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Old 05-05-2016, 09:56 AM   #1
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Good Morning!

We are relatively new to RVs, purchasing our first, and current, in 2013 after our first year of retirement when we decided we wanted to get out and explore our beautiful state - an opportunity we did not have when we were both working.

When we first purchased our RV, user forums became a valuable tool. Now we have decided to venture out to see more of the US, and downsize to a small motor home. We love our fifth-wheel, but want to get away from all that is associated with hauling around such a big RV.

After some preliminary research, we are looking at Type B+. We were first intrigued by Type Bs, Being outdoor enthusiasts, we like to explore more remote areas - biking, hiking, kayaking and photographing nature - staying in USFS and other campgrounds, as well as state parks. But, we aren't quite ready to give up cargo space and the ability to include our bikes and, sometimes, kayaks in our travels and would like enough living space to be comfortable on extended, cross country road trips.

I know this forum will be a great way to get answers to our many questions and help us make informed decisions as we move into a new phase of retirement.
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Good morning from Phoenix, OR.

I think you are going to love love doing what you're planning! If it were me I would plan the new RV to accommodate the hobbies/toys.

We're WV transplants and have returned to there nearly every year since the late 70s. We have traveled Northern, Southern, and more central routes to see what we wanted to along the way. Also a 1.5 month trip to AK, all in two different TCs.

Last year after returning we decided to get a MH and now we have an older 26' Flair class A. The difference in visibility from the front seat in the TC and class A is amazing. It could be something to consider. Our first trip with the MH will be this Summer in a month or so.

Best of luck with your choice, and happy travels.

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I should have also included that we have pulled a toad behind the TC for the last 15 or so years. It has provided a lot of extra space to carry things, including a canoe.

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Old 05-05-2016, 06:31 PM   #5
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I should have also included that we have pulled a toad behind the TC for the last 15 or so years. It has provided a lot of extra space to carry things, including a canoe.

Steve
We thought about this, but would need to purchase one as our vehicles are a 1 ton PU and a BMW X5. We do have an older ('64) Willies Jeep that has possibilities. Also looking at a Yakups hitch rack that can carry two bikes and two kayaks (vertically mounted) when we don't want to tow.

First things first: we need to get the MH. The one I think we have decided on has a 5-6 mo delivery date, but that's ok. Not like we don't have an RV to play in this summer. I'm willing to endure the wait to get what I want (but it will be hard)

I'll be starting a new thread to get some ideas from other TC bike and kayakers.
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Old 05-05-2016, 06:40 PM   #6
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Welcome

What part of Oregon? We are from Estacada. That's about 45 min east of Portland.
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Myrtle Point is on hwy. 42 between the small town of Remote and the larger town of Coquille. Hwy 42 intersects 101 about 15 or so miles South of Coos Bay.

I've hunted, fished, and biked the area for many years and IMHO it is beautiful.

Perhaps the suza will get back to you tomorrow, I just thought this might help for now.

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What part of Oregon? We are from Estacada. That's about 45 min east of Portland.
Our son and family live in Estacada, on SE Coupeland road
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Myrtle Point is on hwy. 42 between the small town of Remote and the larger town of Coquille. Hwy 42 intersects 101 about 15 or so miles South of Coos Bay.

I've hunted, fished, and biked the area for many years and IMHO it is beautiful.

Perhaps the suza will get back to you tomorrow, I just thought this might help for now.

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We live just a few miles off Hwy 42 in the tiny community of Bridge. Yes, it is beautiful here.
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We drive 42 four times a year as we go to the Dunes yearly. 42 is my favorite road to be on. Every time I drive it just shake my head and think to myself how lucky these folks are that get to live here.
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We drive 42 four times a year as we go to the Dunes yearly. 42 is my favorite road to be on. Every time I drive it just shake my head and think to myself how lucky these folks are that get to live here.
Thank you!

You are so right! We often take our beautiful surroundings for granted
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