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  1. jacks

    A Brand Newbie

    Remember that the Diesels are likely more expensive to maintain. Not sure of your financial situation. It might be worth the expense to hire a mechanic to check it out before you shell out the money. Kirk and others more experienced than I can tell you all about that. The last thing you want is to get a lemon and well.....sorry but take a lot of caution going that old with a brand that isnt so so great. I may get yelled at by Damon owners. I share the same thoughts and doubts as you do. My home has been on the market for three months, Im also going to sell my 3 year old 1/2 ton pick-up truck that is almost paid off with only 20,000 miles on it) and get a class A or B or C : going psycho trying to decide. Im 62, on early social security, and when the house sells will have a nest egg. Good luck to you and my humble opinion is Go For it! Just my humble opinion, after reading this whole blog, I think an older large Dpusher is not the right choice. If you enjoy fixing things, have a large tool box and are very mechanically minded well maybe it is.
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    Class of 2017

    My house has been on the market for 50 days, nice 2 bedroom, den, 2020 sq. foot home, pool/spa in sunny Scottsdale, Az? Hope Im not violating any rule with my post. Probably asking too much, am still trying to make final decision on RV full timer life, RV type, so I might be class of 17! I can't buy an RV until house sells, looks like I may be homeless for a while. Maybe get an apartment for a month or two until I get the RV. Thanks for all the great information.
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    5er vs CL A

    Kirk, Im not one to follow advice (and that has gotten me in a lot of trouble following my own path:) Rockon! Looks great! They are pricey new and probably hard to find used ones, probably other manufacturers as well.
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    5er vs CL A

    Being a solo guy, probably don't need that much, but those foretravel 12 or so year old DP's are like a high end condo! But too much space for one guy. So many choices. I do like the idea of a CL A with a scooter/moped but with fat off road tires and a little more ooomph than a moped for grocery etc runs.
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    5er vs CL A

    Dune, That makes a lot of sense, I am reluctant to get a class a and then get another motorized vehicle, but still in the paralysis by analysis stage. Hope that trailer keeps warm in your neck of the woods. Saw your blog about Johnson creek, great photos! Thanks for the feedback.
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    Newbie 5er

    Thanks all of you, great insight again. I have two or at least two, mental blocks, college algebra and anything electrical, so details about amps voltage etc,....if I want solar, I may be n for straight jacket....
  7. jacks

    Annual Diesel maintenance cost

    Can't imagine not having found this forum for all the information, thanks.
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    5er vs CL A

    Barb, What is the "Q". (Quartzsite?) Great feed back and really interesting to hear how other humans got to where they are at:) I can see it so true RVers meet a lot of people in their travels, I would for sure meet more than I do now! Thanks
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    5er vs CL A

    Yarome, I will second that! Cheers, bottoms up, here's to you! Thank you? Much appreciated.
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    5er vs CL A

    Bruce, I like a your point about a 5er might lend itself to a change if I change my mind even about full-timing and going back to s and b. Hearing about people's personal opinions are helpful to me and interesting.
  11. jacks

    5er vs CL A

    Thanks again as always good feedback. Im solo by the way, if I jump into this.
  12. jacks

    5er vs CL A

    Hi All, Pros and cons of pulling a approx.,30' 5er with a 2500HD versus a 32' Tiffin Allegro with toad(or Motorcycle) especially with regard to boondocking and maneuvering through a city, maintenance issues etc., etc., Thanks again in advance:)
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    Annual Diesel maintenance cost

    RayIN, What "house" items did the ESW cover that you had work done on? Thanks for the info!
  14. jacks

    Best interiors

    Rob, Thanks! I really appreciate the info. Have a great day! Jack
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    Best interiors

    I walked through several keystone cougars at a local dealership a couple of weeks ago. Nice. Is that what you pull a keystone cougar?