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LifeSong

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    Female
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    North Carolina
  • Interests
    Camping, Gentle Hike, Friendships, Sunrise and Sunsets

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  1. LifeSong

    Good Faith Down Payment?

    Thanks, everyone for the great advice. I've not been asked for a good faith deposit but know this is customary in hot market bricks and sticks purchases.
  2. LifeSong

    Good Faith Down Payment?

    Being new to responding to classifieds, I have a question about securing a potential TT until you can look at it. Is it a common practice to offer a good faith down payment until you can get there to inspect it? I know this must be risky, and no one has asked me to do this, I'm just curious as to what is custom. With so many of these moving at light speed, I hate to miss the opportunity by being slow to respond. Thank you!
  3. LifeSong

    Fighting rodents

    Thank you! Thank is very helpful and an easy thing to do.
  4. LifeSong

    2017 Dynamex Rev 24RB

    Wow! So much to learn. Thank you again, everyone. Major learning point...You can't have too much truck!!!
  5. LifeSong

    2017 Dynamex Rev 24RB

    Thank you so much Kirk! You have been a great help to me.
  6. LifeSong

    2017 Dynamex Rev 24RB

    Thank you so much rm.w/aview. Solid advice about towing capacity limitations and the extra storage in the truck bed. Sorry for the newbie question herešŸ˜Š Do I not need to worry about the weight in the truck/truck bed when staying below the 50% of the GVWR?
  7. LifeSong

    2017 Dynamex Rev 24RB

    Thanks, everyone for your continued attention to my question. Everyone is so helpful here! Dean, I so appreciate your positive attitude and your encouragement that I can do this! I have no misconceptions that living on the road is not the same as camping. Did a 3-month road trip in my 2001 Ford Windstar that I built out myself (original owner and she now has 274k miles on her and ready to go another 100k). Only stayed in a campground once a month to "treat myself" to a long shower. I crafted a bed platform out of 80/20 slotted aluminum and added solar and a 3000w pure sine wave inverter. Added the extra alternator to charge my "house" battery while driving and only needed to plug in every 3 days if I stayed put. It was the best time of my life. Sat on a backroad in Montana and cried like a baby as the beauty all around me engulfed my soul. It was my ability to swing into backcountry dirt roads that gave birth to my desire to stay small. After many different concepts, I think I'm leaning towards a truck and TT. Like you Dean, I really respect fiberglass as a material for TT's. Currently looking at the 21' Big Foot. Thanks again everyone, enjoy your journey this day!
  8. LifeSong

    2017 Dynamex Rev 24RB

    Hi Dean, You truly got some great feedback from everyone. I've been struggling for over a year trying to select an RV. I want to full time workcamp traveling from north to south with the sun and warmth. At first, like you, I had my heart set on a Travato 59K until I sat in it for an hour trying to imagine living in it. Like Kirk and Linda said, that space is all you have to live in and store your possessions. There was no wardrobe in the Travato and no cabinet space to store sewing supplies (important to me). I like the Class B concept because I want small for many reasons. Sometimes I like to get away from the masses and tuck myself into small spaces, the Class B is perfect for that. Also, I did not want to tow and have the upkeep of another vehicle. The B would allow me to travel into town better for supplies. Kirk gave me great reasons to rethink this strategy. I love Coach House, especially the 24' Platinum, it has better storage and a dry bath. Like you said, they are very expensive even for used. I'm now mostly looking at 24' C's and still struggle with the thought of a tow vehicle. I've never driven anything that large and never towed and I'm fearful of it. There are great classes out there so I'm trying to convince myself that I can learn. I want to learn because I want this lifestyle. So round and round I go. It was also suggested here that I might think about a truck and trailer but I like the idea of moving easily between my drivers seat to my coach without getting out. Sorry for being so long winded. I wish you all the best as you navigate this journey. I found a blog of a woman that traveled full time for 7 years with a van and Casita, her blog is RV Sue. She loved her Casita and has cataloged many great journeys.
  9. LifeSong

    2017 Dynamex Rev 24RB

    Thank you Kirk, appreciate you pointing out some interesting ways of determining resale value and market worth. I was also wondering why these coaches were already being traded in. The search continues.
  10. LifeSong

    2017 Dynamex Rev 24RB

    Hi Everyone, I've been extensively researching Class C's. I've gleaned a great deal of information from everyone on this site, thank you. Does anyone have any options/experience with the Dynamex Rev with the drop down bed? It's on the Dodge RamĀ®ProMaster Chassis/ 3.6L V6 with 280hp and 260 ft.-lbs. of Torque. It's 24' long, 92" wide (mirrors will add about 12"). It appears that the rear tires are slightly inset from the body of the coach which I understand is not desirable. The Rev is fairly new to the market so I'm not finding many reviews. It only allows for 2000 tow capacity. I'm solo and want to workcamp close to full time so this will be lived in! Thank you!
  11. LifeSong

    Class C Advice

    Thanks again for the great feedback, well-rounded advice with many points to ponder and consider. Really glad I joined this great group of people. Happy and safe travels to everyone!
  12. LifeSong

    Class C Advice

    Thank you rm.w/aview, that is a beauty! One question about going the slide in route, when I need to take off for supplies or to explore the area, do I unplug or simply drop the legs and slide my truck out? You really had me thinking about the challenges of always having to unplug. Sandsys, thank you for the link to the driving school. I was pondering the Escapees BootCamp/Driving School combo but was worried I needed more time with the driving instructor. This looks much better and I don't have to be "ready" with all my toys by a certain date. Thanks everyone for taking me under your wing.
  13. LifeSong

    Class C Advice

    Thanks, everyone for your rock solid advice, especially about towing a vehicle. I really appreciate you challenging me on this. I have a problem with depth perception when driving. I currently have a minivan that I've driven for years and still struggle to understand where I am on the road and where my tires are towards the edges. I plan on taking a driving class once I've chosen the RV. I hate to think of myself as a danger to others which is why I wanted to stay short and narrow. My research continues...
  14. LifeSong

    Class C Advice

    Sandysys, thank you for your suggestion. In my mind if I'm not going to use the slide I can avoid the weight they add by not having one. Thanks LindaH, for the suggestion about Lazy Daze's. I've been looking at them.
  15. LifeSong

    Class C Advice

    Hi All, I'm excited to be a new member of your community. I've been searching for an RV for over a year to live in full-time. I want to work camp and travel as I change jobs. I've been researching for the past two years and hope to gain some clarification from the smart people here. Up until just a few weeks ago, I had my heart set on a Class B Travato 59K. After sitting in it for over an hour, I knew it was not the one for me. I love the thought of being small and not having a tow vehicle. But...there is absolutely no storage in this small coach. I'm all about being a minimalist but love to sew and do some arts and crafts and this coach would limit my ability to carry fabric and my sewing machine without storing "stuff" on the floor. So...I've decided I will probably need to go to a used Class C. I would like to stay under 24', with short overhang from the back wheel base Under 96" in width Under chassis protection from plumbing and generator to do some minor off road driving to some fun spots. I'm not a 4-wheeler but do enjoy being off-the-beaten-path once in awhile (dirt roads, some wash-boarding and ruts). I would like to avoid slide outs if possible to reduce weight and stuff to break. I also need some decent interior storage. I really do not want to tow another vehicle or have the upkeep of one if possible. Budget is tight at under 65k. Thank you so much for looking at my post and for sharing your thoughts. I would love to get out there this year if possible. Cheryl
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