well thanks for the input once again.
to rent an rv would cost me twice as much! buying one is the cheapest way to go. plus i have some thing to show for it when i am done. if i rent an rv i just spend tens of thousands of dollars and have nothing to show for it. thats not good.
tonight i pulled the trigger and bought a RV. 2000 coachman sportsman diesel pusher. excellent condition inside and out. only 58,000 miles on it. all 4 rear tires are new and front are less then 8000 miles on them. loads of extras in there too. got it for under $39,000 so i am really happy with that. i think i have made the right choice and very confident that my budget is on target for my tour.
the one bonus for me is that the electronic break system was already installed on this RV so that saves me some $$ right off the bat as i am going to be pulling a 12' tandem axel trailer with about 3000 lbs in it.
yes i plan to be in Michigan but not sure what dates yet. i will be in 40+ states!
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to see the tour dates. they will be posting first week of July!
thanks again to every one that commented. i sincerely mean that. this forum has helped me seek out the perfect RV for me and my needs. your advice and experiences were invaluable. thanks again and i hope i get to meet some of you on the road.