Originally Posted by frankgrillo
I AM STARTING MY SEARCH FOR THE RV WE WANT. WE DECIDED WE WANT A CLASS A AND THAT'S ALL WE'VE DECIDED. WE ARE PLANNING WINTER IN FL AND SUMMERS IN THE MOTORHOME. SO, WE WOULD LOVE SOME INPUT FROM FOLKS WHO HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE. DIESEL VS. GAS, NEWMAR VS. EVERYTHING ELSE, SIZE, EQUIPMENT. AS YOU CAN TELL I KNOW NOTHING. PLEASE SHARE YOUR OPINIONS AND EXPERIENCE. THANKS! FRANK & SUZANNE
You have some research and homework to do before the folks here can be of much service.
1. Is this to be a full timing coach?
2. Do you prefer new or are you comfortable with used?
3. What is a $$ budget for the coach?
You need to give some serious thought as to how you see yourself using the coach.
1. What type of campground/ RV resort do you see yourself staying in.
2. What length do you prefer?
3. Is a queen bed ok or do you require a king?
4. How many people will normally be traveling in the coach? Do you like to entertain in the coach & for how many?
5. How many miles to do see yourself traveling annually?
6. Do you see yourself cooking in a lot or eating out often?
7. Are you somewhat intimidated by the thought of driving a big coach or not ?
8. Do you want on board washer/dryer?
These are just a few of many questions you should discuss and use the answers to drill down to a list of:
1. Must haves.
2. Nice to have.
3. Don't care either way.
While you are asking these questions you should be going to RV shows and rallies. You should plan visits to big dealers like Lazy Days in Tampa. You should walk through and sit in lots of coaches. You should test drive any coach that you think meets your needs.
Compared to other types of vehicles, motorhomes are all built by very small companies in very small quantities. There have been some very fine motorhomes built in the last 10 years and there are some very attractive coaches at very attractive prices on the market. The fun is to find the best one for your needs.
Good luck in your search.