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Old 06-16-2019, 09:35 PM   #1
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Newbie questions

Newbie here.

I am thinking of buying a class b rv because I want to drive the rv in city streets, too. I don't think I will be a hard core RVer.

So far, I have two in my mind.

1. Coachmen Beyond. It is 22 feet long and I am not sure if there will be a problem to park.

2. Airstream Interstate 19.

If anyone has good suggestions besides the two I mentioned above, I am all ears.

I watched some youtube videos about rving. It seems to me that something will be broken for a new RV. Is that true?
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what do u mean by something will be broken? I am new to this too.
can share the youtube videos so i can watch them?
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:31 AM   #3
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Newbie here.

I am thinking of buying a class b rv because I want to drive the rv in city streets, too. I don't think I will be a hard core RVer.

So far, I have two in my mind.

1. Coachmen Beyond. It is 22 feet long and I am not sure if there will be a problem to park.

2. Airstream Interstate 19.

If anyone has good suggestions besides the two I mentioned above, I am all ears.

I watched some youtube videos about rving. It seems to me that something will be broken for a new RV. Is that true?
An RV is, in many ways much more complicated than your car. It is basically a house on wheels. Think how your house or apartment would do if you lived in a rolling earthquake for hours at a time. Things break when RVing - it's all part of the fun.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:43 PM   #4
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You don't have to be hard-core to enjoy RVing. Getting away for even a weekend, enjoying new places and the outdoors was our hook. The RVs you are talking about are large trucks,they are not cars or minivans The average parking spot is 8-9' x 18-20' so your not going to fit everywhere easily. Test drive a couple to get a feel for them. I drive a 22' Ford Transit Cargo van daily and know its limitations in parking and driving and I enjoy it.
As far as it having things broken-this is the internet,people use it to share the problems they have experienced and to blow off steam. As has been said ^^^^ your driving around in a home with appliances and fixtures that are going thru a jolt.
Good luck with the hunt
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:50 PM   #5
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Driving class B

Hello,

I have a Winnebago Era 70X. It is 24' long. Driving it is no problem at all. You can park it "almost" anywhere. It might be just a little long for some parking situations. We have never had a parking problem any where.

It happily motors down the highway at 80mph and handles well. It is surprisingly nimble for it's size.

Hope this helps.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Noticed you are new on IRV2 and wanted to say hello!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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The Transit chassis with the EcoBoost is very impressive. Drive both and make a decision based on the comfort of the drive and the floorplan overall. You can't go wrong either way.
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Let me ask, how are you planning on using a motorhome in a city?
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