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Old 04-09-2020, 06:26 PM   #1
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Rving while working

I travel for work a lot. About 150+ nights a year and move daily from one location to another. Iím done with the hotel life, looking to buy a motor home or truck camper to stay in. I donít have to worry about campground or even parks, I can stay on work location property. I just canít decide on a motor home or truck camper. Size is not an issue for me. Iím used to small hotel rooms. I must have a shower and a ďdeskĒ area to work. I have been looking at the Northern lite truck camper. Any thoughts or input would be great.
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:52 PM   #2
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A truck camper, and a Northern Lite, are both good choices, and even better if you already have a truck.
However, we went from a truck camper to a small class A (25-feet) and love the extra room and the obvious conveniences that go with it. We were fortunate to find a used one with very few miles and in extraordinary condition. It had been in the same family all of it's life!
On the flip side, I guess, would be if you got to the point that you no longer needed an RV for work and decided that "RVing" wasn't your thing, you'd still have a truck.
Good luck with your choice. Stay safe and healthy.
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Old 04-09-2020, 07:05 PM   #3
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Either choice I make, my company would foot the bill. I am leaning towards a TC for the simple reason of having transportation while at a location. I'm also a simplistic person, big any fancy is not my style. Work long hours and it's just a place to sleep. I'm just looking to have the same bed each night.
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Old 04-09-2020, 07:23 PM   #4
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I've used my Class A DP to live in when I accepted a job and had to relocate. The advantage is that you do have all the creature comforts of home. The large holding tanks for fresh, grey, and black water provide for longer periods between dumping. Full fridge and stove mean you don't have to go out to eat as much. Traveling light/small is OK but I'd rather have room to stretch out.
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Old 04-09-2020, 07:32 PM   #5
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I work a 14/14 schedule from my 24í travel trailer: it gets pretty small pretty fast. I do understand about the hotel thing. I get to tack on $75/day for my trailer which works out pretty well.

My work weeks are typically 100+ hoursó I can tell you without a doubt my next RV will have a dishwasher and a washer/dryer.

If I were home more frequently something smaller would be OK.
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Old 04-12-2020, 07:34 PM   #6
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My work weeks are typically 100+ hoursó I can tell you without a doubt my next RV will have a dishwasher and a washer/dryer.


Consider getting a combo W/D and installing in in your camper. We found a used apartment combo for $400 and installed it in a closet. It has been a great addition.
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Old 04-14-2020, 07:34 PM   #7
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Just my two cents, I would go with a class A and a toad. Class A's have faster set up, if you are moving each day it easier to pick up and go. If you need to get around a toad is easy to unhitch. The tanks are bigger so more time between dumping.

Trailer and truck campers are great, I love mine, but when unhitch I am planning on staying a few days.
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