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Graygruber

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Motorhomes of Texas seem reliable, reputable, and reasonable. And I don't work for them but know others who have purchased through them and who have worked for them in the past. Do your research, get second opinions on any dealer, new or used. MHT takes high end trade-ins.


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Thank you, I agree 100% good job on the article..


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Graygruber wrote:

Motorhomes of Texas seem reliable, reputable, and reasonable. And I don't work for them but know others who have purchased through them and who have worked for them in the past. Do your research, get second opinions on any dealer, new or used. MHT takes high end trade-ins.


Newbie since Jan 2015. I researched local dealers in my area first. Decided not to go with any of them, they had the attitude of our local coastal area here in Texas a camping mecca so to speak. Someone else will buy it, that just didn't suite me well enough.

I discovered Motorhomes of Texas close to 300 miles away. I enjoyed their online Class A inventory. Set up an appointment with them and flew there. They picked me up from the airport and showed me the units I was interested in. They were very professional and friendly. I chose the one I wanted and gave them a cashier check already in hand, also got a 30% discount. I stayed at their site for two days inside my new MH while they prepped it for me. They even provided me a free loaner car to go shopping for items for my MH.

Once again a very friendly professional staff. Who weren't like the local high pressure dealers here in my area.


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I have owned a travel trailer for 3 years now. I just got back from a 2800 mile journey with my family of 4 me my wife and 2 great little girls who road in the back of my truck great. We left Pennsylvania and went to wichita and back. This trip made me realize I want a motor home so the kids can move around and I can drive. We want to do a trip like this every year at first I was thinking a fithwheel but I am considering a motorhome Is there any models to look for with a family of 4 I don't need a lot of frills just storage. I am going to have to buy used because of price point I would like to stay under 70K. Please any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Corignani wrote:

I have owned a travel trailer for 3 years now. I just got back from a 2800 mile journey with my family of 4 me my wife and 2 great little girls who road in the back of my truck great. We left Pennsylvania and went to wichita and back. This trip made me realize I want a motor home so the kids can move around and I can drive. We want to do a trip like this every year at first I was thinking a fithwheel but I am considering a motorhome Is there any models to look for with a family of 4 I don't need a lot of frills just storage. I am going to have to buy used because of price point I would like to stay under 70K. Please any help would be appreciated. Thanks


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Good Luck. We just joined the forum today also. My wife and I have been looking and our budget is around $40K. You shouldn't have any trouble finding something nice for your price range. I recently drove a DP for the first time and found the steering and front end somewhat stiff. Need to drive several to get a good feel for the vehicles. Let us know what you find.

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Forgot to mention that I live in same city where MotorHomesofTexas is located. They are great people. They just don't have anything in our price range.

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Hello all. I finally got signed up for this Forum. Something about "Invalid Captcha", whatever that is. Thank god for cell phones!

Anyway I am in this boat as we speak! I have been looking on the internet for at least 6 months doing research on which MH would be best for me. I have to tell you that there are so many to choose from!

I have made lists of what I want on the MH when I purchase it so I don't forget anything when I actually take ownership. You can kind of get lost in all the excitement when your buying something new so I want to make sure I have it right.

Here is what I will be using the MH for 95% of the time. I am a tournament bass fisherman and truly tired of making reservations in motels all over the place. So a MH would be truly magical at times when I am traveling.

My biggest concern is Length. I would love to purchase a 40 footer. however that would not fit my needs, only wants. What would work best, IMO, is around a 23-30 footer as it is much easier to launch a boat ( 21 foot Skeeter) with a shorter MH than a much longer one.

I have a few models written down to look at. I have not physically looked at any of them, only on the internet. I am finishing up my "financing First" then going to look. To me its easier that way.

The models I have written down are: Forest River Sunseeker's & FR3, Thor AXIS & Thor HD-MAX and the Winnebago Vista & Aspect. I really like the floor plan on the Fleetwood but I did not see to many positive reviews on the Fleetwood and that scares me. Although I am sure they are not all bad. You usually don't hear anything if everything is fine with your MH

I have seen good and bad threads on here for almost all of these. I am, most likely, going to buy new but the more I read I may end up buying a few year old model.

Can you still get a good warranty with a few year old MH? As a warranty is one of the things that's on the top of my list of things I want with the purchase.

My price range is around $150,000 and these models fall into the categories that I would need. Length is the biggest.

The one I haven't completely made up my mind on the Gas vs Diesel yet though. The Diesel versions in my Length are 24-26 feet but the floor plans look a little funky to me. And I do not think I will be driving more than 3-5,000 miles per year. I will be towing around 3,000 - 4,000 pounds however. And there is a few, fairly big hills and passes, here in Washington State.

Starting tomorrow I am actually going to head to the dealers and start looking and driving these models i have listed above. And who knows I may find something I have not seen yet. I would love a NEWMAR, as I have seen great reviews on this Forum.

I should be in whatever new MH I choose in the next week or two! Fairly excited :-)

If any of you have any advice or just plain comments I would love to hear from the MH groups.

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Just bought a class A motorhome after considering it for years. Traded in my Ford F350 and Montana 5th wheel for a Foretravel diesel pusher. Now that the deed is done I am missing my truck and the room that was available in the fifth wheel compared to the motorhome. Now I am faced with the decision of towing a vehicle behind the motorhome. Since we have an older car, 2007 Lincoln MKX I am thinking about buying a dolly to tow that vehicle instead of buying a vehicle I can tow four wheels down. Our first trip is planned for Hilton Head Island in South Carolina after Christmas. I am going to rent a car once we get there until I decided exactly what to do about a tow.

I have many questions about traveling in a motorhome as we have traveled in a truck towing a fifth wheel for about twenty years, just have to sit down and think this one through.


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Were can I get a cross reference for oil filters and air filters. I have a FLEETWOOD PACE ARROW37C. For the oil filter it says W8800470 no store knows this numbers. For the Air Filter it says W8800464. How can help me?

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