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  1. Hi all. I've been reading on this forum quite a bit and love how active it is. I was hoping all you experienced RVers could give my husband and me some guidance on what rig to buy. Here's our plan: We want to travel the country for at least one year with our (now) 2 year old. We are open to the idea of buying a Class C or Class A, but here are our main criteria: 1. NEEDS to have a sleeping solution for our toddler that we don't have to set up everyday (leaning towards Class C because it's more common to find bunks in those). We're also open in remodeling a closet or other space into a bunk if that's a viable option. 2. USED and under 40k, we don't mind doing cosmetic remodeling. 3. Max length 32, preferably 30' 4. CCC of at least around 2,000lbs (We found a Bigfoot that we REALLY liked, but turns out the CCC is only 455lbs) 5. double sink (or is that something that can be installed afterwards in any rig?) 6. good insulation as we plan to take it up North (but not in the midst of winter, so expecting no colder than 20 degrees at night) 7. Car seat safety - needs to have a dinette or seating that can accommodate a car seat rear-facing 8. Some counter space would be nice since we'll be cooking a lot 9. Reliability. We've been saving for this trip for quite a while and don't want to spend too much time in repair shops or broken down 10. Tow rating - needs to be able to pull a dinghy (make and model TBD after we purchase the rig) I'm hoping you can give us some guidance on any or all of the items we need! Please let us know what you think what brands/models to look for and which ones to avoid! Also, I'm not sure what age is "too old" for a used unit that we need to Thank you and happy travels!
  2. Sorry for the re post, had this in the wrong catagory.. Hi all, My co-parent and I are giving up the tied down life style of a house and are looking at 5th wheels as an option. We both have looked at plenty of campers, brands, floor plans, etc.... Alot have asked this question in this forum so i'll be honest, our budget is around 20k, 30k being very generous. I understand the whole arctic/ four season packages will be to our advantage as is siding etc, but our biggest problem is an exact brand to look after, and like everyone else on the web we'll take our shot at listening to you guys from experience. I plan on keeping this topic active, and will respond asap! So, here goes, the notables: It will be for long-term living, placed in a nice sunny/warm south Dakota, currently reached above 0 degrees lol. looking for a bunk house style with a separate room for the kids, must have room for the 3 of them. A separate toilet would be nice, however 1 will suffice. Questions: Any brand one refers more than the other for cold weather? Any expert Hacks/ Tricks of the trade/ Knowledge of cold weather living... Is an rv car port a big help (cost wise in the end)? Thanks all in advance! q(*~*)p Monte
  3. Great floorplan for a family! SIX permanent beds plus 3-4 more temporary beds available in the main living area. This motorhome is a family's dream coach. A oversized king size loft area with storage above a private master bedroom with a queen sized bed and a pocket door. The private master bedroom does feature a slide. A set of bunk beds rounds out the permanent sleeping areas. Great for personal space! Washer/Dryer plus deep storage and a built in house vacuum make up the cabinet opposite the well appointed bathroom. In the main living area, there is a huge space giving slide that holds the dinette and the couch. The dinette is a horseshoe shape that all 6 of us ate at regularly and converts to a good size sleeping space at night for additional temporary sleeping space. It has 2 seat belts. The couch has 3 seatbelts and folds out to a queen air mattress. The Norcold fridge is one of the largest dual power RV fridges. Surprisingly large amounts of counter space with the folding cover for the 3 burner propane stove and the removable sink covers. Opposite to the couch are 2 additional captain's chairs that provide comfortable travel and better car seat installation while in vehicle mode. Then in house mode, they can rotate to face the room or face a built in, removable table for 2. Both the driver and the passenger captain's chairs, also rotate to become part of the available seating when in house mode. In total, 9 seatbelts in this motorhome. Tow capacity 10K.Brochure PDF https://s3.amazonaws.com/newmarcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/19083844/2009-all-star-mid-diesel.pdfFloor Plan ATME 4159Our family of 6 lived full time in this motorhome for about a year as we traveled around to different areas of the USA. It has been a blast and we are sad to give it up but was time to start a new chapter in our lives. We hope to find a new family that will take her back out onto the open road where she belongs. Additional Pictures available at our Craigslist Ad: https://raleigh.craigslist.org/rvs/6292149320.html Further additional pictures and videos available upon request. Odometer: 68, 600Asking Price $140,000 Serious enquiries only. No Trades. No Solicitations. No Owner-based Financing Offered.Coach located near Raleigh, NC EMAIL: cindy@altonymous.com Thanks!
