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Old 08-22-2017, 10:24 AM   #1
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Playing with RV ideas

We currently live on a 40' Trawler (boat), but are thinking of selling the boat in a couple of years and traveling on land for a year or two.
I'm all over the place on the type of RV we would find 'best'.
We have a F 150 pick-up and have had a 28' travel trailer, so getting another trailer is an option. I like the idea of the ease of travel in a Class A and we do also have a front wheel drive car that we could put on a dolly to tow. And I like the convenience of the smaller Class C's.
So, for a fulltime set-up for a year or two, I'm looking for thoughts.
Any rig, set-up, would be used so as to reduce some of the depreciation issues.
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:04 AM   #2
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Before getting a larger trailer , it would be important to know ALL your current trucks towing capabilities .
JMHO: Most smaller Class Cs , don't have the storage or weight carrying capacity or the towing capacity , for full timing.
Important to find the RV weight sticker on any unit you consider, and understand the numbers that are listed on it.
No standard location , you have to search the closets and cupboards, but it's important to do so.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:57 AM   #5
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Thanks for the Welcome.
Yep, I will need to figure our the towing capacity for my Ford F 150 pickup. We did fine a few years back with our 28' 5000 lb Keystone Zepplin. We pulled her from Tennessee to Maine and down the East coast to Florida and back plus several other trips.
Just trying to get my mind around what would be 'best' for a long trip around the country in a couple of years..


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Just trying to get my mind around what would be 'best' for a long trip around the country in a couple of years..
JMHO: For long, multiple days of travel , you can't get more comfort than a Class A, ease of set up in a park , with power leveling . Access to bathroom without leaving the coach, security if you do decide to overnight in a rest area; you can just hop behind the wheel and drive away . But make sure you get a floor plan that allows access throughout the coach with the slides in .

But , I might be slightly bias in my opinion , , but my DW and I, do enjoy travel in my coach over the 4 , 5th wheels we've owned.
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If I was going to stay in one place for long periods I'd consider a 5th wheel, but since I want to travel I will only have a Type A MH.
I've had TT's, type B's, type C's and the last three have been DP's, each one larger than the last.
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Old 08-25-2017, 06:52 AM   #8
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Thanks for the thoughts.
I'm leaning toward a Class A. Now I'll begin the narrowing down process a little farther with size, gas or diesel, brand , layout etc.
Thanks again.


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I will agree that a Class C is too limited in storage for full time use. If you have a nice Class A, especially if it's a diesel the riding comfort can't be beat. Plus they are easy to set up.
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