the campsite
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