Hello RV lovers.
I'm a newb but have been researching everything from tiny homes (yeah tiny expensive) to RV's (all types). Things are tight income wise and it appears an RV trailer would be my best option. It would be only myself and currently 3 dogs (one very sick so..don't wanna think about it).
I will obviously have to choose a later model or a newer used in the $5,000-10,000 range (preferably 5-7,000).
Since I'm new I feel like a fish out of water and have so many questions but will be perusing the boards for answers in the coming days.
Some of them if anyone wants to input answers/experiences I'd greatly appreciate.
1)I'm a very introverted type person and need private lots/land. If I owned the land can I put an RV trailer on it and will a power company run 'juice' to it? If not my other idea was owning land living off the grid using solar and propane then emptying the sewer tank/refilling water ones at a nearby campground as needed.
My main concern is the dogs not being used to being around people and needing privacy. They will not walk on a leash since raised in the country and fenced yard. Is there lots for RV's that are private without many people nearby?
2)The other big time concern is the diff brands and winterizing the RV trailer for full-time winter use. Is this a huge undertaking cost and otherwise cause some of the areas I wanna live are cold (which I like).
3)My current truck is shot and looking at a used 2008 Chevy Colorado but it only has a tow weight of 2400.0 lbs. This is kinda low I think since it would mean a small RV trailer would be necessary (ultralight?). I'd prefer at least 17-20ft but seems small ones are well small and the longer ones heavy.
4)Maintenance on the RV trailer (leakage etc), roughly is this expensive? Should I consider finding a small home on a trailer versus an RV? IDK so many questions..sigh.
Thanks everyone, not sure if this was the right place to put this post. I've got to move because of my health deterioration and it's been a dream of mine. I'm tired of throwing money away to the rent man and need my own place. I'm not rich but will do what I can to get the money needed but costs need to be as low as possible (case anyone replies).
Happy RVing, hope to join you all soon.