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Old 06-12-2015, 08:17 PM   #1
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How many have down sized

Looking to see those that have down sized from a 35 or bigger motorhome to some in the mid 20 range.

1. Why did you down size?

2. Any lesson learned?

3. If you can go back, would you have down sized?

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Old 06-12-2015, 09:10 PM   #2
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Looking to see those that have down sized from a 35 or bigger motorhome to some in the mid 20 range.

1. Why did you down size?

2. Any lesson learned?

3. If you can go back, would you have down sized?

Thanks

KC
I've had two DP's over the years when we when we would take the grand kids on trips. As they get older they have other interests. Now with just the two of us we down sized to a 36' gasser. No regrets on down sizing but looking back I should have gotten something even smaller.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:19 PM   #3
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I downsized to a 34ft mh from a 40ft love it but no kids now just myself and DW..YEA free at last..lol
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:09 PM   #4
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Have a 36 Seabreeze. I love it but we are 77. I don't want to give up the lifestyle so thinking an approximate 24 footer might let us do it a little longer. Wish I had started a little smaller as now i will miss the space
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:27 PM   #5
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Down from a 40' Entegra to my 36' Bounder. Far less maintenance, far more storage, cheaper fuel, easier to park and maneuver and now have a bath and a half.
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:53 PM   #6
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We downside from a 34' Class A to a Class C diesel Jamboree 24' it was to small and when to a Class B+ 30.7' and now we are happy. If I could go back I think i would leave thing alone.
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You know still looking but after reading and talking with some 40' owners I think a 36' is just right to be able to get into places even with an occasional grandkid or two along for a trip now and then. Bunkhouse in a 36' sounds just right.


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Old 06-14-2015, 04:37 PM   #8
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In past 12 years.....Upsized from 30 ft A to 40 A, too big and downsized to a 32 Safari Trek, for some reason we sold that and then bought a Fleetwood 25 ft Sprinter..great to travel in but too small to spend much time in and it would not tow my Wrangler in Mts very well. Now in 33.5 ft A and about the right size for us.
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Only difference between orr 36' and a 40' is we don't have 1 1/2 baths. We have all the room we need for the two of us and certainly don't need another bath.
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My 36 has a bath and a half. Wife won't give that up.
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:40 AM   #11
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We have a 27 ft. class A, and the wife doesn't want anything bigger because she would be afraid to drive it. I find it a bit small on the storage, but it's sure nice being able to get into campgrounds with length restrictions. Haven't found one we couldn't get into yet.
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36 foot Newmar DP down to 23 class C gas.

Our travel style changes and we move around more and take shorter trips from our Colorado home now that we are retired.

Love the access to camping sites and use the coach for day trips all the time. plenty of power even with Jeep GC in tow through the mountains.

Sleeping is a bit cozier and it certainly can get tight after three weeks.

I worried a lot about the DP and all of its luxury systems, don't worry at all about the Chevy cutaway van. Very happy.

If we find that we go somewhere and stay weeks on end with Grand kids, we may have to reconsider later.
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Went from a 31 to a 28'. Much easier to park, level and get around in. Just the 2 of us unless a granddaughter comes along. Don't go to the fancy dancy parks, mostly State and Federal campgrounds. We lack the extra chair but we only need 2 chairs/seats at one time. Nice slide gives us a king size bed and although a class A we have an extra bunk over the cockpit which can be lowered up and down.
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Not us!! Just went from a 2002 40' Dutch Star DP to a 2009 45' CC Magna a few months ago.
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