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Old 12-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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Hello, I am a new member from Lantana, Florida. My wife and I are looking a Thor A.C.E motorhome. The 29 ft model offers 132 ft of storage underneath while the 30 ft model only offers 63 ft. However the 30 ft model has full wardrobes in the bedroom because of a slide out while the 29 ft model only has shirt wardrobes with no slide out. What is more important the storage underneath or the wardrobe size. We are just starting out on this life changing adventure. Any help would be appreciated
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What kind of camping you doing? If you like fishing and hiking then i would say under storage. If your the type for long walks then maybe a closet.

I wouldmgo with under storage since you can always pack clothes down there.
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How much are you going to use ? Being snowbirds living int or full timing, you would want the most interior living space.
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Hi and

As others have pointed out, it really depends on what you intend to use the storage for.

I like inside storage for the convenience it offers
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I would go for a larger coach to have more room inside and outside.
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If you have to ask that question, it seems probably that both of those rigs are too small for you.

We spend several months a year living in our 40 ft coach. It has both a full wardrobe and lots of basement storage, and both are full. But if you are talking about weekend use, you probably won't run out of either one.
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Same under storgage as yours.
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Hello, I am a new member from Lantana, Florida. My wife and I are looking a Thor A.C.E motorhome. The 29 ft model offers 132 ft of storage underneath while the 30 ft model only offers 63 ft. However the 30 ft model has full wardrobes in the bedroom because of a slide out while the 29 ft model only has shirt wardrobes with no slide out. What is more important the storage underneath or the wardrobe size. We are just starting out on this life changing adventure. Any help would be appreciated
Howdy and welcome to the forum. Will you be living full time in your RV or will it be for vacation trips? Since everyone is different, I'd say that only your wife and you will know which storage is most valuable to you. Good luck and have fun in your search.
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I think the people who are really hung up on space are casual campers or part time dwellers. Once you make a decision to go full time, you bite the bullet and get rid of lots of stuff. It seems the longer everyone full times the less stuff they need, am I right?

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.
Crockpot
Several pots and pans
Toaster oven
Golf clubs
iPad
Laptop
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
Camera
Portable dish for dish tv

My wife will bring her clothes and toiletries the rest of the stuff is ours.

Am I missing anything?
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I think the people who are really hung up on space are casual campers or part time dwellers. Once you make a decision to go full time, you bite the bullet and get rid of lots of stuff. It seems the longer everyone full times the less stuff they need, am I right?

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.
Crockpot
Several pots and pans
Toaster oven
Golf clubs
iPad
Laptop
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
Camera
Portable dish for dish tv

My wife will bring her clothes and toiletries the rest of the stuff is ours.

Am I missing anything?


You covered it pretty well.
No toaster oven, but have a Weber Q100.
No golf clubs (got an eviction notice from my lumbar), but have 2 shotguns for trap and sporting clays, and wood carving tools and wood.
So we are about even.

We have friends that blow tires regularly on their 5-er, and refuse to have it weighed. :slap forehead: Even had over 100 hard-cover books (that they had already read). And enough tea lights to light up a carnival. On and on...

If we dont use something, anything, in 2 months, it is donated somewhere. It is all about space and weight, and the fuel to move it.

Happy trails!!
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Sounds like my dad when I was a kid and wanted a Schwinn Stingray. Guess what i have now.

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Of course it won't be going with us on the road full time. Been putting off listing it on Craigs List. Some of this cutting back is hard.

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Good list. We are still working on ours. I have to add fishing equipment and a outdoor mat/rug for those times that need one. Vitamix Blender - air compressor & 50' hose - 25' 110 extension cord to get power to it. Emergency road cones - have 4 may only take 2. Wood blocks for jacks are just a few things that come to mind. But have to add this - Annie is making a tub for some holiday things - she has little things she puts out for every holiday. If she can't decorate the MH for the seasons and holidays I doubt either of us would be happy. Prep is slow but we'll be glad to be out there but man it's a process.
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If you have to ask that question, it seems probably that both of those rigs are too small for you.
Best answer I've seen!
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I have the answer for you.

Look at your wife and say "Sweety which one do you like the best?"

Because if you buy the one she doesn't like, you will be hearing about it until you buy your next RV. That she likes.
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