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 3/21/2007 10:45 PM
 
Well I first read some of what you had to say and it is all very interesting in deed. I couldn't help myself in laughing.
About me a little....I'm retireing in 8 year at age 70! Not a stranger to trailers or Class "C". I am just starting to look and hopefully buy something maybe in 3-5 years or if I get to excited sooner!
What are some of your views trailers vs Class C's or A's? The trailer I had for 26' and at the time I thought it was great. And more recently my Ex-Boyfriend had a Class C , 24'. And I drove that as well and we both enjoyed. Of course when there are two of you it is so nice to just get up and get something to eat etc. But I'm on time-out with men so at this point in time I'm thinking just "me". So haveing a trailer wouldn't be much difference from a Class C I would have to stop not matter what I needed. And the gas who knows what it will be years later too.
All that I will leave behind in Sac is a storage unit just in case I want to be landloced again.
So I guess I would love your feedback on this girls. Also, are there groups for women to travel with?
Thanks again,
Judy Sacramento, CA This message was edited by myhairsonfire on 3-21-07 @ 9:47 PM

Life is an adventure for it changes daily! Judy - Sacramento, CA
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 3/21/2007 11:39 PM
 
Hi and Welcome, Judy!
The decision between a trailer or C is really a personal one. There's lots I like about trailers, but for doing a lot of traveling I'll always select a C. I like that I can pull off the road no matter where I am and use my bathroom or get something out of the fridge and I don't have to get out. I can hook up or unhook in less than 10 minutes and that's on a slow day.
People say that a trailer is less expensive, but most of them have trucks pulling them that they paid more for than I did my C :) - so it's all relative. I don't tow at this time, and don't ever intend to tow a car (might end up with a honda scooter though :) ).
You really have to know what is best for YOU - what you'll be most comfortable with and how you'll be using it.
Again, glad to have you with us. Smiling is contagious - try it!
Bethers

--------------------------- Once your reputation is ruined, you can live life quite freely :) (old German saying) Bethers
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 3/22/2007 12:28 AM
 
Hi Judy, Yes, as Bethers says...it is a personal preference. I have an A and love it. I recently married my honey of 6+ years and I know my A will be more than sufficient for the two of us, as far as roominess goes, and he is slightly clostrophobic. Most of my great trips is with my travel buddy Sharon (I met on this site). We always plan one get together trip a year and my DH stays home. He works construction and doesn't like to miss work. My 32 footer is very easy to drive, fairly good on gas, and to be quite honest I'd rather be sitting out in it right now than here in my stick house. I too have about 8 more years to go til retirement at 55+ (God willin they don't change the age requirements again) I did purchase a vehicle for as a daily driver and toad simply because when I get to where I'm going and want to go visit I have that freedom without the cost of a rental car. Again, it's all personal preference. I learn alot on this site as I am still new at all this as well. Good luck on your research and with you being right here in CA if you ever get to SoCal, look us up. Live, Love, Laugh - Aloha Donna & Willie 05 32' Seabreeze Class A 07 Jeep Liberty Ltd

Live, Love, Laugh - Aloha 05' National Seabreeze 31' 07' Jeep Liberty toad
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 3/22/2007 10:59 AM
 
Welcome Judy!
I am glad you are here. You will hear all sides of your question, and I cannot advocate one or the other. I am not a full timer, and I find I like the size and convenience of the Class C. I don't know if I could live in it full time, but probably yes. I don't tow either, as I am comfortable renting a car if needed.
Hope you get lots of ideas and take the plunge soon!
Carole Carole
2007 Itasca Cambia Pepper- Heinz variety dog

Carole 2007 Itasca Cambia
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 3/22/2007 12:41 PM
 
Welcome Judy, I hope you have your hair problem under control soon. I drive an old 1984 Class A. I travel alone. I'm 68 and if you read my, Oh, the people you'll meet thread you'll see that Fulltiming into your 80's is possible. Vidsit as many designs and types of RV's as you can. Look at the floor plans. Sit on the various seats. You will soon learn what you can live with. I didn't like the claustrophic feeling I got in the drivers seat of a Class C. Some people have no problem with that. I looked at one Class A with no drivers or passenger seat door. I didn't like that either. I sat on the couch and realised to watch the built in TV I would have to tip my head back - all the time. When I saw this one, I knew it was the one for me. It's an individual choice, you have to do the work to see what it is you want. No one design is better than the other - just personal choice. Good luck, this is the fun part - dreaming, planning, seeking. Go for it!

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 3/22/2007 7:11 PM
 
Welcome - I'm another single woman, fulltiming in a 23' Class C. I have a toad, but have learned I prefer traveling without it. When I'm settled somewhere, though, I do like having a car.
I have a dog and a cat for company. Everyone has her own preferences & it all seems to work. Take your time looking, as others have said. karen live for the moment

karen live for the moment "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." - AA Milne
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 3/22/2007 8:04 PM
 
Welcome Judy!
While you are discussing the merits of TTs and Cs I'll just sit back and keep reading as I've been in the dilemma for a year or so what to do next. I know I have to upgrade from the Chalet but what,.. like someone said,... they ALL have their good points. So Judy,.. start visiting those dealer's lots and look them over inside and out.
Glad you are with us! Cedar Adirondack Mts. in NY '02 Ford Escape '04 Chalet Arrowhead (C-->)
"One's world expands and contracts in direct proportion to one's courage"....Anais Nin.
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 3/23/2007 1:44 AM
 
Judy, you can study RV layouts on line to get an idea of what you want. Since we bought our Sunline I have learned alot about what else is available that way. I found our trailer on a site called RV Online. I had Googled used travel trailers. It is amazing what Google will take you to. Danise

Danise
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 3/23/2007 6:37 AM
 
Welcome Judy. It was great to hear from someone my age on the road. People here laugh at me when I talk about the adventures I have been undertaking and contemplating - they say YOU ARE TOO OLD. Not likely.
I have just purchased a 26' Trailite RV and am contemplating the tow vehicle (a beautiful white 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee). 26' for one person this should be fine although I know if I stay in it too long I will want something bigger. Finances rule at the moment. Better to get out and get something than moan about having nothing I think.
I too am "manless" and happy about it right now. However, doing this trailer stuff alone is quite a new experience. It is more fun to get up to 2 for coffee etc but I am also looking forward to meeting no people who also drink coffee and might like to do it with someone else for a change. Not the biggest priority - I can drink my coffee alone.
Have just finished packing my house, am loading it into storage and the accessible storage unit and have rented my house. The selling market here is still in the tank. Someday I too may get back to a house with a firmer foundation.
Love to hear from everyone. Would enjoy knowing who is up around the Cape/Southern MA area for another connection (and just moral support in taking this plunge). Happy trails to all, Annie on the Cape Blessings, Cape Gal

Cape Cod Gal
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 3/23/2007 6:51 AM
 
reply to annie on the cape's inquiry for others in the geographical area. while i'm not your immediate neighbor i'm less than a day's drive away. Adirondack Mts area of NY. Come visit! Cedar Adirondack Mts. in NY '02 Ford Escape '04 Chalet Arrowhead (C-->)
"One's world expands and contracts in direct proportion to one's courage"....Anais Nin.
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