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Old 04-17-2011, 05:48 PM   #15
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:10 PM   #16
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I retired in 06, never drove a RV but bought it after a 3 mile ride. From there took it home about 100 miles and made 5 trips from NH to CA to see my kids and grand children.

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Old 04-17-2011, 06:36 PM   #17
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Bought ours for the dogs. We got tired of paying so much for a hotel room IF we could find one that allowed pets.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:44 PM   #18
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Bought ours for the dogs. We got tired of paying so much for a hotel room IF we could find one that allowed pets.
Just glad to see there are others that are as "sick" as us. Man I love my dogs!!!!
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:49 PM   #19
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We had planned on buying one a little later in life as my wife and I envisioned traveling the country together. When my wife was diagnosed with Leukemia in 09 we decided life was to short to wait so we bought a Travel Trailer in 10 and loved it. We traveled to KS and NY and had a great time. Unfortunately side effects from Chemo make having a restroom within 10ft a necessity so we looked at Class C's and Class A's. Since I will be doing all the driving I liked the Class A as I have driven Trucks my whole career and felt the most comfortable behind the wheel of the Class A. We actually just bought our 1st class A 2 weeks ago and will be taking it out Easter weekend for the maiden voyage.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:41 PM   #20
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Why a Class A

Had trailers and always wanted a Class A. Drove T/T units and knew I could handle the Class A. So for all of the reasons listed above, I decided I wanted to have a big vehicle and tow a small vehicle rather than have a small vehicle and tow a big vehicle.
Also, if I pull into a rest area in the dark and want to catch a few winks, there is no reason to get out of the Class A. I can do all of my safety check in the daylight where it's safe.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:46 PM   #21
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Why a Class A?

We had trailers when the kids were small. Drove some trac/trailers and knew I could drive a class A. Wanted to have the big vehicle to tow the small vehicle instead of a small vehicle to pull a big vehicle.
Also for all of the reasons listed above, and I can pull into any rest area after dark and never have to get out of the RV. I can do the safety checks in the daytime when it is safe.

Five class A's later and I am still happy.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:09 PM   #22
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For us it was wanting to spend time with the family. We have been working 60+ hours a week when we owned the business and now that it is closed we wanted to go camping and relax. We started last year with a TT, but we were limited because of TV and the DW didn't enjoy the ride. We also wanted something that if the girls needed to use the bathroom they could. So last month we found the rig we wanted and have just about finished all the little things to fix and have our first outing in 3 weeks. Ours has more than enough room and the kids can bring friends.

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Old 04-17-2011, 08:38 PM   #23
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Our 4 legged kids were a large part of our decision as well. I always wanted to travel, but have always put off anything extensive until I could take the time to do it right. Not hurried, no airport or other hassles to be concerned with. We decided motor home because I'm able to do my own work, and also because of that, can get by with an "experienced" coach that's likely much less expensive than my other options. That's where we are at, correct or or not remains to be seen....
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:39 PM   #24
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On the road by choice, by chance, by happenstance... what does it really matter ? Have done the gamut from tents to "A" M/H. What really matters is simply to have the freedom to choose our neighbors, our location, our destination.
We were happy in the tents, happy in the popup, happy in several TT's, happy in class C, happy in KA 5th Wheel, extremely happy in Lance and C/K 3500 Combo, and the present Class A was a "Training Aide" before we took that final plunge with the DP !
Life in the motorhome brings relaxation, rest, relocation in a flash and no stick & brick could ever compare. Nice to finish a day in the stream, eat in MY KITCHEN, use MY COOKWARE and shower in MY SHOWER, as well as sleep in MY BED... no wondering who or what had it yesterday !
Our dogs are never turned away, we never have to "settle" for a full bed because we chose to travel a little further and not stop at dinnertime. Life is good, freedom is priceless !
There may come a time when a senior's condo may look convenient... hope to simply slip on a rock and slowly slip downstream and "sleep with the fishes". No Hospice, no ventillator, no agonizing family fretting... just that final "hatch" coming off the Fall River and the hope that a trout may rise !
Get out there with us vagabonds and enjoy this great country ! I bid you Peace !
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:44 PM   #25
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started with the tent,two pop-ups and two TTs and I finally got tired of hooking and unhooking the TT and setting it up and taking it down and the DW didn't like riding in the Excursion...Man I miss that PSD Excursion tho.
I drove step vans for 31 years and then school bus and tour bus for another ten and just happened to find this unit for a REALLY good price.Love it and the DW and the Dawg are happier now..Just wish the price of fuel would go back down a ways and I could keep it out of the shop.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:52 PM   #26
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Both my wife's parents and my parents had TT's. The wife's parents eventually moved up to a Class C RV. She went on some trips with them and liked it.

I came up through the scouts with my two sons and did a lot of tent camping from the time I was about seven. We got the DW into the tent a couple of times, but it definitely was not her thing. I knew if there was to be any camping down the road, it would have to be in some sort of RV.

We had friends who owned a Class A Winnie and when an opportunity came up to get a Class A slightly used Monaco at a real good price, we jumped at it. We are now on our second Class A (also a Monaco) and planning for retirement real soon.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:02 PM   #27
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always camped!

so like with my running, started with a 5K, then a 10K, then a half marathon, now 21 full marathons later....
started with a tent, then a westfalia, then a pop up, then a 21' tow trailer, now the suncruiser :-)
is there is something after a motorhome?

and like other; love to travel, but more love for having our bed, ability to cook, etc.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:45 PM   #28
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Being a remote employee with my company and having no idea where I wanted to live I decided to I should travel a bit to figure it out. Went RV shopping with my father after discussing all the options, TT, 5'er, B's, C's and A's. Thought I knew what I wanted when we headed out but the moment I sat in the drivers seat of Class A I knew that a Class A WAS what I wanted.

With the current RV market I found one for a steal and have been happily living it in it since. A few more life changes and I'll be completely mobile and ready to see the country.

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