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Old 12-24-2005, 08:18 AM   #1
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We had a 28'Champion a number of years ago and traveled cross country with 3 kids (15 years ago!). We had a ball. Kids are grown and out - house is too big and too much equity so...
We are in the process of selling the house and since we don't know where we want to go, the obvious solution is to go RVing for a year or so. I announce horseshows and carriage driving events so the plan is to sort of follow the show circuit (through the warmer climates!).
We've visited dealers, websites and friends for several months doing "due diligence" and will be spending time at the Alameda (CA) RV Show next month.
When the dust clears...it will be a 3/4 or 1 ton PU with a 32 or 34' Fifth Wheel. Any recomendations for a particular brand/model for a couple of full-timers in their 60s (with a cat...)?
Merry Christmas to all!
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We had a 28'Champion a number of years ago and traveled cross country with 3 kids (15 years ago!). We had a ball. Kids are grown and out - house is too big and too much equity so...
We are in the process of selling the house and since we don't know where we want to go, the obvious solution is to go RVing for a year or so. I announce horseshows and carriage driving events so the plan is to sort of follow the show circuit (through the warmer climates!).
We've visited dealers, websites and friends for several months doing "due diligence" and will be spending time at the Alameda (CA) RV Show next month.
When the dust clears...it will be a 3/4 or 1 ton PU with a 32 or 34' Fifth Wheel. Any recomendations for a particular brand/model for a couple of full-timers in their 60s (with a cat...)?
Merry Christmas to all!
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Old 12-24-2005, 09:48 AM   #3
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Horsevoice, welocme to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your advnetures and experiences. My wife and I also had a 78 27' Champion Titan! It was our first class A and we too had a blast in it. We redid the inside and outside color sheme and sold it for what we had in it when we bought a larger one. We hope you too will have a merry CHristmas. Take your time and enjoy doing the resarch on the fifth wheel that is right for you. You might want to look at some Travel Supreme, Gulf Stream and KZ brands. Talk to those that have had the model that you are interested in. Good luck.
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Old 12-24-2005, 03:09 PM   #4
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Our first MoHo was a 27', 1985 Champion Titan and we had a great time in it before we moved up to a 24' Pace Arrow...Big Mistake.

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Horsevoice, Welcome to the IRV2 website, look forward to your posts, stop in as often as you an, another manufacture to consider is the Newmar Corporation, good luck. Ed.S
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:38 AM   #7
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If I were to go fulltiming for a year or so, I would certainly do it in a used one. Unless you have boodlies of money to lose , as you surely will after only a year or two.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mick:
If I were to go fulltiming for a year or so, I would certainly do it in a used one. Unless you have boodlies of money to lose , as you surely will after only a year or two. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the advice, Mick. We had already figured that one out. There are some deals to be had with leftover '05s and even some '04s around but we have an upper limit and will be shopping for as much as we can get under that number...that probably means the truck will be used as well - just newer than the 92 250D presently in my driveway but having that truck does give us a little flexibility...
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