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Old 04-29-2013, 10:06 PM   #15
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Oh, I saw issues with the dicor self leveling caulk around the skylight and cab over area that I required to be removed and replaced properly to avoid leaks and I had a brand new awning installed as part of the deal.

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Old 04-30-2013, 12:58 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Murf2u View Post
Not to single any one person, but I hear these kinds of comments quite often. I still don't understand them. Do a lot of people go "camping" and just sit watching TV in a different place or something?
YES! Indeed they do. More than you would think. They're either inside watching TV or they're on their computers.

A lot of people still "camp" in tents, we did for many, many years. As a guess-timate I'd have to say that over the years the DW & I have stayed in a 8' x 12' for more than the equivalent of a full year. No problem.

By comparison our 24' C is positively spacious!!
I started by tent camping many years ago also. Most of our stuff was stored in the van my ex and I had at the time, so the tent worked out fine. It wasn't very crowded/cramped. But when you're in a Class-C, it's all in there with you. Some things will fit in the cubbys. Inside storage areas are not huge. And today's campers, especially those with children/teens carry a lot more stuff with them than we did back then.

Teen boys, at least all those I knew, normally grow tired quickly of sitting staring at a fire. They'll want to get online, call their friends on a cell phone, watch some TV when the weather is bad. Ride their bikes into town. Maybe do some fishing. Bikes and fishing gear take up space.

There are changes of clothing and bedding if you're going camping/traveling for more than a few days. There's all the food too! And the smaller the Class-C (generally speaking) the smaller the tanks. The more people in the RV the faster they fill and need dumping. Believe me, even a 28 footer can feel small once it's "packed" and ready to roll. A slideout would help, if not with more storage space, then with just some space to breathe and not feel claustrophobic.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:31 PM   #18
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I don't think I understood your post. Are you talking about 2 teenage boys or you & your ex-husband? Are you saying there's less storage in a C Class or your former van?
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:50 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Chardah84 View Post
I am considering my first RV. Going to be for weekend family use (2 adults and 2 teen boys) and an occasional cross country trip. I'm thinking a small to medium used class C. I would like to keep the cost under $15k. I would like to hear opinions from some seasoned RVers. Thanks!
Your boys won't want to share a bed. The overhead bunk is not for everyone but is not bad for one person. Your dinette will convert to a bed but will be tight for two. Our first motorhome - a Class C - was a 27' '93 Tioga with twin beds in the rear. Our kids (a girl and a boy) were able to sleep in the twin beds, wife and I shared the overhead bunk. We took a lot of trips in that Tioga. If you're not in a hurry I would suggest you may want to look/wait for a unit with the twin beds, or if you are handy you could make the conversion yourself. Older units in the price range you're talking about probably will not have a slide, and a full size bed in those units is a big headache to get in/out of, change linens, make the bed, etc.

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