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Old 07-15-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Getting Smaller

We started with a Casita - too small for two humans and two standard poodles.

Then we tried a travel trailer - better but still too small.

Then we got a fifth wheel and diesel truck - now this is too big and does not let us bring along our Jeep for rock collecting.

The next step may be to a small diesel Class C - we are thinking of the Winnebago View Profile- so we can pull the jeep.

We know we will have to toss out everything but the dogs and each other but this may be right for us. We want to use all possible camp sites from logging camps to resorts.

We would love any comments on whether we may be making another mistake since it seems really hard to find dealers that actually have any profiles that are closer that 200 miles from Tucson.

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Old 07-15-2011, 08:29 PM   #2
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Welcome poodlepeople, glad you could join us. While you're looking take a look at the shorter Class A's, like the 28' Tiffin Breeze. They'll fit about anyplace the C will go and some "Resorts" will only take Class A's.

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Old 07-16-2011, 12:22 PM   #3
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Winnebago View

We just traded in our '03 Winnegago Minnie 24V for the View 24J. Going to pick it up next week...hope we did the right thing but were looking for easier model to drive.......think all will be ok....slightly excited!!!!
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:31 PM   #4
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Welcome poodlepeople!

We are Poodle people also, with 2 Standards. We bought a used 5th wheel this Spring to travel in, haven't been out yet as we're still "fussing" with it to make it our own. It should be real interesting though, when we do go, with a 60# Black and 80# Brown. We already know that the Queen sized bed is too small for all of us! (I know, too much information!)
Pat and Cindi
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Kheiko, Kholin, Deleecia, Carrizozo, Belle & Cowboy
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:21 AM   #5
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Furrbabies expand to fill the space available as far as I can tell and they don't like to share (beds, couches, affection, etc.). The FW is fine for space but stop and start activities made one-nighters too tiring and that constrained the travel plans.

We also have a parking pad next to our home in Tucson that is just over 25 feet long and is set with a 30 amp connection. This makes a small motor home ideal for us as we can quickly pack and unpack and then use a secure lot for longer term storage between trips (it also makes the HOA happier). The Jeep lives in the garage.

The only thing we don't like about the Sprinter chassis products is the small fuel tank and limited storage. We would also like to use the motor home by itself (with out the Jeep toad) when we can since we are not always looking for rocks (but you can always tell a rockhound because they never look up from the ground when they walk).
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