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Old 03-16-2017, 11:08 AM   #1
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Champagne Taste & A Beer Pocket Book

Well, I've scanned through some of the other "Hi, I'm new here" posts... BORING.

I'm kidding....

Ok, I'm going to cut to the chase. I grew up camping in my parents old Norris TT. Made lots of good memories camping. Always loved it! We (MrsRidingMann and I) recently decided to start looking into getting something else for camping. The old Norris is past the point of living, IMHO.

Let's go back -
The wife and I have tent camped some on our motorcycle and really enjoyed it. Then, over the winter, we found ourselves owning a dog (Frank). This changed everything... There is no way to haul the wife and Frank on the bike. Now instead of moto camping, we're going to have to trailer to where we want to ride, kennel the dog during the day, then spend the evenings and nights as a family in/around the camper/TH/RV (this is where things started to get complicated, more later).

While researching the countless options, it brought up a serious conversation with the wife and I. What if, after she finished school (BSN), we sold out? What if we just went full time RV'ing and she take a travel nurse job?!

Ok, so here we are now... Researching these RV's. Holy cow Batman. There are LOTS of them out there! This is where my subject title comes into play! I want a $3,745,976.99 diesel mostest baddarseded pimped out 837' mega land yacht. I can maybe afford a 1998 Fleetwood bounder, maybe.

Over on the adv forum, an inmate sent me to here. He said that you guys were the magic makers to turn my beer pocket book into a champagne dream?!

This introduction is already much longer than I would read, I think I'll stop and let you soak it all in.

Get your genie lamps at the ready!

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Part 2 for those of you who are feeling up to the challenge!

Where this process started doesn't matter. It has grown into a living, breathing, money eating monster! Here's what we're thinking and kind-a-sorta looking for (with some BS shenanigans along the way ).

First off, money -
Cheap.

Purchase Timeframe -
Soon (ish). Maybe a month?

Ok, we're going to want lots of room. I've spent months in a camper and lived on a sailboat, both with others, it can get small. The more room the better.
I like fancy chit. I only want fancy chit that works though!
I do prefer diesel. Why? I dunno. Because I read on the internet that it was better!?
I do not want to spend all of my money on this thing only to find out that it's not for us or worse, go broke throwing parts at a hunk-o-chit. Being as I consider this a trial while the Mrs finishes school, I would like to be able to resell this thing for close to what I paid for it, just in case.
I'm thinking try to find a REALLY good older Class A that is just rock solid, but lacking some of the fancy chit. I can upgrade later. If I can get in this thing and get MrsRidingMann to making some money, THEN we can look at upgrading to the above mentioned "mega land yacht"!?
I think we would need one with a slide. Living in this thing full time, it'll need a slide.

Can you folks help a brotha out?! As soon as I figure out what I'm trying to ask, you'll be the first to know!

I really do not know what to expect from this. I suppose I would like to gain some education so that when scrolling through craigslist or RVtrader, I dont skip right over the "holy grail" cheap-o-matic dream mini mega land yacht!?
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

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I will offer a site I used to understand the RV market. There are many places to look, but this is a way to quickly determine pricing and yr. to focus on. I looked a few times a day, sorted by price and skipped over many ebay auction items, set for 200 items per page, it can become a quick check.

List of Diesel pushers for sale
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Thanks for that link, that looks pretty handy!

I'm still keeping an eye out for "the one"!
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