Anyone seeking legal advise on an internet forum will usually get the best, worst advise you can imagine.
There are two legal ideas that are sorta, kinda accurate. It you are on the road the RV is considered a vehicle, if you are parked at a campground it's a domicile.
I've been paying attention to their web site to see when they might make some changes/upgrades. I would like to see them offer a residential refrigerator and disc brakes as options. I would also like to see them install some overhead cabinets in the bedroom. If they would do these things, the 35-5Z would be our next fifth wheel.
They do offer options not listed on the flyer or web-site, you can only find out about those by asking, even (OFTEN) the sales-geek will not actually know.
Back when Ron Nash was more involved (he had a stroke a few years ago), he would authorize various custom requests, if you talked directly to him. Much to the dismay of the manager of the production line. :B
RVs are really made from the inside out. Honestly. So the siding was put on last and is fastened from the outside.
Repairs are, well, interesting, not fun, time consuming, and well, not fun. I've done two, one for myself, one for a good friend. Neither sounds as bad as yours.
Personally, if the floor was gone too... I might just forget it.
I'm going to guess, by your questions, you are not skilled with handy-man work. Because honestly while it's a lot of work, it's not really tough. You may not have the skills needed
Dry graphite spray....goes on wet then completely drys in minutes.
Stays on, lasts and great lube
Yup, furniture polish is NOT a lube, it's a wax finish. If you this it doesn't attract dirt, ask your wife ;)
BTW, the dry "teflon" works well too
US97 to I84 to US395 bypasses a couple of modest passes on Washington US97.
US97 through Oregon is mostly flat and straight, at 5000' altitude. There is a grade in north as it drops to the Columbia River.
Not freeway, but I'd consider it.
I would never consider I-15 to I-90. Talk about adding passes and grades, it takes you across the divide, twice, plus two major grades to get from Montana to Idaho.
I go from Bakersfield then on Hwy 58 to Hwy 14, hear Mojave, then left on Hwy 14, then right on hwy 178 to Inyokern, stop and buy gas there and then on to Ridgecrest and take hwy 178 to Trona and then after a few miles turn left on to Panamint valley road, then right on Hwy 190 over Towne pass and down into Death Valley at stovepipe wells. Towne pass is pretty steep, 11 % grade but just downshift and you will be allright.......
It's also winding the grade up and down Towne is steep. I'm told the view is great, but it was raining in Death Valley, and snowing/sleeting when we went over the pass. Made it less fun
It really does depend on your expectations and requirements.
An old buddy full-timed in a Scamp 13 ft trailer, just he and his pet rat.
I know one couple that full-timed in an Arctic Fox 24-5N. Which is a bit over 25 ft long.
A (former) co-worker full-times in a 40 ft motor-home, that tows a hard-side cargo trailer that carries his shop and their SmartKar/
An old friend was telling me about someone in their snow-bird park. They had two trailers, one 38 ft one they lived in and a 25 ft "office" he ran his business out of.
Have a plan for what to do when the idea of full-timing doesn't pan out
Notice, I didn't say if.
That's because, unless you both die driving down the road, you will have to give up traveling at some point.
Obviously this plan will keep changing.
A MH towing a dual-rail bike trailer sounds like it makes more sense to me, then a truck towing a toyhauler with the bikes inside. Well, except then the truck gives you a vehicle you can use when it's pouring rain, blowing, hail, etc.