Originally Posted by gbaglo
What's the rationale behind the decision?
There's a whole list.. we went through the pros & cons.. The biggest pro was the utilization space for the size.. We felt that when towing we were almost 40ft in total length.. our Truck is around 18ft and the RV would be approx 6 1/2 longer, really not too bad. The gas mileage is about 1/2 of the what we get towing so about $500 more per year in gas ( using $3.00/gal). Kind-of reasonable, but the downside is you have to take the RV everywhere so driving to see stuff is a tad more of a hassle. We did contemplate the idea of getting a highway legal Scooter that fits on the back.. but that's just an thought..
Since in the trailer had around 3ft that was hitch & propane making the space 16ft. What we gain is more use-able space in the RV.. and there's a lot more storage, bigger Fridge and larger tank size for boondocking it also has an integrated generator.. So after all was considered we thought it would fit our needs for longer trips..
That kind-of the "cliff notes" version