Wow- it is the right place to be
I will post my questions in the right place (at least I'll try), here I just wanted let you all know my current state...
The rig we're looking at will be either a Newmar (Dutch Star/Mountain Aire), Travel Supreme Select, Monaco Executive, or possibly a Winnebago Eclipse... still working on it
What we do know is we'd like 40ft - 45ft and we have a good idea with regards to the layouts which would work for us. Since the lottery thing didn't work out for us
we're looking at a pre-enjoyed RVs of 2006 - 2009 vintage.
As far as maintenance goes, I'm quite handy even though challenged by physical limitations life events have imposed on me. But I should be able to perform most smaller repairs and maintenance tasks (to include engine oil and belt changes). But as a DP rig comes with so many components, I just don't know enough to feel comfortable planing our budgets at this time.
I'd rather spend some more time planning and learning than hitting a brick wall (of the fiscal or resentment kind
) and miss out on the fun and enjoyment.