Originally Posted by Pattee
I am a newbie and have no idea what to do now! I need someplace to hang my hat when I spend time in the mountains. Camper, trailer, motorhome, which is best. My main concern is finding a “home” that does not leak, be it camper, or trailer. Is there such a thing? Thanks ahead for any advice. I am looking into a Lance cabover but that may change depending on advice from all of you.
Good ppl here.
1st in general terms...what is your budget?
A few questions....
Do you need a large shower,
full size bed
Where do you propose to camp??
And for how long at a time?
north/south/east or west..the weather will have some effect on what you need for your roof over your head..
(rV's normally are a Dutch Oven in the summer and an Ice Box in the winter... so Large number of A/C's for summer and big assed furnace for the winter.
(dual pane windows, a fully enclosed (and heated) basement.
room for toys (bikes and so on...
a good sized generator to power the A/C's and charge your batteries...
A TT to pull behind your truck is very do-able, but does have it's limitations (normally do not have a built in generator) & depends on how large a truck you have..(ie; datsun/f-150/250/350/450 dually.??)
A 5'r has limitations as well due to weight and length...(again normally do not have a built in generator)
A gas motor home (you could pull your pickup behind (most of them anyways)
built in gen set (normally)
large (kinda) fresh/black/gray tanks
ducted A/C and furnace
If you are picky can find large showers
full size bed
full size galley on some
Then there are the high maintenance Big Girls.......
Diesel pushers...(with everything supplied... except mebbe the blonde....)
Keep in mind..
Your 1st coach is a learning tool..
BUY USED! & buy one with everything you "think" you want and will need..
As You will make mistakes and have booboo's We all have.....(sometimes more than twice..)
Within a year or two you will discover..about the RV
What you love about the RV...
What you can kinda-sorta tolerate with the RV..
And what you absolutely hate about that !@#$%^%$#@! RV.
Then you can go get what you should have gotten in the first place..