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Old 12-17-2019, 03:55 PM   #1
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Full Time living in PA, No camper experience

Hey folks, I'm from DE, 29, single, no kids. I have acquired a new job that requires me to travel. Currently paying weekly rates at hotels in the Allentown, PA area. Very interested in buying a camper for full-time living. I have no experience in camping or knowledge of camper brands, equipment, accessories, etc. Looking to buy before spring, would prefer slightly used, but not opposed to new. Interested in 20 footish, 2 axle, atleast one slide out, 4 season, bumper pull. I don't currently need a toy hauler but I'm not opposed to one for future use. Any and all guidance is greatly appreciated.
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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share. Read the various threads here and ask questions as they come up.

Visit as many dealers as you can as well as a RV show if you can and see what is available out there. You might also want to rent a couple for some weekend trips to "try it out"

Good luck and enjoy the adventure!
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Better get busy, you've got a lot of tire kicking to do!

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Old 12-17-2019, 07:54 PM   #4
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From Allentown, drive 78 west to Exit 29 (Cabela's) and see two RV dealers out there - Boat N RV right by the exit and Tom Shaeffers a few miles south on 61.

There are SO MANY varieties of travel trailer that it's good to see what is available at the different price points.

If you're full timing in PA, winter is not for the inexperienced as you're dealing with poor insulation, condensation, frozen water pipes, getting propane refilled on site, etc.

You should also visit some campgrounds near you (if they're open in the winter...) to check on rates. Some may even have a unit for rent - which may be beneficial to see if you like it.
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Old 12-17-2019, 11:15 PM   #5
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Campers inn of Pittsburgh. It is located in Ellwood Pa. As others will tell you a camper even a four season will be a challenge in winter. There are other sales in the area. Some not so good others very good. As far as campsites go there are not many open all year around here in the North. Dusty
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Old 12-19-2019, 07:37 AM   #6
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Welcome to IRV2 Forum,

We all find our ways of needing an RV living space lol. Well just to try and help sounds like your interest may be for a Class B, up to about 24-foot 3-inches long. Will still park in a Parking Space. But this may be more helpful in-site for you. An RV has two kinds of bathrooms. I call a WET BATH and a DRY BATH. In your home, you have a DRY BATH. A Class C is a bit larger on the sides. RV Lots should have USED Class B's. Next, watch a few YOUTUBE Videos on "Beginner RV" as this will give you some ideas about what you will need to know about your RV. Thanks also of a NAME as this will help you bond to your new home on wheels. Were all here to help you. So just ask!

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In a TT in the winter one of your primary challenges will be keeping your propane tanks full.
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Hey folks, I'm from DE, 29, single, no kids. I have acquired a new job that requires me to travel. Currently paying weekly rates at hotels in the Allentown, PA area. Very interested in buying a camper for full-time living. I have no experience in camping or knowledge of camper brands, equipment, accessories, etc. Looking to buy before spring, would prefer slightly used, but not opposed to new. Interested in 20 footish, 2 axle, atleast one slide out, 4 season, bumper pull. I don't currently need a toy hauler but I'm not opposed to one for future use. Any and all guidance is greatly appreciated.
Here is a YouTube video showing a young lady with an outdoor office. I'm hopeful this will help you with your own selections... To better provide information about the RVing lifestyle. So I hope this short clip can show you what may work for you; Hope you like:

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Hey folks, I'm from DE, 29, single, no kids. I have acquired a new job that requires me to travel. Currently paying weekly rates at hotels in the Allentown, PA area. Very interested in buying a camper for full-time living. I have no experience in camping or knowledge of camper brands, equipment, accessories, etc. Looking to buy before spring, would prefer slightly used, but not opposed to new. Interested in 20 footish, 2 axle, atleast one slide out, 4 season, bumper pull. I don't currently need a toy hauler but I'm not opposed to one for future use. Any and all guidance is greatly appreciated.

The newer Class Bs are working hard on building a 4-season RV. So if you're in search of a 4-season then make that point stronger, when searching as that is a big deal in a Motorhome.
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