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Old 04-27-2015, 02:39 PM   #15
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Hi Tom and Lorraine. Welcome. We started our full time journey in a 31' Class C and towed our 2007 Camry with a tow dolly and I was okay driving it on the highway. It did not take us long to realize it was just too darn small for us, our dog and cat. So we traded for a 37' Class A. Boy what a difference. It took me awhile to get the courage to try driving the Class A, but I have driven it twice now and am quite comfortable, even on a two lane road. I haven't tried backing up into a campsite tho. Not quite ready for that. Lazy Days in Tampa, Fl gives free driving courses to anyone staying at their campground, and I'm sure there are other places to take the driving classes as well.
If you decide on the Class A, you might want to consider a stackable washer and dryer, not the all in one combo. I find the campground laundry rooms sometime to be dirty and not always running efficiently. A full size refrigerator is also desirable for full timing.
After you get your RV, look into joining one of the Carolina Campers get togethers. The thread for them is in the Regional Chapters, Campouts & Rallies. Hope this helps.

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Yes, the previous posts are good advice. I would toss in a suggestion on checking with Tom Johnson's RV in Marion, NC, since you are in NC already.

The concerns about the size of the rig are valid, of course, but not the whole story. Except for class B units, they are all the same width. Longer, maybe, but the stuff behind you just follows along, whether it's 25 feet or 45 feet. You just drive it and the rest of it gets there too. True, parking can be tricky, but you can practice that.

Get the coach you want. If you can rent or borrow, you can take some baby steps, but if you want to do this, just go for it.


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