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 8/31/2008 6:03 PM
 
Hi Kellie,
Love that MH and your picture. Your look great sitting in that drivers seat. Seems the majority of the ladies so far are drivilng MH's. That may be the way I wind up going for a bit here. There are two MH's for sale a ways from me. One, a 1992 Four Winds Class C, 27 ft. with 50,000 mlles and the other a 2000 Four winds 21ft. with 25,000 miles. The 1992 has a seperate bed, the 21 would have to either have the couch or dinette made into one. I have three dogs, collies, and one is big girl with hip problems, so getting her into anything with steps would be very hard. It's one of the reasons I hold of doing anything. Now, I only have a couple of days off a week from my seasonal job which means just short overnight or maybe two nights camping depending on where I go. I do like to sightsee when I park, the which of a MH might be a bit inconvenient. Too far for a scooter to go. So there are pros and cons here. What kind of scooter do you have? I've had tharee different one, a Yamaha C3, a Vespa ET4 and a Vespa 250ie. Currently I don't have any. Camping season is getting shorter by the day here. I unfortunately have to have another vehicle besides the MH cause of winter driving. I currently have a Silverado 1/2 ton pickup, 4x4. Here in northern Michigan it gets snowy (160 inches a year avg.), so a MH has to be stored for the winter months. But I'm keeping my eyes out. With Labor Day weekend ending, I have a feeling there will be more RV's coming up for sale. Sue

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 8/31/2008 7:00 PM
 
Sue: I'm not single and we presently are looking to upgrade from our older model TT to a 5er. I live in the Midwest and have noticed in just the last two weeks there has been a huge increase in the number of rigs for sale from private parties. I think we're getting into a buyers market. dpf

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 9/2/2008 2:52 AM
 
I'm married and I'm the navigator. DH drives a 40 ft Alfa Seeya "The Mansion". It has been our home since 2003 and our 2nd motorhome since 2000. It's great for two people but I will admit it is too big for me to drive and if something happened to DH I would go to a Class C 25-30 ft. My reasons Pro's 1) easier to get into old campsites 2)peace of mind that I can just pull off the road and not get out of my safety zone to rest/sleep, make a meal 3) easier to park Cons 1) smaller holding tanks 2) less storage than an A 3) less counter space in kitchen area 4) bathroom areas are smaller
I will say that I have seen women on the road now for 7 yrs and I see them driving EVERYTHING so it's up to you what YOU want and feel comfortsable with. I see most of them going to the Class C's , B's & smaller A's. You'll just know when you walk into the right one that that's going to be your new home. Good luck and enjoy


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 9/7/2008 9:11 PM
 
Well ladies, thanks for all your replys. Seems like MH's are the most popular. I'm going to spend the winter going over my pros and cons for both and then hopefully in spring make a move on getting some kind of RV. It's already Sept., and winter will be on it's way here in another month or two, so camping season is winding down. Time to start the fall chores pretty soon and start putting the summer toys away. Plus my budget got a bit dented with a used boat I bough to monkey with but decided that the spark for the water isn't there anymore, so am looking for a buyer for that now. Keeps me out of trouble. Going to enjoy reading the posts on this forum this winter. Sue

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 9/23/2008 3:19 PM
 
Hi Sue,
I have a 28' Airstream trailer that I tow with a GMC v-8 shortbed pickup truck. I chose the trailer for a number of reasons. I like the layout and decor far better than any of the motor homes I looked at. I'm going to be full-timeing and the trailer is going to be my only home so those were important considerations for me. I also had the truck and like it a lot - I get 20 miles to the gallon without the trailer and 12.5 with the trailer. I don't like small cars and I didn't want to tow a car - that has it's own set of problems - but I wanted to have transportation and not have to move the MH everytime I wanted to go site seeing or for groceries. There is also an amazing airstream forum on the web where I can get all sorts of info, advice, tips recommendations of good places to have work done etc.,- all kinds and help from people with a lot of experience with these trailers - they are a wonderful group. I have a big dog who goes everywhere with me so I'm really not afraid of anything.
So here's a different opinion - jsut to add to the mix. Good luck with whatever you decide.
Louisa

Louisa & Jasper Joy 28'2007 Airstream 2002 GMC 4x4 5.3 liter shortbed pickup
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 9/23/2008 6:11 PM
 
Louisa, good to see you post a couple of times today. I remember when you joined about two months ago....and glad you are active today and posting.
I am so glad you are enjoying your Airstream. When do you plan to begin full-timing? I know you are really looking forward to beginning this dream!!
Good to have you post and hope you do that often! We'll enjoy getting to know you better!!
Happy RVing!
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 10/3/2008 9:22 PM
 
Hello, I just joined the forum last night and am browsing thru the replies. I am curious as to if the B class provides enuff space for you. I did tour one while at the RV supershow and they are beautiful but I'm wondering based on your experience would you suggest the B class for full timing or is best for a wknd getaway trip?
I read Brenda Curtiss' aticle on "Vandwelling", she shares her experience of full timing in her camper van, which she has done for some years now it was quite interesting. LordandCurtiss.com
I welcome your feedback.
J.
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 11/7/2008 6:00 PM
 
J...we have several Forum Pals who travel in B's, and enjoy them very much.
Perhaps if you posted this question to them on the Open Talk area, you'd get lots of info from them.
Happy RV Hunting!
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 11/13/2008 6:21 PM
 
Hi - Just saw where you prefer the B class to other rigs. I'm new to the RV scene - don't own anything yet but want to learn the ins and outs before i approach my skeptical husband. We've got 2 girls (6 and 8), and I've been advised by some other members that the B class would be too cramped for all 4 of us. What are your thoughts? The B class appeals to my nostalgia (reminds me of my mom's van from childhood - yes, silly I know). An impractical way to decide. My cousin said they get better gas mileage than the Cs. Is she wrong?
Also, what's the range of lengths for the B class? Share with me more about your likes and dislikes.
Thanks,
Dana
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 11/22/2008 10:45 PM
 
Sue I just joined a couple of minutes ago and feel compelled to chime in! I've towed a tent trailer, a 22 foot bunkhouse and driven a 26' GMC. Boat trailers and tent trailers tend to be difficult to back up because of their shorter wheelbases - they get all akimbo easily! With minimal practice you should learn to back up a travel trailer. That being said, I am about to embark on full-timing in a 75 GMC that my Dad renovated before he passed away. I agree with many that a second vehicle is needed for scooting around in. I plan to tow a Saturn Vue (or something similar - thoughts anyone?). That being said - it's a pain to not be able to back up a 'toad' - I've had to unhook a couple of times after discovering myself on a road inappropriate for the combo and being unable to make a U turn - are we having fun yet? That issue notwithstanding - whatever you feel comfortable with will become apparent as you look at rigs - and I'm excited about my future with the GMC! To new adventures! Kerry

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