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Old 12-17-2012, 08:37 PM   #15
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We have been full timing for a year in a 29.1. The bedroom closet space is a little limited, but I helped it by putting a shelf in the "above the bed" closets. We found plastic containers that fit in there perfectly, with zero wasted space. We keep only the clothes for the current season in the bedroom. Everything else is packed in Rubbermaid containers in the basement storage. While our basement is not full (maybe 75%) I could not live with the reduced basement in the 30.1. Also I don't think the bedroom slide in the 30.1 adds any floor space to the bedroom, it just allows for the closets. I also cut a laundry door into the shelf beside the bed and mounted a laundry basket in the basement.

Bottom line, IMHO, go with the 29.1.

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Oops I forgot, I already have the air compressor and hose and the weber 100, in fact I have everything. There improbably nothing left to buy, but lots of stuff to sell and throw away or donate.

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thanks for the list. We are new to RV life. Wife wants to get rid of everything and hit the road. I'm a little hesitant. Don't mean to ask a dumb question just trying to learn. Appreciate your input
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Originally Posted by Davdeb1
Oops I forgot, I already have the air compressor and hose and the weber 100, in fact I have everything. There improbably nothing left to buy, but lots of stuff to sell and throw away or donate.
Yep - tossing overboard is harder than it sounds. Need a '71 Schwinn Peapicker?

And do you have one of these?

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:18 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Davdeb1 View Post
Here is all I think I will need when I go full time:

Two weeks worth of clothes
3 pairs of shoes
2 coats
2 sweaters
Dishes, utensils, drink ware.
Several pots and pans
Toaster oven
Golf clubs
Bin of tools
Table and chairs for camping
Reclining chairs for outside
French press
Coffee grinder
Maybe a couple of hats to keep my head from getting sunburned
Portable dish for dish tv

Am I missing anything?
Two sets of sheets.
Several comforters for when it's cold.
Several light blankets for when it's warm.
MiFi for where it's not available at the CG.
Both types of coffee pots, both perk and electric.
Cleaning supplies such as Palmolive dish detergent, Pine Oil and Windex.
Bleach and Laundry detergent.
Heavy plastic table cloth for those dirty CG picnic tables.
BBQ grill or Hibachi.
Books and DVD movies for those rainy or cold evenings.
Satellite dish and box.

Since we both drink a lot of diet soda and vitamin water, we also take a separate ice-maker from Camping World with us. We don't want to give up freezer space for ice-cube making. And we take a screenroom and a First-Up with wind curtains with us when camping or snow-birding. I like to set up the FU like an outdoor kitchen. I'd rather cook outside than in the TT. The screen room is to keep the bugs away and so the cats can get a break from the RV.
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We went f/t in April, sold house in June. Had a long transition period to get down to what we aint got we dont need. Since then, few things in, more things out. And we are under weight! WOOHOO!!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:12 AM   #21
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You might want to check weight capacity (CCC). I'd bet money the one with the slide out will carry about 600 lbs less weight since it has to carry the slide mechanism around.

I'd go with the most living space.

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