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Posted: 10/11/18 08:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Because of health issues my in-laws are getting rid of their TT, wife and I are thinking about buying their TT. We have a large 40 ft TT and Love it, but sometimes on short times it's alot of work for just 2 night and wouldn't want to do just one day. The In-Laws TT is only 28 and would be great for close and short spur of the moment trips.
I realize it would be 2 TT to clean, winterize and maintain. I do have a shed that is large enough to keep them in when not in use and have 30 and 50 amp service already installed.

Anyone else have 2 TT they use depending what their needs are?

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I have a class C and a TT. The TT will be used for travel, the C for camping. once I retire. For now I rotate them for camping trips. I wouldn't do two TTs - the work involved will be the same for the most part. Unless one was under 24ft, I don't think you'll see much difference in where you can stay either.


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Had two for seven years. Bought lots of duplicate equipment but still had a lot of work switching back and forth. Ended up using one all the time while the other got ignored.

The only way I might consider doing it again was if one was semi permanent on a seasonal site.


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Posted: 10/11/18 09:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We did the same thing as you are contemplating only we bought a 2nd motorhome. It's kind of a hassle to take the 40' MH into busy towns or cities just for a night or two. We bought a 24' for ease of getting around in towns and for games, concerts and winery type venues when we want to spend the night.

The 24' is good for 1 or 2 nights but anything more than that, we take the 40.
It is more maintenance but since the usage and mileage is split between 2 vehicles, there isn't as much "wear and tear" on the furniture, appliances, generator, etc: so they really don't need as much upkeep. Of course there is the once a year waxing and oil change, but the convenience and choice of 2 rigs is worth it to us.

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I have two RVs - a truck camper + big cargo trailer for motorcycling trips, and small TT.
I do it for the same reason - different needs for various trips.


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we do. One is a 7x14 tandem axle converted cargo trailer with full living quarters, and drop down rear door to haul motorcycles. Also use it for camping when we go to places that only can fit smaller trailer, older campgrounds etc. But we still have AC, forced air heat, bed, couch, dinette, fridge, microwave, stove, shower, toilet, cabinets, 15 gallons of fresh water, 40 gallons grey tank. awning, plenty good for weekends. And can haul 3 motorcycles as well. Amazing what features you can put in a small space with some careful planning. Bed, dinette and couch all fold up against the wall to haul the bikes.

Although if I ever built another one, I'd start with an 8x16.

Other is a 30+ ft rear living.


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We're like hotjag1. We bought a second motorhome, a 2004 RVision Trailite. When we were contemplating going to Alaska, we didn't want to take the big rig. I know people do, but with the roads always a mess, we didn't want the wear and tear on it. Also, we were coming back through the inside passage and the cost with the big rig pulling the toad was over $5000. The little 22' B+ was $1700. A big savings. She was quite comfortable, totally self contained with a generator, etc. We love her!

After the Alaska trip (where she performed admirably) we kept her to do east coast state parks where rig bigs can't get into. Yes, more to maintain, but we keep her in climate controlled storage, so there is minimal upkeep.

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I have a TT and a pop up. The TT is for camping with my wife during the summer, the PUP is for spring boondocking with the guys and fall hunting trips.


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We have two TTs, both are Starcraft. One is our "long trip" trailer and the other is our overnighter/weekender.


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We have two 5th wheels. One is small (19') that is for my hunting, fishing and 3d shoots. The other is for our travels and Florida in the winter. It is for when my wife is along and has all the creature comforts and slideouts.

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