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Old 10-18-2016, 03:57 PM   #15
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I think the "ideal length" is just long enough to hold the furnishings and stuff you decided you must have in your RV. I wouldn't cut it short just because somebody else yhinks there are parks you may not get into. That's true, of course, but its true for any size you might choose. I know of some neat places that are difficult to access with a 25 footer, let alone 45 ft. Every foot you add restricts your choice of sites a bit more, and every foot you add gives you some interior living space that adds to enjoyment. Yet no matter how big the rig gets, you can still find campgrounds that can accommodate you.

My advice is: don't worry about the length - buy what suits your lifestyle needs.

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My turn. Getting a 40' into a local gas station's diesel pump might be okay but I have a real challenge getting our 42 into a Wawa. But I would like another 6" on my side of the king bed. But 42 is as short as I will go if full timing.

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Old 10-18-2016, 06:27 PM   #17
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Thanks so much!

Thank you all for the warm reception and wonderful sharing of experiences and advice.

We look forward to continuous learning as we pursue this adventure. Having said that, we didn't hear anything that dissuaded us from a longer coach, we are on the hunt for a well kept 2005 Essex preferably of the 42' persuasion.

I'm sure we'll have tons more questions and look forward to the help. We also look forward to being able to answer/contribute to others as we grow in this wonderful way of life.

Thanks again!

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