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Old 04-13-2015, 10:03 PM   #1
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My husband and I have decided that when we retire, we will enjoy RVing. This year we are researching & shopping (and maybe buying) so we can retire next year and enjoy traveling. We will probably take long weekends and two-three week long trips. So far we are leaning towards a class C. So far we have done some looking and a lot of reading. There is a lot to learn.

I hope to benefit from everyone experiences.
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Welcome and good luck in your quest for the perfect machine. There will be one out there that will suit your needs.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:43 PM   #4
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Hi,
Welcome to the forum. When we decided we wanted an RV I think we took about a year to decide. We decided on a class A. We settled on a Gas because they are cheaper then a diesel. Had it for 7 yrs but about 3 yrs into it we should have just bit the bullet and got a diesel. Recently did get a new to us 2010 DP and love it.

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Old 04-13-2015, 11:30 PM   #5
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Have you done any RVing at all?

If not, I would suggest renting an Rv for a week or so.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:44 PM   #6
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I say theres no success and enjoyment like having made a bunch of mistakes before. Moving up the ladder from trailering then up to a moho's best and less costly too.
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DW and I retired two years ago and bought a class c. Best decision we made, you'll enjoy the freedom and adventure it brings. Good luck and welcome to the forum.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:08 AM   #10
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X3 on renting one for at least a week or two. We have come from tents, pop ups, high wall pop ups, tow behinds, to 5th wheels and now to a MH. Each had their time and place but by far the MH has been the most practical for us. Take your time and do your research. This forum will be a great help and use it often. Were retired now (9/14) and a class c would not fit for the type of rving we plan on doing (AK from 6/15-8/15) towing a JK with 2 kayaks on top. Ask a lot of questions and, don't be in a hurry to buy. There are real deals out there for those who can wait for them. Good luck and welcome to the best fourm we have found for rving info.
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Hi Mimi Lucy... I joined yesterday for exactly the same reason. My husband and I are also looking around and collecting information. First we thought about a class c and now we are thinking about a class a. Sounds like we will learn together.
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We started in a B+. That lasted a year and we bought a Class A gasser which we use for 3 years then sold it & bought our DP.

We had not considered a Class A when we started looking for a Class C to replace the B+ but after a dealer dragging us into an A, we were sold. The living area is SO much larger since the front seats can be used as seating when parked and cab isn't lost space. And that HUGE window with nothing hanging over your head to block the view is amazing.

Everyone has different requirements though and the Class C may be just exactly what you need but at least look at Class A's before you make a final decision. Look at floor plans....a LOT of them. Also, if you are not planning on towing another vehicle, you may have to consider the length and where you can park if sight seeing. We spent a year without a 2nd vehicle and cannot imagine doing that again.

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My husband and I have decided that when we retire, we will enjoy RVing. This year we are researching & shopping (and maybe buying) so we can retire next year and enjoy traveling. We will probably take long weekends and two-three week long trips. So far we are leaning towards a class C. So far we have done some looking and a lot of reading. There is a lot to learn.



I hope to benefit from everyone experiences.

Welcome to the forum. You've come to the right place to learn. Many before you have taken this path to discovery and ultimate purchase...ourselves included. It is not unusual, given the many variables in front of you, to take a year or more to make that purchase.

You already have described your intended usage as you currently foresee it...but build in some "expansion" to that plan. Two of the best tips that that we had were: take your time in making this decision; and buy your third coach first. Floor plan (aka functionality) is key to being happy (long term) with your coach. The drive train is also important. There is lots of discussion here about used vs. new.

Enjoy your search, take your time, ask lots of questions. At some point "your coach" will stand out from all of the others. Then...make your purchase. At that point there will be nothing left to do but fuel it up...and start making memories!


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Old 04-14-2015, 08:32 AM   #14
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Welcome aboard & good luck with your search. We started with a fifth wheel & after 6 years moved up to a diesel pusher. Don't rule out anything until you have thoroughly researched it.
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