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Old 02-17-2018, 11:12 AM   #57
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Obviously it can be done but I wonder how much anyone really sees in a 7 week 10,000 mile express run. No time to just sit and meet people and get to understand different parts of the country. Just drive through and check it off.

Our goal was not to meet people, but to see as much of the country as possible. With that being said, we stayed overnight with our nephew in Texas, they gave us a wonderful tour of Austin. We spent a week in Joshua Tree with my son and his family.

We did meet a few people along the way and shared meals and laughs. Yes it was a fast pace, (lots of driving) and maybe not right for everyone, but we visited many places that we had been dreaming of seeing. We found we had plenty of time for hiking, sightseeing, campfires, fishing - we rented a boat on Lake Powell and caught stripers...and the highlight of our trip was a horseback ride down into Bryce Canyon - so beautiful!
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:16 PM   #58
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Our goal was not to meet people, but to see as much of the country as possible. With that being said, we stayed overnight with our nephew in Texas, they gave us a wonderful tour of Austin. We spent a week in Joshua Tree with my son and his family.

We did meet a few people along the way and shared meals and laughs. Yes it was a fast pace, (lots of driving) and maybe not right for everyone, but we visited many places that we had been dreaming of seeing. We found we had plenty of time for hiking, sightseeing, campfires, fishing - we rented a boat on Lake Powell and caught stripers...and the highlight of our trip was a horseback ride down into Bryce Canyon - so beautiful!
Sounds like you've had a blast and that's how we did it for years in our 30's and 40's now in our 50's/60's hoping to just slow it down a tad and take a little longer to smell the roses at each stop and cover it all again. However, by nature, we are travellers not ones to sit in any one spot for longer that a few days to a week max, so to many others it still seems to fast! To each their own
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I am still going through the same thing as I have not logged many trips yet so I can't say I am on my last RV. For me I ruled out TT and 5ers since I was unwilling to stop every 100 or less miles so my wife could go to the restroom. The large truck stops would have been fine but some of the small hard to get into stations not so much. Then I went and looked at some of the class C's based on the 450 chassis. Sat it them, really didn't fit comfortably. I am only 6'1", but could not imagine driving any real distance with the floorboard area that they have. I also wanted the interior that did not have to be converted, no breaking down beds etc.
That led me to a class A. After a lot of research I settled on a Beaver of 35 feet to less. I am a big fan of diesels, having owned several diesel trucks and the length seemed right for Me the wife and 2 dogs. I found a 33, or actually a 34 foot beaver and we are currently rehabbing it for our needs. Mostly cosmetic upgrades as well as replacing numerous wear items before they become a problem. (new air bags, shocks, system tune ups etc. )
I can say it is comfortable to drive and has enough power.
Everything works so I hope to keep it that way.
Only you can say what you will be comfortable in and how you plan to use it. If I fit better in a class A we probably would have one now. For 100K you have lots of options. Pick the most quality you can find no matter what you go for. These are not houses and don't hold up as well so be prepared to maintain them
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Do not buy new, look at dealers who are reputable, Craigs list, newspapers...look, look, look....do some research on the net in regards to makes/models or here on owners forums. Sounds like a used Class C would be great for you to start out with that way, you can have a small towed (TOAD) vehicle behind..so once you are at your campsite park the "C" and use the toad for sight seeing etc....
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I am still going through the same thing as I have not logged many trips yet so I can't say I am on my last RV. For me I ruled out TT and 5ers since I was unwilling to stop every 100 or less miles so my wife could go to the restroom. The large truck stops would have been fine but some of the small hard to get into stations not so much. Then I went and looked at some of the class C's based on the 450 chassis. Sat it them, really didn't fit comfortably. I am only 6'1", but could not imagine driving any real distance with the floorboard area that they have. I also wanted the interior that did not have to be converted, no breaking down beds etc.
That led me to a class A. After a lot of research I settled on a Beaver of 35 feet to less. I am a big fan of diesels, having owned several diesel trucks and the length seemed right for Me the wife and 2 dogs. I found a 33, or actually a 34 foot beaver and we are currently rehabbing it for our needs. Mostly cosmetic upgrades as well as replacing numerous wear items before they become a problem. (new air bags, shocks, system tune ups etc. )
I can say it is comfortable to drive and has enough power.
Everything works so I hope to keep it that way.
Only you can say what you will be comfortable in and how you plan to use it. If I fit better in a class A we probably would have one now. For 100K you have lots of options. Pick the most quality you can find no matter what you go for. These are not houses and don't hold up as well so be prepared to maintain them
The bathroom point is a good one. Not only the wife but the 56 yo man lol.

We seem to be focusing in on 5ers tho. Would prefer A, I think, but the cost to get into a nice late model used unit plus all the extras is seeming to be more than we want to go for a first timer unit.
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