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Old 07-10-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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Need fulltimer advice

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My wife and I are considering going full time. Neither of us are into jewelry, fancy cars, or expensive "things". We had a 1997 Tioga and loved it, I had to sell when I became unemployed. Now I have a job and want to quit that to go see the country I spend 23 years protecting.

No kidding, how abput the Jayco Class C diesel. Is diesel the way to go? I want quality but don't want to spend more than 125K.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:05 PM   #2
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Well class C or class A is up to you, But I'd go with a motor home.
125K, if spent on a Gasser, can get you one heck of a Class A brand new.

The 7 year old I"m sitting in just now was "About 100K" (I think the sticker said 103, I paid less) when it was brand new and full of loose screws. (Look for my loose screw jokes to see the joke there,, They are real, screws, the kind you tighten with a screwdriver).
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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Check rvdirect.com - best prices in the country. I just bought a brand new 2013 Ford Thor 24C for 53K. My brother bought his 32' Class A Thor in 2008 for 60K. Spec it out the way you want and wait 2 months - fly to Albany or Orlando and pick it up. I have never been happier. Here in TN the best price I saw for the same thing was 70K - plus I have my electric awning, outside shower, etc. - exactly how I wanted it. So worth the airplane tickets.
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X2 on using rvdirect. They are a Jayco dealer so that is probably where you will find the best price for new.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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If we get a government push (subsidy) to get all 18 wheeler's on Compressed or Liquid Nat Gas.....then diesel will likely come down in price because of excess supply, below the price of gasoline........ something to consider, especially if you plan a lot of road miles. Rook
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I can't help you with advice on any specific Class C but since you asked for general full time advice I offer my opinion FWIW.

With you budget, I'd go with a Class A diesel that is a few years old. There are great bargains out there and it will have far more living space and cargo carrying capacity... not to mention being a lot more fun to travel in.

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I can't help you with advice on any specific Class C but since you asked for general full time advice I offer my opinion FWIW.

With you budget, I'd go with a Class A diesel that is a few years old. There are great bargains out there and it will have far more living space and cargo carrying capacity... not to mention being a lot more fun to travel in.

Best of luck.

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I have to agree. With 3 large slides on my Cambria at just over 31 feet it does give us a lot of room but after about a week or two we find it to be a bit small. We would not full time in it. If we were to full time or even go out for more than a month at a time then we would want something at least 42 feet with 4 slides. I think you will find that there will be times when you each need your own space and 30 to 35 feet does not really allow for that. Remember in a class C or super C the first 6 feet or so are for the cab and engine and are not really "living" space.
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If we get a government push (subsidy) to get all 18 wheeler's on Compressed or Liquid Nat Gas.....then diesel will likely come down in price because of excess supply, below the price of gasoline........ something to consider, especially if you plan a lot of road miles. Rook
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Idea, change your rv over to Compressed or Liquid Nat Gas, your problem solved and you save money right now.................NO need to wait on the government............
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