Bill, my late husband, and I chose a motorhome for a couple of reasons. One, we could leave the motorhome in a Wal-Mart parking lot for the day and explore in our jeep. We got better gas mileage with the jeep, could go four-wheel driving or drive downtown and find a place to park. Two, we felt safer being able to drive away in our motorhome at a moment’s notice if camped. Since we did a lot of boondocking, this was important.
After finding that we spent six months working in one location each year, we often thought that a 5th wheel would have been a better choice. When we purchased a homebase, we downsized to a truck camper. After Bill passed away, George and I tried the camper for a summer and decided we’d stick to his 5th wheel. We did spend several months at Big Bend National Park in Texas in the 5th wheel where he volunteered and found it much more comfortable than a camper. This past summer we traveled in the 5th wheel. Sometimes we were limited in roads we took. While my little Suzuki has 4WD and goes most anyplace, a big dually GMC doesn’t do so well on back roads.
A recent subscriber survey of subscribers by Workamper News found a that 41.73% had motorhomes, 38.13% owned 5th wheels and 9.49% have trailers.
So there you have it. Each type of RV and setup has advantages and disadvantages. Weigh all the factors, go to RV shows and dealers and walk through many RVs and then make your best decision.
Thank you Jaimie for your insight.
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