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Old 09-06-2019, 04:57 AM   #1
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Rig size to be comfortable with solo

I know when I transition to fulltime rving I will be doing it solo. I am wondering what length of rig and class you feel comfortable driving as a solo. i would like to checkout the Newmar New aire but that is about 34 feet. I have driven delivery trucks for almost 20 years so I am used to a lot of driving. THanks for any info.
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There are many RV's that might work for you. You will need to spend some time checking out the the length and floor plan that would best fit your lifestyle.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:52 AM   #3
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I agree that floorplan should come first. I was kind of concerned about length at first. My Entegra Esteem 29V comes in at 32.5' and with my VW New Beetle Toad stretches that to almost 50'. I have no issues (once I became familiar with the turning radius) and feel very comfortable driving almost anywhere. With your experience you should have no issues either.
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I drive a crew cab long bed truck towing a 37 foot travel trailer. I'm every bit of 60 feet long going down the road and haven't had any problems because of my length. Being solo really isn't a factor in how big of a rig I can handle. If I had someone else with me, I'd still be driving the thing down the road.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:37 PM   #5
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Mine will be 34' + because I haven't found a front living space fifth wheel that was shorter than 34'. Most likely I was going to be shooting for 38' - 40' so that the truck I will have will tow it with relative ease.

I am going to be solo as well. If you will be fulltime boondocking solo then maybe some of us can meet up. We're all pretty much the same type of people who choose to live the solitary life. Maybe have a boondocking club where we boondock a few miles from one another but keep the CB on in case of issues. I am a Marine, and I believe in the second amendment
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I'm comfortable solo'ing in a 31-1/2 foot Tiffin Breeze towing a Honda CR-V. It roomy enough for me and the cat.
Whatever size you get you will soon be comfortable driving it. Be careful going too small because you feel you could not drive anything bigger. I have a couple of friends that did that, then gave up RV'ing because it was too cramped.
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I am a solo fulltimer. I started out with a Ford F-350 pulling a 43 foot toy hauler for 5 years. I now have a 43 foot Class A towing a Jeep Wrangler that I been driving for almost 3 years. No problem driving but wish I had a pair of eyes when backing up, and this would be for any length.
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I am a solo fulltimer. I started out with a Ford F-350 pulling a 43 foot toy hauler for 5 years. I now have a 43 foot Class A towing a Jeep Wrangler that I been driving for almost 3 years. No problem driving but wish I had a pair of eyes when backing up, and this would be for any length.
Why did you go from Toy Hauler to a Class A?
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What year make and model is your crew cab? Is it a dually?
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I'm using the same set up as I had when family traveling. TT 37' bunkhouse 3 slides bath 1/2 Bunk works perfect for clothing and any additional storage. being by myself only means I can take my time, and enjoy the process, and being a TT I have the truck to scoot around town or country side. TT is 1/2 ton towable even at 37'
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What year make and model is your crew cab? Is it a dually?
If you are asking itchytoe, yes. in his sig line it says , Dual, Rear Wheels. When you ask a question or post a specific comment, if you will use the quote it helps get the correct response. Creating your own sig line helps people answer your specific questions.
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Ive been solo 11 years and i keep getting bigger and bigger rigs. One no different then the last but bigger rv bigger truck. 32ft with a 3500 to a 39ft Newmar and 3500 but upgraded to a 4500. Now same 4500 and 44ft of Teton. Mirrors are mirrors put em where ya can see. towing is towing. But basically stay with whats comfortable.

If making choices pull and go where you "know" you can go not where ya think. Mistakes are expensive
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I know when I transition to fulltime rving I will be doing it solo. I am wondering what length of rig and class you feel comfortable driving as a solo. i would like to checkout the Newmar New aire but that is about 34 feet. I have driven delivery trucks for almost 20 years so I am used to a lot of driving. THanks for any info.
Anything you like should work for you - problem really is what do You Like! Then what do you want to Spend?

Brother mentioned to me last summer about the 34 NewAire and I asked if he had a Winning Lottery Ticket - no but he was happy to wait until the price came down in a few years.........

He purchased one of these just before Christmas - https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/200...34Y-5010369815 - very similar just allowed him to Keep $200K in his pocket

So figure out what you Need

Figure out what you Want.

Figure out what you are willing to Spend.

Make a few lists, then start looking for something that fits.

Only you know what YOU want and need.

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Old 03-17-2020, 07:45 PM   #14
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I'm in a 43 ft pulling a crew cab tundra, 65 feet. No problems in 2 years because of length. I would go to a 45 ft without hesitation.
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