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Old 08-27-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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We are starting to do our research for a motorhome for retirement.
Currently we are thinking gas in the 34 to 36 foot range for travel from home.
Or 40 to 43 foot diesel for full time living. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 08-27-2013, 07:31 PM   #2
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Everyone's experience is different. We know a couple living full-time in a 35' gas motorhome in the Georgia Mountains. We went into retirement and then into full-timing with a 35' front engine diesel, then traded up to a 40' DP and just signed papers for a 43' DP. So it is what meets your needs that is affordable to you. We have not missed the large, two-story house w/pool that we sold way back. Some folks can't be without a house. We no longer can imagine life in one but our kids and grandchildren all lived a minimum of 2K miles from our house at the time. Now we are welcomed when we show up because we bring our own place with us.

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Old 08-27-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Kev2 View Post
We are starting to do our research for a motorhome for retirement.
Currently we are thinking gas in the 34 to 36 foot range for travel from home.
Or 40 to 43 foot diesel for full time living. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
My wife and I have lived full time in our 40' DP motorhome for 7 years now. It's a wonderful lifestyle but is entirely different with a different set of needs than trips of a few weeks to a few months traveling from a home base. You can happily do the part time thing in a coach suitable for full time living but not so much in reverse.

You have decisions to make and lots of home work and research to do. Go to big RV shows and rallies. Go to big dealers and kick tires. Take a week of vacation in January and go to the Tampa Super Show.
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