Hello everyone. My name is Tony and I've signed on here in hopes of getting some good advice before joining the world of RVing.
The wife and I are looking to purchase a Class A probably somewhere around 35'. Here's some quick background on why. The wife is a Traveling Nurse, she could end up with an assignment in most any state, we are from PA. She has the choice of taking company provided housing or taking a housing allowance and finding her own. Seems taking the money is the better method as the couple times she has done that she has come out ahead of the game by around 1k per month. She recently did an assignment only a couple hours from home and decided to try using her brothers 35' pull behind. Surprisingly she said it wasn't bad and that is how the search began.
We first thought of getting our own pull behind but that would mean also purchasing a vehicle that could tow it, our Durango isn't equipped for that. On further thought we realized she would still need to take her daily driver along as running whatever tow vehicle wouldn't be an option on a daily basis. So we decided if we're going to do this Class A seems to be the way to go. Hook her Nissan on the back and she's ready to roll.
So now here I am trying to learn what I can to become a better shopper and hopefully so that our first ownership experience will be a good one and the beginning of many happy years of RVing.
I'm hoping to learn for you folk what choice would be best, gas/diesel, 10 year old, 5 year old, or older still. What should I reasonably expect to invest for the first unit. What things should I really be looking for and what should I shy away from.
So here I am a sponge eagerly awaiting to soak up any knowledge that you here may see fit to impart upon me. Just remember, be gentle with me, it's my first time.
Thanks to everyone in advance,