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Old 04-24-2014, 09:30 PM   #15
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RV Dreamin, I agree with this and it is what my wife and I did. We looked at a lot of RVs, but until we sat down and thought about what we wanted to do, type of places we wanted to go, we were in a whirlwind, but after forgetting the RV and just looking at what, where and when, we ended up with a Class A Motor Home.

I would strongly recommend doing as Raining Star suggests, you will be happier in the long run.


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The first thing to do is understand that there are no right and wrong answers, there are only choices. Each one of those choices will have its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages.

Before you can determine which RV is right for you, you must first honestly determine how you will actually use it. I would be far more interested in knowing things like what, where and when you plan on doing things with it, what your family composition and ages are, and what your mechanical and technical capabilities are. of course a huge factor is what your budget to purchase the vehicle, and your ability to regularly afford fuel and maintenance costs. All are huge factors in picking a vehicle.

Once you know what it is you are trying to do while using it, then it is far easier to determine which vehicle will best accomplish those goals.

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Old 04-25-2014, 07:36 AM   #16
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Welcome and good luck on your choice...

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Old 04-25-2014, 04:02 PM   #17
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join us!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:24 PM   #18
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Welcome to the gang! You've done some research and then others have offered some great advice in response to your post. So...I'll just say it's great to have you here.
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:04 PM   #19
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Hi RV Dreamin'.

Welcome aboard. I am in a similar situation. It doesn't take long to get inundated with information does it!? I wish you all the best on your search. From what I gather, there are no right or wrong answers, just what will work best for you in your situation and within your budget.

For me full timing isn't an option. I really want to be able to get out as often as I can ( 2 or 3 times a year) to get around this great and beautiful country of ours and see as much of these beautiful sights as The good Lord will allow. My search has pointed me towards a class A diesel pusher with enough room for me and my wonderful woman, and maybe another couple every once in a while. (I have become real partial to the Entegra line of coaches with Newmar running a close 2nd.).

Best of luck to you on your search and enjoy the ride!
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:18 PM   #20
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I think you are doing the right thing by going slow. We made some errors by moving too quickly. Bought a 21 foot TT and within 1 year upgraded to a Montana 5th wheel and within 2 years from that traded for a Motorhome. Should have been slower to decide and i think we would have went for MH first. Lost quite a lot of money in the trades but that is life. Go slow and make your best decision. And we would have actually kept the 5th wheel but my arthritis got worse and worse and backing her up and finding parking places got to be a real downer. Got a 31 foot MH and it has been so much easier to drive and park and is big enough for the two of us. I think and pray it will be a keeper for many years of camping.
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:51 PM   #21
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Good luck with your search.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:38 PM   #22
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Well, we made our first three decisions....
1-5th wheel
2-Keystone Montana big sky
3-we will move into it and call it home in a Mesa RV resort until my better half retires and we can full time.

Now to pick out the truck and then go purchase the Montana.

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