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Old 06-26-2012, 03:49 PM   #43
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It depends on the individuals involved, and how the RV will be used.

We're in our first RV, a 40' dp, and it has been excellent for us and for our travel style. We have apx 66k on it over the past 9 years, and have seen only one other coach that even gave us a fleeting thought of trading. I had experience driving over sized vehicles years ago as a teenager, so was not intimidated by the thought of a large RV. We rarely go off-grid, have stayed in some state/national parks and COE campgrounds, and have never been unable to stay where we wanted due to size, though we sometimes had to be selective in what site we chose.

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Old 07-14-2012, 08:45 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by darrello4 View Post

My DW and I will be going out this morning to drive and possibly purchase our very first RV. We hope to be fulltiming in 2-3 years. Also, my wife has some medical conditions which make it mandatory that we find an RV that is as smooth traveling as possible. We have decided on a Class A.

We are currently looking at a 2004 Monaco Dynasty, 42' with a king sized bed (one of our must-haves) The front passenger chair is a "buddy chair" which I had never seen before (1 1/2 normal width) but will be perfect for her.

I had never envisioned getting something this big or nice but it seems a good fit for us. The tag axle increased the maintenance costs but is probably worth it for the extra stability and carrying capacity. Any thoughts?

We are very happy to be new members of this forum and look forward to many interesting exchanges as we climb aboard the learning curve.

Darrell, Cindi and Snickers (the dog)
Just curious as to how you are making it with the new rig. You seem to making the right moves in selection. We perhaps did not, although in general like the MH (it made a world of difference the DW's enjoyment of travel). I was a little scared of the 41' we bought and it had some features the DW liked but I did not...not to mention a queen bed that just does not get it. Anyway, I am now considering a change to MH with all the things we realize we should have gotten (yes, little to late with a price tag). I am also thinking tag axle IS the way to go. Would love to read pro and cons of tag axle, other than price of two more tires to purchase at some point.

Anxious to hear report....and posible advice.

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