  4. Hi! I am Melly and I have a family of 5 plus 1 furry pet. My husband telecommutes and I am disabled, so that's interesting to say the least. I have signed up to the Escapees, Passport America, and Fulltime Families. My first trip instead of a weekend or a fun camping trip, is travelling cross country with the 5 of us, with a deadline to get from Iowa to California, staying in relatively mild locations and get from point a to point b in exactly 7 days. So hi!! And wish me luck? Thanks for having this forum for me to look through and not collapse from all the pressure of planning!
  5. Hi, We have a class c 29 foot Winnebago that we're taking out Aug 2016 for a trip from Los Angeles to Alaska. We're going to need a lot of support and encouragement. We're super excited. We have 3 kids with special needs and a goofy dog named Sandy. We have some income but I am looking to some crowdfunding sites to supplement. Please read our story! bit.ly/autismroadtrip if you'd like to make a donation that would be awesome! But that's not why I'm putting it here. My kids have autism and my son, in particular, loves maps....so that spurred an interest in travel...so here we are! Just wanted to say Hi and maybe we'll see each other on the road! Linda
  6. My wife and I are looking to sell our house in Avondale, AZ and move into our 34ft Starcraft autumn ridge travel trailer. We want to simplify, getting away from hoa's, house and yard maintainer and to basically get rid of all the crap we have gathered over the years. I work in the north valley near 101 and i17. We could use some help finding a park that doesn't cost an arm and a leg maybe 20-30m north of work. Also, we have an 18mo old so any advise there. Thoughts recommendations appreciated. I am documenting our journey which is a huge step for my wife. Check us out to find out a little more about who what when where why: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTw5oNurPyGXEHizIzwUCAg Would like some helpful feedback. We have experience rv'ing just not full timing. We do boondock for weeks at a time. Thanks! Kirk
  7. Hi, newbie here... not sure if this is the place to post, so please help redirect me, if necessary. I saw a bunch of new startups centered around telecommuters touring the world staying at a foreign destination 1 month at a time. However, due to our family having a dog and children, we wouldn't qualify. I was wondering if there are RV travel groups centered around telecommuting families traveling the lower 48 and Alaska? If not, it would be nice to see if there is interest in traveling to different areas of the country as a group to help facilitate specific issues like: Internet connectivity, homeschooling, day trips for children to visit landmarks, safety, etc. Thanks!
  8. We are selling our amazingly well kept 2010 Forest River Fifth Wheel (355 QBQ) because of life circumstances, we are sadly putting camping behind us for now. Located in N.E. Ohio...We're asking $33,500 This fifth wheel is VERY spacious (it has 4 SLIDE OUTS) and it's WELL MAINTAINED. It is perfectly designed for a family or for grandparents that enjoy bringing their grandkids camping with them. It sleeps up to 14 people comfortably! Features and items included in this sale are as follows: MASTER BEDROOM: Premium Sealy King size bed (this mattress is more comfortable than the one in my home) A private bath a large shower and sink with storage and medicine cabinet 13" Vizio. TV 2 closets - 1st is very large with sliding mirror doors the 2nd closet currently has shelves- those are removable for a washer and dryer to be placed inside. LIVING AREA: Perfectly laid out kitchen area that includes large refrigerator and plenty of storage. All pots, pans, dishes and utensils are included. 19" Flat screen t.v. with dvd and cd players and an indoor/outdoor sound system (you can choose to have speakers play in all rooms and outside or individually) Flip Jack sofa with comfortable queen size air mattress. Sofa also has a storage drawer underneath. Living area also has ceiling fan with additional lighting. Rear Bedroom: This is perfect for housing your kids/grandkids and many or their friends!! This room includes 2 slide outs that house 2 sets of bunks and a 2nd private bath. Both sides include a bottom - double size mattress a top twin mattress. There are also 2 extra full size mattresses located under the lower bunks to pull out for additional sleeping space on the floor. The second private bath also has an access door to the outside. All the bedding is included! This unit has an incredible amount of storage throughout!! It even includes a large cubby hole for storage in the rear bedroom floor. Specs: 15000 BTU ducted Air Conditioner. Large propane ducted furnace. Extra large 20 gallon hot water tank. Dual 20 gal gray and black water tanks. 30 gal insulated fresh water reserve tank. 2- 30lb propane tanks Outdoor fridge Control Panel for water intake, winterizing and sewage dumping Huge 21'automatic awning Patio Awning / Covers Both Entry Doors King tri-pod front hitch stabilizer. Electric braking system Triple entry steps Exterior assist grab handle Outside shower Power front landing gear Rear roof ladder Exterior pass thru storage compartment Night shades throughout This unit has been parked in our campground as we've owned it (it's located at our home now). The tires are nitrogen filled and are in great condition as well as all of the other systems needed to travel. Contact Tom or Denise Email - djabc123 at gmail.com Call - 330 seven zero one - 6289 Or 330 three two eight - 8513 Photo Link: https://tbjphotography.smugmug.com/Trailer/2010-Forest-River-Sierra-5th-W/
