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Old 01-16-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, I am the newest kind of newbie there is. I recently decided to buy an rv and live in it fulltime while traveling the USA. I've been researching online and I went to an RV Show but there is so much info out there it can get very confusing. I don't want to make the wrong decision but, at some point, I'm just going to have to go for it. From what I have gathered, I am thinking about going with a small Winnebago View or a Jayco Greyhawk. I don't have animals or a significant other so I don't need much room. There is a lot of difference, pricewise, between the View, Aspect and Access but I'm not sure what the real difference is otherwise. Can anyone help me out? I would have to buy a used View (2008 or 2009) but might could afford a newer Aspect or Access.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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I cannot help with the information you want but welcome to the forum. Also you might want to check the classified section of this website. Hang around here a while and others will chime in with their thoughts. Happy Trails

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
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Hi Rita! Welcome to IRV2! We're really glad you decided to join us!

I can't help with your questions, but I would suggest that you'll get better results posting questions over in the appropriate areas of the forum. Not too many folks hang out here in the Welcome area. Sure hope you can get enough information to make a good decision!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:30 PM   #4
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Rita - the better forum in Class C motorhomes section.

A general theme on this forum is usually the older up-scale unit is better than a newer mid-scale unit.

Also - you can not go wrong with a Winnebago product.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:33 PM   #5
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Tough question

Depends on a lot of factors. Suggest you look at the different classifications of rvs to get an idea of size you feel comfortable with and go from there. There is a lot oif good info on this forum if looking for used to start out with. Good luck and welcome to forum!
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:27 PM   #6
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there is an article in the forum showing an rv has lost almost half the value from new in only about five years. this is not very old when it comes to rvs. i like to buy gently used. start shopping early. takes a while to find a good deal.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #7
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Just a quick note off the top of my head - most gas C's will give you about 8 to 10 miles per gallon. The View, burning diesel, will give you 15 plus miles per gallon. Diesel costs a little more per gallon. Just an item to be aware of, especially if you'll beputting on many miles.

And take your time.

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:08 PM   #8
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Hi and

WOuld go with older upscale before newer mid or lower scale.

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