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Old 08-13-2014, 09:25 AM   #15
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A lot of the answers to your questions would depend on what you want to do and see.
Where do you want to go: ski resorts, national parks, concerts, sporting events or ???

We only travel 2 to 300 miles a day when going to a specific destination for a particular purpose.

Traveling in the winter will limit your area of the country. Lots of northern RV parks and government facilities are closed. And highway travel, even in the south, can be iffy. (Ask me about the Texas panhandle.)

Two couples? Is this a trick question?
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I notice a lot of cynicism about 2 couples traveling together. They might be right. The only reason I would consider it, is we have been taking vacations together for many years, and always get along well.

It is why I would only consider a Class A motor home,as I would think there is enough room for people to have their own privacy, when desired. Am I wrong about that?

Don't couples get bored traveling around with no friends?
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Also remember to plan for the unexpected Google Maps says it should take me less than 3 hours to make a trip I do frequently. With stops at the rest area and for gas it usually takes me 4 hours. Last time it took 6 hours to make the same drive. The wonderful Hwy. Dept. decided that was a good time to shut down I-10 to do bridge repair.
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It is why I would only consider a Class A motor home,as I would think there is enough room for people to have their own privacy, when desired. Am I wrong about that?
Maybe I am wrong.
I have a fairly large Class A MH, and would not even consider going anywhere for a long time with another couple. "Travel 6, Dine 4, and Sleep 2" is the saying I have heard about motorhomes.
Never had a 5th wheel, but I understand they have a lot more room for a family: separate bedrooms, divided areas, etc.
Of course a fiver is an entirely different animal.
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I notice a lot of cynicism about 2 couples traveling together. They might be right. The only reason I would consider it, is we have been taking vacations together for many years, and always get along well.



It is why I would only consider a Class A motor home,as I would think there is enough room for people to have their own privacy, when desired. Am I wrong about that?



Don't couples get bored traveling around with no friends?

I know you said during the Winter, but does that mean 3/4 months straight on the road? Couple weeks at a time?

How have you taken those vacations in the past? Did you share a condo/hotel/cabin? Even in a 45' MH if you subtract the drivers area, rear engine if diesel pusher, etc my guess would be around 38/39 feet of length of livable area with around 11/12 feet of width in areas with slides extended. 400 square feet of total living area isn't much for 4 people.

Of course one couple could occasionally stay in a hotel to get a needed break from each other if needed.

Can't speak for anyone but myself, but me and my DW don't get bored traveling by ourselves. We meet up with friends and family when in their neck of the woods, and we always meet new friends when on the road.




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When I see the cost of acquiring, operating and maintaining a DP, and the fact that most think it is a bad idea to travel with another couple, maybe I will reconsider my plan. Maybe 2 smaller Rvs or 1 car and 1 RV/toy hauler 5th wheel.
In a squeeze we could stay in fifth wheel, usually motels or RCI time share.
I know on my motorcycle forum, newbies rarely listen to the experienced riders telling them to start on a smaller bike. I will not make that mistake. Thanks for the feedback.
I have plenty of time to formulate a plan, as I am not retiring for at least 6 years.
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