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Posted: 08/30/11 08:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think u are probally lucky she hasnt divorced you yet !! Putting her in a small rv with no slides, no diesel pusher, three a/cs 4 beds etc. What must you be thinking?


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Posted: 08/30/11 08:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are a lot of really, really nice rigs out there, but truthfully, when you are experiencing the most amazing things that the beautiful land of the USA has to offer, you wont worry too much about your RV and just remember the great times you have spent together and the unforgettable things you have seen. Good luck with what ever you decide.

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The fact that you (plural) made a purchase is prima facie evidence that in your mind, heart, and pocketbook, your needs were met. Short of full timing, you're living OUT of the RV, not IN it. The important thing is you are doing things together, building an even stronger relationship. Over time, your needs will likely change and so will your budget. This reasonably cost effective experience will allow both of you to determine if the hobby is worth pursuing and if so, what's important in your next rig. Go enjoy what you have while building dreams and memories. Travel safe.


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You did the right thing. Use the trailer for a year or two and make a list of things you like, don't like and require in your next rig. This way you won't spend a ton of money and be stuck with something thats not perfect for you.


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Posted: 08/30/11 08:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, just tell her these things:

never have to worry about a slide leaking;
never have to worry about a slide sticking;
the MH will go everywhere and be easy to park anywhere.
the view from the passenger seat is just as good as in a 45'DP with 4 slides;
it's not a tent;
it's within the set budget (most important);
it was terrific until the RV show.

Enjoy your RV for a while. There will always be something bigger, shinier with more bells and whistles.

Have fun.

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I think u are probally lucky she hasnt divorced you yet !! Putting her in a small rv with no slides, no diesel pusher, three a/cs 4 beds etc. What must you be thinking?


LOL, she the one that came up with the budget for our first RV.

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Posted: 08/30/11 09:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gee, we looked for something without slides. Had to hunt around but found the perfect 2003 25' fifth wheel with no slides. That was in 2008 and we still love our fifth wheel. Perfect for us.

We also loved the 23' motorhome we used for years. Fit into all sorts of small out-of-the-way spots. Made many trips north with it. It had no slides either.

Also travelled with a teeny 17.5' fifth wheel for three years. Loved it too but it got a bit crowded with two big dogs so upgraded to the 25 footer.


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Hi,

I would not want an RV with a slide! I think a 26 class C would be nice. I have a 28'5" and find it cumbersome to drive.


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Next time around, NO SLIDE for me. The slide on our 2006 Jayco has been a pain. Its main beam is now sagged (which allows water to pool on its flat roof), it leaks water, it allows critters into the unit and with moving parts, it will probably break soon. Next time around NO SLIDE for me - just like our previous '93 Prowler. Yes. Slides allow more internal space. Since we don't live our lives inside our TT (re: always outside enjoying the great out doors from 9:00 AM until 1:00 AM), our TT is only used to sleep in. For our lifestyle, the negatives of a slide is NOT worth it.

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Posted: 08/30/11 10:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am surprised to hear how many people do not like slides. Guess it is something to think about.

Will let you know how we do on our first venture this weekend.

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