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Old 05-01-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone!!

My name is Sebastian, but all my friends call me Doc. 36 years old from NJ, now living in South FL. I am a Vinyl Record DJ.. Have been for almost 17 years, and an eBay seller of Records for the past 12.

I joined this forum because I am in the market for a Class C Winnebago, with the specific intent of traveling around this beautiful land of ours, to find, buy and if need be rescue records from coast to coast. I've been saving my money for years, and it's almost time to pull the trigger. Almost...

When I was a little kid, my Father (may he Rest in Peace) loved taking me and my mother on car trips to FL. Our only run was I-95 from NJ to Ft Lauderdale. Every time we did it, I always asked him what those BIG camper things were?!?!? He would always laugh out loud and say:

"...They are too big!!"
"...They are too hard to drive!!"

or
"...You don't need one of those things!"

Well, it turns out now I do.

Since I was a little boy, I would always stare out my little window and try to catch a glimpse into your "bigger" one. I always saw some happy older guy, wife by his side, smiling with his family. Ever since then, I've never stopped wondering what it was like to be a part of "your" world.

So here I am, ready to learn as much as possible from all of you. I'm going to have a LOT of specific, and sometimes intense questions, so please bare with me.

Hoping that you can teach me anything and everything, and help me minimize my mistakes.

I look forward to your wisdom, your guidance, and your stories.

PLEASE help me acquire as much knowledge as possible.

Thank you all so much.

Respectfully,
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:19 PM   #2
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Welcome. Instead of sticking yourself with only one type of RV maybe you should look at all types. MH's are nice, but have their limitations. Namely living space when parked, and lack of transportation. That is unless you are towing a small car or something. We started with a 25 foot MH and quickly moved to a 22 foot TT that had more room. There are some nice trailers that don't require a semi to tow them. You get more space, less cost. Just a thought.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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I've had both Class C and Class A. In fact still have the C can't make up my mind whether to sell it or not.

There is a lot good advice in what 450Donn had to say in his post above, especially about the need to tow a car with either an A or a C.

I rent a car when I get where I'm going typically, will eventually start towing.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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I need as MUCH space as possible in a Class c. My plan is to just GUT the bedroom and use it for storage.. it's just me alone so I can sleep in that bunk over the cab.

I saw the Winnebago 31C and I think that floorplan looks like it should do the trick.

Question: Does EVERY single RV have that same boring Grandma Furniture in it? No disrespect to the cabinet makers but, MAN!!

It just gets a little old sometimes.

Are there places that do customizing for interiors?

I want something that looks like this Airstream:




Now THAT is a little bit more my style.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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I have a 2009 Winnebago Chalet 31C, it's been in storage since I bought the Class A last year. While it's livable inside it sure doesn't resemble the Airstream in your picture. The Chalets were built as rental without all the fancy interiors you find in other models.
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Welcome, Praytell, well you be adding wings and thrusters like Mel Brooks' Lone starr?
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:58 AM   #8
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Welcome, Praytell, well you be adding wings and thrusters like Mel Brooks' Lone starr?
Hhahahhaaha.... I wish..

BUT..if it comes out clear enough, i WILL be adding that EAGLE 5 emblem somewhere on the RV that's for sure!!
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There are many new interiors available in the newer RVs. My suggestion would be to go to a RV show and see the many layouts that is available in todays market. Interior design has come along way today. Good luck.
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Hi Doc, welcome to IRV2 and "our world". It's a great feeling driving down the road in your home. I found the furniture in our Class C to be very uncomfortable and pretty plain. The furniture in our Class A is much nicer. Some folks take out the couch and put in recliners, or whatever suits them. That might be an option since it will only be you. If we had kept the Class C, we were going to take out the couch and the bench seats at the dinette. Good luck on your search for the right MH for you and enjoy the experience of traveling the US. Let us know what you decide on and of course pictures. We love pictures..... Safe travels.
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I noted you plan to gut the bedroom and use it for storage. Vinyl records are HEAVY. If you plan to haul lots of them with you, make SURE you take their weight into consideration when choosing your coach. Many coaches are built very near their maximum capacity. You may be better off leaving the bedroom and pulling a trailer.
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UPDATE:

I am deleting this account and starting a new one. My apologies. Admins have been notified.

I still VERY MUCH need a vehicle.. and I will be back. Sorry for the confusion.

-Doc
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