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Old 06-29-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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Hello all! So, I'm a 29 yr. old female and I'm finally about to buy my first RV to full-time in, after years of planning. I would like to do this for at least 2-3 years, so I want something I can live in. The thing is, I will have my cat and a dog with me. I love the storage of the class C (what can I say, my babies are spoiled and need their toys), but I also like that a B can get me into downtown parts of cities. Really, I can manage the cities in a C since I plan to spend more time out in national parks boondocking ... but there is something I just love about the B's. Many of them have either a double door in the back or a sliding door on the side. I love the idea of opening this up so I can lounge on the bed or couch and have plenty of air coming in while doing my online teaching. Does anyone have any suggestions on class C's that might include this feature? Thanks for any help, even if you're just letting me know that I'm dreaming, lol.

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Old 06-30-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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Hello all! So, I'm a 29 yr. old female and I'm finally about to buy my first RV to full-time in, after years of planning. I would like to do this for at least 2-3 years, so I want something I can live in. The thing is, I will have my cat and a dog with me. I love the storage of the class C (what can I say, my babies are spoiled and need their toys), but I also like that a B can get me into downtown parts of cities. Really, I can manage the cities in a C since I plan to spend more time out in national parks boondocking ... but there is something I just love about the B's. Many of them have either a double door in the back or a sliding door on the side. I love the idea of opening this up so I can lounge on the bed or couch and have plenty of air coming in while doing my online teaching. Does anyone have any suggestions on class C's that might include this feature? Thanks for any help, even if you're just letting me know that I'm dreaming, lol.

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Only thing I can think of that would do what what you want is a Class C Toy Hauler.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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Julia--I understand what you want in a B, but for me the space and living area in a C would be the deciding factor (plus the bathroom). Most of the smaller C's are very maneuverable and can easily go into metro areas. You will have to watch for low clearance, but that is the deal with most motorhomes. I'm not sure, but I believe a C would have better resale when you decide to sell.
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I believe I herd the cat say to dog, we need the class C, she can get a hammock if she wants fresh air! We need our space.
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Wow, thanks for the quick responses everyone!

@Bubwheat Thanks for the tip. When I first started looking I was leaning towards the travel trailers with the extend-a-room net you can buy. I would strongly suggest that for anyone looking at trailers, as it basically gives you a screened in porch. Pretty neat. There is not a single class C toyhauler within a 400 mile radius that I can find, though. : ( Not anything less than 80 grand anyway, so it's out of my meager teacher budget. But, ahhhh, one day.

@Sarah I did a search for depreciation rates for class Bs and Cs and you are definitely right. Not the mention the higher demand. I hadn't put much thought into the bathroom. Other than that I have to give up my nightly bubble bath and glass of wine no matter which way I go.

@Damdannyboyf You crack me up! And I think you're right. The C is a better choice financially and is more practical. Besides, that gives me an excuse to set up a hammock and drink a beer. What more could I ask for?
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Hello all! So, I'm a 29 yr. old female and I'm finally about to buy my first RV to full-time in, after years of planning. I would like to do this for at least 2-3 years, so I want something I can live in. The thing is, I will have my cat and a dog with me. I love the storage of the class C (what can I say, my babies are spoiled and need their toys), but I also like that a B can get me into downtown parts of cities.
We started with a class-B and trust me on this... it's too small to live in or spend much time in. Unless you're seldom "home" and have no hobbies or pastimes you will soon feel claustrophobic. Storage space is minimal. Tanks are small. What about a generator? Will you require one? Add a dog and cat on top of that.... Go for the class-C.

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Really, I can manage the cities in a C since I plan to spend more time out in national parks boondocking ... but there is something I just love about the B's. Many of them have either a double door in the back or a sliding door on the side. I love the idea of opening this up so I can lounge on the bed or couch and have plenty of air coming in while doing my online teaching.
What will keep your cat from running off if you have the doors open? Too many cats are lost in CGs because they escape their RVs. Will you keep your cat caged? That's cruel.

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You can choose a class-C like we did with plenty of windows. Plenty of fresh air with no escapes and no flies and mosquitoes coming in.
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We currently have a Winnebago Access Premier 26 with one slide. We travel with 3 large dogs and a cat. We bought a nylon dog cage to put over the cab - that is where the cat stays while traveling where she has litter and food. The dogs can't get to her. We had a Coachmen 24 prior to this one with no slides. It was a bit tighter with the dogs but worked. We looked at Class B's first, but found the storage was minimal. We liked both of the units we had (have) because the storage areas are huge and that is something that should be factored in. There are things that need to be taken that you might not even think about. Good luck!
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