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 11/8/2008 7:56 PM
 
Hello, and welcome. I recently bought a used 16 ft travel trailer as I wanted to be able to leave it at a CG and have the car to use going to area attractions. I once lived in a class C very comfortably on my property and just had to batten down the hatches and unhook to go somewhere. I hope to full-time in the near future. Marda

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 11/8/2008 9:39 PM
 
My original plan was to buy a class c in roughly 5 years and go full time. I then thought that I might get a b or a small c in 1 or 2 years, go part time and then move up to a larger c in 6 or 7 years and full time. I started looking around and pricing rigs. I've found that b's are expensive, and I can get a larger c for the same money as a smaller one. So....my advice, for what it's worth....decide what kind of money you have to 'play' with and go from there. Don't get too stuck on size or type. Shop around knowing what you can spend, look at everything in your price range, and something will just feel right when you see it. getting my ducks in a row

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 11/12/2008 10:05 PM
 
Sorry I haven't gotten back to thank you all for the input. Moms been sick the last few days. Will keep you updated on the search.
Alice - I live 20 miles east of Carbondale. Crab Orchard Lake is a great camping area.

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 11/13/2008 11:43 AM
 
Hi everyone,
I'm new to this site and new to the RV world. I want to learn more about RVs as a FUN and affordable way to travel with my husband and 2 daughters, 8 and 6. My husband says RVs are too much work (emptying the toilet, plumbing, connecting at campsites) and I want to prove him wrong ( I hope!)
Anyway, I'm just learning about A,B and C class. We're either B or C people. But I'm thinking B might be too small for all 4 of us. What do I need to consider in terms of lifestyle/convenience with a B? Why is powering your electronics an issue?
Also, what is boondocking?
I'm afraid I'm not making sense. But thanks for having me on the forum. And thanks for any ideas you have.
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 11/13/2008 12:35 PM
 
Maeglena, hope your mom is feeling better. We camped a few places in that area on that long weekend. Had a lot of fun. I miss all the woods since I am in the desert of AZ now! I still have 3 brothers living in central IL and I was just there in May for my brother's 50th birthday. Alice

"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still." Chinese Proverb

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 11/13/2008 1:45 PM
 
[quote] I'm new to this site and new to the RV world. I want to learn more about RVs as a FUN and affordable way to travel with my husband and 2 daughters, 8 and 6. My husband says RVs are too much work (emptying the toilet, plumbing, connecting at campsites) and I want to prove him wrong ( I hope!) [/quote] Welcome Explorin, while RVing is fun, affordable is relative. A motorhome cost more than a trailer, small motorhomes (B's) sometimes cost more than a C. Motorhomes have more maintence issues since it's a vehicle and a living area. A trailer requires a vehicle to tow it. A family of 4 would be to big for a B. As far as emptying the toilet (dumping the tanks)and hooking up at campgrounds. You can do that. It's not hard, just need someone to show you or talk you through it a time or two.
Welcome to the forum. Some times it's better to post your own topic, then everyone will see it. Sue Paradise has far more to do with the person than the place
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 11/13/2008 2:00 PM
 
Hi Explorin' Welcome to the forum - I agree with Susan, you probably want to start your own post so everyone see it. Do you currently own a vehicle that could tow a travel trailer ? If you do, that could be a good option. You're not buying a motorized RV so insurance would be less and I'd have to think the maintence would be lesss since there's no engine. Hooking up the water/electric/sewer is really not a big deal and emptying the tanks is not hard at all. I travel by myself as to alot of the ladies here so we can do it - you can do it !!! Good luck and welcome Trudy, Molly & Murphy 37' Montana 5th wheel - "be the kind of person your dog thinks you are"

Trudy, Molly & Murphy "be the kind of person your dog thinks you are"
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 11/13/2008 5:56 PM
 
thanks for the feedback.
good idea on starting my own post. glad to hear the hookup stuff is do-able, and as you say, if we gals can do it, surely my husband can figure it out too. ha!
good tip on the trailer for our family. my cousin mentioned the b class as okay for a family of 4. would you say it's better for just a single or a couple then?
by the way, what is a boondock? i read that on someone's post but couldn't follow it.
thanks guys!
dana
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 11/13/2008 6:10 PM
 
Welcome, Dana, Boondocking is when you camp not hooked to any outside water, sewer or electric source. For instance; if you stayed overnight in a Wal Mart parking lot, that would be boondocking. Lenora & Choco Psalm 46:19 'Be Still and Know that I AM GOD'

Sometimes, the only right answer is silence...which in and of itself speaks a thousand words.
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 12/16/2008 8:18 PM
 
Hi and welcome Maeglena I am a 'B' dreamer too. Check your inbox I sent you a PM. Redetotry

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