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Old 04-30-2011, 09:29 AM   #1
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Right-sized into our new RV – Motorhome to Travel Trailer

Since 2003 we have been RV’ing in motorhomes, starting with a 33’ gas rig and more recently in a 40’ DP. During this period we were running between 8-10,000 miles per year and spent over 50% of our time in our RV.
But now our travel plans and lifestyle have changed and we don’t expect to travel more than 1-2,000 miles per year (at most); and will probably spend only a few days a month in an RV.
So we have right-sized from a motorhome to a travel trailer.
I’ve posted on our blog the what and why of our change and will be adding more information about our new adventures on a regular basis. The thread starts at Right-Sizing from a Motorhome to a Travel Trailer

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Old 04-30-2011, 03:02 PM   #2
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Good luck, we just went the other way. We went through 3 popups and two hard sides as we raised our kids. We use to go to one or two campgrounds in a two week trip, but now as empty nesters we move every other day as we travel about.

We are just now learning our new to us 03 DP. In three months we have logged 10K and we are still working. Hope you enjoy your trailer!


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Old 04-30-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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Good for you. Sometimes it is a difficult decision to 'right size'. I have a class 'A', but also kept my old trusty pop-up. I 'right size' on every trip I take and that old pop-up does just fine when callled up for duty. I just hate to see people give up rather than makng the decision to down size. Once again, good for you.
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