Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-10-2014, 09:11 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 8
Sitting on fence, wanna be RV

Hello!
What a great resource this site has been! I have been researching class B's. Spending hours trying to find out what people really think about their RV. I may have decided (or may not... Cause tomorrow is another day) on a Winnebago Travato. Compact, easy to drive, good mpg.... Yadda, yadda, yadda it's just Me and my big collie/shepard mix.... And an occasional friend/relative..2 people and a big dog
I also drove a 2010 Pleasure Way it costs almost as much as a new Travato! Budget and resale are important to me.
I look forward to another night of serious research and appreciate all feedback...maybe a push off the dang fence too!
I am worried about letting it sit outside all winter...a Wisconsin winter!
Oh what to do?
__________________

__________________
Kimberli is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-10-2014, 09:19 PM   #2
RVM#87 / Senior Member
 
DieselTech39's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Ham Lake, MN
Posts: 3,038


Glad you're aboard. Best of luck in your research and decision. Hope to see you in the Solo Forum. Enjoy your adventure and be safe.
__________________

__________________
Have a wonderful day!
Ken (RVM 87)
FT DP Wanna B The journey is the destination!
Retired & perfecting procrastination!
DieselTech39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 09:35 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 10,442


Glad to have you here with us. Good luck with your decision and Happy Trails!!!
__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
Newmar Dutch Star 4320, Spartan MM Chassis, Cat C9, Jeep Grand Cherokee Hemi, Blue Ox Aventa LX, and Brake Buddy. TST 507 TPMS
TonyDi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 10:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,892

All the best with your decision and choice.
Safe and Happy Travels.
__________________
Fred1609 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 10:31 PM   #5
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 16,940

Good luck with your choices.
__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 05:52 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Chiefbvfd's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Buffalo, IA
Posts: 2,825
Welcome to the site.....
__________________
Terry & Brenda - From the Iowa Banks of the Mighty Mississippi
2011 Winnie Journey 34y, Freightliner / Cummins , 2012 Chevy Colorado Toad





Chiefbvfd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 06:33 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 6,295
Welcome and glad to meet you!
__________________
FMCA #F431170, GS #822128658, Escapees SKP #112655
2012 Airstream Mercedes Interstate Class B
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Medico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 07:16 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
SteveLevin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 1,195
Welcome!

As far as your choice, my suggestion would be to make sure you set a Class B next to a Class C to see the size difference; for many people, they find the sacrifices of space (since even a little 24' Class C can have a slideout and a larger bathroom/shower) and grey/black tank sizes not to be worth it (since the costs are nearly the same).

Best of luck!

Steve
__________________
The Green Machine -- 2000 Mountain High Coachworks Summit (Spartan chassis / Cummins ISC)
...and F-Troop: Fearghus, Fiona, and Frankie (Cairn Terriers)
SteveLevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 07:30 PM   #9
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 26,295
Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the bunch here!

Hope you find the right rig for your needs! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 07:33 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
tomwalt's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,318
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
Welcome!

As far as your choice, my suggestion would be to make sure you set a Class B next to a Class C to see the size difference; for many people, they find the sacrifices of space (since even a little 24' Class C can have a slideout and a larger bathroom/shower) and grey/black tank sizes not to be worth it (since the costs are nearly the same).

Best of luck!

Steve
Welcome. I fully agree with Steve. Get the classifieds in your area and go out and look at all your options. You'll meet some great people, learn a lot, and have fun looking. Just have fun looking for a while. Don't rush buying. You'll know the right one when you see it.
P.S. I (we all) went thru this decision process. I found the best deals (for me) were on the used gas Class A's without slides.
__________________
Tom and Amy from Northern Virginia.
2000 Allegro 454/Workhorse P32/TST/Crossfire
Life is a DIY project - enjoy it.
tomwalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 07:40 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Steve N Sal's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,614
Glad to have you with us. Enjoy the forum.
__________________
Steve & Sally / HiTee & Hudson Our Little Poms / Heidi & Houston Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 09:49 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 8
Smile Fell off the fence! Really I jumped in!

Thank you all for the welcome greetings and advice. I had been looking for about a month at used class B, mostly RT and PW. This week I drove a Travato too.I want to travel, camp in state and national parks (an occasional private campground), visit museums or other places in the city when opportunity arises, etc. that is why class B. It is just my size (I'm 5'1" and drive a MINI), easy to park! The Travato dealer gave me a price that made me want to jump in! I think he wanted to clear the lot for the 2015s. It was hard to walk away...really hard. But I kept thinking that as a new model, it is unproven in resale value. Winnebago is well known, but not this model. For someone on a tight budget it did tic most of my boxes. Then.... I got a call from another dealer where I had looked at a PW earlier in my search. He had one in on a trade that I could not resist! So I am the proud owner of a 2010 PW Excel ts2! I pick it up Tuesday and head out on the road Thursday! So excited!
__________________
Kimberli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 10:05 AM   #13
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 16,940
Be sure to post pictures in another thread when you get it home and put a link here to that thread.

Congratulations and good luck with it.
__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 08:05 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
myshaggydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: At various Florida State Parks.
Posts: 967
Welcome to the Forum and we hope you have many great camping adventures. I have no experience with Class B or C's so I am sorry but can not help. We live full time in our rig and I hope never to be in any place that has snow. LOL Best of luck on you search.

Happy RV'ing
__________________

__________________
George and Brenda
2005 Newmar Dutch Star 3810, Spartan with CAT7
2013 Honda Fit
myshaggydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wireless Fence System While Boondocking? GoinAnywhere Boondocking 3 05-18-2014 10:55 AM
How Many Rvers Have the Sitting Disease Libero Just Conversation 2 04-04-2014 08:11 PM
RhinoFlex fit inside 4" Vinyl Fence Post Cover? Statgeek MH-General Discussions & Problems 19 03-31-2014 06:57 PM
'87 Winnebago has brake problems after sitting for 6 months becida MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 10-16-2013 06:31 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.