Try a search for "RV Condos" and the area in which you are looking. We looked at some in Minnesota. You can store your RV, boat, race car, or other toys. They are usually fixed up with space to work on the toy, etc., may have some small living spaces, heated/cooled. Expensive to buy, plus there are association fees.
You said something that really resonated with me...
and the TV across from the couch NOT NOT NOT over the driver and passenger. After a long day, we love to kick back, snuggle (still! at our age!) and watch a movie without getting a crick in our necks.My DW and I have looked at many RVs, from TT to MH, and everything inbetween. Oue biggest gripe with manufactures is that the easy chairs and the sofa usually face each other with the television to the side. What is wrong with designers? How about having the sofa face the television and have the easy chairs flank the sofa? My suspicion is that the designers have not spent time living or even camping in an RV.
X2 Watching TV with my head turned at a 90 degree angle is not comfortable. They only floorplans we will look at have the TV across from the main seating.
We have 2012 Sightseer 33C, as well, and a steep driveway. Maybe not quite as steep as schmuttis. When we HAVE to put it in the driveway (rare), we back it in. have to remove tow bar. Mostly we park it on the street, load it there, and then take off. Stored in a storage area near our home.
We can be ready to roll in less than an hour. How do we do it?
EVERYTHING is in the RV except refrigerator/freezer stuff, some clothes, and what we call the "last crate". We use folding crates in the house to gather the items. Take the crates out to the RV, empty, fold and stow the crates, and ready to go.
Pantry items stay in the RV always. Refrigerator and freezer items go into separate green "grocery" reusable bags.
Day before trip we bring the RV home from storage, plug in, start refer. Within a couple of hours, the refer is cold enough. Evening before trip we gather our clothes (10 mins max), food items (5 mins max), and the green bags of refer staples, load it all in (15 mins). Between that time and the time we leave, anything else needed goes in the "last crate" -- things like dog food container, Kindles, glucose meter, etc.
Day of trip, about 3 mins to put away last crate, load the dog, and we are on our way.
We do use lists, too. While we are out in the RV, we will make a list of things needed to be replaced in the RV as we use those items--paper towels, tuna, popcorn, water, whatever--and when we return, we start gathering those items putting them in the crates until we load up again to leave.
I, too, am interested in the answer to the question. We want to full time too, in a few years. My concern with a gasser is that it doesn't have enough cargo capacity, as we believe full-timing will have us carrying far more than we currently do for weekends and vacations. For example, we don't have all the kitchen appliances in our current rig--we plan meals around them because at most its 2 or 3 weeks at a time.
We'll be on I80 to Rawlins WY. At that point, are we better off going US287/US26 or US30/US89? Our definition of "better off" is flatter (relatively speaking), easier drive. We have 35' Winnebago Sightseer with towed car. Thanks for any suggestions!