We FT for 7yrs in a 27' 5W w/long slide.
Then I became very ill and couldn't live in it anymore due to the fact that absolutely everything is 'stuffed' in a cubby. Sometimes you just can't find a thing when you have no patience. LOL
Other than that, we loved every minute of living & traveling the states in it.
I was so sad to see it go & I miss it very much but I'm praying someday soon we will have another one. We miss the freedom from taking care of a house (i.e: mowing lawns, trimming trees, painting, vacuuming huge acres of flooring, etc).
We are indoor/outdoor ppl so a 27' was okay since we were very healthy when we got it.
Whatever you choose, have fun and keep your sense of humor intact.
The number on the side has nothing to do with how much space there is inside. A shorter camper with big slides will have as much room as a longer camper.
Boy do you have that right! I have an open floor plan, no small hallways to get anywhere to. Gives a big airy feeling to the MH.
My friends just picked up a new MH, longer than mine and gee I wouldn't ever say anything to them but its got a narrow hallway that makes the front look really small, only one person can get by at a time the bathroom door opens to the wall in the hallway.
AND "Slides R Us"?? Many when the slides are in you can NOT use ANY of the MH. I just couldn't live with that. I stop at rest areas a lot to relax between time behind the wheel, I want to be able to walk in at least get to the bathroom!
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us".
Gee I am getting a lot of good advice. I was told about getting to the bathroom while you are traveling. The ones that I have seen so far the living and dining area are on one slide. The one thing no one has mentioned where is the coach door? I am liking the one that is in the center of the MH. Right into the living room and kitchen. We are traveling with seven cats so we need as much space as possible.
Vince & Liz Delpidio
Tom, Jerry, Princess, Lizzie and Emily
2007 CT Coachworks 40' Siena
Master Tow, Tow Dolly
2012 Hyundai Tucson
We have 40 ft, 4 slides, diesel pusher, front door.
1 jack knife sofa, other side is desk and lounge chair, we have our own space, been full-timers since 2004.
No house, no taxes, no grass to cut, we both still just loving it.
Elmer & Sharon
05-40 QDH Tiffin Phaeton
05 Explorer Sport Trac
FMCA # 124188
Good Sam Life Member
Hacksaw, Congo Gray Parrot
Aries, Himalayan Pussy Cat
Sophia Loren, Pug Puppy
Buddy, a Gecko
I left colorado today on my first day of FT in a '27ft Coachman Catalina. My slide does block the bathroom while it is in...but I can use everything else in the coach with no worrys. Today I stopped several times at rest areas and used the RR there, but was able to hop into my TT and fix lunch and do whatever I needed...except use the bathroom in it...but this fits me and my 2 shelties perfectly, and most of my FT'ing will be in one spot where I can have the slideout...out.
We have a 38' four slide mh. We shopped and researched 'til we were tired of it. It's not the length, but the total square feet. Your legal limit is 400 sq ft. (not many people know that) Our 38' has 389 sq ft. We don't have the problem of being too long (41+) that some states restrict or demand a permit to drive within their borders and we won't have as much problem parking and maneuvering in the campgrounds and traffic that those longer units pose. Think square feet, not length, you'll be glad when you have to hit the road.