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Old 02-07-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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I hope I do this posting right. I am a teacher/librarian of 22 years (I was a late bloomer ). I taught high school English for 16 years before becoming the District Librarian. My husband is a Supply Manager for LP Corporation. We have a son who lives in Castle Rock, CO and a daughter who lives in Mustang, OK. We have 11 grandchildren.

My husband and I are 2 years from retirement and approximately one year away from an rv purchase. After much research we have decided on a pre-owned (no older than 2 years) Winnebago Outlook in the neighborhood of 30 ft. I chose Winnebago because of its reputation and longevity in the business. I like the aluminum/steel construction with a minimum of wood in the frame. I chose Outlook because of the upgrades from the Access. I chose a class C because of 1)price; 2)size; and 3)safety issues (truck cab, etc.).

I guess my question is this: have I narrowed my choice so much so that when we actually look for a unit to purchase, the pickings will be slim?

I would appreciate any feedback.

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Old 02-07-2008, 09:37 AM   #2
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I hope I do this posting right. I am a teacher/librarian of 22 years (I was a late bloomer ). I taught high school English for 16 years before becoming the District Librarian. My husband is a Supply Manager for LP Corporation. We have a son who lives in Castle Rock, CO and a daughter who lives in Mustang, OK. We have 11 grandchildren.

My husband and I are 2 years from retirement and approximately one year away from an rv purchase. After much research we have decided on a pre-owned (no older than 2 years) Winnebago Outlook in the neighborhood of 30 ft. I chose Winnebago because of its reputation and longevity in the business. I like the aluminum/steel construction with a minimum of wood in the frame. I chose Outlook because of the upgrades from the Access. I chose a class C because of 1)price; 2)size; and 3)safety issues (truck cab, etc.).

I guess my question is this: have I narrowed my choice so much so that when we actually look for a unit to purchase, the pickings will be slim?

I would appreciate any feedback.

Thanks,
booklady2
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:00 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. There's at least one for sale on eBay right now! You may have to travel to see and drive one, but if you take your time, you will find what you want. And, you have to have enough in your budget!

Have you been in one yet? It's amazing how different it is shopping on the web and actually sitting in one and thinking about how the space will work for you.
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:43 AM   #4
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Booklady2;

Welcome to IRV2. I believe your choice of brand is the right decision. Please don't hesitate to ask specific questions on the Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum. Everyone on this site is friendly and more than happy to help answer questions you may have. Please keep us advised as you approach ownership.

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Old 02-07-2008, 12:23 PM   #5
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Welcome to IRV2 . You have certainly come to the right place to get help from some really wonderful folks.

I agree with Petro...your choice of manufacturers is good. Winnebago has been doing it for a long time.

While I respect your decision to stick with a Class C coach, have you considered renting an RV for a long weekend or perhaps a short vacation? When my wife and I started searching for our first motorhome (after having travel trailers for some years), we also thought a Class C was what we would want. We ended up in a Class A and love it. Either has its advantages and disadvantages but give yourself every opportunity to make the best choice for your intended RV lifestyle.

We have a 'Class C' forum under the Motorhomes section. You might want to explore that area for additional information. Also, we have the Winnebago Owner's forum for specific questions about that brand.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:38 PM   #6
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Welcome to iRV2. Sounds like you will have fun looking for your new RV.

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Old 02-07-2008, 07:28 PM   #7
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Booklady2...
I would like to also officially welcome you to iRV2! You have stumbled into what I feel is the best RV forum on the web...for many reasons...they have the friendliest members who also happen to be some of the most knowledgable around.
I can agree with much of what has already been said...including renting a class C for a week. Many RVers start there and end up losing money by trading up to get "the rig they always wanted"...but didn't know it until it was too late!
I hope you enjoy visitng here and asking as many questions as you want...you will laways get answers (sometimes slower than you like...but you will get them)

Again...welcome to iRV2!!

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PS... there is a Winnebago chat one night a week-you may want to join in!
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