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Old 07-24-2014, 12:15 PM   #141
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I love you guys that buy new and work out all the bugs for a few years and then guys like me can take them off your hands for half price!

To answer your question, I would spend less then 50,000 and keep the rest for my Wife and I to enjoy the high life with out having to work.....
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:21 PM   #142
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See once I find the platform I love, i have no issues with all of the work to res fridge, solar, all that stuff. Of course, I always remember that what I have ain't shabby! It's just small stuff that I would change... so silly. But this is the ball game yes?

There is one floorplan of tiffin allegro bus that i truly like a lot, and it's in my reach, and 43'
Floor plan is everything if you want to modify those times you can! Sandee and I went through the whole debate on 40' vs 43' and in the end it is really a balancing act. You are ahead of that game at this point because you have a lot of experience in doing what you want and where you want to be. We were much less experienced but we felt our priorities were what we lived in and not so much about where could be park it. We wanted room for out king bed and dog crates for our guys. We felt we would use the toad to explore cool places that we couldn't get into.

There are times I would appreciate a 40' coach. However, for the majority of time we enjoy our amenities.

To be honest, the thing that is most limiting is battery space. I would like to use either a larger set of batteries than I have or add 2 more but unless I take out the battery tray for added height, I don't see that possible. It isn't like we are powerless but it would be nice to have more reserve for when we boondock. It would also be something that would make sense if we opted for solar power. For the time being I have an AGS that helps us bridge any battery storage needs we find confront us. However, more battery storage means less deep cycle usage.

There are ways we could add batteries but that would mean a long lead from a storage bay and that introduces ventilation issues. After we get our flooring that may be my (hopefully) last upgrade of significant nature. LOL
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:46 PM   #143
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AGREED

ppl is only about 10 minutes from my house.
MHSRV is about 2.5 hours from me.

I've also found some great deals on 43 foot coaches that are perfect in every respect.. except the length. Nervous to go over 40
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This is way outside of the box, but if you got a big MH, you could think about getting a VW Eurovan camper and use that as a toad. Then you could leave the big boy inside the main entrance as a base and park the Eurovan back in the woods.

Now back to your regularly scheduled thinking.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:36 PM   #145
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This is way outside of the box, but if you got a big MH, you could think about getting a VW Eurovan camper and use that as a toad. Then you could leave the big boy inside the main entrance as a base and park the Eurovan back in the woods.

Now back to your regularly scheduled thinking.
Ha! That's smart man!!
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I see your point.



I've been a few places where that 40' felt like a squeeze.



The national park in Austin, there is no way I could have fit anything larger.

And Stone mountain in Atlanta felt sooo small driving on those tiny roads, but we did it

40 or 43....3 feet aint all that much.
We seem to fit in okay, but dont do too many state parks.
We stay in good parks here in PA for 400-500/month.
In AZ, lots of big spots in state parks but is $25/nite, $350 for 2 weeks max stay; $700/ month if you could stay that lomg! We stay at resorts for ~ $450-600 + elect.

Got my PA non-commercial Class B license by studying the CDL book. Learned a lot about everything, including how to maneuver a whole lot better; and I thought I had it mastered before that. Nope!

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40 or 43....3 feet aint all that much.
We seem to fit in okay, but dont do too many state parks.
We stay in good parks here in PA for 400-500/month.
In AZ, lots of big spots in state parks but is $25/nite, $350 for 2 weeks max stay; $700/ month if you could stay that lomg! We stay at resorts for ~ $450-600 + elect.

Got my PA non-commercial Class B license by studying the CDL book. Learned a lot about everything, including how to maneuver a whole lot better; and I thought I had it mastered before that. Nope!

Best wishes you young pups! 😉👴
Cool! Congrats buddy. Not to hijack my own post, but any news on Son?
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Cool! Congrats buddy. Not to hijack my own post, but any news on Son?

Ha! SOFEGC decision is on hold waiting for Steve to finish all of his tests, and I hope for more locations from RVMs for him to compile. 😉
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Ha! SOFEGC decision is on hold waiting for Steve to finish all of his tests, and I hope for more locations from RVMs for him to compile. 😉
My tests are going well - the big test is will we get on the road full time Nov 1st as planned? So much to do. So little time.

Good luck in the hunt kids. If anyone can figure this out you can. And if not - put some lipstick on current coach and roll on down the road.
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My tests are going well - the big test is will we get on the road full time Nov 1st as planned? So much to do. So little time.

Good luck in the hunt kids. If anyone can figure this out you can. And if not - put some lipstick on current coach and roll on down the road.


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Have to say I like the entegra coach line too. Reading other posts folks seem to feel they are well insulated which makes for a quiet and comfortable coach. Someday....
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