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Old 09-09-2016, 02:06 PM   #61
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I've pulled trailers a lot, and IMO it's a PITA...

The one thing that might make us change our mind is if pulling a toad behind a camper is as much of a hassle as pulling a trailer. We'll see about that when we do our rental experiments...
I have never pulled any trailer larger than a U-Haul moving trailer, but I know that pulling a toad behind my class C is a lot easier than a truck pulling a large trailer. The motorhome is much larger than the toad, so if the motorhome fits through a space, the toad will follow. In fact, it is easy to forget that the toad is behind, and I need to allow space behind me when pulling in to a gas station and to make sure that the toad does not stick out. Or due to the rear overhang of the motorhome, if I parallel park then pull away sharply from the curb, I will cause the toad to jump the curb and ruin its steering. And as you cannot backup while flat-towing a car, one has to plan the exit before pulling into any lot. People with a class A pulling a toad have even more of a problem, and they manage.

I don't know how you will try to pull a toad with a rental motorhome. They don't rent toads, and it costs too much to set up your car for flat-towing just to test the water. Not all cars can be flat-towed anyway.

With a smaller motorhome like the Roadtrek, one can do without a toad, although I have seen a Roadtrek towing a Smart car.
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Old 09-09-2016, 04:52 PM   #62
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Yet another drawback I've thought of is that the cats hate car travel, so I don't think I could take any longer trips with them. I could have someone watch them but I'm not crazy about that. I seem to be finding more reasons not to get an RV right now than to get one, so that convinces me it's not time. Maybe in another 10 years...
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Hey, would that work if the clean out is 100-110 feet from the RV? Also it is slightly (not dramatically) uphill from the RV to the clean out.
Definitively no problem uphill. My hose is 50 feet and no issue. Not sure why not. Sure there is a limit but don't know what it is.
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Definitively no problem uphill. My hose is 50 feet and no issue. Not sure why not. Sure there is a limit but don't know what it is.
It's best if the sewage clean out is within 25 feet or so of the RV. I have two 25' hoses, but prefer to only use one.

And you know what they say about S--T always flows downhill. The same premise still applies. Black water cannot flow uphill.

For those that don't camp in RV's, black water tanks are kept closed until they're relatively full. Then they're dumped all at once and flushed with water. Depending on the size of tanks, it may only be once a week. I keep my gray water valves open all the time, however.
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Yet another drawback I've thought of is that the cats hate car travel, so I don't think I could take any longer trips with them. I could have someone watch them but I'm not crazy about that. I seem to be finding more reasons not to get an RV right now than to get one, so that convinces me it's not time. Maybe in another 10 years...

10 years. For cats? Yikes.
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10 years. For cats? Yikes.
And all the other excuses I'm finding for not getting one.
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