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Posted: 10/30/19 10:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Montana 3950BR

Something like this might work. It has a separate bedroom that could be used for studying. A few manufacturers make this floorplan. If not this, then probably a toyhauler.

Figure 30-50K+ for a good pre-owned trailer and 40-50K+ for a tow vehicle so you're looking at +/- $1500 a month for a place to live before you have to pay for RV sites, elect, ins, etc. You could easily be in the $2K range each month for trailer, RV site and truck payment.

Could get away with getting a 1 bdrm apt for less. Something to think about.


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Do you plan on staying in areas that are very cold in the winter?


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I would suggest a unit that has a door between the bedroom and living area. You gotta have that privacy sometimes. I would also think a larger bathroom would be beneficial to full time living.

Having no idea what kind of tow vehicle you have nor your expectations, I will say look at the Grand Design Imagine line to get some ideas. They offer the features that would be important to me long term.

Study up on preventive maintenance too. Almost no matter what you choose, you will need to climb on the roof for inspection and waterproofing, among many other things.


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DutchmenSport wrote:

I've literally rebuilt this thing from top to bottom. It is a good camper NOW!


How did you proceed with rebuilding the walls, floor and roof?
Did the factory supply you with new wall panels?


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trail-explorer wrote:

DutchmenSport wrote:

I've literally rebuilt this thing from top to bottom. It is a good camper NOW!


How did you proceed with rebuilding the walls, floor and roof?
Did the factory supply you with new wall panels?


I know nothing about DutchmenSport's tool or skill set. But as somebody that has rebuilt both cars and a house from top to bottom I see no reason to question his statement.

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T’would be nice if some of y’all could keep even sorta close to the topic at hand.


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GrandpaKip wrote:

T’would be nice if some of y’all could keep even sorta close to the topic at hand.


Hmm.. I don't really see any posts other than yours that isn't within the topic of FULL TIME LIVING OR NEGATIVES OF TRAILER BRANDS..

OP has a huge hill to climb considering they are contemplating to get married, bringing a new wife into the mix and then attempt to LIVE in a RV and further education.

Would I consider what the OP proposes? Nope, considering my DW was less than enamored with the idea of camping (although she grew up with the tent thing and I grew up camping in a TC). Never considered approaching the subject for at least 4 yrs AFTER we got married.

Besides, I suspect this was a drive by post and the OP is long gone, noticed the SAME question posted on a different forum..

But hey, gives folks a subject to banter on..

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I would not recommend getting a camper and living in it full time. Your situation is not ideal for this venture. You won’t save money like you may think for starters. You’ll also have to fix everything yourself on the camper, because taking to a dealer will throw a huge monkey wrench in your plans. Managing camp sites, water, sewer, propane, etc is going to be a headache if you are moving from site to site. Full timing sounds good on the surface, but it takes planning and money. Most folks sell their home, and bank the money, and retire when they full time.


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Gdetrailer wrote:

GrandpaKip wrote:

T’would be nice if some of y’all could keep even sorta close to the topic at hand.


Hmm.. I don't really see any posts other than yours that isn't within the topic of FULL TIME LIVING OR NEGATIVES OF TRAILER BRANDS..

OP has a huge hill to climb considering they are contemplating to get married, bringing a new wife into the mix and then attempt to LIVE in a RV and further education.

Would I consider what the OP proposes? Nope, considering my DW was less than enamored with the idea of camping (although she grew up with the tent thing and I grew up camping in a TC). Never considered approaching the subject for at least 4 yrs AFTER we got married.

Besides, I suspect this was a drive by post and the OP is long gone, noticed the SAME question posted on a different forum..

But hey, gives folks a subject to banter on..

‘Twas referring to the snarky post.
I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment. My first marriage would’ve been over long before it finally tanked if I had done what is being considered. Probably after the honeymoon.
And as winter approaches, the banter will increase. ;-)

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