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Old 01-24-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hi All! Husband and I are looking at going full time summer 2015. Or oldest is going to college. Our middle child will be starting high school and our little one isn't in school yet. We have always loved to travel but my husband hates to ride in cars.

Husband is active duty military. We have a house in Florida to put all our belongings. We are currently having a hard time on deciding what to do about picking an RV. We need a bed for us, a bed for a teenager, and a bed for the toddler.

Many of the Class A setups we love but the bunk models are never as nice as the non-bunks. We like the Forest River Charleston and the Berkshire but I don't like the living rooms. I also love the appointments in the Tiffins but their bunk models aren't as great.

Frankly it is driving us nuts

I love all the fancier appointments but to get the bunks we can't find a perfect compromise. We don't want to go over 300K.

We feel that since there are kids at home they should have their own spaces to go to instead of having to wait to pull out their beds. I may end up home schooling the teenager but I do not know. I am a teacher but I am staying home with the little one.

I am here to learn as much as I can before we take the plunge!
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Find the next rv show that is by you and go to it. I found looking on line at rv trader web sites was a big help. Go to every dealer around you. Research and then more research. Good luck
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OK, went and looked at bunk models and we can't do it. We need more privacy for ourselves then they offer.
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OK, went and looked at bunk models and we can't do it. We need more privacy for ourselves then they offer.
The teenager can get the pullout queen bed OR bring along a nice tent to setup next to the RV for when they feel they want more privacy. It can work..... This lifestyle is all about the adventure...... It's NOT just a rolling house. When you get to thinking it's just like living in a rolling house is when you will get disappointed when stuff happens. ( Substitute your own favorite word, instead of "stuff" ! )
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tent it a good idea! I wish that there were more floor plans we loved!
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Ideas are swimming in our heads. We posted in full-time that we are worried about the teen having personal space and whether it is appropriate to have his sister with him.

Others have said that the first RV wont be forever which leads me back to a bunk. Then others have said that a 5th wheel may be best since the first 7 years we wont be taking it far away very much and it will give us space.

I am so torn up about this. I want a fancy Pusher because they feel like home but I can't find/afford a bunkhouse plan with enough privacy.

May have to settle first time around in order to not give up on the dream completely.
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May have to settle first time around in order to not give up on the dream completely.
The above words are a wonderful solution to the issue. Years from now when you can no longer travel, you will not say "I wish I had waited to RV until I had ......".

Your life is not a dress rehearsal, it is the real show. Do not give up on your dream because of some "materialistic" speed bump in your plans.
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