  9. First post here and looking for advice.. what a way to introduce myself... I'm looking for a bit of advice on how I should proceed moving into this lifestyle. My wife and I have been doing a lot of research, and we're in that stage where we feel like we're getting down to the wire and have so many directions we could go but aren't sure which order to tackle them in. So let me give you a bit of history and we'll go from there. My wife and I are in our mid 30s. We have 4 children; Boy-11, Boy-9, Boy-6, Girl-4. We will have been married for 15 years this October. I am a Software Architect for a small startup based out of San Francisco, CA making us a single-income family. Fortunately, this position allows me to work remotely full-time, so we decided to sell our house in North Carolina, all our vehicles, and start fresh. Our house should close on June 17th. That's as far as we've gotten. We are currently listing our vehicles on craigslist and considering trading some in to avoid the craigslist hassle. However, once we have our vehicles sold we are unsure what steps to take next. The list of major items we have to sort out the order for are: Decide Domicile Location ​Establish Domicile Purchase RV Purchase Trailer & Toad We have narrowed our domicile down to the common 3. FL, TX, SD. However, as we research and read forums there is a lot of comments that pertain to pros/cons for each state. We are aware of the most common ones, but some we aren't sure how they might apply to us? So I'll list out some questions in bullet points to hopefully help with clarity. My company provides health insurance (I have to pay for family but it's subsidized by them for me at 100%). I'm not sure if this means that we shouldn't be concerned about health coverage or if we should be extremely concerned? Is NC is a tax aggressive state?Will cause issues for us if we try and establish domicile somewhere else after living there for so long? Will the order in which we do things make a difference in how aggressive they behave? If we wait to purchase an RV & Toad until after we established domicile will that cause more issues? If I change domicile midway through the year will NC try and collect state taxes on me for the entire year instead of just the time I was registered as a resident there? We are currently staying at my dad's old home in Palmetto, FL, but setup a PO Box instead of using his home address. Will that be an issue when trying to establish domicile? These are just some of the major questions we consider road blocks on moving forward with our plan to start the full-time lifestyle. I would greatly appreciate any advice on how to order tackling these items and why you would suggest that order. Thanks in advance!
  10. Hubby and I have thrown the idea around to let go of our 'brick and stick' lifestyle and take our family out for full-time living in an RV. This has been an idea for over 4 years now, but we've just now really got to the point where it seems logical and possible. One of the issues I'm worrying about most is having a rig that can provide enough space for our kids. We have two daughters, currently 5 & 10, the oldest of which is truly in the pre-teen stage and I worry about her having privacy amongst her sister. I see lots of blogs and facebook pages with families who have multiple children and it would be wonderful to have some advice of 'what we should have done' or tips to help set her up with a space that she can feel like she's not stuck with her 'kid sister' all the time.
  11. Hey all, I've been a lurking here a bit and really enjoy all the info, and feel it's time to jump in. My wife and I have been craving a big adventure for a long time and we have stumbled upon full time RVing as our ticket. But first a little background. My wife and I are in our early 30s and we have 3 girls. 4, 8 and 9. We have had our noses to the grind stone for 10 years and saved enough money to have a humble home paid for. This was a goal for us for a long time. We are debt free and loving it. Problem is .... we move all the time. like 8 times in the past 10 years of marriage. I can't stay settled down. We home school our girls and like hiking and field trips and adventure. But with all my time at work I usually miss out. So... We are considering a big change. Sell our home and cars and everything we have amassed to live this way Put all that capital toward a rig and set out for a year touring the country Of course this is the short list but let us know what you full timers think. Any considerations on rigs, timing of our children's ages, or experiences would be great. We could always just live here in north GA debt free and keep working but.....we are looking to try something new. Thanks
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