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Old 07-18-2014, 11:10 PM   #1
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Seriously thinking about making a change

As Most on here know, I love my Redwood, but.........I've been looking at diesel pushers. For the comfort of hauling Ginny's and my parents on trips
(as well as the grand kids). We might be looking at a pusher within the year. I've looked at some very nice used Foretravels as well as a few other brands.

I'm really torn on this because like I said I love my Redwood and I've got all the bugs worked out of it but a tag axle pusher might work better for us for now.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:20 PM   #2
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Something to be said for a MH. Uncle tried to sell me his 2000 Newmar that has been garaged its whole life. I would do it in a minute if we didn't boat. However wife is really complaining about towing and each year she complains a little more. Someday boat goes to daughter and grandma and grandpa get a pusher with a yellow Jeep toad!
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:53 AM   #3
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We were also considering a pusher in the beginning(actually tried to purchase one), but we already had a TV & an older 5er, so we kept them to make sure fulltiming was what we wanted for sure, at some point we realized we had more room in the 5ers. I agree with Brad that DW gets tired of towing, but either way you are towing & I can back this up not so with your toad. Dave you have to do whatever works for you.
We have also noticed that several of the folks in those fancy MHs are not nearly as friendly as as other RVers, just my opinion.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:01 AM   #4
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We were also considering a pusher in the beginning(actually tried to purchase one), but we already had a TV & an older 5er, so we kept them to make sure fulltiming was what we wanted for sure, at some point we realized we had more room in the 5ers. I agree with Brad that DW gets tired of towing, but either way you are towing & I can back this up not so with your toad. Dave you have to do whatever works for you.
We have also noticed that several of the folks in those fancy MHs are not nearly as friendly as as other RVers, just my opinion.

That's one of my fears.....people being scared to say hello if I have a Foretravel or some other nice MH. As far as a toad goes, I'm thinking along the lines of an enclosed stacker so I can use it as a garage. That way I can back the thing up and put my car, tools and toys in there.

This isn't a done deal yet because I'd have to sell the Redwood. I know selling the beast won't be a big problem.
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Would hate to see you go Dave but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

Foretravel makes a great coach, worked with a guy last year who had one and he LOVED it, quite a nice rig. If you do decide to make the jump I wouldn't worry about what others say, just do what you feel is right!!
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Having a Foretravel has been on our wish list since first looking through one some 20+ years ago, but it definitely have to be used. We drive through Nacogdoches often & always talked of trying to take a tour, but so far have not.
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Would hate to see you go Dave but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

Foretravel makes a great coach, worked with a guy last year who had one and he LOVED it, quite a nice rig. If you do decide to make the jump I wouldn't worry about what others say, just do what you feel is right!!

Thanks chuck

I haven't met anybody yet that has had one and didn't like it. If we do decide to take the jump, I'll still watch for my friends in the Redwoods.
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Having a Foretravel has been on our wish list since first looking through one some 20+ years ago, but it definitely have to be used. We drive through Nacogdoches often & always talked of trying to take a tour, but so far have not.

I walked trough one back in 1999 and fell in love. I've talked to several owners since and last fall while in Nashville I came across several Prevost owners and one Foretravel. I still preferred the Foretravel.
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There is a new series starting on the Travel Channel July 27th called "Big Time RV". Looks to be all about the high end MHs. Maybe there will be some info there for you.
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That's one of my fears.....people being scared to say hello if I have a Foretravel or some other nice MH
You have to play the part man - nose up in the air, big FMCA sticker on the back, pull in to the truck stop for fuel, leave the nozzle in the tank while you are having lunch inside and there is a whole line of RVs behind you......
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