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Old 07-23-2013, 03:53 AM   #1
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Hello Everone,

We are a family of 4 Me John-John (38) my wife Kim (36) and 2 tots Vesper (2) and Parker (6months) live and work in the very small and crowded The Netherlands. Sofar we haven't really found our place to stay in our country, we are not a real fan of crowded places and the limits that come with it.

After a few trips to Canada and the US before we had the kids we always come home with the feeling, why? Why won't we stay overthere? Ok it's a big step but life is short and before you know it your kids are grown to adults.

So let's not make this story too long.

We are still in a undecided stage where we want to live but we are sure about one thing. We want to step out our comfort zone for at least 6 months and travel thru Canada and the US.

We thought it would be smart to already start planning even we want to "do" it in the spring 2015.

After a lot of reading it all starts with a RV, My wife her uncle lives in Idaho and got the space to store a MH or 5th for a while. But our first question is:

What should we buy, A MH or a 5th wheel. I like the idea of a 5th wheel for maintenance. I'm not a mechanic but also not afraid to do some things on my own car. Brakes, fluids, radiator, tires I've done it all. For me it feels like having a repair on the towing car will be less expensive then on the MH. Also it safes us one extra car to maintain. We want to want to travel from Idaho to Canada, BC and AB then down to the USA and drive some states my wife likes to visit. Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and stay for a while at our friends in California. This will be somewhere in the months of September/October.

Is this a hard route to do, I mean lots of climbs or rough terrain to go thru? Do you think is possible route in 6 months without a hurry?

Sorry for the faults in the text English is not my first language but it's improving by just trying.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 07-23-2013, 04:12 AM   #2
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From NH. Read and ask questions about different RV's. By 2015 you should have some idea of what your family would be best in. The class C is really a family RV with plenty of sleeping space for a family, but there's plenty of good RV's to look at. Good luck with your search and happy hunting.

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Hi John-John & Kim! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you!

You need to do a LOT of research before deciding on a rig! I would suggest you post questions over in the specific areas of the forum for best results. Not many folks hang out here in the Welcome area. Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Sounds like a wonderful adventure to undertake. I'm new and have been doing a lot of research myself. For a 6 month adventure you may consider a Class C, or even look at a long term rental.

I've heard that it's best to drive 250 +/- miles per day and take a week or two or more at every stop. So not sure if that helps in your calculations for how far you want to travel. But as I said there are many here much wiser than I. It's just what I've been reading.

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