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Old 06-03-2011, 10:29 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by winger View Post
6 years ago, before we became full-timers, I agonized over the 5er vs A question.

We decided on the 5er and diesel dually. We liked the "gee-whiz" gadgets on the A's, but we also knew that the only time we would see "our" dealer is when we drove off the lot.

I've found it is important to be able to to make most repairs yourself while on the road. Our RV is middle of the line, and doesn't have auto level, or push-button dump-valves, TVs that rise out of a pedestal, Satellite dishes that auto find, heated floors... and on and on.

Problems will happen on the road, and travelers are an easy mark. Keep your repair center visits to a minimum.
Good advice. From reading RV blogs, repairs are a major hassle. Your vehicle doesn't break down, your house does. The more stuff you can fix yourself, the better. Honestly, that fancy stuff makes more sense to the weekend user who doesn't want to spend all day setting up. For the Full-timer that spends a lot of time in one place, leveling the unit or setting up the satellite dish once every few weeks or less often probably isn't that big a deal.

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