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Old 03-28-2019, 09:36 PM   #15
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a little background first. my wife and I have 5 children 17 down to 1. we have a house, a truck, an SUV and a 5'er. Currently, I am living in the 5'er by myself while my family is in our home. Its not the optimal situation but we are doing it because my line of work made me move and we didnt want to rip her out of her high school a year before she graduates. We've discussed full time RVing on multiple occasions sooo now here is our idea...I'm about to go overseas for about a year and the plan is to sell my truck and the 5'er before I go siince my wife isnt going to use either one. That should also take care of 2 bills permanently. We are seriously thinking about selling the house and pretty much everything in it when I come back and buy a nice diesel pusher and start our journey as full time RVers. If the cards play out right I will also retire from my first career and start my second(after a nice long well deserved vacation). my questions are: 1) Are we crazy to think this is a good idea? 2)If not, what models/brands would you suggest? We are considering Forest River Bershire XLT or similar. I would really appreciate some feedback from full time RVers and those that tried it. Are we going to be able to handle the serious downgrade of space and stuff?
Probably best to search and read the dozens of threads that have covered this topic. Then, start a new thread after youíre thoroughly confused.
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DPs usually sleep 2, dinner for 4, cocktails for 8-10 outside.
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Iíve used both when working away from home. For the better part of a decade I drove a 32í Class A around the country pulling first a Toyota Corolla, then a Jeep Wrangler. A year or so ago I switched to a 4-dr pickup and 26í 4-season tagalong. Of the two I think I prefer the latter. The trailer is a model with a Ďliving roomí in the back, out of which I removed the table and chairs and where I store my three bikes when not in use and where I have my trainer set up in the winter.

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Nice. I was thinking along these lines as well. I added trading in my beloved little Ranger for F250 too. A lot to think about.
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first DP buy used. big learning curve. Think Newmar, Travel Supreme, Monaco even. That way you get quality not constant headaches.
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What is a DP?
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first DP buy used. big learning curve. Think Newmar, Travel Supreme, Monaco even. That way you get quality not constant headaches.
Looked up DP. Diesel Pusher. I am not even considering a class A but thanks for reading and replying.
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a little background first. my wife and I have 5 children 17 down to 1. we have a house, a truck, an SUV and a 5'er. Currently, I am living in the 5'er by myself while my family is in our home. Its not the optimal situation but we are doing it because my line of work made me move and we didnt want to rip her out of her high school a year before she graduates. We've discussed full time RVing on multiple occasions sooo now here is our idea...I'm about to go overseas for about a year and the plan is to sell my truck and the 5'er before I go siince my wife isnt going to use either one. That should also take care of 2 bills permanently. We are seriously thinking about selling the house and pretty much everything in it when I come back and buy a nice diesel pusher and start our journey as full time RVers. If the cards play out right I will also retire from my first career and start my second(after a nice long well deserved vacation). my questions are: 1) Are we crazy to think this is a good idea? 2)If not, what models/brands would you suggest? We are considering Forest River Bershire XLT or similar. I would really appreciate some feedback from full time RVers and those that tried it. Are we going to be able to handle the serious downgrade of space and stuff?
Please start your own post versus piggy-backing on mine. I'm starting to get advice on diesel pushers.
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