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Old 08-08-2015, 04:57 PM   #15
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Thank you for all the advise. Obviously transporting and/or renting isn't going to work out for us. Buying used is going to end up our best choice. We are leaning towards a 5th Wheel rather than an A or C anyway so maybe continuing our learning curve in the towable arena is the smart thing to do.
Between the internet, dealerships, private sellers and friends with RV's I'm sure we'll gather enough information within the next 6 months to make a good decision when the time comes.

Again.....thank you.
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The only taste of RVing your going to get in transporting, is driving. Transporting and a taste of RV life are two different animals. Transporting , you have a deadline, and not much enjoyment in that. To me , RVing is enjoyment. Just my thoughts. Good Luck
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Thank you for all the advise. Obviously transporting and/or renting isn't going to work out for us. Buying used is going to end up our best choice. We are leaning towards a 5th Wheel rather than an A or C anyway so maybe continuing our learning curve in the towable arena is the smart thing to do.
Between the internet, dealerships, private sellers and friends with RV's I'm sure we'll gather enough information within the next 6 months to make a good decision when the time comes.

Again.....thank you.
Since you are leaning toward 5ers, I'll say this; Almost all salesmen will try to sell a 5er trailer that is too large for your pickup to handle safely. When calculating which 5er to buy, and which truck to buy, use this fifth wheel trailer weight calculator to help match one to the other. The recommended procedure is to decide on the 5er first, then buy a truck large enough to safely tow it, with a safety factor of 20% of truck towing and weight capacity. This insures you will not be operating the truck at 100% capacity all of its towing life.
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As for the financial aspect. We did see one motorhome for rent for $599 per day. That does not include mileage, insurance or fuel. You all are right, we can't afford that and if owning a motorhome takes that much of a financial commitment, we definately won't be going that direction.

Take a look at the option I presented earlier.... myrvhotel.com

If you take a drive to Florida you can stay in some very nice campgrounds and try out a very nice fifth wheel RV from $149 +$40 per night. The $149 is for the RV and you pay the standard camping rate of approx $40 per night. ( Fort Wilderness costs more obviously)

You can pick your choice of Wekiva Falls resort, Fort Wilderness (Walt Disney World ! ), Turkey lake park, Jetty Park. You also have a choice of different RVs with different floor plans. They setup and tear down for you ! Just show up !

A nice vacation, AND you get a taste of the RV lifestyle. Win/Win in my opinion.

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