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Old 09-18-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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I have been using this site for a while, getting opinions about RVs and other items mainly for my Dad, who is 66 now and has been craving retirement and the open road for years. The economy messed up his pans a bit so he wasn't able to start his adventure yet. It had recently occurred to me that this is something I would like to do, at least part time not full time yet. I am still fairly young (41) and can't afford to, although I am considering getting something small. I will have to start from scratch since my truck (2004 Chevy, 4.8 liter) won't tow much of anything. Any suggestions, preferences out there between going class A or 5th wheel?

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Old 09-18-2011, 03:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to both you and your Dad! This is a very helpful and informative group and I'm sure that someone will have answers to your questions!

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Old 09-18-2011, 05:22 PM   #3
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Welcome to the site.

When I was your age we started with a popup. We've gradually (over many years) moved up to a MH. It has many more creature comforts but I wish we were still able to the popup thing. So, my point is, it is the experience of camping/rving. Don't wait until you can afford what you think you want.

I suggest you take what you have in your 04 Chvy and get something it can comfortably pull and something in your budget and start your adventure.

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Old 09-19-2011, 10:39 AM   #4
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Hi & welcome to IRV2! You might want to kinda stick your big toe in the water and see how you like it before spending a lot of money. You could get a small 5th wheel or travel trailer that your pickup will handle. It might be good to find a good used one to start out with. It really depends on your budget & how strongly you feel that you will like it. Good luck & God bless!
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